*AD – The products in this post were gifted.
Mr B and I are on a low calorie, diet to shift some lockdown weight. Well, I’m trying to lose some baby weight as well! When Lo-Dough sent us a box of their great products to review and tryout, it came at the right time. Lo-Dough is a food innovation simply made from just protein and fibre. It can be eaten uncooked, heated, or baked as a soft, light, and versatile alternative to bread and pastry. It’s your answer to reducing calories and carbs in many dishes. Like pizzas, burritos, wraps, quiche, and pasties. It contains no artificial preservatives, flavourings or colours and is suitable for vegetarians, and gluten, dairy, nut and soy-free diets.
Making Pizza with Lo-Dough
We love making pizza’s in our house. It’s great fun with the girls. So this past week we’ve tried pizza with Lo-Dough. The recipe books we were sent in the pack, are full of inspiration for different pizza types. As well as many more recipes using Lo-Dough! It’s been great reading through seeing how versatile it is and what you can make with it.
The Lo-Dough has a backing sheet to separate it from the other base in the packet. It also makes it easier to place on the table for making pizzas. We used our normal pizza-making ingredients, passata, tomato, ham, mushrooms, and a cheese mix of mozzarella and cheddar with some added basil.
It’s just like making a normal pizza. The only thing I would say is to make sure the ingredients on top reach the edge, if you don’t the Lo-Dough dries harder around the edges when it’s in the oven. I know not to make that mistake again!
The low-calorie pizza base pizza will only take a few minutes in the oven. We took ours out when the cheese was fully melted. I was impressed. It’s very light to eat, but still strong enough to hold the pizza ingredients on. It tasted great!
I quite fancy using the Lo-Dough bases to make breakfast wraps and toasties. There are so many uses for it, that it’s a good idea to keep a pack in the cupboard for when you want a light meal.
The brownie mix is easy to use make brownies. The pack will make 9 brownies at only 65 calories per brownie. You add water, mix and then bake. I added raspberries to ours using the recipe in the cookbook. I didn’t have any cherries though!
The brownie mix is gluten-free, high-protein and each piece contains over 7 grams of gut-friendly fibre. It contains real chocolate chunks, although in my mix there were few.
I will be honest in saying that, the brownies are not quite to my taste. But then I have a real sweet tooth for indulgent desserts. For a low fat option these would be a good choice for a low calorie diet.
Lo-Dough Southern Style Coating
The Southern Style Coating, was our favourite Lo-Dough out of the package we received. It was bloody delicious coating the chicken breasts. Honestly it’s just as good as the KFC coating! But much more healthier for you. At only 36 calories per serving it’s the ultimate low-cal, low-carb, high-fibre, gluten-free crumb coating. Designed to be baked and not fried. You can use it to coat fish as well as meat.
There are instructions on the packet on how to get it to coat the chicken. All I did was coat the chicken breast in egg and then pop into a small bowl of southern style coating mix. Shake to remove any excess. The bag is huge and will go a long way!
Where Can I Buy Lo-Dough?
It’s available to buy direct from the website shop. But there is a selection of independent butchers, farm shops, health stores, and eateries across the UK and Ireland that also stock it. Check out the Lo-Dough website for details.
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