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High Fiber, Low Carb Flax Seed Pizza Crust
By Coach Courtney, RD www.vitalitynutrition.ca
This pizza recipe is loaded with fiber and healthy fats from the flax seeds. If you require a gluten-free diet, prefer to eat lower carb, are looking to increase your intake of plant based omega 3s, or just want to try something new - this recipe is for you!
You may be wondering why this recipe would be considered low carbohydrate if there are carbohydrates listed in the nutritional information. In short, the pizza is low in what is referred to as “net carbs” - this may be a term you’ve seen on nutrition labels or heard used by people who closely monitor their total carbohydrate intake. Manufacturers of products marketed to low-carb dieters often do the math for you, proclaiming net carb counts on the package front or prominently on the nutrition label.
Net carbs refer to the carbohydrate in the recipe when fibre is deducted. The flax seeds in this recipe are very high in fibre, thus, most of the carbohydrate they contribute is fibre-containing. If we look on the Nutrition Facts table for the flax seeds used in the recipe, you can see:
Total carbohydrates = 10g Fibre = 8g Net carbs = 10 - 8 = 2g