9 Balanced (and Delicious) Homemade Pizza Recipes

9 Balanced (and Delicious) Homemade Pizza Recipes

Pizza doesn’t have to be heavy and high in calories. Homemade, it can even be relatively balanced. Here are some recipes.

Food on weekends and TV evenings par excellence, pizza often equated with a heavy and high-calorie meal. But it is not always the case! If the ready-made pizzas sold in supermarkets are far from light, homemade pizza is considered healthier.

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BUT fairly thin pizza dough will be less caloric than, for example, thick pastries or cheese filling. However, it will always be less caloric than puff, shortbread or shortcrust pastry. And to keep the dish balanced, you can play on the size: the smaller it is, the less high-calorie it will be considered. And the ingredients come into play: whole wheat flour instead of classic wheat flour, less olive oil, or none at all…

Replace high-calorie toppings

And often it is the filling that contains the most calories. Thus, replace crème fraîche, which is the basis for some recipes, with a mixture of beaten eggs and milk, and avoid foods that are too fatty, such as bacon, pepperoni, or cheese. Those filled with vegetables (artichokes, mushrooms or peppers) will be significantly lower in calories. You can also replace traditional sausages with minced white meat, for example.

Ideally, evencomplement the pizza with a green salad or raw vegetables. They will bring fibers which will have the advantage of stopping quickly.

But above all, it is important to be able to have fun and Don’t Eliminate Fat From Your Diet : Some of the nutrients necessary for our body and our health are concentrated in this so-called rich diet.

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Pizza with red onion and orange zest with salt Guérande
Cut red onion into very thin slices. Cut blue or roquefort cheese into small cubes and garnish the pre-rolled pizza dough with onions, cheese, and nuts. Grate the zest of half an orange, then sprinkle the tower with fine Guérande salt. Bake fifteen minutes.

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Pizza with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, ham and mozzarella
Brush the pastry with the tomato sauce, then distribute the halved artichoke hearts, white ham slices cut into strips, sun-dried tomatoes, olives and sliced ​​mozzarella. Bake 20-30 minutes, then serve.

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Pizza with seafood
On a thin layer of tomato coulis laid on a pizza dough, lay out a mixture of seafood, after frying them. Sprinkle with herbs, drizzle with olive oil, but do not add cheese. Mussels, squid or shrimp contain very little fat but are rich in protein.

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Pizza with spinach and smoked salmon
On the pizza dough, replace the tomato sauce with a thin layer of spinach and top it with smoked salmon. You can flavor the dough by adding two tablespoons of chopped fresh basil while kneading, or give it a yellow color by adding a good teaspoon of turmeric while kneading.

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Grilled vegetable pizza
Cut eggplant, zucchini and pepper into thin slices. Brush them with olive oil and place in the oven. Garnish the pizza dough (preferably homemade) and add a few slices of goat cheese. Baking significantly reduces the amount of fat. This recipe is rich in fiber, minerals and antioxidants.

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Vegan pizza with zucchini, pesto and vegetable cheese
Fry two onions in a wok, then zucchini. Once cooked, add basil and minced garlic cloves. Roll out the pizza dough and put the filling on it. Put the vegetable cheese on the pizza, add the olives and bake for 15 minutes. At the end of cooking, add chopped fresh herbs and serve.

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Pizza with arugula and bresaola
Cover the pizza dough with a thin layer of tomato puree and a few mozzarella cubes, then bake it in the oven. Then garnish it with slices of bresaola (beef jerky) or low-fat raw ham and arugula leaves. Raw arugula provides vitamin C. As for bresaola and raw ham, they contain protein without being overloaded with lipids.

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Gluten Free Mini Pizzas
Cut two eggplants into slices 1 cm thick. Salt, leave to drain for 20 minutes, rinse with clean water and put the slices on baking paper. Brush them with olive oil and bake for 25 minutes at 180° (thermostat 6). Then lay out the slices of tomato coulis, add a thin slice of mozzarella, sliced ​​olives and a pinch of oregano. Bake again for five minutes and it’s ready.

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