Who says pizza only makes you pile on the pounds? You can enjoy a healthy version of this tasty treat just by tweaking the recipe slightly.

For starters, changing the pizza base can make a lot of difference. If you’re making it at home, use wheat flour mixed with refined. Or buy a whole-wheat pizza base instead of a maida one. And instead of processed cheese, use low-fat cottage cheese as topping and load it with vegetables to balance its nutritional value. Check out the Healthy Pizza recipe we’ve given below:

Healthy Pizza

Ingredients

For the sauce

1 ½ cup of tomato puree

½ cup carrots, steamed and pureed

3-4 garlic cloves

1 tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves

½ to 1 tsp dry oregano or 1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano

2 tbsp olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

For the paneer

125-150 gms paneer, cubed

4 tbsp hung curd

1 bell pepper, diced

1 onion, sliced long and fine

1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste (more garlic than ginger)

¼ tsp haldi

½ tsp dhania powder

½ tsp red chili powder

½ tsp tandoori masala (use garam masala powder as substitute)

½ tsp ajwain (carom seeds)

¼ to ½ tsp lemon juice

½ tsp chaat masala

Salt to taste

Two whole-wheat pizza bases

Olive oil for basting

Method

  1. Whisk the dahi with ginger-garlic paste, ajwain, salt, lemon juice and the dry spice powders till its smooth. Add the paneer and diced veggies to the marinade, ensuring they are evenly coated. Cover and set aside for an hour.
  2. Heat olive oil in a small pan. Add garlic and sauté; add tomato puree. Once the tomatoes are cooked, add the basil, oregano, salt and pepper.
  3. Preheat oven to 250 degrees C. Brush some olive oil on the pizza base. Spread the tomato pizza sauce; then add the marinated paneer cubes and vegetables. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the paneer is light brown. Serve hot with red chilli flakes for extra zing.

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Written by Neha Jain

Neha Jain

She may have multiple degrees to back her expertise, but Neha Jain believes there’s nothing complex about nutrition. There is no magic formula for a healthy diet – the trick lies in balancing a variety of food groups and ensuring you’re eating the right portion size. With an MSc in Food and Nutrition from Delhi University and diplomas in naturopathy and yogic sciences, Neha is also a certified diabetes educator with extensive experience in endocrinological disorders and weight reduction, having worked with renowned endocrinologist Dr Ambrish Mithal in Delhi. Her goal is to help people find easy ways to make healthy choices, and believes HealthifyMe has simplified her task with its technology. Neha’s made the right choices for her family – she’s helped her husband control his high cholesterol levels and borderline diabetes by changing the meal plan at home, and introducing him to regular exercise – and now she’s hoping to ‘healthify’ you too.

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1 COMMENT

  1. This is an amazing recipe, and one that I am more than willing to try! It would be great for my other wellness followers who are trying to burn fat and have the wrong idea about pizza and other foreign breads right now. With this recipe having ginger, garlic and peppers included, it is obviously a healthy treat! I love it. Looking forward to seeing what other new and exciting recipes there might be too.

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