Early on after diagnosis, I was warned about the ‘pizza spike’ in blood sugar levels. Even if the carb-count is within range, many diabetics seem to struggle with pizza, and we were no exception. Tough when you’re 10 years old and it’s pretty much your favourite food. So this has to be my best discovery yet. The lovely people at The Northern Dough Co. make home-made, frozen pizza dough, including a wholemeal version. It’s available at Wholefoods, Ocado and Waitrose or you can check out where else at http://www.northerndoughco.com
Here are five reasons why we love it:
- It makes totally delicious pizzas – the kids vote it better than any supermarket pizza. Not one grumble about it being wholemeal – just lots of compliments on its lovely crispy texture, and no sogginess even under the weight of their favourite toppings.
- It’s still a quick and easy supper: as long as you remember to take the dough out of the freezer the night before, it just takes a few minutes to roll out, and around 10 minutes to cook.
- It gets the boys away from screens and making their own supper happily. Rolling out the dough, choosing and assembling their own toppings, and full of pride at their creations.
- Everyone in the family gets their own topping of choice. We usually start with a big spoonful of passata spread over the top, and a sprinkle of grated mozzarella. The rest I leave to them: Josh goes for tuna, Ollie goes for pepperoni, while I gently suggest they might want to add a vegetable or two…
- And last but not least, whenever we’ve tried it so far, blood sugar levels have stayed beautifully stable. Now there’s a good reason to eat pizza.
84g carbs per pizza (around half to three-quarters of a pizza is enough for one person)