Low Carb Chicken Alfredo Pizza

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We love pizza in our home.  So whenever we are eating the low carb diet one of the biggest challenges is no pizza.  We recently found a great recipe for a no carb pizza crust which we really liked and we wanted to share one of our favorite pizza combinations.

Check out the crust recipe here.

Low Carb Chicken Alfrado Pizza

Ingredients:

Completed low carb pizza crust (see recipe above)

1 can of cooked chicken (or use fresh baked chicken shredded)

Alfredo Sauce (I use Ragu)

Mozzarella Cheese (1 1/2 cups)

Onion

Salt & Pepper

Instructions:

Prepare the low carb crust according to the recipe above.

Saute about half an onion

Cover your prepared pizza crust with alfredo sauce. I used Ragu it is low carb and it tastes great.  However, you can make your own or use a different brand just read your label to make sure it is not high in carbs.

Add the chicken and onions.  I just sprinkle them all over the pizza. I used canned chicken but you can boil some chicken and shred it.  If you don’t like onions just omit them.

Top with 1 1/2 cups of mozzarella cheese.

Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

See video below for demonstration and enjoy!

Week 4 Menu Ideas

We are trying out some great recipes this week.  I can’t wait to try them.  So far we have had a lot of success with our recipes we have tried.  One thing I have to be careful of on this diet is the getting into a rut and have the same thing everyday.  I need variety to be successful so these recipes are a great way to add something new.  Check out the links to the recipes we will be trying this week and follow me on pinterest.

Mashed Cauliflower

Bacon Ranch Chicken Casserole

Chicken Green Bean Cassserole

Provolone Taco Shells

Week 4 Pinterest Board

 

Week 3 Update

Weekly Weight Loss: -5 pounds

Total Weight Loss: -15 pounds

I am super excited about today’s weigh in. I was blown away when I saw that I had lost another five pounds for a total of fifteen for three weeks.  Exciting as that is though I don’t want to get caught up in numbers.  I am reminding myself today that not only have I lost fifteen pounds but I am now up to being able to walk almost a mile at one time!  Which I still can’t believe in only three weeks.  I have so much more energy.  Prior to starting this my day consisted mostly of sitting on the couch on the computer and watching TV.  Yesterday I cleaned the house all day, went grocery shopping, prepped all my meals for next week for lunch, and still managed to get my walk in.  It feels so good to be active and have energy.

Goals for this week:

-Stick to my diet

-Keep walking and be up to 21 minutes by the end of the week

-Be happy with whatever is on the scale at the end of the week

Week 2 Update

Weekly Loss:-2.4

Total Loss: -10

Week two has been good.  I had several proud moments.  Like when we were super busy this weekend and we choose to make our lunch and bring it along instead of stopping at a fast food place.  My biggest tip from my journey a few years ago and this journey now is to always always plan ahead.

I sit down on Sunday and I figure out our entire menu for the week. I look at the calendar and see what is coming up that could be an issue and how am I going to deal with that issue.  I come up with a game plan. I’m always more successful when I have a plan. I write everything down in my journal and check things off as I go.  It makes things easier if I know what I am going to eat and it’s ready to go and I don’t have to make decisions on the fly.

Goals for this week:

Stick to the diet, no cheating

Be up to 17 minutes on walking

Drink all my water each day

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Low Carb Tater Tot Casserole

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We love tater tot casserole in our house but of course since we are eating healthier I set out to make it a little bit healthier.  I made this tonight and my kiddos loved it!  They didn’t even miss the tater tots at all!

Ingredients:

1 pound of lean hamburger (or you could use ground turkey)

2 cups of low fat shredded cheese

1 Can of low sodium cream of mushroom (I use cream of celery since I am allergic to mushrooms)

1 small onion

1 head of cauliflower

salt & pepper to taste

optional: garlic


Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees (I say 375 in the video I decided to up it after so the cauliflower will cook through faster)

Brown the hamburger (or turkey) and the onions until cooked through and onions are translucent, drain.

Stir together the cooked hamburger mix with the can of soup and spread into the bottom of a casserole dish.

Top with a layer (about 1 cup) of cheese.

Chop up the cauliflower into small pieces.  Add to the casserole dish on top of the cheese layer.

Bake for 45 minutes, take out and add another cup of cheese to the top.

Return to the oven for another 15 minutes.

 

Week 2 Menu Ideas

Me and my daughter spent yesterday afternoon seeking out some fun new recipes to include into our meal planning for the week.  We are premaking lunches and have those all made up for the week.  Here are some fun recipes that we are going to be making you can find them at the links below or also you can checkout my Pinterest board.

No Bread BLT

No Bread Roll Ups

No Tortilla Enchiladas

Low Carb Stuffed Peppers

Low-Carb Tater Tot Casserole

Pinterest Board Link

We are also making my famous tater tot casserole and subbing the tater tots with cauliflower and I’m going to do a quick video of that and add it tonight.  See keep an eye out for that one!