Don’t Fear The Pizza – 4
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.
Kale Bacon Pizza
What healthy about it:
Mouth watering bacon and eggs on a pizza. This homemade pizza packs few calories.
- 1 pound store bought pizza dough
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 4 slices bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
- ½ red or yellow onion, finely diced
- 2 cups curly kale, finely chopped
- 1 cup low-sugar marinara sauce
- 1 cup skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 egg
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and set pizza dough out at room temperature for about 20 minutes.
- On a clean work surface with a touch of flour, roll out pizza dough into a ½ inch flat 10-12 inch round. Place it on a large baking sheet or pizza stone, or in a round cast-iron skillet. Brush dough with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt, and then prebake for about 5 minutes.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, add bacon and cook until crisp; set aside to drain on a paper towel. Add diced onion to the pan and cook until softened, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Add chopped kale to the pan and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes.
- Top pizza with marinara sauce, mozzarella, and sautéed kale and onions. Bake in the oven on the middle rack for 12-14 minutes.
- Two to 4 minutes before pizza is ready. Crack eggs on top and bake until crust is crisp and egg is slightly cooked. Remove from the oven, cool slightly, and serve.