Healthy Pizza Toppings

I’m a big fan of delicious pizzas, I make them from scratch and always throw on lashings of lovely delicious toppings like salami, mozzarella cheese, bacon, ham and salmon. I’ve even made pizza with duck! The one thing about pizza though, is that it is not the most healthiest dinners if you’re planning on watching the calories. So in an attempt to try and be a bit more healthy and feeling less guilty, I’ve made some nice pizzas using healthy pizza toppings by ditching the cheese and tomato base. Although I don’t think the base is actually that bad, seeing as it’s just tomato but I’ve decided to try something completely different, just to give another twist to my homemade pizzas.

I’ve experimented a few times with different toppings, in fact, most times I make pizza, I’ll always make an effort to try different toppings, just for some variety and to try something new out. In this post, I’m going to talk about two healthy pizza toppings ideas which I really enjoyed and wanted to share. One is more healthier than the other but both are equally as delicious. I’d encourage you to try out different toppings and also put them in the comments to share, I love hearing interesting ideas and am always looking for inspiration.

If you haven’t made pizza dough from scratch before, I’d highly recommend you trying it, it takes a little bit of time and preparation as you need to wait for the dough to rise but the results are certainly worth it. If you don’t have the time to make your own dough, some supermarkets do prepared dough. You just have to roll it out, throw on your ingredients and put it in the oven. Aldi do a really good pizza base dough which I’ve used and would recommend if you’re in a rush or aren’t feeling up to making your own.

Ingredients:

  • Garlic
  • Spinach
  • Olive oil for drizzling




Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees
  2. In a sauce pan, cook your spinach in a little olive oil and cook until they start wilting
  3. Put them in a strainer or a sieve and remove any excess water by squeezing it out
  4. Slice your garlic into thin strips
  5. Put your garlic and spinach onto the pizza (try and cover as much of the pizza base as you can. In the photos below, as I was making two pizzas, I had to split my spinach over two pizzas.
  6. Drizzle some olive oil over the top
  7. Cook in the oven for 12 – 15 minutes until the base is cooked through
  8. Enjoy!

I made this another time using a few more ingredients like parma ham, tomatoes and low fat buffalo mozzarella. It was delicious too!

topping ideas

Here are some toppings I used

preparing-ingredients

Cut up your ingredients so you have them ready

preparing-spinach-for-pizza

Fry the spinach on medium heat until the leaves have wilted. Strain off the excess water after cooking

pizza-base

Lay out your pizza base on a stone or a pizza tray

throw on your toppings

Add spinach, garlic and drizzle of olive oil onto the pizza base




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My finished garlic, spinach and olive oil pizza

delicious-pizza

Enjoy – Delicious pizza that is not so unhealthy!

topping inspiration

Pizza Topping Ideas – Ham, buffalo mozzeralla, spinach, garlic, tomato and olive oil

pizza-oven-180-degrees-15-minutes

Cooked in the oven at 180 degrees for 12 – 15 minutes

 




 

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