"Healthier" Pizza Night


Are you a pizza lover, but don't love the results that come with eating it regularly?...Then you are in the right place! The good news is that you can still enjoy this delicious food, while still meeting all your health and wellness goals. Below you will find some more nutritious pizza recipe ideas, but remember this doesn't mean you can't ever order in your favorite pizza. It's all about moderation, and portion control goes a long way! Plus, topping it with some veggies or pairing it with a side salad is a great way to add some more nutrients to your favorite dish.


Quick, Easy, & Nutritious Family Pizza Night:


Ingredients:

  • Whole wheat, cauliflower, or chickpea pizza crust (Simple Truth Organic™ Classic Thin & Crispy Pizza Crusts, Caulipower Cauliflower Pizza Crusts, and Banza™ Gluten-Free Chickpea Pizza Crusts are all brands I have tried and enjoy, and they can be found at your local Kroger)

  • Marinara (Primal Kitchen and Rao's are my current favorites)

  • Nutritional yeast ( Nutritional yeast is a highly nutritious vegan food product with various potential health benefits. It can be used to add extra protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to meals. You can always substitute an organic low fat cheese if you are not vegan or don't have a dairy intolerance)

  • Veggies/ healthy toppings of choice (I usually like to include mushrooms, artichokes, banana peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, broccoli, peppers, onions, spinach, cauliflower, and capers. You can always include some leaner protein of your choice such as: turkey pepperoni, chicken, turkey sausage, etc. If you have kids, consider offering the toppings you have, but let them top their pizzas themselves to add a little fun, and to allow them to decide how much of what toppings they want to fill up on.

  • Basil (optional)

  • Red & black pepper (optional)


Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees

  • Prep your veggies and toppings

  • Put marinara on your crust of choice

  • Top with nutritional yeast or low fat cheese

  • Add the veggies and healthy toppings

  • Cook pizza in the oven for about 15 minutes

  • Top with basil and red pepper (if desired)

  • Pair with a side salad (if desired) https://www.frankies-fitness.com/post/healthier-caesar-salad

  • ENJOY!



Siete Tortilla Pizza


Ingredients:

  • 1 “Siete Foods” tortilla (I personally like this brand, because it uses simple real food ingredients such as: almond flour, avocado oil, and whole vegetables.)

  • Marinara

  • Veggies/ healthy toppings of your choice

  • Nutritional yeast

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Basil (optional)

  • Garlic & onion powder (optional)

  • Red & black pepper (optional)



Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees

  • While the oven is heating, take the tortillas out of the freezer to thaw; place parchment paper on a baking sheet; drizzle olive oil on parchment paper (to prevent sticking; and prep veggies/toppings

  • Once tortilla is thawed, place on parchment paper and put the baking sheet in the oven for 3-5 minutes

  • Start sautéing veggies with extra virgin olive oil; garlic and onion powder; and pepper in a skillet

  • Take pizza crust out of the oven and top with tomato sauce and nutritional yeast (or cheese if not vegan)

  • Place back into the oven for another 7-10 minutes until the crust gets nice and brown

  • Take out of oven and top with cooked veggies

  • Serve with a side salad (if interested) and enjoy!






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