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Healthy Friday Night Pizzas!

Posted on | January 15, 2010 | 2 Comments

Most die-hard dieters think ‘healthy’ and ‘pizza’ are about as compatible as oil and water!  It’s true that the average slice of pizza contains approximately 300 calories (yes…. I’m talking about just one wedge of pizza) – but when the pizza cravings hit it’s possible to create  a tasty, lower calorie and fat version in your own kitchen.

Tonight my friend Lou is coming over for a girl’s night and I’m serving her up ‘healthy’ pizza.

Here are my tips for making your own home-cooked, healthy pizza:

  • Use low fat cheese and use as little cheese as possible
  • Load the pizza with vegetables to minimise the calories I.e. capsicum, tomato, rocket lettuce, onion, olives, garlic, spinach, mushrooms
  • Fruit can make lovely toppings as well (pineapple, mango, peaches)
  • If possible use wholegrain pizza bases
  • Keep fatty, oily and sodium rich cuts of meat to a minimum I.e. Salami, Bacon, Ham
  • Make a side salad as an accompaniment instead of filling up on 3 slices of pizza
  • Use herbs for flavour – basil, oregano
  • If you are super chef – make fresh pizza sauce by blending tomatoes and herbs
  • After cooking – use paper towel to soak up any oil from the cheese

As always – my healthy eating tips apply:  Eat slow, Stop eating when you’re 80% full and don’t drink tooooo much alcohol.

If you have some healthy recipes for Pizzas let me know.  Bon appetit! ENJOY!

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2 Responses to “Healthy Friday Night Pizzas!”

  1. farnie
    January 17th, 2010 @ 10:16 pm

    I find ready made pizza bases a little too thick for my liking though… maybe making your own pizza bases (just like bread dough!) and keeping them thin will be even better! I do love a crispy pizza :)

  2. Health Guru
    January 18th, 2010 @ 10:55 am

    I agree… and thanks for reminding me – if you keep the pizza dough thin you’ll consume less calories as well. Great tip – thanks!

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