7 Delicious, Healthy Pizza Recipes to Make Your Weekend Plans Feel a Bit More Special
That doesn't mean you're destined to a life devoid of pizza; it's thankfully easier than it sounds to DIY your own pie. And with some clever customizations, you can ensure that your slice is gluten-free, plant-based, or otherwise in-line with your nutritional ethos.
Rounded up here are seven healthy pizza recipes, which all include a good fiber and protein balance in every slice—without compromising on taste. Consider pizza night back on track.
Keep reading for 7 delicious, healthy pizza recipes you'll want to make all the time
1. THIN CRUST BOLD RED PIZZA
Because the crust is thin, the bold flavors in the sauce are especially prominent; those Italian seasonings really come through. Red and yellow bell peppers, onion, and arugula is where you'll get your fiber, and they complement the tomato sauce perfectly. The crust is vegan; to make the entire dish plant-based, just use your favorite non-dairy cheese instead of Parmesan.
2. CHICKEN ALFREDO PIZZA
Normally, Alfredo sauce isn't exactly a nutritional powerhouse, but here the classic sauce is made with cauliflower blended with vegetable broth, milk, (or alt-milk), and a few key spices. It also gets a decent amount of fiber onto your pie while still serving as a creamy base for the chicken and cheese.
3. KALE PESTO PIZZA
Not only is the kale used as a topping on this pizza, it's also used to make the pesto sauce (along with nuts, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper). It's fiber-on-fiber by the slice!
4. MEDITERRANEAN PIZZA
The unsuspecting fiber-rich pizza topper on this vegan pie: chickpeas. Combined with artichokes, olives, tomato, and red onion your dinner will be a little slice of Mediterranean heaven—pun intended!
5. BROCCOLI CRUST PIZZA
If you're a little cauli-crust-ed out, switch things up by using broccoli instead. It's a way to switch out a flour crust with a veggie-based, gluten-free option with a slightly different flavor profile.
6. HEALTHY BREAKFAST PIZZA
Top one of the pre-made cauliflower crusts you have in your freezer with sunny side-up eggs and greens, and you have yourself a breakfast pizza that's full of both fiber and protein. Is it ever a bad day when it starts with pizza for breakfast?
7. FRUIT PIZZA
Of course veggies aren't the only way to get your fiber; fruit is full of the nutrient, too. The "sauce" on this pizza is Greek yogurt mixed with cream cheese. Top with your favorite fruits and have fun with the design. Playing with your food is always encouraged.
Join Well+Good's Cook With Us Facebook group for more healthy cooking ideas. And here are some veggie-forward meal ideas doctors themselves love.
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