Make Healthier PizzaPizza 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?
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.