Attitudes are changing and when you have your own wood fired pizza oven you want to use it, but you don’t always want to be eating pizzas that are loaded in fats and salt, you want to try new ideas, bold flavours, pizza’s that are healthier not just for you, but for the whole family. Pizza can either kill your diet or be a really nourishing and healthy meal it all comes down to how YOU make them.
When you have a wood fire pizza oven, part of the charm and reason for buying one is to be able to make your own pizzas – that’s half the fun! Trying pizzas made with whole-grain crusts, heart healthy oils and lots of vegetables means you’ll have a pizza that won’t overload your system or carry with them half the guilt of traditional store bought pizzas.
When you make a pizza, you can put anything and everything you want on top – seafood, meat, vegetable, you can make your pizza’s as fat free and healthy as you want. Done right half your friends and family would never know how healthy the pizza really is – it will taste so good and so yummy it will disappear in no time at all.
From a quick and easy pizza, you can put together when you get home from work, to pizza’s suitable for dinner parties, pizzas made with whole-grain crusts have a wonderful nutty flavour. Even if you don’t have time to make and roll your own pizza base you can look for healthier – whole grain alternatives in your supermarket. Did you know you can even use tortillas or Lebanese bread as a simple and fast pizza base?
There really is such a thing as a healthy pizza that tastes so good, you can stay on your diet and still have pizza!
HOMEMADE PIZZA – the best way to get exactly what you want is to make the pizza yourself, you can either use a bread maker or knead the dough yourself, while it may take time to perfect and get used to, kneading dough by hand is quite relaxing and very simple to do. When you make your own pizza, you can decide what to put on top, opt for little – or low fat cheese, lots of vegetable, forget the meats and salamis full of fat and salt, thinly sliced chicken or salmon gives you the meat you may be craving. Try toppings like spinach, feta cheese, fresh tomatoes, herbs, or even thinly sliced potato. You can control, what and how much goes on top!
Less cheese, more fresh vegetable, no processed meats, whole grain pizza dough and less sauce and you’re on your way to a leaner you and a healthier summer pizza.