Save time, money, and cut back on carbs with these simple and delicious low carb pizza bowls!
You may be no novice to meal prepping, but have you ever made low carb pizza bowls? Consider your weekday lunch routine forever changed.
Who doesn’t crave pizza? The ultimate simple comfort food, pizza is a go-to for busy families or just something we indulge in on occasion.
If you’re watching your carb intake, you likely miss the cheesy, delicious goodness of pizza because you’re avoiding the pizza dough.
And if you’re managing a busy life and a budget, you’ll appreciate something simple and yummy that’s easy to prepare or reheat.
That’s where these savory and delicious pizza bowls come into play!
Whether for you, a partner, or a teen on the go, or for an entire family, this low carb pizza is going to save the day - and you’re going to love every bite.
On a day off, you can easily whip together a lunch to grab first thing in the morning on your way out the door, and you’ll be thanking yourself all week.
Not just because life got easier during the week, but also because life just got a whole lot tastier! (And we're always here for the flavor.)
The best part is, it only takes a minimal amount of time spent meal prepping each week! (Because none of us have time for a full day of meal prep.)
How to Meal Prep Low Carb Pizza Bowls
The awesome thing about homemade pizza is how easily you can make it your own, and these bowls are no exception.
Whatever toppings you enjoy, in whatever quantity you choose, are at your disposal. The best part is not having to fight over the bigger slice!
Modifying or adapting these basic pizza bowls to suit any nutritional needs or preferences is also super simple.
Whether you replace the cheese with cashew cheese, pepperoni or bacon with their turkey counterparts, or use ham without sugar added, you can do it!
Having that control over what and how much you eat is one of the most empowering parts about cooking at home for your family.
Prep is so simple! Cooking your toppings couldn’t be easier, and then all you have to do is layer them in single-serving containers and pop them in the fridge.
Step 1. To make pizza bowls just like these, first preheat the oven to 375°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Lay out pepperoni and ham and bake until slightly crisp, for about 5 to 10 minutes. The ham will probably cook faster than the pepperoni.
Step 2. In a frying pan, prepare the bacon as you normally would. After removing, you can saute the vegetables in the bacon grease for more flavor.
Get creative! Peppers, onions, mushrooms, whatever you prefer, cooked to any doneness you’d like.
Step 3. If you like ground beef on your pizza, spice it up with flavor after you cook and drain.
Italian seasoning, garlic salt, salt and pepper, whatever you prefer. Stir in tomato sauce, or keep it separate - the choice is all yours.
Step 4. Divide your ingredients among four bowls and sprinkle with as much cheese as you want - yes, that’s permission to go crazy!
Cover your bowls and refrigerate them until you’re ready to eat. These will last 3 to 5 days in the fridge.
Alternately, if your entirely family is low carb and you want to spice up dinner, this is such a simple recipe to make on a busy night.
Everyone can grab their own ingredients and create a bowl to enjoy. Any leftovers can easily be packed up for lunch the next day!
Bonus! Reheating the next day could not be simpler.
How to Store and Reheat Pizza Bowls
I mentioned it above, but you'll want to store either your meal prepped pizza bowls or your dinner leftovers in individually portioned containers.
Closed with an airtight lid, you can then refrigerate them immediately where they'll safely keep for 3 to 5 days with no worries.
I prefer glass meal prep containers since they don't stain when reheated in the microwave and the flavor is preserved.
When it's time to reheat, vent the lid and pop the container directly into the microwave.
Just 2 to 3 minutes in the microwave will get you a pizza bowl loaded with your favorite toppings and melted cheese to enjoy at the comfort of your desk!
To finish things off, keep things low carb with keto-friendly fruit for a snack. Guilt-free goodness - you can't go wrong!
For more details and the complete recipe, check out our low carb pizza bowls!
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Nicole is a self-published author of fiction novels, and a lover of food and spending time in the kitchen with her six children. She lives in coastal Maine where she loves exploring new recipes especially those that can save time, money and wow a crowd.Tags: Pizza, Low Carb, Easy Lunches, Make Ahead