If you're following a Keto or low-carb diet but love pizza, you can rejoice knowing there are still ways to enjoy your favorite food without the guilt. There are ways to satisfy your cravings with low-carb pizza while giving yourself an extra boost of nutrition. While you may have spent your time ripping off the crust portion of your pie in the past, there are now better ways to make the dish more diet-friendly and beneficial to your health.
From choosing the right toppings, knowing what to avoid, and carefully deciding what crust to combine, we're here to share the secrets you need. We'll highlight the best Crustless Pizza around if you want to ditch the dough entirely. You won't lose the flavors you crave but can avoid the carbs you don't.
Keep reading to learn more about health benefits and how to get the best low-carb pizza.
What Is Crustless Pizza?
While many people opt for choices like cauliflower crust, a gluten-free crust, or simply removing the outside of the pie to avoid the extra carbs, Crustless Pizza may be the new go-to. Hungry Howie's now features a special menu item–No-Dough Bowls.
That's right. We let go of the crust altogether. But we included your favorites like toppings, cheese, and savory sweet sauce. There's no crust in these bowls, but they're baked to perfection, warm, and toasty.
You can build your own bowl with any of our ingredients. With our delicious 100% mozzarella cheese, add the combinations you crave. Pepperoni, sausage, ham, ground beef, cheddar cheese, BBQ, Asian, or Buffalo chicken are just a few to name. Remember the veggies like onions, green peppers, black olives, mushrooms, and more.
Then, we'll oven-bake your bowl to perfection so you can take home your crustless pizza. Sit back, grab a fork, and dig in, knowing you get all the flavor without the dough.
The Best (and Worst) Low-Carb Pizza Toppings
If you're being extra mindful of your diet and watching your carbs specifically, there are toppings you can add to pack a punch of nutrition and fiber and some that you should avoid.
The Best Crustless Pizza Toppings
Check out these low-carb pizza options for your crustless pizza bowl with your next order.
Pepperoni is a low-carb meat topping that contains protein, vitamins, and minerals. Consider adding this topping if you're looking for a mix-in that's salty and savory but still low-carb.
This one might come as a surprise, but sausage is also a low-carb pizza topping, so add it to your No-Dough Bowl guilt-free. Sausage also qualifies as part of a Keto diet, a bonus for those following that lifestyle.
Ground beef is one of the best options when building a low-carb bowl. The meat contains no carbohydrates at all and goes well with a nice melted cheese. It's an excellent source of protein.
Green peppers are also Keto-friendly! They add a fresh crunch to your crustless pizza, are high in iron and vitamin C, and are packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.
You're in luck if you love mushrooms on your traditional pie. Mushrooms are low-carb and full of nutritional benefits. They're full of fiber to help regulate your digestive system and keep you feeling fuller for longer. They're low fat, contain potassium, and have a bit of protein to punch.
Both green and black olives qualify as a low-carb pizza option, and stick with the Keto diet too. Black olives have vitamin E, antioxidants, and beta-carotene. These nutrients are well-known for protecting and preserving your skin.
Toppings to Avoid for Low-Carb Pizza
Just as there are fantastic toppings to add to your No-Dough Bowl at Hungry Howie's, if you're sticking to a low-carb diet, there are some ingredients to avoid.
While people generally include onions in their Keto diets, they are one of the crustless pizza toppings that do contain a high ratio of carbs to serving size. Just 1/4 of an onion has nearly 5 grams of carbohydrates.
Unfortunately, one of the sweetest pizza ingredients is also on the no-no list. Pineapple isn't low carb or Keto. Just half a cup of the fruit packs 11 grams of carbs. It's one of the top fruits on the non-recommended list for low-carb diets.
The Bottom Line
Hungry Howie's No-Dough Bowls are a great option if you're interested in a crustless, low-carb pizza. Even better, the vast majority of our toppings and ingredients also qualify as low-carb and Keto-friendly, meaning you can eat your oven-baked bowl in total peace. Order yours today!