PIZZA Made Better

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IMG_1581 Cabanossi, capsicum, feta, corn, pumpkin

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Yes. Healthier pizza. But lets be clear….

I’ve left out the unimportant kilojoule calculations. Pizza is fun and was invented to be enjoyed (right?). I had a great time cooking these with friends, and that IS important.

yesterday’s teaser about healthy pizza was captivating but when you stop and actually think about eating the ‘healthy’ option, you would soon find no resemblance to real PIZZA. I’ve tried to find an acceptable middle ground.

Having fun with cooking, and having a supportive, happy environment can really take the pressure off thinking and worrying about food. Being in the moment, rather than worrying about the bigger picture all at once can also make the insurmountable achievable. *Enough philosophising*.

My Tips:

  • Don’t deprive yourself.
  • Less than 1/3 Cup cheese per pizza
  • Limit processed meats such as cabanossi and ham. Give each slice a taste, learn to appreciate that flavour as something special. After all, these may not be sweet but they are treats.
  • Lots of veggies, maybe 2 or 3 varieties per pizza: corn, pineapple, capsicum, rocket etc.
  • Be careful with the tomato base. It can really add kilojoules as it’s sweetened with sugar
  • Choose thinner bases. Less bread = More Crispy! (oh and also Less kilojoules)
  • Serve two slices and no more. Know your limit and stick to it.
  • Try having water before or after your meal.
  • Made a small side salad, it can go further than you think in creating those happy feelings of fullness.
  • Don’t be scared of tinned vegetables, just give them a rinse to remove excess salt.

Until next time

Jack

Please remember that I’m a dietetics STUDENT, so none of my opinions should be trusted! PLEASE consult an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) or your GP before applying anything discussed in this blog to your diet or exercise regime

 

 

 

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