How to Make a Healthy Pizza

Cooking pizza yourself allows you to control the ingredients and make it healthier

Patricia Stagich
Next time you feel like pizza, try making a healthy version at home — it’s easier than you think.

Pizza has a bad rap. While pizza can be healthy if you make it the right way, most pizza counts as junk food because of high amounts of carbohydrates, fat, and sodium. Cooking pizza yourself allows you to control the ingredients and make it healthier. Try a whole-grain thin crust and top it with a low-sodium based sauce along with small amounts of low-fat cheese and a large amount of vegetables. Skip the fatty sausage and pepperoni and opt for lean chicken instead. So, next time you feel like pizza, try making a healthy version at home — it’s easier than you think.

Click here to see the Healthy Pizza Recipe

If you want to go grain-free a great option is a cauliflower pizza crust. This isn't like a standard pizza crust, but it’s a great option if you are looking to cut out carbohydrates or looking for a gluten-free pizza. Using a cauliflower crust is a unique and innovative way to create a healthier pizza crust. This pizza crust is made without any of the traditional dough ingredients like grains and wheat — and the prep time is just 20 minutes.

Once you have a healthy crust, it’s time to think about toppings.  Think outside with box with toppings and combinations. Traditional red sauce and cheese is a favorite, but look for low-sodium sauces and reduced fat cheese. Also, try piling on as many vegetables as you want like onions, peppers, and mushrooms.

Do yourself a favor and stop thinking of pizza as a forbidden food, but rather one with lots of possibilities. This healthy pizza recipe will soon become your favorite and allow you to eat pizza whenever the craving strikes. 


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