I’ve eaten a little “real” pizza since getting goddam diabetes, and the results have not been great. I didn’t document the glucose numbers, but suffice it to say that they were high enough to more or less eliminate pizza from my world. Grrr.
But I’ve been eating pitas lately! The results have been a bit mixed (more on that at a later date), but today I just happened to have a pita that was missing most of one of its layers.
So I basically had half a pita, but it was a flat half, as in the top layer was mostly gone. To me, it looked like an oval-shaped pizza crust! So that’s what it became.
I used most of the same stuff as when I made that almond flour pizza: pesto (instead of sauce), pepperoni, black olives, onion, and a shitload of shredded mozzarella cheese.
Blood sugar reading before eating: 100
This reading of 100 was maybe an hour or so after I woke up today (Saturday) to the news that Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. 🙁
And I hadn’t taken my daily dose of Diabex née Metformin yet.
Blood sugar reading after eating: 159
This was about an hour after eating my pizza pita, or pizzita. Or should it be pitizza? Hmm. During that hour, all I did was take Terry out for a short walk.
I was expecting this reading to be pretty low! But in all honesty, 159 is higher than I was anticipating from HALF a pita.
The pitas that I buy are already small to begin with … a whole one is only 70g. And this half-pita still had a bit of the top layer on it, so maybe it was like ~45-50g at the most.
Anyway, this pizza was pretty goshdarned good! It was really easy to make, and it tasted a lot like “real” pizza.
There was a little bit of sogginess on the side where the pita was thinnest, but baking it made most of the pita crunchy. Definitely do NOT microwave this unless you want a big, soggy mess.
And the blood sugar increase, despite being higher than I was expecting, was still well within my comfort zone.
🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕 I will definitely be making this again. 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕 Like, probably a couple times a week. 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕 In fact, I would be eating this even if I didn’t have goddam diabetes! It’s that good. 🍕🍕🍕🍕🍕
looks good! I should try this one out 🍕
**my pizza experience**
I ordered a thin crust pizza (thin-ish like soda crackers) from Domino’s just to experiment with my BG. They cut it into small square slices, I couldn’t hold myself, I had like 5 slices of it, my before BG was 80 – 1 hour- (141) – 2 hour- (191)
Ouccchh that seems unusual for your blood sugar to still be climbing two hours later! But I guess everyone’s different. Well at least you know not to order Domino’s again! haha
I’m going to test this pita pizza thing a few more times just to see if anything changes. One thing I’ve already noticed is that the pitas I buy have one layer that is much thicker than the other, so that’s going to make a difference in how the “pizza” cooks and what it does to the BG.
Thanks for reading!