My first indulgence since Dx

I found out about being T2 in early July this year, and have religiously avoided any junk food, or even something close to it. I did find some baked ziti at a favorite place that is kind to my numbers, but everything else went away as I worked my A1c down to 5.0.

After the divorce, years ago, Christmas tradition had my children stop at my house on Christmas Eve, and then go spend the rest of the holiday with their mom. We watch videos, exchange a few gifts, and eat pizza. I didn’t want to break my run of nothing but good food, but I searched CalorieKing and found that Papa Murhpy’s Take and Bake pepperoni pizza, with thin crust are only around 13g Carbs per slice, so I went for that. Formerly, I would eat the thick crust, and it was very good.

Thin crust is not as tasty, but it was nice to eat what is almost pizza. Being from New Jersey, its not like any pizza in Utah is really pizza anyway :slight_smile:

I ate a salad for lunch, so when it was time to eat the pizza, I tested at my fasting number of 85. Figured two slices would be okay, but broke down and went for three. Good size pieces. An hour later, I was at 100, and stunned. Two hours later, 108, and realizing it must be fairly low GI. Three hours later, I was up to 118, and that was the last test as bed time came around, so I don’t know where I ultimately peaked, but I can’t imagine I threatened anywhere near 140 and my morning number was 89.

I suppose one day I may try the regular crust, at twice the carbs, but suprisingly, I am not really craving it again like I was afraid would happen. I can live without it. Nice to know I could probably eat a slice or even two of regular pizza and not spike into the stratosphere tho.

Just thought I would pass that along. The thin crust was certainly key, if anyone ever wants to try it.


13 g per slice is REALLY good. I average about 25 g per slice. I have yet to perfect the perfect pizza crust from flour (I make one from corneal - but that runs 25 g of carb - but is high in fibre as it’s loaded with veggies and my passion … CHEESE).

As you can see, I’m not a big eater of restaurant food, a) because I’m cheap (saving up for my next holiday or sailboat or motorcycle); and b) hard sometimes to figure out the carb count in foods. Luckly in the US you have more places that have the food values stated for their meals, Canada is slow at this, but maybe it’s already caught up with you, again, I don’t eat out that much, so things could have changed.

Now, you’ve got me wanting to search for a thin crust pizza dough recipe (with beer as part of it’s ingredient - hope it doesn’t raise the carb count).

It’s good for morale to try some of your old favorites and then just test and see what the BGs are. I usually don’t eat pizza but the next time the opportunity arises I think I’ll look for a thin crust. Thanks for the tip.

I had 2 slices of veggie pizza with regular crust at 35 carbs a piece and went to 198. So you might want to rethink the regular pizza thing!

I make low carb personal pizzas with low carb tortillas, cheese, and veggies. You can even toss some meat on there :slight_smile:

I’ve got a great pizza recipe that’s low carb & delicious. Will send it, if you want it. Crust is grated cheese with eggs baked & then the usual toppings. I’m not tempted much where I live because pizza here is a poor excuse for the real NY pizza I love.

I would be interested in your recipe. I was raised on NY pizza, so no other place has a chance, in my opinion. Mostly, I just call what they have here in Utah, round food, and try not to insult actual pizza. I explain to my children how much trouble they would get into, if they went into a NY pizza parlor, and asked for some of the stuff they get on their “pizza’s” around here! :slight_smile:

Of course, I miss Funny Bones and Devil Dogs as well. Used to have a friend send me boxes of them, and you can even buy them online. Funny how stuff like that stays with you, and when I found out I had diabetes, they were high on my list of things I knew I would miss most


I would love the recipe as well!

Yea, I have a feeling a thick crust is just too many carbs. Just as well that I live in Utah where pizza is nothing to write home about anyway.


Count me in… would love to know the recipe =) Im not much of a pizza eater but my husband is. And he is non diabetic. But we make it a point that we share similar meals together.

Oh man. I think I am going to have to try out their thin crust. Thanks for the tip!

Hey John, I am a T-2. I find that if I eat any pasta or heavy type breads (even in moderation) my numbers shoot the moon and I cant cover it with my own insulin. My numbers will be in the 200’s for 4-6 hours until they finally come down. Thanksgiving was not a good day for me. I can however cover some starches like peas and potatoes, rice, in moderation of course, in about two hours with my own insulin. Its weird isnt it, is it our bodies or is it our meds covering these different starches that have more or less effect… Thanks for the post!

Hi Pauly,

I know what you mean. Most pasta and breads ring the bell for me also. I am T2, but no meds or anything yet. So many times I read about what folks eat, and I have to realize how different we all are. This is my major sticking point about doctors who don’t give patients enough test strips because they are T2 and considered “in control” Without the strips, I would not have been able to learn about this particular pizza, and what it does to me. Plus, many times I will try something new, and get okay readings, but can’t assume it will be consistent for if I eat it again some other time, I find the results to be different, sometimes dramatically.

Someone posted about Kellog’s Special K with protein being easy on the numbers, so I bought a box, and had one cup of it, and in an hour, had gone up over 50 points Anyone want an almost new box of cereal :slight_smile:

Hope you have a great day.


Here’s the pizza recipe. Not low calorie, but low carb, easy & very filling. Hope you all like it.

The entire pizza has only 32 carbs depending on the tomato sauce you use. I use more sauce than the recipe calls for & use marinara sauce because it has more flavor. I can’t even eat half because it’s that rich.


4 oz softened cream cheese
4 eggs
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup parmesan cheese (grated–not the powdered stuff in a can)
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
2 cups shredded cheese (I use mozzarella/cheddar mix)
1 tsp garlic powder (granulated works best, more garlic is better!)
1/2 cup lowest carb tomato or pizza sauce (I use marinara sauce for more flavor)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Toppings (not included in carb count)

Preheat oven to 375.
Lightly oil a 13x9 baking dish
Put eggs & cream cheese in a blender & blend until smooth.
Add cream, parmesean cheese and spices.
Put 2 cups of shredded cheese in dish and pour egg mixture over.
Bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes.
Remove from oven.
Spread with sauce
Cover with mozzarella cheese
Add any toppings
Sprinkle more garlic on top
Put back in over & bake till browning and bubbly (doesn’t take long)
Let stand for 5 minutes or so.


I’m making this tonight for dinner! The bacon is ready :slight_smile:

Let me know if you like it & have suggestions for improvement. More than 1/2 cup tomato sauce is better, but I like pizza zesty & saucy. Add more basil & oregano for more flavor. Fry up that bacon!

Thanks Gerri. Since Im going to do some grocery shopping today…Id include the ingredients to the recipe. Will try it on New Year’s eve. Thanks again =)

It was delicious! You must try it :slight_smile:

Glad you liked it!

Speaking of pizza, I saw on the local news that Dominoes is adding more sugar and butter to their recipe! I really hoped that “change to their recipe” would mean less sugar and less fat! Oh well, just wanted to warn you all to stay away!!!

Thank you for the low carb recipe!