PIZZA! ( ok, just the toppings) do you indulge?

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Posted: 26 Jul 2011, 21:05
The family picks up Little Ceasars every week and got me thinking that the cheese would be appropriate for me, anybody ever do this?

I highly doubt anybody has everdone the nutrition breakdown on pizza cheese/toppings but was wondering if any atkins pros do this or would the bits of sauce be a killer?

Thanks for any thoughts or stories SmileDoubt

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Posted: 26 Jul 2011, 21:35
Actually if you search Little Caesars you will find their items or if you have the smartphone app(I have android) the restaurant is listed

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Posted: 26 Jul 2011, 21:46
The employee hung up on me when i asked if he would know how much cheese is in a pizza. I read all the nutrition but not how much cheese and sauce was on a pizza to determibe carb count.

Remembered a friend used to work there, there are 2 cups of cheese on a standard pizza and i guess the sauce is just up to the worker.

I'm just assuming a cup pf pizza sauce per pizza for my nutrition count Smile
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Posted: 26 Jul 2011, 22:02
i wouldnt imagine they use a sauce thats all natural. it's probably loaded with hfcs, but i could be wrong.
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Posted: 26 Jul 2011, 22:15
Little caesars is one of the cheapest ways to reach your macro goals. It's like 8 lean cuisines for 5 bucks. 2 slices and a protein shake. MMMM!
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Posted: 27 Jul 2011, 05:20
as long as we are on the subject, what do you people say about 85% cocoa dark chocolate? it says 19 carbs per 100 gr, meaning 4 carbs per serving. do you think this might be atkins-compatible?

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Posted: 27 Jul 2011, 07:46
@Sugarmomy: I've been wondering about just eating the top of the pizza too Surprisedops I think the best we can do is estimate how much of what we've eaten. I'd pick the 'worst' sauce off the list, and go by its info for the food calculator.

@cheliros: I don't know that we were on that subject, but even on induction I've been putting some unsweetened cocoa powder in almond milk with a little Splenda, both for a treat and because I saw it on a list of high potassium foods. Avocado is another that I try to eat every day as much for the potassium as for the fat.

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Posted: 02 Aug 2011, 11:56
Hi, I'm new to this site, and will be starting the Induction level of Atkins this weekend. I also happen to be a pizza freak. I don't know about Little Ceasars Pizza, but it's easy to make your own pizza, and keep it as low as possible in carbs. Obviously, pizza is off limits until you get to the OWL level of Atkins, but it can be done. I've used low carb tortillas as the crust, a sugarfree tomato sauce, or an alfredo sauce as the base, and your choice of cheeses and other toppings, to finish it off. Making your own pizza satisfies the need, without taking a step backwards, away from your goals. Smile Cool
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Posted: 02 Aug 2011, 12:02
I love pizza, that's why I try to avoid pizza. My family eats it once a week though. I wish they liked the delite pizza from papa murphys. I won't get it because I can't eat a whole medium by myself. Even over a 5 day spread. I make a large salad and eat that before eating pizza. Usually I can only have a piece or two. And when it comes to little ceasars I'm not a fan. I think it's nasty. We do make french bread pizza sometime or on an english muffin, bagel, tortilla, pita. there's a million different ways to recreate the pizza. I even read a recipe for a pizza burger last night. Sounds pretty interesting. With a turkey patty I think we will give it a try.

And if I was hung up on I would call back again and ask for a manager. They have to have nutrition facts available. The amount of cheese on a pizza is part of that information. Talk to a manager and tell them about their rude employee hanging up on their customers too.

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Posted: 02 Aug 2011, 13:42
Once or twice in the span of a year and a half, I have been somewhere - where it was dinner time, I was at someone else's home, and they were ordering in pizza's! AAAAGGGGHHHH! So, I had my husband get me a salad, took off the croutons, took a slice of the pizza, scraped the toppings onto my salad (my hubby ate the crust Smile and used bacon ranch dressing (1 carb=2tblsp). WOW! Did it ever taste good! Very infrequent - shouldn't be an issue. Every week... probably not good!

But I learned to make Portabello Mushroom Pizza's from Ctlss (Stef) on here. They are fantastic. Basically add your own low/no sugar sauce, meat toppings, cheese, some veggies...broil... YUMMY!

Hope that helps. Good Luck.
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Posted: 02 Aug 2011, 14:13
From Linda's Low Carb website:

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 eggs
2 ounces almond flour, generous 1/2 cup
1 ounce parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup
3/4 cup MiniCarb bake mix *
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded, 1 cup

1/2 cup pizza sauce
8 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
4 ounce can mushrooms, drained well
Pepperoni slices
Italian sausage, browned and crumbled
Ham, sliced in bite-sized pieces
Other meats of your choice
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped, about 2 ounces
Sprinkling of herbs of your choice

For the crust, place the first 8 ingredients in a food processor fitted with the chopping/mixing blade. Process until you have a somewhat smooth batter and all of the ingredients are well incorporated. Add the shredded Italian Blend cheese and pulse until well blended. Spread the batter on a well-greased 11x17" jelly roll pan, pushing the dough up the sides of the pan slightly to form an edge crust. The dough will be very sticky, so after spreading as well as I could with a spatula, I covered it with a sheet of plastic wrap and pressed the dough in place through the plastic. Bake at 350º 15-20 minutes until nicely browned and set. The crust may puff up in the oven, but will sink back down on cooling. Let the crust stand on cooling rack a few minutes to rest and allow it to shrink down, if necessary.

Spread the pizza sauce over the crust, top with the cheese, then the meat and other toppings of your choice. I like to sprinkle a little Italian seasoning and garlic powder over the whole thing before baking. Bake for another 20 minutes, until the toppings are hot and bubbly. Cut and eat at once; it cools quickly.

Makes 12 good size slices
Can be frozen

* Other brands and types of bake mixes will work, but may have more carbs. MiniCarb has approximately 4 carbs per cup.

Per Serving: 348 Calories; 28g Fat; 20g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs

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Posted: 02 Aug 2011, 14:30
I make the same recipe above and use no flour or bake mix and instead use 8 oz shredded cheese. It is an excellent recipe!

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Posted: 02 Aug 2011, 14:37
This is the only one I could find short notice. I have another one I made a few weeks ago that is similar but also doesn't have the mix or flour.

My crust was with 4 oz cream cheese, 2 eggs, tsp minced garlic, 4 oz shredded cheese. Mix well and bake for approx 30 mins. Let cool for 10 mins and top with whatever toppings you like.
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Posted: 02 Aug 2011, 15:22
I need to get some of that bake mix. I can't tell you how many parties and houses I've been at where they just eat pizza. I literally used to eat pizza everyday so I figure I've already had a lifetime supply. I don't scrap the cheese or sauce off. I know the sugar in the sauce would cause me cravings. Also, it would be really hard to just stop there. Thanks for the recipes, I'm going to try it sometime!

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Posted: 03 Aug 2011, 06:40
After I've already replied to this once, I found a cauiflower crust pizza at someone's blog (yourlighterside dot com). It was soooo yummy! My DH said it hit the spot, and both of my kids wanted seconds! I wouldn't hesitate to make it again, plus you can eat about half a pie and it's mostly veggie Smile

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Posted: 03 Aug 2011, 09:51
Hey! My sister used to work at a Little Caesars. I thought it was just a local place with a few locations in the city where I live
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Posted: 03 Aug 2011, 11:00
I weep for the low carbers.......
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Posted: 03 Aug 2011, 11:28
I don't know if you folks can see this, but raw food restaurants and vendors make (what I think is) fabulous & nutrient rich low-ish carb raw vegan pizza made largely from veggies, nuts & seeds. I pick mine up at Whole Foods but you can make them at home (preferably with a food processor handy). It's very filling too:


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Posted: 03 Aug 2011, 11:49
Nuts as a pizza topping? Think I'd rather do w/o pizza and eat nuts strange.
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Posted: 03 Aug 2011, 12:06
How about this one: Califlour Pizza Crust: Worth it's WOW in Gold!

1 cup cooked, riced cauliflower*
1 egg
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 tsp fennel
1 tsp oregano
2 tsp parsley

**pizza or alfredo sauce

toppings (make sure meats are cooked)
mozzarella cheese

Delicious and easy. Stuffed crust cheese is delicious. Recipe here.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees Farenheit.

Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray.

In a medium bowl, combine cauliflower, egg and mozzarella. Press evenly on the pan. Sprinkle evenly with fennel, oregano and parsley.

Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes (15-20 minutes if you double the recipe).

Remove the pan from the oven. To the crust, add sauce, then toppings and cheese.

Place under a broiler (grill for the Europeans) at high heat just until cheese is melted **.

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