Pizza is definitely one of the most popular foods in the world. Although the original tomato-basil-mozzarella version was created centuries ago in Italy, pizza has spread from country to country and each culture puts its own spin on this delicious dish. From barbecue chicken to pistachios to taco fixings, anything can go on a pizza pie.
Although pizza is tasty, many people are trying to find ways to make this classic meal a little healthier. Luckily, it’s extremely easy and cheap to do your own version of pizza with all sorts of low-fat, heart-healthy ingredients. A few ideas are listed below:
- Instead of traditional pizza dough, consider making small individual pizzas with whole wheat pita bread. Pitas offer the same look and feel of thin crust pizza, but with less fat and cholesterol.
- Replace mozzarella cheese with a lower fat or healthier fat alternative, like pesto, ricotta, or a sprinkle of goat cheese.
- Pepperoni and sausage contain fat and nitrates. Instead, load your pita pizzas with yummy vegetables like arugula, porcini mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, or red onion slices.
- A dash of garlic, oregano, or basil is the perfect way to infuse your pizza with flavor, not grease.
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