Mediterranean diet recipe: Low carb diabetes pizza

Do you have type 1 diabetes and want to eat pizza? With this Mediterranean diet recipe, you will be able to enjoy a low carb pizza for diabetes that will keep your blood glucose steady. Enjoy Diabetes pizza knowing your blood sugar will be stable!

I also make Tom Yum Goong with Mungo bean vermicelli, for a gluten free Thai soup. Better still, they have a low glycemic index and will be perfect for your blood sugars. 

Ingredients

*Pizza 1

  • Wholemeal fajitas or just plain fajitas
  • Tomato sauce or crushed tomato can
  • Mozzarella
  • Basil

 

*Pizza 2

  • Wholemeal fajitas or just plain fajitas
  • Red onion
  • Spinach leaves
  • Sausage
  • Grated cheese

 

*Pizza 3

  • Wholemeal fajitas or just plain fajitas
  • Prawn
  • Red pepper
  • Rucula
  • Grated cheese

Directions

  • Choose which pizza you wish to make
  • Prepare a big salad to eat before the pizza
  • Add all the ingredients on your pizza
  • Act quickly if you don’t want the base to become soggy
  • Place in a pre-heated oven (200C or 392F) for 7 minutes
  • Enjoy your pizza!

Diabetes & Carb content:

 

The idea behind these three pizzas recipes is to show you that cheese and protein, although generally thought of as “free food”, will increase your blood sugar if you eat too much.

  • Each fajita contains 21g of carb, the wholemeal fajita contains 16g carbs
  • For the tomato sauce, as a general rule 300g vegetables equals to 10g carbs

I have used for my sauce 800g of tomatoes (800/300= 26g carbs). This was enough for 4 pizzas. 

I find interesting that even though it is just a sauce made of tomatoes, it still counts as quite a few carbs. Be sure to check the carb content of a can of crushed tomatoes, the one I have at home contains 15g carbs in a can of 390g. More than the homemade tomato sauce

  • I am using Buffalo mozzarella from Ferrarini (150g). It contains a lot of fat/protein, almost 2 Units fats/protein. Each unit of fat/protein corresponds to 150 kcal and will make your blood sugar go up as if you had eaten 10g carbs.

Only take a third (less than 50g) of the mozzarella otherwise your blood sugar will go up 3 hours after ingesting the food

  • As an example, Cathedral City cheddar cheese also contains almost 3 units (2,7) fat/protein for 100g. Each 37g of grated cheddar cheese corresponds to 1 unit fat/protein.

Use no more than 30g grated cheese on a pizza otherwise your blood sugar will go up after 3 hours as if you had eaten 10g carbs.

As an example, for each pizza: 

  • add the tomato sauce: 26/4 (I made enough for 4) =   6,5g carbs
  • wholemeal fajita base = 16g carbs
  • the rest does not count as carbs

                                                 Each pizza will contain 22,5g carbs

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