Healthy BBQ Chicken Pizza!
As I reverse diet out of my contest prep diet (a.k.a slowly increase my calories back up) one of the easiest ways for me to stay on track is simply by adding variety that I didn’t have in during my pre-contest diet!
Normally my diet is made up of all whole (“clean”) foods focused around lean proteins, complex carb sources, and healthy fats. During contest prep this normally means chicken/white fish/shrimp as far as lean protein sources go, rice/oatmeal/rice cakes as far as carb sources go, and nuts/oils for healthy fats.
Now that I’m done competing for the season my calories will slowly come up, but for now they are essentially the same as they have been, but the ability to add more variety keeps me happy and satisfies my cravings (you just need to be creative!)
A few simple swaps to my carb and protein sources and I can make my favorite BBQ Chicken Pizza while still staying completely on plan and totally satisfying my pizza craving 😀
2 small corn tortillas (Grimms brand, from Wal-Mart: 1.5 g f/21 c/2 p per 2)
4 oz boneless skinless chicken breast (cooked)
1 slice Kraft fat-free cheese
2 tbsp sugar-free BBQ sauce (Guy’s from lowcarbgrocery.com is THE best)
Optional: veggies of your choice (I used mushrooms, onions, and peppers), pineapple, more cheese!
- Bake tortillas in oven at 450 until completely crispy and lightly browned
- Sautee your favorite veggies while tortillas bake
- Spread 1 tbsp sugar-free BBQ sauce over each tortilla
- Top each tortilla with shredded chicken and cooked veggies
- Add fat-free cheese to each, return to hot oven to melt the cheese
- Top with any raw veggies and more sauce if you like! (I add red onion/pickled jalepenos)
Edit quantities to fit your dietary needs. If you have higher fats by all means use your favorite regular cheese! If you’re looking to lower the carbs even more (with both tortillas is only 25 g), try making a BBQ chicken salad with crushed tortilla “chips” (bake the tortilla and add crushed tortilla for a crunchy topping!)
(not including vegetables) 25 g carbs, 30 g protein, 4 g fat- the perfect post-workout pizza in my opinion!