Admit it: You are a Pizza Lover
We are pizza lovers. Big time! Honestly, we usually eat it at least several times a week! I mean, what’s not to love? And it’s not just us, pizza is a popular choice for family meals, dates, quick dinner, and lazy football afternoons. It’s loved by many people, but even more interesting, did you know that a recent survey showed that 63% of pizza lovers were ladies? Women make up almost 2/3 of the slice eating club, so how does that fit into health and fitness goals? But, no worries, I got you!
There are a few ways that you can get your fix with a healthy twist!
An obvious calorie savor is putting the veggies on as your topping instead of meat. The key though is to make the veggies choices like artichokes, mushrooms, peppers, and onions which are heavier and will fill you up faster. This will help you limit the number of slices. Why not try a Pizza Salad? I know what you’re thinking, but this ingenious recipe combines the flavors of both and lets you enjoy all its delights in a 100% healthy way. Or, how about a Pumpkin Pizza? Create this beautiful gourmet pie for your next family night and listen to the oohs and ahhs!
How about opting for a Margherita pizza that has larger mozzarella cheese freckles on top which is not like one completely covered with mozzarella. Your choice here is a few calories less overall which is, always, a better option.
Why stick to just cheese when there are so many options, right? Next time, serve your family a Chicken Pizza for some added protein. And for Meatless Monday, serve the family this Vegan Pizza and they’ll never know the difference!
Getting a thin crust pizza will save almost 100 calories, but there is a catch. Many people fall in the habit of eating more because it is thin. A good tip is to get the regular crust but slow down eating and use a knife and fork. It just may change your perception of your meal and promote eating less. Better yet, make your pizza crust at home!
A popular new healthy low carb gluten-free twist on the crust is cauliflower crust. Some restaurants have this, but more often you either make your crust (check out great recipes online) or purchase a premade crust from the store and create an amazing pizza. If you take on the production at home, you can do versions that are dairy-free or vegan depending on the ingredients. Check your grocery stores for full premade cauliflower crust to try it out.
Looking for a delicious alternative to the dough? Try this Gluten-Free Portobello Pizza.
Avoid stuffed crust!
No deep dish, no cheesy stuffed, no fried pie, and no special kinds of pies, this should be self-explanatory for anyone on a health quest.
And, Of Course, Dessert Pizza
For a fun, Pinterest-like twist, try this Watermelon Fruit Pizza. It’s made of juicy, delicious fruits layered on top of Greek yogurt and luscious watermelon slices. They’re almost too pretty to eat! But let’s be real, no food is ever that pretty.
You (ok, we) love it, so let’s find ways to save it for a treat or make a healthier version that aligns with your (our) goals. And, let’s all admit it: We are Pizza Lovers too!
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