Our 6 best healthy pizza recipes
Forget the takeaway and make your own healthy pizza with tasty toppings like BBQ chicken or Cajun prawn plus lots of veg to help you on the way to 5-a-day.
A craving for pizza needn’t mean throwing all your best healthy eating intentions to the wind. The number one rule for giving your slice more nutritional bang for its buck is to make your own rather than call for a takeaway.
You’ll be surprised how easy our recipes are, meaning you get to curb the sat fats and salt while upping the goodness and keeping all the flavour. Who knew pizza could be so good for you?
1. Superhealthy pizza
This flavourful, colourful pizza is topped with courgettes and parsley along with canned and fresh tomatoes. It’s straightforward to assemble and tastes great cold in a lunchbox the next day. Capers and olives are the seasoning meaning you can just dot it with mozzarella to keep it low-fat, rather than slather it with other cheeses.
2. BBQ chicken pizza
Mixed peppers and baby plum tomatoes provide three of your five-a-day in this low-calorie slice. The fuss-free wholemeal dough is made in a mixer and doesn’t need proving for a specific time – just let it sit while you make the lean, smoky chicken and vitamin-packed veggie toppings.
3. Cajun prawn pizza
This low-fat alternative ditches cheese in favour of juicy smoked prawns. Wholemeal flour in the dough along with lean protein from the prawns will fill you up, while celery, mixed peppers, tomatoes and handfuls of rocket ensure a good dose of vitamins.
4. Caramelised onion & goat’s cheese pizza
Handfuls of baby spinach give you a good hit of minerals in this flavour-packed, low-fat pizza topped with sweet onions, tangy goat’s cheese, thyme and olives. A sprinkling of sunflower seeds adds extra nutrition and bite.
5. Frying pan pizza
The name of this pizza makes it sound potentially high in fats, but look again – the frying pan is actually just a convenient way of cooking the base, so you don't need to grease it and add extra calories. Peppers, courgettes and red onion deliver more veggie benefits and you can serve the wedges with a green salad for extra vitamins, crunch and freshness.
6. Egg & rocket pizza
These quick cheat’s pizzas use seeded tortillas, topped and baked in the oven for convenience as well as being a lighter option compared to a traditional base. Mix chopped, roasted red peppers and fresh tomatoes with flavourful dill and parsley, then crack an egg into the middle for a boost of protein that helps to keep you fuller for longer.
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