Who says pizza can’t be good for you? By adding healthy twists to one of America’s favorite foods, you can load up on nutrients without sacrificing the flavors you know and love.
This month, we’re highlighting alternative pizza crusts that are big on flavor, vitamins, and minerals, and low on extra calories, chemical additives and starch. Whether you are going gluten-free, counting carbs, or simply looking for exciting ways to get your children to eat more veggies, these healthy pizza recipes are guaranteed to please and have everyone grabbing for another slice.
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Just because this crust is low-carb doesn’t mean it’s low on flavor. Thanks to a blend of cheese and fragrant Italian seasoning, this cauliflower crust is delicious enough to enjoy on its own! Add your favorite toppings before popping it into the oven again, or have it straight away with a side of hummus and other delicious dips.
Personal Pan Veggies Pizza
Make pizza night into a build-your-own pizza party! Getting the kids to eat their veggies is a constant struggle. But when you add pizza into the equation and turn it into a fun activity, you’re going to wonder why you didn’t try this sooner. All you need to do is prep the base and toppings; let the kids get creative and take care of the rest.
Quinoa Pizza Crust
If you like thin-crust pizzas, then you’ll love this light and crispy quinoa pizza crust. Made with just four simple ingredients, this high protein, and gluten-free crust is the perfect base for all of your favorite pizza topping combinations.
Zucchini Pizza Crust
These days, you can sneak zucchinis into any foods – brownies, muffins, noodles, the list goes on and on. So, why not pizza? Adding shredded zucchini to your pizza dough is an excellent way to get more veggies into your diet while still satisfying that pizza craving. This herb and cheese zucchini pizza crust is so good, you’ll never want to go back to regular pizza crusts again.
When you think of healthy foods, pizza usually doesn’t come to mind. With a few twists and tweaks, however, every night can be pizza night! Eating your five-a-day and getting the kids to enjoy their veggies have never been easier. By changing up the crust to cut the carbs and offering plenty of healthy choices to use as toppings, you can ensure that the whole family is getting the nutrients that they need while indulging in the flavors that they love.
Try any of the healthy, game-changing pizza recipes above for your next pizza night, or experiment with your own healthy twists!
Recipe: Creamy Green Strawberry Dream Serving in this recipe:1
- Calories: 236.6
- Total Fat: 3.6 g 5.5%
- Saturated Fat: 0.4 g 1.9%
- Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
- Sodium: 358.7 mg 14.9%
- Total Carbs: 45.7 g 15.2%
- Dietary Fiber: 9.9 g 39.4%
- Sugar: 22.1 g
- Protein: 8.1 g 16.2%
- Vitamin A: 481.9% Vitamin C: 244.1%
- Calcium: 68.5% Iron: 26.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.