The prep has begun and I’m about 19 weeks away from the stage! I gained a lot of muscle in my bulking phase and that was a really fun process! Bikini prep is a lot more strict and I am definitely more concerned about hitting every calorie and macro with the foods I eat. Now is the time to get more creative with bikini prep meals, don’t get me wrong I love the basics, but at least 19 weeks of that can get boring! I have a lot of other pizza craving busting recipes that I’ll be eating when I get closer to the show.
You definitely don’t have to ditch the pizza yet when you have a low carb, low fat and high protein version!
We haven’t ordered pizza in months because we have been making different homemade versions to cut out all of the extra carbs and fat. Pizza night is definitely one we look forward to the most!
There are a few things we have discovered that make a great tasting, healthy pizza:
- low fat mozzarella cheese
- low carb pita’s
- turkey pepperoni slices or sticks
- baked chicken breast
- no sugar added/low carb pizza sauce
The brand I love the most for low carb pita bread is Joseph’s. One whole pita is only 4 NET CARBS!!
It is 70 calories, 2 fat, 8 carbs and 6 protein. Pretty amazing if you ask me!
I find it really tough to find products that taste good and are bikini prep friendly living in Saskatchewan. In the states so many competitors post about buying low carb and low fat snacks/breads/sauces/ice cream/cheese/peanut butter/you name it at their local grocery store! Well not here, we have to go to specialty stores to find more options and I have compiled a whole list of great brands/foods for other bikini competitors living locally!
- 1 Joseph’s pita
- 60 grams of pizza sauce
- 20 grams low fat shredded mozzarella cheese
- 3 oz baked boneless skinless chicken breast, sliced
- 2 mushrooms, sliced
Preheat oven to 350. Lay a sheet of aluminum foil on the counter and place your pita on top. Spread your desired amount of sauce and add toppings of your choice. Sprinkle the top with cheese and bake on the wire rack in your oven for 10 minutes. You can switch it to broil for a minute if your cheese/toppings need to be cooked a little more. Slice with a pizza cutter and you’re ready to eat! We recommend Greek yogurt ranch dressing and Frank’s hot sauce drizzled on top!
The macros for your pizza will depend on what brands of ingredients you use, but they should still be pretty low. Mine ended up being: 255 Calories 7F 14C 36P for the ENTIRE pizza.
It tasted so fresh and really satisfied my craving for pizza on a Friday night.
Or in Jessie’s case (bulking) your pizza could look like this! We are each extremely happy with the way ours turned out! Let us know what other combinations we should try or if you have any other healthy pizza tips!
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