Cheesy Broccoli Meatza

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If you’re missing pizza in your life, it’s still possible to go the low-carb route with a meatza. This cheesy broccoli meatza is the answer to your pizza cravings with a more keto-friendly crust, broccoli, and high-quality fats. Who says keto meals are boring?!

These meatzas are great cut up and shared as appetizers or for those days when you need a little extra protein!

Cheese

Many might argue that cheese is harmful to the ketogenic diet, but remember, fat is fuel. Most dairy products still get the green light on keto as long as you opt for high-quality fat. And, as always emphasized: source matters. Read Dr. Anthony’s guide to buying healthy dairy to find the best dairy products to incorporate into your diet.

Flax Meal

Using flax meal as an alternative to flour changes the whole nutritional value of your meals. Flax has 3 main nutritional benefits that include omega-3 essential fatty acids, lingnans, and fiber. The omega-3s offer all the good fats for heart health, and recent studies even suggest that flax prevents the hardening of the arteries. Other studies suggest that flax may have protective effects against cancer.

Flaxseed also contains higher levels of lignans compared to other foods. Lignans are chemical compounds found in plant-based foods that are responsible for plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities, which support the immune system.

Each quarter-cup of flax meal contains 7.6 grams of dietary fiber while an equivalent serving of wheat flour is 3.2 grams. The increased fiber content of flax keeps yours stomach full for longer and also helps to control your blood sugar levels.

Benefits 

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Fights cardiovascular disease
  • Promotes healthy brain function
  • Natural cholesterol controller
  • Reduce level of stress hormones

Fun Flax Fact

Flax fibers are used in the paper industry for manufacturing of paper for cigarettes, tea bags and banknotes and are also used in the textile industry. Anyone need new linen sheets?

 

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Cheesy Broccoli Meatza

This cheesy broccoli meatza is the answer to your pizza cravings with a more keto-friendly crust, broccoli, and high-quality fats!

  • Author: Cristina Curp
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 medium sized rounds
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Neapolitan

Ingredients

  • 2lbs 85% lean grass fed ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp. flax meal
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. dried Italian herb blend
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 crowns broccoli, cut into florets
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces cheese or AIP dairy free paleo cheese
  • 4 tbsp. pizza sauce (marinara, alfredo or pesto)

Instructions

Heat oven to 400F.

In a large bowl mix together the ground beef, seasoning, eggs and flax until well combined.

Shape 6 medium sized rounds. Flatten them to ¼ inch thick and smooth out the edges. Spoon your favorite low carb sauce on each round. Top with minced broccoli and garlic. Then add about two ounces of cheese or dairy free cheese to each pizza.

Put your sheet pans in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Then hit each pizza with the broiler for 5 minutes before serving to get that extra melty cheese!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 375
  • Fat: 24
  • Carbohydrates: 11
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 32

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  1. One of my favorite keto recipes so far, and you can modify it to what you have on hand. I halved the recipe, used ground turkey instead of ground beef, and topped with chopped asparagus and red pepper (didn’t have broccoli). Since ground turkey is pretty lean, I topped with chopped avocado before serving to up the fat content. The “crust” tasted a bit like meatloaf. SOOO good! Oh…and Rao’s marinara is a good low carb substitute for pizza sauce. 🙂

  2. It should be noted (and maybe it’s just me since I’m starting to get back into cooking and cooking keto on top of that) that the broccoli needs to be cooked first before you put it on the meatza. I almost didn’t cook it first, but then thought about how 15 minutes in a 400 degree oven would probably not cook broccoli properly. Other than that, great recipe, I’m having one for lunch right now!

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