On the keto diet, you normally have to exclude grains, dairy, legumes, soy, most fruits and starchy vegetables. The carbohydrates in the diet come mainly from non-starchy vegetables, nuts and seeds… you know what that means – no pizza dough! There is a way around this though, since you can use a delicious portobello mushroom as a pizza base instead. Here’s Good House Keeping’s Keto portobello pizza recipe.
The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein and low-carbohydrate diet that was originally devised to treat epilepsy patients in the 1920s.
It forces your body to burn fats as a form of energy rather than carbohydrates– this is called ketosis.
Your body won’t have enough carbs for your cells to use for energy, so it burns the fat you’re desperate to get rid of.
Ketosis can result in serious weight loss, if you can manage to stick to the plan.
Preheat oven to broil (Between 260C and 290C)
Line baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.
In small bowl, using fingers, toss mushroom caps with oil until well coated.
Place mushrooms on baking sheet, gill sides down, and broil until tender on top, about two minutes. Flip over and broil 1 min.
Take out a baking sheet and spread garlic over each mushroom.
Top each one with one tomato slice, sprinkle with basil and top with cheese.
Broil mushrooms until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 1 min. Serve.