Depending on the variety, along with fats, proteins, water, and other components, many dairy foods contain a natural sugar called lactose. Do you have a lactose sensitivity and love pizza?
With the help of an enzyme our body produces called lactase, this sugar is broken down in the small intestine into simple sugars before it can be absorbed by the body and ultimately used as fuel. But for those with lactose intolerance, there is not enough of the lactase enzyme produced to break down the lactose sugar. As a result, this carb remains in the gut and can cause a person to experience diarrhea, gas, and bloating. Fortunately, if a person is lactose intolerant, there is no need to give up all dairy foods. Lactose-free milk could be the answer to all your intolerance problems. Lactose-free milk is made by taking regular milk and filtering out the lactose or breaking down the lactose into its two simple sugars by adding lactase. Lactose-free milk is real milk with the same nutrients, just without the lactose. So, don’t cut off dairy completely just yet! Here is a margherita pizza you can make at home, using lactose free cheese.
Delicious Pizza for a Lactose Sensitivity
- 1 (12inch) pizza dough
- 1 jar of pizza sauce
- 5 basil leaves
- 1/2 block of lactose free mozzarella
- balsamic glaze
- preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Round out the dough and spread the pizza sauce over the dough
- Cut the mozzarella block into several large chunks and distribute it over the pizza.
- Chop the basil leaves into small pieces and bake the pizza until the crust is golden brown and bubbly (about 30 minutes).
- Top the pizza with the balsamic glaze and enjoy!
Check out more lactose-free recipes for your lactose sensitivity! Being lactose intolerant does not mean you have to avoid dairy.