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Healthy Pizza Ideas to Maintain Your Fitness Goals

Most people love a good pizza. It’s a food that has reached every continent in the  world. However, making a great pizza is one thing, but making a fantastic one while  being healthier is another.

This article is for you if you want to know how to make a healthy pizza.  Furthermore, if you are trying to find a balance between your meals and workout,  then this article might help you.

Different Types of Healthy Pizza

Cauliflower Crust

This gluten-free option may be found in most supermarkets, and you’re probably  already acquainted with it. You can also create it from scratch by grinding cauliflower  in a food processor, squeezing out any extra moisture, and then combining the  cauliflower with an egg, Parmesan cheese, pepper, salt, almond flour, and garlic.  You can then shape it into a pizza and bake it.

The end product is a pizza crust with fewer carbohydrates. Add vegetable toppings  to finish off this healthy pizza.

Chickpea Crust

Choose a chickpea crust if you need a gluten-free, high-fiber option that still provides  the satisfying doughiness of regular pizza.

To prepare the dough, combine 2 cups (300 grams) of chickpea flour, 1 cup (240  milliliters) of water, 2 teaspoons (60 milliliters) of olive oil, and a sprinkle of salt in a  mixing bowl. It should be baked at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (205 degrees Celsius) for  about 25 minutes after being stretched out on a pizza stone or sheet pan.

You can then add your cheese, sauce, and toppings. Bake it for an additional 8 to 10  minutes. Or, until all the cheese has melted, and the edges are the right color.

Compared to a conventional crust, it does not have fewer calories but provides a  balanced mix of complex carbohydrates, fiber, and protein.

Frittata Pizza

This pizza is perfect for you if you want to have breakfast food for dinner. It is exactly  what it implies: beaten eggs cooked in the oven, covered with cheese, tomato sauce,  and your favorite vegetable toppings.

The end product is a meal that is lower in carbs yet has the distinctive tomato and  cheese tastes of pizza.

Eggs are not only an inexpensive source of protein but also a source of choline,  selenium, and B vitamins. All of these contribute to your overall health.

Naan Pizza

If you are looking for a healthier pizza option but don’t want to stray too far from the  traditional taste, then using whole-wheat naan for the crust is an excellent option.

After covering it with cheese, sauce, and toppings, place it in the oven and bake until  the cheese is melted.

Because the base is made of whole wheat, you’ll receive more fiber and nutrients  than usual, and the portion control is already built-in.

Portobello Pizza

Pizzas made with portobello mushrooms are delicious and are an excellent option for  mushroom lovers. In this version, you are making a small pizza that uses portobello mushroom as a substitute for the dough. Hence, you may want to get the largest  portobello mushroom caps you can find.

You will need to first soften the caps by baking them. Then, cover them with sauce  and cheese, and then broil them until everything is piping hot and the cheese has  melted.

A single, big portobello mushroom cap contains just 25 calories, much less than the  calories in a piece of regular pizza dough. Additionally, mushrooms have a  significant amount of vitamin D, an essential mineral for maintaining healthy bones.

Spaghetti Squash Crust

You may have substituted spaghetti squash for pasta in the past, but it also makes a  crust for pizza. The calorie and carbohydrate count per cup of this vegetable is only  31. In addition, it has a significant amount of potassium, which has been shown to be  effective in managing hypertension. It’s also rich in calcium, which is critical for  maintaining healthy bones

To prepare the dough, combine 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of rice flour, 1/4 cup (30  grams) of grated Parmesan cheese, and 1/2 of oregano with 2 cups (300 grams) of  cooked spaghetti squash. Additionally, season to taste with salt and pepper.

Place the dough evenly on a baking sheet. Then, bake it at 400 degrees Fahrenheit  (205 degrees Celsius) for twenty to thirty minutes, or until the crust is crisp. Finally,  add on your toppings and return it to the oven for another five to eight minutes.  Alternatively, you can heat it until the toppings are heated, and the cheese melts.

Sweet Potato Crust

You can make pizza dough using sweet potato. However, there’s no getting around  that a dough made from sweet potatoes will taste like sweet potatoes. That may be a  good or bad thing, depending on your preference. However, you have the advantage  of putting together a crust with just three ingredients.

Using a food processor, blend one raw peeled sweet potato together with 2/3 cup  (100 grams) of rolled oats until the mixture is extremely fine. The last ingredient is an  egg. You can add a bit of olive oil and garlic powder for seasoning. Repeat the  process of mixing the ingredients, but it’s best to use the food processor’s pulse  function this time.

Put the dough on a pizza stone or baking sheet. Bake it for 20 to 30 minutes at 400  degrees Fahrenheit (205 degrees Celsius).

You can then add your favorite topping, sauce, and cheese. Place it back in the oven  for a few minutes. You only need to wait until the cheese has melted and your  toppings have been heated.

Sweet potatoes are a kind of carbohydrate that digests slowly, so they do not cause  a spike in blood sugar levels. Furthermore, they are naturally rich in manganese,  vitamin A, and vitamin C.

Wrapping It All Up

Making an excellent and healthy pizza starts with good ingredients. You still need to  know how to cook it properly if you want something perfect or close to it. For that,  you may want to get an outdoor pizza oven to make the perfect pizza in your  own backyard. The Ooni Pro 16 Pizza Oven is one of the best on the market and it  is very versatile. You can use wood or propane to fuel the oven, and it is very easy  to use, and forgiving to newbies. To be honest, the only way too cook a great pizza  is in a pizza oven ☺

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