October 06, 2021
Pizza has a reputation for being somewhat unhealthy. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There’s a huge difference in calories between a greasy cheese laden takeaway pizza topped full of processed unhealthy meat and a well-made balanced pizza made with just a little less cheese and some fresh ingredients.
Firstly, the base. If you are making your own pizza dough, then you can improve the nutritional content by adding in some wholemeal flour to your recipe. Most pizza is made with strong white flour which gives great structure and lightness to the dough but is a little lacking in nutrition. Try a 50/50 mix of white flour and wholemeal to give your pizza a great texture with a better nutrition profile. For a ready-made and hassle-free option, check out our Salubre pizza base. This is a delicious tasting product made with spent grains that not only tastes delicious but gives a much more nutritious pizza that you just need to add your cheese and choice of toppings to for a quick and tasty meal. You can order your Salubre base here.
Once you’ve chosen your base, here are 5 pizza combinations for a healthy pizza treat. Where the recipe uses mozzarella, we suggest going a little lighter on the cheese than you might do ordinarily. Not only is it healthier, but it helps bring out the flavours of the toppings more as well. A suggested portion size for an 11” pizza is around 70g of mozzarella.
Black Olives, Sun-dried tomatoes, Capers and Artichoke Hearts.
Grilled free-range chicken breast, wilted spinach, egg and toasted pine nuts. Try cracking your egg onto your pizza around halfway through cooking so you get a nice soft yolk to dip your crusts into.
Roast some mixed vegetables (Courgettes, Aubergines and Red Onions) in the oven with some Olive oil, herbs and garlic for around 20 minutes. Add onto your pizza and top with Basil Pesto, toasted pine nuts and fresh Rocket Leaves.
Heirloom tomatoes are bang in season in summer and make a delicious and visually stunning pizza topping. They are also very healthy! Simply cut them into slices before adding them to your pizza along with some fresh basil and Parmesan cheese for a simple but zingy and fresh taste of summer.
Start by slicing some sweet potato, butternut squash, red onions and parsnips before adding them to a roasting tray with some salt, pepper, chopped rosemary, fresh thyme and garlic. You can also add a few chilli flakes if you fancy a spicier version! Roast in the oven for approximately 30 minutes until soft and slightly caramelised. Add the roasted vegetables to your pizza base along with mozzarella cheese before cooking your pizza.
So there you have it, 5 great suggestions for a healthier pizza meal. Enjoy!
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