How to Healthify Pizza

We love pizza around here.

Take out pizza is full of grease, fat, and highly processed foods.  Franken-foods as I like to call them.

I’m not saying to never eat out again or grab a pizza on the go!  However, homemade pizza is MUCH more healthy and flavorful, and it doesn’t take long to throw together.

Usually, I use my wheat pizza crust for my pizzas.  I also like using polenta as a crust base.

Toppings is where we usually get in trouble on our pizzas as far as nutrition goes.  All that oil based cheese and processed meat is not good for the body!  Plus, the red sauce that most places use is packed full of sugar!

Here are some simple ideas of how to healthify your person pizza!  Plus, they are good tips for eating out!

For the base:

  • Pesto- has good fats and is delicious!
  • Red sauce- look for some with no added sugar or low sugar.  I use 365 brand.
  • Hummus
  • Barbecue sauce
For veggies:
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Bell Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Sundried tomatoes
  • Jalapenos
  • Mushrooms
  • Artichokes
  • Onion
  • Pineapple
  • Banana Peppers
  • Corn
  • The options are endless here!
Healthy Protein:
  • Diced grilled chicken (antibiotic free and hormone free)
  • Lean sausage chopped
  • Seitan
  • Tofu
  • Cooked beans
  • Tempeh
Healthy Fats:
  • Avocado
  • Olives
  • Cheese (I use Daiya dairy free and soy free)
Seasonings:
  • Fresh or dried basil, parsley, oregano
  • Chopped garlic
  • Dried red pepper
  • Salt and pepper
As you can see, pizza options are endless!  Don’t be afraid to try out new combinations.  Go crazy!
I love taking meals that aren’t always deemed “healthy” by society and making them more healthy.
If we constantly deny ourselves these “unhealthy” foods, we will end up feeling guilty every time we eat them.  Thus, we will have a negative attitude when it comes to food.
Are there any other recipes you want me to Healthify for you??
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