Healthy Pizza Recipes to Make at Home
Pizza is the beloved Italian classic that’s eaten all over the world. But its high-calorie content puts it on the “unhealthy” list of foods. In light of that, we want to show you healthy pizza recipes today, so that you can add it and enjoy it in your diet.
Pizza has a round dough base that’s covered in tomato sauce, cheese and oregano. Over time, people invented different kinds of pizza by using other ingredients. Some examples include Hawaiian, Argentinian, Mexican pizza and many, many more.
Healthy pizza for everyone!
All over the world, people enjoy their pizzas. In fact, along with the hamburger, pizza popularity has pretty much spread to all the corners of the earth.
Unfortunately for healthy-eaters, pizza mainly contains carbohydrates, saturated fats, and salt. As a consequence, many are left with no choice but to eliminate it from their diets or limit it. But how can you be content with just a slice of pizza– or worse, none?
Fortunately, that’s not going to be a problem anymore. The solution to this is making your own at home. In most cases, pizza chains fill their recipes with processed food products in addition to stuffing crusts and topping pies off with high-calorie ingredients.
Healthy pizza recipes
If you make your own, you have control over the ingredients and can make a healthier dish. Our recipes are a healthy option to enjoy a delicious pizza at home whenever you want:
Cauliflower crust: healthy pizza
Normally, the base of a pizza is a dough, which is composed of flour. So, our first recipe won’t only help you cut down the fat, but it’ll also eliminate the carbs. The most important part is that it keeps all of those delicious pizza flavors intact. Check out the steps:
- 17 ounces of cauliflower
- 1 egg
- Low-fat cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
- A handful of freshly cut basil
- 2 ounces of rice protein or peas
- 2 slices of ham
- 1.7 ounces of low-fat mozzarella cheese
- Two teaspoons of Italian herbs or oregano
Blend the cauliflower in a food processor until the texture is similar to couscous. Empty it out into a bowl and microwave for seven minutes. After, place it on a kitchen cloth. Let it cool. When cool, squeeze it until there’s no excess liquid.
In a bowl, mix the cauliflower, egg, rice protein/peas, herbs or oregano, and cheddar cheese together. Use your hands to mix until a dough forms. Next, coat a baking tray with non-stick cooking spray. Carefully shape the dough into a circle.
Once your pizza base is ready, bake for 15 minutes at 392 degrees F. Remove from the oven and let it rest for five minutes before adding the tomato paste, mozzarella, and basil. After you’ve finished adding the toppings, bake for another 10 minutes and it’s ready to enjoy!
Our next recipe is simple, fun and fast. In addition, the Spanish ham adds a delicious touch. This pizza is a great recipe for surprising your friends with your cooking skills.
Prepare the dough:
- 6.5 ounces of self-rising whole wheat flour
- 1 container of Greek yogurt
- Olive oil
- Pinch of salt
- Spanish ham
- Sliced red onion
- Tomato paste
Mix the flour, salt, and yogurt together to form a dough. After, knead the dough for 10 minutes on a floured surface (add more flour to the dough if it’s sticky). Roll it out to your desired thickness.
Preheat the oven to 392 degrees F and place (only) the baking sheet into the oven for five minutes. Remove the baking sheet and drizzle it with olive oil. Place the dough on top. Bake for five minutes. After five minutes, remove it from the oven and add the toppings as you wish. Now, bake for a final 10 minutes and you’re done.
Now that you have two healthy pizza recipes under your belt, you just need to play around with possible toppings. Feel free to use your favorite ingredients and you can even cook them beforehand for deeper flavors. Here are some ideas:
- Arugula: top the pizza with cream cheese, olives, olive oil, and arugula.
- Chicken: cut and cook chicken breast with garlic, salt, peppers. After, top your dough with the chicken, tomato paste and pesto.
- Pesto: make the pesto with basil, olive oil, salt, and Parmesan cheese. Top the pizza with ricotta cheese and the fresh pesto.
Pizza recipes don’t have to be fat-laden and harmful. Instead, they can be healthy, delicious and easy to prepare at home. Try making them yourself!It might interest you...
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