Full confession: Pizza is a comfort food for me. It brings back fond memories of sleepovers with friends and movie nights with my family. However, pizza is also a “diet destroyer” in my life. For example, one slice of DiGiorno pepperoni pizza is 549 calories. That’s why I’d like to focus on a few healthy pizza recipes for the entire family to enjoy that’s delicious and guilt-free.
Intro to Cauliflower
Before we get started I’d like to introduce to you the magic of cauliflower pizza crust.
If you haven’t already tried making cauliflower crust – prepare to be amazed by this low-carb gluten free alternative to traditional wheat flour pizza crust. It’s incredibly delicious with many health benefits, such as:
- Cauliflower is high on Vitamins K and C that keep your bones healthy.
- Vegetables like cauliflower help detox your liver.
- It reduces high blood pressure.
- It strengthens your immune system.
- High in fiber and antioxidants.
You can utilize cauliflower pizza crust in all of the below recipes – or not. But if you haven’t tried cauliflower pizza crust I urge you to give this simple mix of cauliflower, egg, cheese, and spices a try. There’s a great recipe located here: https://ifoodreal.com/cauliflower-pizza-crust/
Here’s a great example of, “Eat This, Not That.” Trade out your pepperoni slices for skinless turkey and part-skim mozzarella. For extra flavor, try adding some basil and parsley. Here’s the recipe link: https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/turkey-pizza
Ham and Cheese Pizza
Classic sandwich – meet healthy pizza.
Besides gooey cheese and savory ham, try adding some sweet and crisp Fuji apples for the perfect balance. Be sure to add some leafy greens on the pizza and then bake for 25 minutes. You – and your kids – will love this new go-to pizza.
Asparagus and Smoked Mozzarella Pizzettes
My mouth is literally salivating while typing this. These cute mini pizzas are so good – and healthy for you. Plus, the combination of pizza toppings is downright inspired: asparagus, walnuts, mint, orange, and smoked mozzarella cheese. Your family will thank you for this later!
Healthy Dessert Pizza
I had to include a pizza for dessert – why not? This fruit-filled pizza is hard to resist. With strawberries, apricots, figs, raspberries and bananas decking out this grain-free, almond flour, and ground flaxseed crust (try it!), this pizza is one for the books. Plus, you and your family can enjoy a healthy dessert pizza without an ounce of guilt.