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    It’s possible to eat this food without ruining your weight loss goal, provided you’re making it at home. Here are ways to make healthier pizza.

    October 30, 2013 | Related: ,

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    Make Healthier Pizza

    Pizza isn’t healthy? Think again.

    It’s possible to eat this food without ruining your weight loss goal, provided you’re making it at home. Obtaining it from a fast-food chain can really ruin your chances of achieving your ideal weight at the end of this month.

    Yes, it’s possible that you can include this item to your daily menu, as long as you ditch saturated fat and load it with vegetables. You can even add fruits to it if you want to.

    You can also opt for whole-wheat pizza dough. It’s a healthier option and it’s easy to find it in supermarkets. But make sure you check its label and avoid pizza dough that has trans fats. It’s not good for your weight loss goal.

    What Crust Should You Use?

    Whole-Wheat Flour

    As previously mentioned, you should opt with whole-wheat flour and let go of the traditional white-flour dough. In fact, you can make your own dough and customize it so you can add more protein and fiber.

    How To Prepare Healthy Pizza

    1. Avoid overloading it with toppings

    The crust is a thin little base that you need to treat it well. That said, you should only add thin layer of toppings and avoid heavy items. If you can’t, then at least keep it to minimum. You’re worried about your waistline, right?

    2.  Cook it on the grill

    In this way, you can avoid adding oil that can put a toll on your weight.

    3. Use healthy sauce

    Tomato sauce is still the number 1 choice here for pizza sauce. Or you may go for garlic coconut cream. It includes garlic cloves, a small amount of salt and coconut milk. It still has the sweetness of a sauce without ruining your goal.

    4. Top it with protein

    Avoid going for pork sausage. Rather, go for something leaner but still offers great flavor. Tofu is a good addition to your healthy pizza. It’s loaded with protein but it doesn’t have calories that can hurt your waistline. Or opt for grilled chicken without the fat. You may pair it with BBQ sauce so you can have healthy yet delicious barbeque chicken pizza.

    5. Add veggies

    Yes, don’t forget the veggies. Kale, chard, spinach and broccoli are just few of the veggies that you can use for your homemade pizza.

    How About Fruits?

    Oh, yeah. Figs, grilled peaches, apples, pineapples, and blueberries are fine examples. Strawberries and grapes are also great.

    As Of Cheese

    Opt for fresh mozzarella. If you can have goat cheese, then that’d be better. It has less fat but with more protein, which is perfect for your weight loss goal.

    Conclusion

    You don’t have to ditch pizza just because you’re trying to lose weight. With these tips, you can have healthier pizza for you and your family.

    About the author

    Rod Jong Rod Jong is a BS Chemistry graduate who believes that people must start consuming foods that are organically produced. If he’s not writing, then he’s busy managing his (organic) farm that utilizes the power of natural processes.

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