How to make pizza healthy

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How to make pizza healthy

If there's one food that almost everyone likes, it's pizza. Responsible for bringing whole families together and feeding them, pizza is definitely one of the nicest and dearest dishes

Pizza is a recipe that consists of a base of dough fermented with wheat flour covered with tomato sauce and various ingredients that may include various types of cheese, meat and spices.

Pizza due to its very high carbohydrate and fat content turns out to be a food with a very high caloric density, which can exceed 1000kcal per pizza.

However, there are alternatives, so that you can continue to enjoy this recipe without compromising all the effort made in the previous days. Besides being able to make your own recipe at home, even in restaurants there are healthier options than others.

Generally, the healthiest and least caloric options include foods such as: white cheese, rocket, tomato, mushrooms, vegetables, fruit, chicken, tuna, egg and stuffed edges and fine base. This type of food has more fiber, which allows the feeling of satiety more quickly, which may cause less pizza slices to be eaten during the meal. On the other hand, lean meats and fish are also interesting options and alternatives to bacon or ham, as they have a much lower fat content. If there's one food that almost everyone likes, it's pizza. Responsible for bringing whole families together and feeding them, pizza is definitely one of the nicest and dearest dishes

Pizza is a recipe that consists of a base of dough fermented with wheat flour covered with tomato sauce and various ingredients that may include various types of cheese, meat and spices.

Pizza due to its very high carbohydrate and fat content turns out to be a food with a very high caloric density, which can exceed 1000kcal per pizza.

However, there are alternatives, so that you can continue to enjoy this recipe without compromising all the effort made in the previous days. Besides being able to make your own recipe at home, even in restaurants there are healthier options than others.

Generally, the healthiest and least caloric options include foods such as: white cheese, rocket, tomato, mushrooms, vegetables, fruit, chicken, tuna, egg and stuffed edges and fine base. This type of food has more fiber, which allows the feeling of satiety more quickly, which may cause less pizza slices to be eaten during the meal. On the other hand, lean meats and fish are also interesting options and alternatives to bacon or ham, as they have a much lower fat content.

On the other hand, those that should be consumed with greater moderation include foods such as: bacon, four cheeses, cream, cheddar cheese, since in addition to having a very high caloric value, they also have a very high saturated fat content, which is not nutritionally interesting.

The base of pizza, usually rich in refined flour, is usually what makes this recipe with a high carbohydrate content.

It is possible to make a healthier base and also with a low carbohydrate content and the options range from using egg whites, quinoa and oats or cauliflower as the main ingredient in the base.

On the other hand, choosing the traditional wheat pasta does not have to be a bad option. Using whole wheat flour, which has a higher fiber content, there will be a greater satiety compared to refined wheat flour.

Once the base is made, the tomato sauce to be used can be homemade or purchased, as long as no ingredients other than tomato and salt are added. The ingredients you top with will dictate how high the pizza is, so it is better to choose those that produce a feeling of satiety at the end of the meal and have a lower saturated fat content.

Replacing some ingredients with lighter ones and transforming the toppings with more nutritious and low glycemic options is a way to keep pizza on the menu without leaving the diet.

Here are some creative suggestions for dribbling the calories of pizza and adapting it to your healthy eating routine:

Keep the oven warm: to prevent the middle of the pizza from becoming "soft" and to ensure that the whole dough is crispy, it is essential to keep the temperature high. From 230 to 260 degrees Celsius is enough.

Do not exaggerate in quantities: to keep the pizza tasty, avoid putting large quantities of each food chosen to give flavour to the dough. Heavier foods such as cheese should be placed in small quantities or thin slices.

Bake or roast the dough before placing the ingredients: this is a viable option for you to make sure the dough will hold the weight of the ingredients and ensure that the middle of it will not get soft.

Beware of water loosing ingredients: tomatoes and cheese, for example, may loosen liquids when baking and take all the crocantia out of the dough. Therefore, when choosing to include these ingredients, place only the minimum necessary and in thin slices.

Bake the dough in the grill: this is an interesting way to innovate in the preparation of your pizza, making it taste special and look different.

Bet on the ready-made dough: some bakeries prepare good dough so you only have to worry about the ingredients to give flavor to your pizza. But it is important to remember that it is important to buy in an establishment that you know you are a fancier of the quality of the product, with fresh ingredients and light pasta.

Invest in a whole wheat pasta: exchange part of the refined white flour for the 100% whole wheat flour or even with the addition of grains to create a healthier and more nutritious pizza dough, with lower glycemic index.

Turn your sandwich into a pizza: lightly toast one or more thin slices of sandwich bread, add your favorite sauce and add your favorite pizza flavor. To add an extra touch of pizza, include oregano.

Pizza on pita bread or Syrian bread: another healthy option is to use a pita bread, also known as Syrian bread, to make an individual mini pizza. If possible, opt for full versions of this dough.

It is important not to forget that by not eating pizza on a very regular basis, you can opt for the one you like most without having to think about calories, since a healthy and balanced diet should also give space to foods and recipes that, although not so rich from a nutritional point of view, feed the soul.

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Fernanda Manuela Tomas Viegas
Fernanda Manuela Tomas Viegas
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