Want PIZZA without heating up the kitchen or getting all the grease? Try these HEALTHIER OPTIONS for something new! HOMEMADE PIZZA is simple and fun for the family! Have you ever tried GRILLING your pizza?? Instead of heating up the kitchen try throwing it on the grill.
Salad Pizza: Topping your pizza with greens is a game-changer. Greens add more volume to keep you satisfied and fuller for longer.
Veggie Pizza: Phytonutrients, natural chemicals found in plants, give fruits and veggies their color and provide a host of health benefits. Plus, loading your pizza with fruits and veggies is a delicious way of creating a healthy, balanced meal.Rainbow Veggie Flatbread Pizza.
Refined grains have been stripped of their natural nutrients like fiber, vitamins, and minerals. The vitamins and minerals get added back in — but not the fiber. The fiber in whole-grain pitas and whole-grain dough — like these Pita Pizzas — helps stabilize blood sugar levels better than their refined counterparts.
If you’re ordering pizza in, the crust is often topped with butter and a marinara sauce that’s likely loaded with excess sodium and sugar. Do it better at home by making your own healthy sauce. Here are a few you can try!
Healthier Barbecue Sauce
Black Bean Hummus
If you’re gluten-free or eating low carb, pizza is often out of the question. But you don’t need to give up pizza if you make your crust out of cauliflower. Instead of flour, cauliflower is an equally delicious, lower calorie and lower carb stand in. There are only 8 grams of carbs per serving in this pizza recipe
One reason pizza gets a bad rap is that it can be high in fat, carbs and is often a poor source of protein. Luckily, this BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza boasts 35 grams of protein per serving thanks to the whole-wheat dough, black beans, and shredded chicken breast.
Craving the pizza experience but not the post-meal heaviness? This Watermelon Fruit Pizza is a refreshing, light way to get your pizza fix. If you’re looking for more crave worthy-fruit “crusts,” experiment with apples, peaches, pineapple, and mangos. And yes, grilled watermelon is a thing: Throwing them on the grill first enhances the sweetness.
Pizza doesn’t have to be a greasy, unhealthy indulgence. With a few inventive and healthy swaps, you can still enjoy a slice or two (or more)!
Here is another simple recipe
1 (6-inch) whole wheat tortilla
2 Tbsp. tomato sauce, no sugar added
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
¼ cup sliced mushrooms
2 oz. broiled chicken breast, boneless, skinless, chopped
¼ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella
4 slices medium tomato
1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
2. Place tortilla on baking sheet. Bake for 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly toasted.
3. Spread tortilla with tomato sauce; top with basil, mushrooms, chicken, cheese, and tomato slices.
4. Bake for an additional 4 to 5 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
Tip: For a gluten-free version use a spelt or brown rice tortilla. For a vegetarian version eliminate the chicken and use soy cheese.