Healthy Pizza Recipes
Who doesn’t love pizza? One of the most common “cheat foods” is pizza. Clean eaters adhere to a pristine diet for six days, and on the seventh, they’ll sit back and munch a big slice (or eight). Most people see pizza as “dirty,” or as an unhealthy junk food that can topple one’s health and fitness goals.
Many people leave pizza for their “cheat day,” when the rules of the game are temporarily suspended. On that day, in come ice cream, burgers, fries, and that cheesy, gooey, delicious treat.
Low-carb protein pizza
- 1 cup of Liquid Egg Whites
- 1/4 cup of Psyllium Husks
- 1/2 cup of Pea Protein Powder(or Brown Rice Protein Powder)
- Herbs to taste (Rosemary, Thyme, Parsley)
- Garlic Salt and Onion Granules to taste
- Blend or whisk all of the above ingredients together until you get a kind of thick liquid or sticky dough.
- Spray a non-stick pan with PAM or coconut oil and heat it on high heat. Once the pan is hot-hot-hot, (so it sizzles a bit), scoop the dough into it. Spread dough with a spoon until it’s in a flat, round shape.
- Once dough cooks on one side, flip it and cook until done. Then, remove it from the pan and place it on a grill or baking tray.
- Add your toppings to the crust. You can use whatever you’d like, depending on your macronutrient needs and taste.
- Broil pizza for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese melts and the sides brown.
Gluten-free sweet potato pizza
- 1 medium cooked Sweet Potato
- 1/2 cup of Egg Whites
- 1/4 cup of Buckwheat Flour(or Oat Flour or Quinoa Flour)
- 1 tbsp of Coconut Flour (or a combination of unflavored casein and ground Almonds)
- Preheat oven to 340 degrees F (170 C).
- Blend all ingredients.
- Divide the mixture into two cake pans, or make one crust at a time. Use either silicone cake pans or greased regular ones.
- Bake for about 15 minutes or until crusts are golden.
- Add toppings to taste and nutrition needs.
- Broil pizzas for about 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the edges have browned.
- For toppings, I like to spread 2 tbsp of tomato paste, some sliced mushroom, a few slices ofleek, a couple of tablespoons of mature cheddar cheese, and parsley. I also brush a tiny bit of extra olive oilaround the edges—this adds a really nice richness to the pizza and tastes delicious!
Any way you slice it, pizza holds a special place in our hearts. All that bubbling sauce, gooey mozzarella, chewy crust, salty pepperoni… am I making you hungry yet?
You can have so many meals that can be healthy, fast, and taste amazing! All you need is a little push in the right direction to move on to a healthy lifestyle. Now I may not be able to eat pizza more than once a week but it doesn’t stop you from making food healthy and taste great for you for every night, whether its for one person or your whole family.