Macro Friendly Mondays — Cut Da Carb Caramelized Onion Pepperoni Pizza! 🍕

I teased my Instagram followers with this recipe in my stories recently and asked if they wanted the recipe. 100% of them voted yes! I knew y’all will be interested too.

If you haven’t tried Cut Da Carb flatbreads yet, I highly recommend them! See this post for more details.

See notes as well as flavor variation ideas below! Tell me what variation you’d come up with! The possibilities are endless!

🥣 Ingredients:
👉🏼1 Cut Da Carb flatbread
👉🏼92g liquid egg whites, cooked and broken up (I microwaved for 1 minute per my egg white flat method)
👉🏼56g sweet onion, cooked to caramelize
👉🏼21g turkey pepperoni
👉🏼28g low-fat (2% milk) shredded mozzarella
👉🏼33g tomato paste
👉🏼28g water
👉🏼Pinch or two seasonings of choice

👩🏻‍🍳 Instructions:
1️⃣ Heat a large skillet over medium heat on the stove. Cut the flatbread in half. Place half on the skillet and toast slightly on both sides. If the whole thing fits, you can do both at once, but I have to do each piece separately. I prefer doing two pieces so that I get crispy edges all the way around each piece. I’ve tried doing it all in one piece, and the middle ends up too flimsy.
🚨 IMPORTANT: The edges will crisp up when it’s under broil, so just get it to where it’s rigid enough that toppings can be added.
2️⃣ Mix tomato paste, water, and seasonings together to make pizza sauce.
3️⃣ Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the toasted flatbread(s) on the sheet.
4️⃣ Turn oven to low broil.
5️⃣ Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the flatbread(s), leaving some of the edges without any sauce so that they can get crispy in the oven.
6️⃣ Sprinkle the crumbled egg white, shredded cheese, and onion on the flatbread(s).
7️⃣ Add turkey pepperoni.
8️⃣ Broil for 2-3 minutes depending on your oven and how crispy you want the edges to get. Check every 30 seconds or so because it will burn quickly!
9️⃣ Remove from the oven, transfer to a plate, and slice into squares or triangles using a pizza cutter.
🔟 Enjoy!

📝 Notes:
‼️ Trust me on the egg whites. I know it sounds odd, but they pretty much end up the same texture as the cheese and add 10g of protein for only 50 cal.

‼️ You can easily adjust ingredients and toppings to suit macros.

‼️ You can 100% make this with another type of flatbread, but I love the way that these crisp up. The ingredients and nutrition stars are amazing.

‼️ You don’t have to cook the onion first, but I like the caramelization of cooking them before hand.

‼️ Add any of your favorite pizza toppings such as bell pepper, mushroom, tomato, sliced olives, etc.

‼️ The low fat mozzarella I use has 70 cal, 4F, 3C and 8P per serving. Check labels! If you are someone who needs sneaky ways to get some extra protein, this kind of thing can help.

Ideas for variations:
🍍 Hawaiian BBQ Pizza:
Use half marinara and half Sweet Baby Ray’s sugar free BBQ sauce, then swap the turkey pepperoni for cooked shredded chicken. Add diced fresh pineapple after broiling.

🥓 Bacon Cheeseburger:
Mix half marinara and half sugar
free BBQ. Then swap the egg whites with ground beef cooked with Dales marinade and the pepperoni with cooked and crumbled bacon. Swap the mozzarella with shredded cheddar. Add your favorite burger toppings such as mushrooms, tomatoes, pickles, etc.

🌱 White Spinach Artichoke:
Swap the marinara for light Alfredo, replace the pepperoni with cooked and crumbled chicken sausage, and add spinach and artichokes.

🦀 Seafood Pesto:
Swap the marinara for light pesto mixed with Good Culture cottage cheese. Then replace the mozzarella with Parmesan and the pepperoni with cooked shrimp or crab. Add sliced tomatoes and fresh basil leaves.

🌮 Taco Supreme:
Use half marinara and half enchilada sauce, replace the egg whites with fajita seasoned ground beef, and swap the mozzarella with shredded Mexican cheese. Add shredded iceberg lettuce, diced jalapeños and sliced black olives after broiling, then drizzle with fat free plain Greek yogurt (higher protein stand in for sour cream).

🍫 S’mores Dessert:
Swap the marinara with melted Lily’s chocolate chips, the egg whites with mini marshmallows, and the turkey pepperoni with a double chocolate chunk Quest
bar chopped up into small pieces. After broiling, add crushed Graham crackers!

📌 Don’t forget to Pin for later!

Reader Questions:
1/ Have you tried Cut Da Carb before?
2/ What is your favorite pizza flavor?

| Kaci


PSA: My #MacroFriendly posts can be used as as ideas for those who use a #MindfulMacros approach (AKA not tracking, but structuring meals based on how their body responds best to protein, carbs, and fat) as well. This is the goal place for some to reach after they learn the ropes by tracking for a period of time. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to find your forever way to eat!

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