Pizzas are the gold standard for all comfort foods. No one in his right mind would loathe that steaming dough with melted cheese on top. Add some onions, mushrooms, pepperoni, bacon, heck maybe even some pineapples on top and thoroughly enjoy its taste-bud tickling magnificence. In short, pizza was invented to gastronomically experience heaven on Earth.
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A minor drawback of pizza, however, is that it is often high in calories, fats, and other unhealthy components. Pizzas aren’t especially friendly to fitness buffs who are always conscious of their waistline. Fortunately, pizzas are very versatile. With the right ingredients, there is a way to get the best of both worlds: having a delectable meal while knocking down the weight-gain monster.
There are numerous pizza recipes out there that are low in carbs and calories. One such example is the basil and tomato pizza. Not only is it delicious, but it contains less than 400 calories. And here’s a bonus: it contains the cancer-fighting lycopene, a phytochemical mostly found in red fruits (such as tomatoes) as well as from herbs like parsley.
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Another healthy variant is the squash pizza. It has a butternut squash-based crust with some sweet and creamy winter vegetables on top. It is extremely low in fat but is high in fiber. You can gain an antioxidant and magnesium boost by adding a green sauce made from cashews and spinach. You can also add some arugula for a really fresh flavor. Furthermore, it goes extremely well with some tomatoes and thin slices of salmon.
Hi there! I’m Peter Medlyn. I own a startup restaurant in Oakland, California, and we serve some of the healthiest, tastiest, and freshest pizzas in town. To know more, please follow me on Twitter.