Everybody loves pizza. But not many health nuts consider pizza to be in their list of top ten healthy food choices.
Most pizzas are made with bleached white flour which has very little if any fiber content.
The pizza sauce has a considerable amount of sugar in it and the cheese and meat toppings like pepperoni and sausage are loaded with sodium and saturated fat.
So the question in this article is whether or not you can make a healthy pizza. First of all, you can start by making your crust with whole wheat flour, sea salt and olive or coconut oil. If you like crispy, thin, cracker like crust, that's all you need for the crust. If you like a bit thicker crust, you can add a pkg. of dry yeast.
For the sauce, use organic, sugar-free pizza sauce with lots of yummy oregano and other spices. Substitute the regular cheese for low-fat fresh mozzarella and try using bell peppers, onions, black olives, mushrooms and tomatoes for a yummy veggie pizza instead of pepperoni or sausage. If you just can't live without pepperoni, you might want to try using low-fat turkey pepperoni.
It's hard to live without pizza in this world. Many people grew up with Friday night being pizza and movie night in their families. However, it's not a kindness to encourage traditions that include a diet that contributes to a host of illnesses like heart disease and diabetes by eating way too much fat and too much sugar. But by trying some of these simple substitutions, your family can enjoy the scrumptious taste of pizza without the guilt.