Skinny Pizza Recipes that are Fat on Flavor and Nutrition

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Pull a pizza out of the oven and watch the room fill with smiling faces. Even though pizza can be a calorie buster, there are a some simple techniques to turn that morning-after frown upside down. First, substitute high carbohydrate pizza crust with thin, whole wheat or alternative crust options like no yeast pizza crust or pita breads that also have higher levels of protein and fiber. Second, try making your own sauce to avoid preservatives and hidden ingredients. Third, let your creative side take over, using healthy ingredients, spices or produce from other cultures and cuisines, such as Thai peanut sauce or Mexican spices and vegetarian refried beans. Fourth, pile it high with fresh and colorful vegetables, favoring greens over cheese, and giving preference to lean meats like chicken breast, ground turkey, or turkey sausage. Finally, try the grill instead of the oven. Brush on some olive oil and place it over direct heat. Brush the exposed side with olive oil and flip over. Add your favorite healthy toppings and watch your family and guests line up for a slice.

SparkPeople Cookbook SNEAK PEEK: Meg-herita Pizza

Veggie Pizza on Whole Wheat Crust with Feta and Mozzarella Cheeses

Stepf's Mexican Pizza 

Pineapple Onion and Bacon Pizza

Kara's Mediterranean Pizza

Low Carb Personal Pizza

Thin Crust Artichoke, Feta Cheese, Mushroom Pizza

Grilled Cheese Pizza Sandwich

White Bean, Basil and Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza

Fruit Pizza


Stepf's Cornmeal Crust for Mexican Pizza

Quinoa-Flaxseed Pizza Dough


Better-than-Pesto Puree

Zesty Pizza Sauce

Coach Nicole's Tasty Peanut Sauce

For more ideas to inspire you in the kitchen read, Healthy Pizza with PIZZAZZ!

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