Make your own great tasting, healthy pizza.
Use a sheet of commercial frozen puff pastry as a base – a great time saver and great tasting. Sure it contains some fat but it’s quite thin and incredibly easy, that’s my excuse anyway! I reckon if I had to make my own pizza dough I just wouldn’t bother trying to make healthy pizza at all!
Pre-heat your oven to the max!
Prepare all the toppings first so you can add them quickly.
My top secret is to heat up a pan (one which can be placed in the oven) on the stove top and place the frozen pastry sheet in it. In other words get the cooking started on the stove top or the pastry won’t puff and crisp up properly.
Spread the pastry base with organic tomato pasta sauce, go right to the edge.
Sprinkle with dried herbs like oregano, thyme, rosemary and even chilli flakes for that extra zing.
Add the toppings you love.
Best choices are, of course, vegetables. Try olives, peppers/capsicum (thinly sliced), sundried tomatoes (great intense flavor) or halved cherry or grape tomatoes, onion slices, mushrooms (sliced), baby spinach, artichokes, pumpkin, sweet potato. Or your favorite vegetable.
If you desperately need a meat topping try to use mostly fat free shaved ham, lean chicken or seafood. I also think that a slightly sinful addition like a couple of thin slices of a hot salami – cut into thin strips – is OK too if it stops you dreaming of high calorie, high fat commercial pizzas.
Grate some low fat cheese and use it in moderation.
If you got it started on the stove top and pre-heated your oven it should only take about 7-10 minutes to cook. Keep an eye on it, you’ll see it puff up and get crisp.
I think the key is making it easy and tasty, plus think of the money you will save!
Serve with a heap of Super Salad and you’ll be able to share one pizza between two.