Buffalo Chicken Protein Pizza is one of my favorite recipes when I don’t have a lot of time. That usually means I’m just back from a workout and I’m starving. This recipe has a ton of protein and only a moderate amount of carbs.
People new to flexible dieting, that have a tough time with protein intake, should give this one a try. Some of the top struggles I hear from clients are difficulty getting enough protein and boredom with baked chicken. This recipe changes it up and gives you taste of the types of foods that aren’t so easy to fit in your macros.
Pizza and the Cold Hard Nutrition Facts
Pizza is possibly one of my favorite foods. Many years ago, when I started studying nutrition and macronutrients, I was pretty devastated to find out just how many calories I was consuming when we ordered pizza. If you haven’t had your pizza loving world shattered just yet, check out the macros on just 1 slice of Buffalo Chicken Pizza from Pizza Hut below. Needless to say, I don’t eat it all that often now.
Protein Pizza: Lightened Up
The brand Flatout has a really great line of macro friendly flat breads. I used the Flatout Light Original for this recipe. There is also a high protein version is you want to get even more protein bang for your buck here.
Instead of using a ton of sauce that is typically high in fat and/or carbs, I used a wedge of Laughing Cow Swiss Light. Any flavor can be used here and it will work well and cut the sauce calories in half.
We went light on the cheese, only using 1 serving, rather than the 2 servings per slice a typical medium slice of pizza boasts! I know, cheese is amazing and melty and I would like it if everything came covered in cheese (or peanut butter). However, the sad truth is, cheese just isn’t that voluminous. Not a lot of stomach filling going on for the 80 calories per ounce it’s carrying with it.
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