Your next pizza night is right around the corner! Pizza never fails to be a crowd pleaser because just about everyone can agree on some combination of fresh dough, savory cheese, and ripened tomatoes. Building your own pizza offers the added benefit of customizing your pie for different dietary needs and preferences. At the same time, pizzas can be riddled with calories and loaded with heavy meats and cheese full of saturated fat and sodium—but they don’t have to be.
When it comes to healthy eating, it’s time to think outside of the pizza box. Fired Up Pizza brings you the best tips for healthy pizza recipes for vegetarians, vegans, and meat-lovers alike.
- Opt for thin crust or gluten-free crust as the foundation of your pizza. Or, if you’re at home, replace a traditional crust with whole grain bread products: tortillas, English muffins, and pitas offer all the flavor of regular crust without the extra calories. Whole grain pita bread works great for a classic Margherita pizza, and brown rice tortillas are perfect for supporting lots of vegetables on vegetarian and vegan pizzas.
- Classic red sauce is a pizza lover’s staple, but some pies can be packed with hidden sugar and excess sodium. Ask for light tomato sauce, or, for an added flair, pesto makes for a delicious alternative to classic red sauce. Step up your health game a notch by adding hummus to your pizza for a unique combination of flavor.
- Load your pizza with vegetables such as mushrooms, onions, peppers, artichokes, spinach, and broccoli. Add antioxidant-rich oregano and garlic to your tomato sauce for a delicious blend of spices that will leave you wanting more. Even better, opt for a “salad pizza”—the name says it all! Simply sprinkle lettuce on top of your pizza stacked with your favorite veggies. An olive oil drizzle or light salad dressing will top it off.
- Some people may feel like their pizza is incomplete without some savory pepperoni and cheese. At Fired Up Pizza, you can have your pizza pie and eat it too! Just ask for small amounts of thinly sliced meats and finely grated cheeses to help extend the flavor without the added calories.
Fired Up Pizza Brings You All the Flavor with a Healthy Touch
Pizza tastes best when it’s shared, but the next best thing is sharing your favorite healthy twist on a classic pizza pie! For your next visit or pizza night at home, opt for a healthier pizza packed with all the right proteins and vegetables you love. Got any ideas for building the perfect healthy pizza? Let us know! Give us a call or visit Fired Up Pizza today, now located in Wellington and Loxahatchee.