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14 Healthy Pizza Recipes That Totally Beat Traditional Ones

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Why bother try any of these healthy pizza recipes? It’s waaaaaayyyy easier to order a pizza and eat it within 15 minutes! (Plus, the clean-up would be SO much easier!)

If you’re thinking this, I totally get you.

But you should really consider these healthy pizza recipes next time you have a craving for pizza. Because you only have one body. And doesn’t it make sense to give your body some love by nourishing it with nutrients that will help preserve it?

I mean, commercial pizzas bring nothing to the body. The stuff is laden with inflammatory seed oils, processed meats, wheat, sugar, and many food additives that can spell trouble for your immune system, heart, brain, hormonal balance, gut flora, and so on.

But… I also like tasty food!

And who doesn’t? But guess what? Healthy foods can be del-i-cious if you know how to prep them right.

Still skeptical? Then, check out the following impressive healthy pizza recipes. They’ll definitely knock your socks off.

Discover 14 impressive healthy pizza recipes that call for healthy ingredients only. Who said that eating healthy had to be boring?


A. Pizza Crust

1. Mini Pizza Crust

Among all the healthy pizza recipes that you’ll find online, this one is definitely a keeper.

Why?

Well, this pizza crust contains only 3 simple ingredients! Plus, you don’t an oven to bake it.

Less than 10 minutes in a pan and it’s ready to be loaded with your favorite toppings. How awesome is that?

My only beef with this recipe is that it lists baking powder in the ingredient list.

The issue with baking powder is that it contains corn starch which, even in tiny amounts, can cause issues for people with autoimmune conditions. Plus, many brands contain aluminum which can worsen autoimmune flares.

Suggested modifications:

  • Instead of baking powder, use baking soda and lemon juice or vinegar instead. As a rule of thumb, for every teaspoon of baking powder, use 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1 ½ teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar. So, since this recipe calls for 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, use 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda plus 3/4 teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar.
  • Your local store doesn’t carry ‘Mutti’ tomato sauce? Check the recipe below to see how I whip up my own pizza sauce.

DIY tasty homemade tomato paste

For this paste, you will need:

  • Organic peeled plum tomatoes (about 56oz)
  • Grass-fed butter (8 tablespoons)
  • Onions, chopped (2 medium)
  • Cloves garlic, minced (8)
  • Thyme, chopped (a few sprigs or 1-2 tablespoons)
  • Salt, ground pepper, dried oregano and cayenne pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large sauce pan, melt the butter over medium-high heat.
  2. Transfer the tomatoes in an immersion blender. Pulse until you get a sauce that has the consistency that you want (either with chunks or completely smooth).
  3. Add the onions, garlic, and thyme to the sauce pan. Sauté until they become golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  4. Pour in the tomato sauce plus the seasonings. Bring to simmer and then, lower the heat.
  5. Cook for 50 more minutes while gently crushing the tomatoes as they cook. Stir from time to time. [You know your sauce is ready when there’s no water left and you can see small droplets of fat on the surface. If it’s too thick, just add one tablespoon of water or bone broth at a time until you get a sauce you love.]

Great to know:

  • Can’t tolerate almond flour? No worries! The developer of this pizza crust came up with its coconut flour version.
  • This recipe doesn’t call for yeast, meaning no need to prep your pizza from scratch.
  • Depending on the size of your pan, you can get 2-4 bases with this recipe.
  • Ended up with a dough that is pretty hard to spread out? No biggie! Just add a little milk to obtain the right batter.
  • The more you let this crust sit, the thicker it becomes. So, I strongly suggest you prep the batter and cook it immediately.
  • If you’re going to freeze your pizza crust, thaw it out when needed and reheat at 350F until crispy.

2. Quick and Easy Pizza Crust

Been dreaming of pizzas topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese lately? Thanks to this ready-in-less-than-30-minutes pizza crust, you can now enjoy pizza once again without feeling guilty!

Suggested modifications:

  • Instead of using light-flavored olive oil, stick to regular extra virgin olive oil. Why? Well, because light-tasting olive oil is produced at high temperatures using chemicals. If you really don’t care about EVOO’s taste, you can use macadamia oil instead but this oil comes with a hefty price tag.
  • Don’t have coconut flour on hand? Replace it with some cassava flour.

Great to know:

  • If you want to go the cast iron skillet route for this recipe, you’ll want to use a 12-inch skillet. Make sure to season your dough before spreading it out in your skillet and cook it for the same amount of time.
  • Turn your pizza crust into a focaccia ‘bread’ by adding some turmeric and coriander.
  • Can’t tolerate almond flour but still want to give this recipe a go? Just omit the blanched almond flour, subbing it with 3 additional tablespoons of coconut flour. This means you’ll need 9-10 tablespoons of coconut flour, which is about ⅔
  • Use garlic infused oil instead of EVOO for a much greater taste compared to the old-style pizza crust.

 3. Simple Pizza Crust

This 3-flour pizza crust is, hands down, one of the best healthy pizza recipes you could bite in. Top it with what your heart desires and it’ll taste exactly like a thin, crispy, full of flavor pizza!

Suggested modifications:

  • Ran out of tapioca flour? No problem! Just double the amount of almond flour. Note: if you can’t hold a slice in your hand, throw your crust back in the oven.
  • If tapioca flour gives you awful headaches, just sub it with some arrowroot powder and you’re ready to go. (Plus, you might want to investigate these headaches: do your blood sugar levels spike when you eat products containing tapioca flour?)

Tip: If your dough becomes so sticky that you can’t roll it out, gradually add some more coconut flour until you obtain a workable dough.

 Great to know:

  • If you can’t have coconut flour, better choose another pizza recipe. Subbing the coconut flour in this recipe can be quite tricky since coconut flour is very different compared to other flours.
  • Thinking of freezing some dough and pulling it out when in a time crunch? Yes, that’s doable. Just wrap it in some plastic wrap and seal it in a zip lock bag or airtight bag.
  • To obtain a perfectly crispy base, bake your crust on a greased pizza pan that has holes in it.
  • Replace the coconut milk with some cashew milk for a nutty burst of flavor (or any other milk of your choice).
  • Don’t like sauce on your pizza? Just use some goat milk cheese instead, drizzling a bit of extra virgin olive oil on top and then topping with some sliced, pitted black olives.

4. 4-Ingredient Pizza Crust

Looking for healthy pizza recipes that can be rapidly prepared during weeknight dinners? This almond flour pizza crust fits the bill perfectly.

Suggested modification:

  • Find the taste of coconut oil too overwhelming? Sub it with some grass-fed butter or ghee.

 Great to know:

  • If you decide to freeze some of your crust, be careful when handling it as it cracks easily.
  • Do not try to sub the almond flour with coconut flour. This wouldn’t work as coconut flour absorbs a lot of moisture compared to almond flour.
  • If you’re tempted to use only egg whites, please don’t. Throwing out the yolks = losing some omega-3 fatty acids, beta-carotene, vitamin D, choline, and selenium!

 Tips:

  • To have a nice and crispy pizza crust, make sure to roll your dough about ¼-inch thick. For a thicker crust, double the recipe and bake until golden.
  • To avoid having pizza dough stuck all over your hands, refrigerate it up to 1 hour before rolling it out.
  • If you use jumbo eggs instead of large ones, make sure to add some more almond flour to your batter.

5. Easy Pizza Crust

This pizza crust is a healthy option to satisfy your “pizza tooth”! Cover it with some sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, broccolis, ground beef, and a few seeded and diced jalapenos. Perfection!

Suggested modification:

  • Can’t tolerate coconut flour? Sub it with ¼ cup of arrowroot starch.

 Tips:

  • To handle your dough and be able to roll it out without making a mess, use 2-3 additional tablespoons of tapioca flour.
  • Ended up with a puffed crust, full of air? Use a fork and gently poke a few holes in it.
  • What makes healthy pizza recipes so fast to prep is that you can just throw all your ingredients in your food processor, give it a whiz and pop it in the oven.

6. Grain Free Pizza Crust

This coconut flour and tapioca starch pizza crust will soon become one of your favorite healthy pizza recipes. This is because you don’t have to be a baking pro to make this dough. You just have to gently work the dough with your hands and it will turn out perfect!

Suggested modifications:

  • As mentioned previously, you’ll want to avoid using baking powder. As a rule of thumb, for every teaspoon of baking powder, use ¼ teaspoon of baking soda plus 1½ teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar. So, since this recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of baking powder, use ¾ teaspoon of baking soda plus 4½ teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar.
  • Wondering how to make your crust without eggs? Just replace each egg with 1 tablespoon of Chia seeds or flax seeds + 3 tablespoons of water. Let the mixture stand for 10-15 minutes until it becomes thick and quite sticky. If you end up with a really wet dough, let it bake for longer and it will be fine.

Great to know:

Substituting almond flour for tapioca starch won’t work due to their different fat content. However, feel free to sub tapioca starch with arrowroot flour if needed.

7. Special Pizza Crust

This recipe is quite special as you can skip the blanched almond flour completely and still end up with an amazing crust! Get ready to add this pizza base to your list of healthy pizza recipes that are crunchy, yet soft and airy.

Suggested modifications:

  • If you want a denser crust, use 1 cup tapioca flour, ½ cup coconut flour and about ¼ cup olive oil.
  • Ran out of olive oil? Use coconut oil.

Great to know: This recipe yields a 12-inch/14-inch pizza base.

8. NY Style Pizza Crust

This list of healthy pizza recipes would be incomplete without this pizza crust recipe. This crust tastes so yummy that you’ll end up removing all the toppings and savoring the crust alone. Yes! It’s that good!

Suggested modifications:

  • If you’re sensitive to almond flour, you could use arrowroot flour instead.
  • The almond flour in this recipe is easily replaced with sunflower flour.
  • Not a fan of sweetness in savory foods? Use only ½ tablespoon of honey.

 Great to know:

  • If you want to impress your guests with a beautiful pizza, put your dough on a parchment paper, in a Le Creuset skillet, in your oven. Don’t forget to heat it first, exactly like you would with a pizza stone.
  • Can’t figure out why you ended up with a dough that didn’t rise at all? This may be due to old yeast or the water being at an incorrect temperature.
  • Whatever substitutions you make, do not omit the tapioca starch in this recipe. Because this is what creates the required texture. If you don’t have starch, better go for pizza crusts that are prepped with only almond flour.

 Tips:

  • Want to freeze your crust after baking it? Once you remove it from the freezer, allow it to thaw first, then add toppings of your choice. Then, you want to cook the crust for a few minutes for a nice and crispy finish.
  • For a guaranteed success, cook your pizza for 7 minutes on one side until it is golden brown. Then, flip it over, baking it for 2 more minutes, before adding your toppings.
  • Make sure that your parchment paper is good for 500F, else it will burn at the edges.
  • Since this dough is quite sticky, rub some oil over your hands to make it easy when working with it.

B. Healthy Pizza Recipes with Toppings

9. Salmon Pizza

Healthy pizza recipes like this one rival any traditional pizza and will leave you astounded! Keep some pieces for your next day’s lunch and they’ll taste delish even if eaten cold. Pretty cool, right?

Tip: Always bake your pizza crusts on their own for a few minutes to get it super crispy.

10. Thin Crust Chicken Pesto Pizza

Pesto + white mushrooms + Kalamata olives + red onions + Italian seasonings = a flavorful burst in each single bite.

Suggested modifications:

  • Again, you’ll want to replace the baking powder with ¼ teaspoon of baking soda plus 1 ½ teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar.
  • Can’t have arrowroot flour? Sub it with some tapioca flour.

Tip: If your dough isn’t sticking together, gradually add 1-2 tablespoons of oil until you can shape the dough into a ball.

 11. Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza

Who said that healthy pizza recipes have to be boring? Cashew cream, smoked gouda cheese, cilantro and tomato sauce are the super stars in this tikka masala pizza.

Great to know:

  • If your dough becomes a sloppy mess, it might be due to the almond flour that you used. When buying this flour, choose one that’s finely grounded and blanched and not too mealy.
  • You’ll want to avoid using the soaking water left after draining your cashews. Although this provides a great flavor and texture, it contains phytates. This could cause issues if you have an overgrowth of bacteria in your intestines (a.k.a. small intestinal bacterial overgrowth or ‘leaky gut’) Moreover, phytates tend to bind with dietary minerals like iron, zinc, manganese, and calcium, thus slowing their absorption.

Note: If you don’t like cashews, you’ll want to skip this recipe as your crust will definitely have a cashew taste.

C. Plantain Pizza Crust

12. Easy Plantain Veggie Tart

If you’ve never tried baking a plantain pizza crust before, you’re missing out big time! Healthy pizza recipes like this one makes eating clean so easy (and yummy!)

Compared to other pizzas that are covered with tomato sauce, this plantain tart gets topped with a pretty green spread and many colorful veggies. Fresh-squeezed orange juice and lemon juice, avocados, radishes and a handful of pomegranate arils. These uncommon pizza ingredients get paired for a phenomenal burst of flavor.

Suggested modification:

  • Once again, replace the baking powder with ¼ teaspoon of baking soda plus 1 ½ teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar.

Check the video below to learn how to quickly peel green plantains.

13. Plantain Pizza Crust

Don’t you just love how pizza can be transformed into something healthier without losing any of its savor? Whiz a few ingredients in your food processor, spread them on a parchment paper, and bake. Healthy pizza recipes cannot get any easier!

The combination of egg whites and Italian seasonings in this plantain pizza crust was simply ingenious.

Get ready for a super tasty pizza, baked in less than 30 minutes.

Great to know:

  • A ripe green plantain is simply a green plantain that is slightly If you use one that’s completely yellow, your pizza will have a sweeter flavor.
  • If you use a ripe plantain that has started to brown, your pizza crust won’t become crisp. So, you’ll want to try a slightly green plantain that has started to yellow for a perfect crust.
  • As a rule of thumb, when a pizza crust recipe calls for ripe green plantains, make sure that they are somewhere in between super soft and rock hard.

14. Grain Free Pizza

Still searching for tasty, healthy pizza recipes as alternatives to conventional ones? Look no more! This arrowroot and coconut flour plantain crust is just what you need. Add some truffle salt (optional), fresh rosemary and ground black pepper to this recipe and you’ll have to pull yourself away!

Don’t want to dive in the usual tomato pizza? Check the recipe below to see how I whip up my own creamy white sauce.

DIY creamy white homemade sauce

  • Garlic cloves, minced (4)
  • Grass-fed butter (1 tablespoon)
  • Cauliflower florets, steamed (2-3 cups)
  • Water or veggie broth (3-4 cups)
  • Almond milk or any milk of your choice (¼ cup)
  • Salt, ground pepper, dried oregano and cayenne pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a medium skillet, sauté your minced garlic in some butter over low heat. Let cook for several minutes until it becomes soft. Remove it from the heat before it browns.
  2. Carefully transfer the florets to your blender or food processor. Proceed by adding ½ cup of water or veggie broth, sautéed garlic, milk, and seasonings. Puree until you obtain a very smooth sauce. If your sauce is too thick, add some more water or veggie broth and blend a second time.

Serving suggestion: Spread some smoked salmon, spring mix, tomato, and cream sauce over your plantain pizza for a delicious finish.

P.S. Take a look at the 5 veggies that boost female metabolism and burn off lower belly fat.



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