Eat Until Your Heart’s Content – Getting the Best of Low-Fat Pizza

If you are like most people, pizza holds a special place in your heart. All of that rich, gooey cheese, spicy pepperoni and scrumptious crust makes you want run to the nearest pizzeria and say, “Give me one of everything!”

Making a pizza lower in carbohydrates doesn’t mean you need to give up everything that gives it flavour. Pizza can be an incredibly healthy and delicious option if made the right way. There are dozens of ways to lighten up your pizza while not losing the taste you love. Nobody wants to feel like they are eating a piece of cardboard with tomato sauce on it, do they? We asked a local pizza catering company how they went about preparing low fat pizzas which was a special request from one of their corporate clients.

How to go low-fat?

Any way you look at it, if you are wanting to go low-carb and lose weight, you need to cut calories. Though it may sound like a good idea to simply go for pizza with just marinara sauce, sooner or later you will probably grow quite bored. This is the time to get inventive with your pizza. For example, a roasted vegetable pizza with a cauliflower crust makes cutting carbs worth it. Imagine roasted red bell peppers, onion, mushrooms and broccoli marinated in a simple mixture of extra light virgin oil, garlic, pepper and basil. Substituting cauliflower for the flour in the crust not only lightens up with pizza, but is also a fantastic option for those who have to follow a gluten-free diet.

Cut the Crust

If looking to avoid pizza crust all together, how about using a Portobello mushroom as a crust? Cutting off the stem and filling the round head with seasoned marinara sauce, fresh basil and low-fat cheese makes this one a must-try.

If you’re not a fan of mushrooms, a sliced zucchini as the base is a fantastic idea. Simply slice the zucchini into uniform pieces and top with roasted tomato and onion. Pop in the oven for about 10 minutes and presto! These make great appetizers too!

If you are still wanting meat on your pizza, how about a spicy buffalo chicken pizza with a drizzle of chili-lime yogurt sauce? Using a pizza crust made from spaghetti squash is a great way to cut carbs, but keep the flavour.

I bet you never thought you find a carrot in your pizza, did you? Using carrots to make the crust only makes this delectable pizza even better when paired with crisp green peppers, red onion and arugula on top of a zesty red sauce.

Add some Protein

Flax seed is an excellent source protein and fibre. Top with low-fat cheese and reduced-fat sausage to get rave reviews from family and friends and add score you some massive extra health points. One slice, approximately one-quarter of the pie, has 24 grams of protein. Substituting butternut squash for flour in your pizza is another win-win situation. This incredible pie screams delish with fresh cherry tomatoes, chopped basil and low-fat pesto sauce.

Making the Most out of Your Low-Fat Pizza

When serving large groups of people, the best option is to give them a choice. Set up a healthy DIY pizza bar where guests can whip up their own personal pan pies. These specific types of low-carb pizzas are diverse enough to be crowd pleasers along with being low fat. Using high-quality ingredients and paying attention to detail is a sure-fire way to keep yourself healthy and happy.

For more information on catering options check out the author’s website at theroastingpig.co.uk – a hog roast specialist now branching out into pizza catering.

Photo Credit : Pixbay

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Making a pizza lower in carbohydrates doesn’t mean you need to give up everything that gives it flavour. Pizza can be an incredibly healthy and delicious option if made the right way. There are dozens of ways to lighten up your pizza while not losing the taste you love. Nobody wants to feel like they are eating a piece of cardboard with tomato sauce on it, do they? We asked a local pizza catering company how they went about preparing low fat pizzas which was a special request from one of their corporate clients.

How to go low-fat?

Any way you look at it, if you are wanting to go low-carb and lose weight, you need to cut calories. Though it may sound like a good idea to simply go for pizza with just marinara sauce, sooner or later you will probably grow quite bored. This is the time to get inventive with your pizza. For example, a roasted vegetable pizza with a cauliflower crust makes cutting carbs worth it. Imagine roasted red bell peppers, onion, mushrooms and broccoli marinated in a simple mixture of extra light virgin oil, garlic, pepper and basil. Substituting cauliflower for the flour in the crust not only lightens up with pizza, but is also a fantastic option for those who have to follow a gluten-free diet.

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If looking to avoid pizza crust all together, how about using a Portobello mushroom as a crust? Cutting off the stem and filling the round head with seasoned marinara sauce, fresh basil and low-fat cheese makes this one a must-try.

If you’re not a fan of mushrooms, a sliced zucchini as the base is a fantastic idea. Simply slice the zucchini into uniform pieces and top with roasted tomato and onion. Pop in the oven for about 10 minutes and presto! These make great appetizers too!

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Add some Protein

Flax seed is an excellent source protein and fibre. Top with low-fat cheese and reduced-fat sausage to get rave reviews from family and friends and add score you some massive extra health points. One slice, approximately one-quarter of the pie, has 24 grams of protein. Substituting butternut squash for flour in your pizza is another win-win situation. This incredible pie screams delish with fresh cherry tomatoes, chopped basil and low-fat pesto sauce.

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When serving large groups of people, the best option is to give them a choice. Set up a healthy DIY pizza bar where guests can whip up their own personal pan pies. These specific types of low-carb pizzas are diverse enough to be crowd pleasers along with being low fat. Using high-quality ingredients and paying attention to detail is a sure-fire way to keep yourself healthy and happy.

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Photo Credit : Pixbay

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