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How to make a healthy pizza

Discover 5 things you can do to make a healthy homemade pizza.

The next time you fancy ordering a pizza, why not have a go at making it yourself?

It’s a good way of slashing the calories, and it could be a lot easier than you think. Here are 5 things you can do to make a healthy homemade pizza.

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Use more vegetable toppings
Making your own pizza gives you the perfect opportunity to top it with tasty goodness. For instance, you can load it with peppers, onions, spinach, mushrooms, olives, or artichokes. On the other hand, you could get creative and try more unconventional toppings like peach, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, figs, sweet potato, lemon, hummus, aubergine, blueberries, or grilled cherries.

Opt for a thinner crust
You might feel like you’re missing out with a thinner crust, when in fact you’re doing your waistline a favour while retaining all the delicious flavour of your toppings.

Try different cheeses
Mozzarella serves as a classic cheese to sprinkle on pizza. Yet there are plenty of low-calorie and reduced-fat options such as feta or goats’ cheese that you can use instead.

Go cheese-less
Have you ever thought about trying pizza without cheese? Leaving it out will lower your pizza’s calorie and fat content. But if you’re of the ‘pizza isn’t pizza without cheese’ school of thought, you could always try reducing the amount of cheese by only covering half the pizza with it.

Use more herbs and spices
Get creative and opt for herbs and spices to create your own flavours rather than using sugar-laden sauces from the supermarket. You can combine spices like garlic, barbecue, cajun, cayenne pepper, rosemary, oregano, basil, coriander, or chilli pepper.

Choosing to make a healthy, homemade pizza instead of ordering one from your local takeaway isn’t the only thing you can do to protect your health.

In fact, it’s one of six important elements that make up a healthy lifestyle.

6 elements of a healthy lifestyle

In addition to maintaining a healthy and balanced diet, you should also:

  • Get regular exercise
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Manage your stress levels
  • Get adequate sleep
  • Keep an active social life

So, there you have it, how to make a healthy pizza as well as some general tips to help you achieve a healthy lifestyle. Why not check out the rest of our health blogs?

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