Low Carb Pizza Meal Prep Bowls Recipe

Taylor Kiser | Food. Faith. Fitness.

Low Carb Pizza Meal Prep Bowls are an easy way to make work lunch fun and good for you too. Who needs pizza dough with flavors like this?!

CARBLESS PIZZA my internet friends.

Liiike, the SUPER EASY kind where you don’t need to spend all the work making your own pizza dough recipe.

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It’s a thing that, unless it’s in low carb lasagna form, I thought should never exist (Hi! Carb lover over here) until I gave it the benefit of the doubt and actually tried it.

Holy W-H-O-A. Just when you thought pizza couldn’t get any SAUCIER and CHEESIER, think AGAIN.

The lack of crustiness really just allows the tomato magic to blend with the ooey gooey cheese and salty, juicy meats, POPPING in your mouth in a way that might just make all your hard meal-prep efforts for NOTHING.

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You know, because you will prep all the crustless pizza bowls in advance, feeling like the SUPER prepared-planner person that you are at that moment.

BUT THEN, you will taste said whole30 pizza bowl and proceed to eat half of them in ONE DAY because they’re just. SO. GOOD.

We’re talking a delicious mish-mash of crispy pepperoni, ham AND bacon, JUICY beef, salty olives, BACON FAT sautéed vegetables (AKA: how to make any vegetable more delicious) A-N-D cheese.

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So, uhhh, how could you NOT eat all of that in one day, you know? Any real living, breathing, eating person understands me on this.

It might just be back to Pinterest searching for “low carb meal prep ideas that are not so delicious that you will eat them in all of one sitting” FOR YOU. But, in light of the delicious pizza coma that you’re left in, I don’t think you’ll mind.

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We’re also talking MICROWAVE pizza goodness.  You just have to prep all your ingredients like:

  • Bacon
  • Ham
  • Beef
  • Pepperoni
  • Peppers/Onions

(Vegan friends, look away!)

And then layer them ALL together in a neat and tidy (or totally messy, if that’s how you DO) meal prep container and sprinkle in some grated cheese. Once work-you is sitting at your desk, feeling a little HANGRY and ready to MUNCH, just pop them in the microwave and wait for the cheesy-melty-magic to HAPPEN.

It’s like a Friday night pizza party at your boring work desk EVERY SINGLE DAY.

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Who can be mad about working when there is a paleo pizza party at hand? NOT THIS GIRL.

And, if you want to keep our internet BFF status, then I suggest you agree with me.

Paleo and Whole30 Substitutions:

If you either a. can’t have cheese or b. are really crazy, err I mean devoted, and are following a paleo or whole30 diet, I got you COVERED with some super simple swaps!

Cheese:  I’ve included a cashew “cheese” sauce recipe that you can use. I won’t lie to you, nut cheese will never be as delicious as “real” cheese, but this is a VRY solid sub.

Ham: I’ve made this bowl totally without ham and it’s just as tasty. So, if you can’t find a ham brand that fits your diet, leave ‘er off!

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Pepperoni: If you can’t find one that works for you, double the bacon!

Was anyone ever sad after they doubled the bacon in a recipe? Me thinks not.

Whatever way you make it, keto low carb pizza meal prep bowls are a recipe FOR SUCCESS.

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Low Carb Pizza Meal Prep Bowls Recipe

    4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 24 Pepperonis, uncured (40g) - make sure to read notes for Whole30
  • 8 slices Ham, (read notes for Whole30)
  • 4 slices Bacon, (make sure they're sugar free for Paleo/Whole30)
  • 2 Green Peppers, (large), sliced
  • 1 pound 85% Lean Grass-Fed Ground Beef
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 3/4 cup Tomato Sauce, divided
  • 1/4 cup Black Olives, sliced
  • 3 ounces Mozzarella Cheese, grated
Paleo/Whole30 Cheese Sauce Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Roasted Cashews, soaked in water overnight (use salted)
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • 2 tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Stone Ground Mustard
  • pinch of Black Pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Lay out the pepperonis and ham and cook until lightly crisp, about 5-10 minutes. Watch closely as the ham will most likely be done before the pepperoni.
  2. In a large frying pan over medium heat, cook the bacon until golden brown and each side, transferring to a paper towel lined plate and blotting off the excess oil when cooked.
  3. Add the peppers and mushrooms right into the skillet with the leftover bacon fat  and cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown and tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. While the veggies cook, heat a separate large frying pan on medium high and cook the beef, breaking it up as it cooks, until no longer pink inside, about 10 minutes. Drain out the excess fat.
  5. Stir the Italian seasoning and salt into the beef until well mixed. Then, stir in ½ cup of the tomato sauce.
  6. Divide the ham, pepperoni, vegetables, beef, bacon and olives between 4 3-cup meal prep bowls. Divide the remaining tomato sauce between each bowl (1 Tbsp each.) Finally, divide the grated cheese and cover each bowl and refrigerate until ready to eat! Bowls will last 3-5 days in the fridge.
  7. When ready to eat, uncover and microwave for about a minute, or until the cheese is melted. Then, mix and DEVOUR

To make the paleo cheese sauce (if using):

  1. Place all the ingredients in a SMALL (mine is 3 cups) food processor and blend, stopping to scrape down the sides often, until smooth. This will take a good 7-10 minutes.
  2. Store in small separate meal prep containers, as the “cheese” will go a weird texture if you microwave it once you warm up the bowls.

 

Notes

  • Whole30 Pepperoni and Ham are hard to find. I’ve made this totally without the ham, so you can leave it off. For the pepperoni, just double the amount of bacon instead.
  • You will probably not need ALL of this sauce for only 4 bowls but, if you try to make less, it will be very had to get it smooth in the food processor.

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Author: Taylor Kiser
Recipe Yields: 4 bowls
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 bowl
Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 435
Calories 864

% Daily Value*
84%
Total Fat 54g
72%
  Saturated Fat 14g
71%
Sodium 1715mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate 36g
12%
  Dietary Fiber 9g
  Sugars 3g
116%
Protein 58g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Taylor Kiser

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Taylor keeps food, faith and fitness close to the heart on her blog of the same name. We're excited to have her as a Healthy Eating fanatic.