Pizza can be healthy, simple and easy to master. Follow these guidelines when making your next healthy pizza.
- Pizza base
- Tomato paste (salt reduced)
Toppings to cook
Toppings can be whatever your tastebuds desires. Some popular toppings include; diced onion, garlic, chilli, pineapple, tomato, mushrooms, zucchini, capsicum, seasoned with salt and pepper.
Toppings to garnish with
Pizza can be tasty and support your digestion with some fresh raw salad and dressings on top of your regular cooked pizza. Some popular raw toppings include; sprouts, baby spinach, rocket leaves, basil, coriander, fresh avocado, raw crushed garlic, dressings. Adding raw toppings on top of your pizza will assist your body in digesting the carbohydrate and fats easier that are often found in pizza.
Choosing a healthy pizza base
There is a wide variety of healthy pizza base options these days. I have listed a few different healthy options for you to try next time you make your pizza that are quick and easy.
Look in the bakery section there are a variety of pizza bases now that a gluten and yeast free.
Pitta bread or wraps make for a nice thin pizza base.
Speciality health food shops sell prepared pizza bases that have all organic ingredients that taste amazing.
Eggplant can be cut into rounds and used to make mini pizzas and they taste amazing.
Have you ever tried a pizza without cheese, it can taste pretty amazing. After cooking the pizza a drizzle of cold pressed extra virgin olive oil and your favourite topping can transform your pizza into a powerhouse of flavours and nutrition. You can use basil pesto or a drizzle of balsamic vinegar to transform you pizza.
Prepare the oven to 180 degrees.
Prepare you pizza base on a pizza pan and spread your tomato paste on top.
Add your favourite toppings to cook and place in the oven for 20-30 minutes until your toppings are cooked.
Bring pizza out of oven and garnish with your favourite toppings and flavours.
“The human body has been designed to resist an infinite number of changes and attacks brought about by its environment. The secret of good health lies in successful adjustment to changing stresses on the body.” – Harry J. Johnson
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