The Healthiest Pizza in the World [INFOGRAPHIC]
Looking for a healthy pizza recipe that won’t break your keto diet? I’ve got one you can try at home, so keep reading to find out more!.
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How to Make Keto-Friendly Healthy Pizza
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The Crust Is Key to This Healthy Pizza
You have my green light to eat it as often as you like. It’s not expensive. It’s not hard to make, and it’s packed with fiber, phytonutrients, and plenty of flavors.
Phytonutrients Definition: Natural chemicals in plant foods that may help your body work properly and prevent diseases.
The secret to this amazingly healthy pizza is the crust. The crust consists of three simple, healthy ingredients: cauliflower, cheese, and eggs. You cannot see a grain of white flour or sugar here!
You can even skip the salt and extra oil because the cheese contains fat and salt already. I recommend using natural and organic ingredients if you can, but this healthy pizza recipe works just fine with conventional produce and ingredients. Be especially careful, however, in selecting your tomato sauce. Many tomato sauces have an alarming amount of added sugar, so make sure you read the ingredients before selecting your sauce.
- 2 cups finely grated cauliflower
- 2 cups shaved mozzarella cheese, plus extra for topping (I use a pre-shaved organic brand.)
- 2 large eggs
- Tomato sauce
- Pizza toppings of your choice (I like mushrooms, fresh tomato slices, and fresh basil.)
- Cheese grater
- Parchment paper (or baking sheet)
- Round pizza pan with a lip
- Pre-heat oven to 450°F. Cut parchment paper to match the size and shape of your pizza pan. Using parchment paper is the best way to prevent your crust from sticking to the baking surface.
- Finely grate your cauliflower and remove any large chunks. You want a fine, uniform texture like rice.
- Mix together cauliflower, mozzarella cheese, and two eggs until well-combined. At this point, it may not look like it could possibly turn into pizza crust, but it will bake to a thin, crunchy, flexible crust–just watch!
- Place the cauliflower mixture at the center of the parchment paper on the pizza pan. Spread the mixture thinly but evenly throughout up to the edges of the pan.
- Bake crust at 450°F for 15 minutes.
- Assemble the rest of your toppings. Place a small dollop of tomato sauce–start with less than you think you’ll need–at the center of your crust and spread it out nearly to the edge. Be conservative with the sauce–putting too much sauce was one of my mistakes when I was perfecting this recipe!
- Top the food with cheese, followed by other toppings of your choice, like fresh tomatoes, spinach, fresh herbs, zucchini, artichoke hearts, and other types of fresh veggies. I add whole, fresh basil leaves, slices of organic tomato, a few grams of mushroom, and sometimes, thinly sliced pepperoni.
- Return it to the oven and bake until the cheese is evenly melted and just beginning to turn golden on the surface.
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Nutritional Information of the Ingredients
Although it’s clear that I’m recommending the healthiest pizza recipe you’ll try, it’s still worth highlighting the nutritional information or calories of the crust’s ingredients since the crust is key to this veggie pizza recipe.
Cauliflower is one of the healthy cruciferous vegetables. Two cups of this vegetable are already rich in many essential nutrients, such as the following:
- Vitamin C (92.8 mg)
- Vitamin A (261 international units)
- Potassium (606 mg)
- Iron (0.88 mg)
- Calcium (44 mg)
- Protein (3.96 g)
- Fiber (5 g)
Dietary fiber, for example, is present in many types of fruits and vegetables and is popular for its many health benefits. One great benefit of fiber is that it helps normalize bowel movements and maintain good bowel health. It increases the size and weight of your stool and helps soften it, decreasing the risk of constipation and helping eliminate bulky stool.
Protein also plays an important role in the body as one of the components of a body cell. Your body needs protein for building and repairing tissues. This nutrient is also an essential building block of your blood, skin, cartilage, muscles, and bones.
Cheese makes various recipes more flavorful, and aside from being a delicious ingredient, it's also full of nutrients. Two cups of mozzarella cheese contain the following:
- Vitamin A (1168 international units)
- Potassium (215 mg)
- Iron (0.56 mg)
- Calcium (1652 mg)
- Protein (58.67 g)
- Sodium (1193 mg)
Sodium, for example, is an essential electrolyte crucial for muscle contraction and enzyme operations. Because it is an electrolyte, it aids in regulating the fluid level in your body. This electrolyte's channels and gateways regulate the body's extracellular fluid and pump water into the cell. Sodium also helps improve brain function, as it is an important element for brain development and helps in keeping your mind sharp.
One of the important benefits of calcium is it is an essential nutrient for bone health. We need this nutrient to keep our bones healthy and strong from birth to old age. As we age, we need more calcium since our bones get weaker and more brittle.
Eggs are a famous addition to our breakfast because you can cook them in many ways, such as an omelet. Two large eggs give you the following nutrients:
- Vitamin A (487 international units)
- Potassium (134 mg)
- Iron (1.83 mg)
- Calcium (53 mg)
- Protein (12.58 g)
- Sodium (140 mg)
Vitamin A, for example, is a fat-soluble vitamin that's healthy for your body tissues, bones, skin, and vision. This vitamin helps preserve your eyesight as it helps convert the light that enters your eyes into a signal sent to your brain. Your body also needs Vitamin A for the function and production of your white blood cells, helping you clear and capture bacteria from your bloodstream.
Potassium is a macromineral that helps control the electrical activity of several muscles and your heart and helps regulate fluid balance. The nutrient also aids in maintaining alkalinity in your body, preventing your body from having too much acid that may lead to bloating, nausea, or burping. A lack of potassium can result in constipation, weakness, or fatigue.
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That’s it for your pizza night! This is a surprisingly easy, healthy pizza recipe for one of America’s favorite foods—one often packed with sugar and all-purpose flour. With just a little effort, you can make delicious, healthy keto pizza at home, and it is absolutely, positively approved by me.
What nutritious toppings will you add to your healthy homemade pizza? Tell us in the comments section below!
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