Just because you decided to go healthy, doesn’t mean you have to give up on your favorite pizza too. A few wise tweaks can transform this calorie-dripping indulgence into a swanky, yet healthy snack.
- The Dough: Replace white flour based dough with a healthier alternative. Try whole-wheat flour for a dose of fiber, or replace bread altogether with nutritious bases like zucchini, cauliflower, eggplant, summer squash or portobello mushroom.
- The Sauce: While tomato sauce is a classic, it is usually loaded with sugar. Try a healthy pumpkin or carrot puree, which will make a much more nutritive base sauce base.
- The Toppings: Swap meaty toppings such as bacon and pepperoni with leaner ones like chicken, beans, or tofu. Layer up with veggies like arugula, kale, asparagus, broccoli, olives, and artichokes. This is a great way to add more veggies to your diet.
- The Cheese: We won’t suggest you dive in without cheese, but we’ll surely give you a healthier alternative that tastes exactly like it. Sprinkle a light layer of nutrition yeast on the pizza before you place it in the oven. This will give your pizza just the flavor you’re craving.