Some diets are more restricting than others but you should always make sure you can adhere to the core principles of any diet you choose to follow. If you’re making a paleo pizza, something that our Palaeolithic ancestors most certainly didn’t do, you probably haven’t chosen the right way of eating for you. Let’s look at how to avoid this dietary fail.

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Understand what your diet is really about

Things like paleo pizza don’t make paleo bad, neither the concept of pizza. But it’s completely missing the point of the diet. Trying to eat like our ancestors doesn’t mean using “allowed” ingredients to recreate the modern foods that made us fat and ill. It means choosing real wholesome foods that are satiating, nourishing, and generally good for our bodies.

Don’t make the same mistake on a diet

Choosing different ingredients can make a dish healthier but the key thing is what that dish represents to you. Did you used to binge on pizza? If yes, then you shouldn’t play with fire by eating it again. Focus your effort on learning a new tasty recipe that won’t trigger your bad habits.

Recipe: Paleo Low-Carb Pizza

As long as pizza is not your trigger food and you just want to make something interesting while on a low-carb, gluten-free, or paleo diet then this recipe is the way to make it work. This pizza base recipe takes about 20 minutes of prep time and one serving carries 3 g of net carbs, 8 g of protein, and 19 g of fat.

Ingredients

• 2 cup Almond flour
• 2 tbsp Coconut oil
• 2 large Eggs
• 1/2 tsp Sea salt

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Mix all the ingredients together until a dough forms (you can use a food processor or just mix well manually).
3. Compact the dough into a ball. Place between two pieces of parchment paper and roll out to half a centimetre thick.
4. Remove the top piece of parchment paper. Transfer the crust on the parchment paper to a pizza pan. Poke a few times with a toothpick to prevent bubbling.
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden.
6. To finish making pizza with this crust, sprinkle with your favourite toppings, then return to the oven for 10-15 minutes, until cheese is bubbling and edges are crispy.

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