Eggplant Pizza Low Carb makes the ideal crust for this healthy and delicious pizza. If you love pizza, you’re going to love this dish! And all that soft melted cheese makes it all even more mouthwatering and fun to eat. Eggplant Pizza Low Carb is a quick and easy dinner recipe, with all the macronutrients to keep your blood sugar low and help you lose track of your weight. It is keto, gluten-free, seriously scrumptious as well as low carb. Eggplant is a great “vehicle” for flavor. What do this statement mean by this? It’s pretty mild on its own so it pairs really well with complex flavors, making it a great base for a recipe!
Low-carb Eggplant Pizza Recipe and Content by North South Blonde
What are the benefits of eating eggplant?
Eggplants are very nutrient dense – meaning they pack a lot of vitamins and minerals in without a ton of calories. They’re low in carbs, but high in fiber, folate, potassium and manganese along with other vitamins and minerals. One important thing to note: eggplant, just like tomatoes, potatoes, peppers and tomatillos, are in the nightshade family. Nightshades are typically safe to consume but they do contain alkaloids so if you’re someone who struggles with autoimmune conditions, IBS or other food sensitives consuming nightshades might contribute to your condition.
Is eggplant good for losing weight?
Because of eggplant’s texture, flavor and ability to replace higher calorie foods, eggplants are great to incorporate when trying to lose weight – and this recipe is the perfect example! Instead of making or ordering pizza with a doughy crust loaded with calories, you can easily make this eggplant pizza that is packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals! All the pizza flavor is still there — you’re just replacing the crust with something a bit healthier.
How do you cook eggplant?
There is a myth that raw eggplant is poisonous. This isn’t true, however, the leaves and flowers of the plant can be toxic. And like I mentioned above, plants in the nightshade family, all contain alkaloids. One alkaloid present in eggplant is called solanine and it can be poisonous when consumed in extremely large quantities.
So yes, eggplant is okay to consume raw, but at the end of the day it tastes much better cooked – plus there are so many ways to cook it! You can eat the skin and the small seeds, just make sure you cut off the green stem on the top. You can cut it into strips (lengthwise) or into rounds (widthwise). Bake it, roast it, grill it, pan-fry it… so many options. As for peeling eggplant, you certainly don’t have to peel them – it’s really your choice. The skin is completely edible, but sometimes with larger eggplants, the skin can be a little tough and you may want to consider peeling.