Healthy Pizza Shopping Tips
Pressed for time on a busy weeknight, but don't want to settle for frozen pizza? Start with ready-made pizza crusts. You'll still be able to add your own sauce and fresh ingredients for a homemade taste.
Healthy Pizza Cooking Tips
If you're attempting to make your own dough, make sure to keep your work surface lightly dusted with flour, or the dough may stick.
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10 Healthy Pizza Recipes You Can Whip Up Ridiculously Fast
Pizza pretty much hits the spot on any occasion&mdashdate night in, a work get-together, dinner with friends. Sure, most pies may not be the poster child for healthy food, but there are plenty of healthy pizza options to satisfy your weekly slice fix. Proof: These healthy pizza recipes that have you covered for every day of the week and more.
You&rsquoll never guess that this crispy pizza crust is made with chickpea flour. Top with avocado, Gouda, tomato, and greens and you have a vegan pizza dream!
Per serving (1/2 recipe): 416 calories, 24.5 g fat (4.7 g saturated), 36.6 g carbs, 6.8 g sugar, 257 mg sodium, 9.6 g fiber, 15.4 g protein
1. 10-Minute White Pizza Recipe
Between the blend of delicious cheeses and 10-minute total cook time, this white pizza is a winner for a fast weeknight meal that's comforting and hassle-free. Artichokes are the true star in this recipe. Rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, they support immunity and provide a quality amount of filling fiber, registered dietitian Ilyse Schapiro, RD, tells LIVESTRONG.com.
This recipe is the one I used for my Low-Carb Caramelized Onion, Pear and Brie Flatbread. Because I like this crust so much, I felt that it needed its own blog post, where it isn’t shadowed by the toppings! In fact, our pizza crust has become such a mainstay in our household, and it’s too good to keep it to myself.
This pizza crust recipe is based on some other recipes I’ve used for mozzarella dough. While in past posts, I’ve mentioned that I had no idea where this dough originated, I did a bit more research and found out! Here’s the link to the recipe for what everyone calls “fathead dough”.
I’ve been playing with mozzarella in dough for quite some time now. Because it’s so versatile, by varying the ingredients, I’ve created everything from crackers, to tortillas to sticky buns. This type of dough is one of my favorite low-carb doughs to experiment with in the kitchen.
Thin Crust Low Carb Pizza
If you are craving a thin, crisp crust that requires little effort to prepare, then this pizza recipe is for you. This keto pizza features low-carb pita bread that is the perfect replacement for traditional thin crust dough without any of the guilt.
Once you have the low-carb pita bread, it’s up to you what you want to add to it. I find that the combination of Rao’s tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, black pepper, garlic powder, and chili flakes really make this pizza pop.
The best part about this keto pizza (as well as many other low-carb pizzas on in this recipe round-up) is that you can reap the benefits of tomatoes by using Rao’s tomato sauce. Tomatoes are the most common dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. Tomatoes are also an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.
To top it all off, the mozzarella that you’ll be using in this recipe is a healthy staple pizza ingredient as well. It provides us with a good source of protein, mineral, vitamin, and conjugated linoleic acid (a fatty acid that helps improve metabolic health and decrease the risk of many diseases).
To put it more simply, you can’t go wrong with a low-carb pizza that features tomato sauce and cheese.
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Homemade Pizza is always better! I made my own dough, which has less than 5 ingredients and so stinking good. Then all you need to do is follow these simple steps for the best pizza on the grill!
- Make your Dough: I highly recommend making your own pizza dough, the process takes about 1 hour of prep or could easily be made a day ahead of time. Plus you can season it with fresh herbs or garlic for a flavored dough. Yummy.
- Prep Grill: Preheat that bad boy to around 400°F, scrub it clean with a grill brush and oil up the grates with an oil soaked rag.
- Get your Ingredients ready: Whatever flavor of pizza you decide to make (topping ideas listed below), just make sure that all of your ingredients are ready to go. Once you start grilling your pizza the process goes pretty fast so you&rsquoll want to be prepared instead of running around trying to get ingredients.
- Grill Pizza Dough: Place pizza dough directly on the grill and close lid. Grill for 2-3 minutes or until the dough starts to bubble and bottom is slight browned but not charred. Remove from grill, flip and place on a cookie sheet grilled side up.
- Top Pizza: Place your desired topping on the grilled side of your pizza. Make sure to evenly spread ingredients out on pizza dough.
- Finish Grilling Pizza: Using a pizza spatula for ease, transfer topped pizza back on the grill and close lid. Grill for another 5-7 minutes. Checking for doneness of crust, melted cheese and crispy toppings. Remove from grill and let rest for a couple minutes before slicing in and devouring!
Healthy Breakfast Fruit Pizza Recipe
Healthy Breakfast Fruit Pizza Recipe – Smooth, lightened-up cream cheese frosting and beautiful fresh fruit sit atop of an incredibly delicious and sweet oatmeal crust.
Move over Pepperoni Pizza! Fruit Pizza is where it’s at!
…Okay. THAT is just totally false. I ❤ pepperoni pizza! but this will do. for now.
Hey Hey, pretty friends! Happy Fridaaaaay! Hope you’ve got awesome plans for the coming weekend! I’m too cold to step outside. It’s like -53 out here, in good ol’ Indian-er. Every time I walk out the door, feels like pins come flying at my face. Can.not. WAIT until Monday. Sandy beaches, here I come!
But, you know, in thinking about my upcoming vacay to Punta Cana, I suddenly got a taste for all things fruit. Like, Pina Coladas and Bahama Mamas.
However, I decided to pace myself and look forward to having those while laying out on the beach in a few short days. Meanwhile, I made us this Healthy Breakfast Fruit Pizza and it was the best breakfast of ev-er. Honestly. It hit the spot, yo! It might not be a Pina Colada, but this stuff is pretty awesome!
The whole idea for this recipe actually stems from an oldie – which I shared with you couple years back – this amazing Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal Crunch Pie. I’ve been crushing on it for years and I will never stop.
The first time I made this newer Fruit Pizza version, I took it out of the fridge, tasted a bite and screamed “YAS. ” inside my head. I was thrilled with the recipe. A little tweak here, some frosting there, variety of fruits on top, and voila! The most perfectly perfect breakfast. It fed the 4 of us, two days in a row for breakfast, but if left alone, I would have smashed it all in one sitting. Because, as you know, when nobody is watching, calories just don’t exist.
BUT you don’t have to worry about that either, because a slice of this is one, filling, and will keep you satisfied up until lunch, and two, it’s delicious!
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How to Make the Best Healthy Keto Pizza Crust
Tip 1: Know Your Dough
When you’re making the dough, make sure you’re able to stir and knead it quickly.
You can reheat the dough if it gets too hard, but don’t rely on this option because you can cook the eggs by reheating it.
Tip 2: Toppings
Buy cooked pre-cooked pepperoni to save on time.
I like to top the pizza with tomato paste because it’s lower carb than a marinara sauce.
Tip 3: Parchment Paper
The parchment paper is a LIFE SAVER. Since the keto pizza crust is so much cheese, it can get sticky on a pan.
Healthy Pizza Recipes
Healthy pizza recipes are easily available even if you use the traditional ingredients contained in most recipes. But there is much more to consider. In my view pizza is a complete meal and a great source of healthy nutrition for children and adults alike.
There are no nutrition problems when eating pizza but you must follow some simple guidelines. It is no secret that overeating is the real underlying issue not the pizza itself. In fact most pizza recipes contain great sources of all food groups which nutritionists recommend to us for a healthy diet.
Here are some simple guidelines to follow when choosing your pizza recipe.
- Use fresh ingredients especially herbs and spices.
- Prepare your own sauces from fresh ingredients especially vegetables and herbs, like tomato, eggplant, basil and onions.
- Use the best quality olive oil where it is called for.
- Use cheese sparingly. Don't fall into the trap of using too much cheese as this contributes most to the fat content of your pizza. Be restrained! Let the other ingredients and delicious flavours come through.
- Remember to have a balanced approach when constructing your pizza. This means making sure that the cheese doesn't drown out the other ingredients. There is nothing better than tasting the fresh basil, the sumptuous tomato and the delicious eggplant.
I have put together a collection of delicious pizza recipes over the years which have given me great joy. I am not overweight mainly because I eat pizza in moderation and use the best combination of delicious fresh and innovative ingredients.
I have learned that you can use seasonal ingredients of almost any kind to create new pizza recipes every year. Would you believe that my kids enjoy fruit pizza for dessert? Well, it's true. I have used pizza recipes to introduce new tastes to my children. When they were reluctant to try Lima beans for example, it was a revelation to me that just putting a few on a pizza was a great way to let them taste something new and learn to enjoy it. Naturally I used some complementary ingredients to enhance the flavour but it sure worked.