Rosemary Focaccia Cloud Bread
If you're on a low carb program (like Optavia 5&1) and craving bread, crave no more!
This easy recipe is packed with protein, low in calories and perfect as a side dish. Omit the tomato and you have bread for sandwiches, burgers and more!
You can also cut into longer pieces and put in the toaster oven (or air fryer) to crisp up for croutons, breadsticks or wherever a crispy topping is desired.
Optavia Stacey Hawkins
Nonstick cooking spray
6 large eggs, separated
½ teaspoon cream of tartar
3 ounces light cream cheese at room temperature
1 plum tomato, sliced thin (optional)
1 teaspoon Stacey Hawkins Tuscan Fantasy Seasoning
2 T grated Parmesan Cheese
Preheat oven to 350° F. Generously spray the bottom and sides of a ¼ sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Add the egg whites, cream of tartar and Rosemary Versatility seasoning to a bowl. Using an electric mixer, whip the whites until they are shiny and stiff peaks appear, about 2 minutes.
Add the yolks and soft cream cheese to another large bowl. Using a hand held mixer, bring the mixture together into a smooth consistency. It will look “broken” for a bit, but I promise it will come together after a couple of minutes.
Gently fold the egg whites into the yolk mixture and pour into the prepared sheet pan.
If desired, place the tomato slices on top of the egg mixture.
Sprinkle with Tuscan Fantasy Seasoning and Parmesan Cheese. Bake for 10 minutes and then rotate the pan in the oven (to promote equal browning). Bake an additional 10-15 minutes until the bread is golden brown and fluffy- if the bread looks the right color and bounces back when touched, it’s done.
Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Using an offset spatula, gently release the bread from the bottom of the pan. (This is easier to do while the bread is still warm and helps keep it from sticking.)
Slice into 6 pieces and cool completely on a wire rack in the pan.
Chef's Notes & More
Optavia Lean and Green Recipe Counts
Serving = 1 slice (1/6 of a quarter sheet pan)
Green- 1/6 if using tomato, 0 if not
Condiments- 2 if counting cream cheese as healthy fat, 3 if not.
Healthy Fat- 1 if counting cream cheese as a healthy fat, 0 if counting as a condiment
Cloud bread usually has a really crisp texture when it is freshly baked and eaten right out of the oven. For a softer and chewier texture, allow it to sit overnight in an airtight container or zipper bag. Enjoy!
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