One of the few things I really miss about being on a low-carb diet is pizza. I used to consider it one of the food groups.
A few days ago I started wondering whether using Lavash bread (an Armenian flatbread) would be a serviceable way to solve the age-old low carb pizza dilemma. As it happened, I had a package of Joseph’s Flax, Oat Bran, and Whole Wheat Lavash Bread in my refrigerator, so I decided to give it a try.
The recipe is pretty simple: Smear the Lavash bread with tomato sauce (not too much — it has carbs), sprinkle it with shredded mozzarella cheese, garnish it with herbs and spices of your choice (I used oregano and basil), and stick it in the oven (or in my case, my huge Oster toaster oven). Directly on the rack is best because it toasts the bread. Bake it at 400 F until it looks done, and voila, you have low-carb pizza.
The exact carb content will vary with the ingredients that you use. Mine broke down to 8 grams net carbs for the Lavash bread, 6 grams for the sauce, and 6 grams for the cheese. The herbs are negligible, so the whole pizza contained 20 grams net carbs. That’s only 3.33 grams per slice.