Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips
Our healthy pizza will satisfy your pizza cravings without breaking the diet! We’ve used a wholemeal pizza base to give you plenty of fibre, and rolled it out really thin to make a large healthy pizza to share, or two smaller pizzas. Reducing the size of your pizza is a great way to stick to your diet and still enjoy your favourite foods. Making your own tomato sauce cuts sugar and calories, and using just a scattering of mozzarella cuts the fat content, whilst giving you the cheesy pizza fix you’re craving. Good-for-you toppings like spinach, onion and mushrooms add nutritional value and flavour without upping the calorie count too much. This healthy pizza has a beautifully crisp base, making it taste much more like a real pizza than ones made from cauliflower or tortillas. This veg-packed healthy pizza proves you can still enjoy your favourite comfort foods whilst watching what you eat.
- 1 wholemeal pizza base (we used Northern Dough Co)
- 1 tin tomatoes
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 red onion, sliced
- 1/2tbsp olive oil
- 100g mushrooms, sliced
- 100g spinach, wilted
- 80g light mozzarella
- handful basil leaves
- To make the tomato base, bring the tinned tomato to a simmer in a shallow pan, add the chopped garlic, and leave to simmer for 15 mins. Season and stir in a few torn basil leaves.
- Heat the oil in a small frying pan and gently cook the onions until they soften and start to caramelize.
- Heat the oven to 200C. On top of some baking paper, roll out the pizza dough until very thin and make either one large pizza (about 14 inches) or two smaller pizzas. Transfer the dough (keeping on the paper) to a baking tray, top with tomato sauce, then arrange the sliced mushrooms, wilted spinach, and caramelized onions on top. Tear over the mozzarella.
- Cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the base if cooked and cheese has melted and started to brown. Scatter with fresh basil leaves, if you like.
Nutritional information per portion
- Calories 408(kcal)
- Fat 10.0g
- Saturates 3.5g
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.