Don’t Fear The Pizza – 1
A cheese and sauce covered pie can be healthy. These four cleaner, leaner versions will satisfy your cravings but keep you looking and feeling great.
Great pizza does not have to be a greasy mess of fatty ingredients and empty calorie. In fact, with the right toppings – nutritional powerhouses like kale, sweet potato, arugula, and almonds – you can rest assured that you are fueling your body with the things it needs to build muscle, boost immunity, improve overall health, and even burn fat.
What healthy about it:
This incredibly easy to make classic pie has less saturated fat and calories than takeout.
- 1 pound store bought pizza dough
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt to taste, divided
- ¾ cup organic, low-sugar marinara sauce
- ¾ cup high quality mozzarella cheese
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon chili flakes
- ¼ cup fresh basil leaves
- 1 cup sun dried tomatoes
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees; set pizza dough out at room temperature for 20 minutes.
- Sprinkle a clean work surface with flour; roll dough into a ½ flat, 10-12 inch round or rectangle. Place it on a baking sheet or in a cast iron pan. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt.
- Place dough in oven and prebake for about 10 minutes, then remove. Top pizza with marinara sauce, and oregano, and bake on the middle rack for 12-15 more minutes.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining sea salt and chili flakes, plus basil and sun-dried tomatoes.