4 Ideas for Healthy Homemade Pizzas
Below you’ll find four ideas for healthy homemade pizzas using wholewheat or almond flour, fresh low-fat cheese, and substituting sausage meats for vegetables. We can even get rid of the flour altogether and use a cauliflower base.
These simple changes can make all the difference between fast food and rich, healthy meals that truly provide your children with the nutrients they need to grow up healthily.
We’re sure that your kids will love thee healthy recipes below, and they won’t even notice the difference.
4 Ideas for Healthy Homemade Pizzas
1. Use Wholewheat or Almond Flour
The general discussion about pizzas is that they’re harmful to health and their primary ingredient is refined flour. Now the public is aware that this type of flour, aside from providing no vitamins, can lead to obesity if consumed excessively.
But what would happen if we decided to swap traditional flour for other options? One often-sought choice is almond flour. It has a low glycemic index, is rich in antioxidants, fiber, minerals, vitamins, is a source of protein, and is also good for children who suffer from diabetes.
However, if you want to make a more subtle change in the base and continue using wheat flour, you can make a mixture using a certain percentage of whole wheat flour, oats, and linseed. Your children won’t notice the difference.
2. Choose Cheese Which is High in Protein and Low in Fat
The right choice of cheese can also transform a fatty pizza into a healthy one. Below, we’ve listed the most protein-rich, low-fat cheeses from lowest to highest:
- Cottage Cheese
All of these cheeses contain a greater amount of protein, although some, like parmesan, contain more fat than the rest, so you need to take care with the amount you use.
“These simple changes can make all the difference between fast food and rich, healthy food”
3. Swap Sausage Meats for Vegetables
According to the World Health Organization, they recommend eating ham and sausage meats no more than two or three times per week. This is because of the amount of chemicals and flavorings that they contain.
Many children already can’t eat them because they’re allergic to the sulphites. For them, the most obvious way to make healthy homemade pizzas is to use vegetables like sweetcorn, peppers, dried tomatoes, onion, mushrooms, eggplant, and broccoli.
Using tasty vegetables will also help your children get used to them so that they eat more greens.
4. Cauliflower Pizza Base
If you want to completely get rid of refined flour, here’s a delicious choice:
- 1 large cauliflower
- 1 egg
- 200 grams of mozzarella or grated parmesan
- Salt to taste
Start by washing the cauliflower well and chopping off the stem. Then either grate it or put it in a food processor. Then, put it in the microwave for 5 to 6 minutes, or in the oven for 10 minutes. Next, remove it from the heat and add an egg, your chosen cheese, and salt to taste. Mix well.
Take some grease-proof paper or oven paper and spread the pizza dough over it in the form of a thin disc. Then, place it back in the oven at between 160 and 180°C (350° F) for 25 minutes.
Finally, remove the base and add your topping. Remember to add less cheese because you’ve already used some in the base.
With these delicious ideas, you can now make some healthy homemade pizzas, giving your children a food that they love, while still getting the vitamins they need to stay healthy. Enjoy!
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