Back on the Menu: Health-Conscious Pizza

Pizza is a true culinary delight to me! It is probably one of my top 5 favorite dishes of all time when it comes to cooking, eating out, or ordering in! However, I haven’t had pizza in AGES because doesn’t exactly agree with a healthy diet and lifestyle. The average take-away pizza has more saturated fat than you need in three whole days, and let’s not forget the carbo-load crust! However, now pizza is back on the menu and even has some pretty awesome nutrients to go along with it! Try this recipe next time you’re craving the classic junk food and be amazed at the flavor and lack of guilt you’ll feel after!

Back on the Menu: Good-Health Pizza
For crust
  1. 100g each strong white and strong wholewheat flour
  2. 1 tsp or 7g sachet easy-blend dried yeast
  3. 125ml warm water
For the topping
  1. 200g can chopped tomato, juice drained
  2. Handful cherry tomatoes, halved
  3. 1 large courgette, thinly sliced using a peeler
  4. 25g mozzarella, torn into pieces
  5. 1 tsp capers in brine, drained
  6. 8 green olive, roughly chopped
  7. 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  8. 1 tbsp olive oil
  9. 2 tbsp chopped parsley, to serve
  1. Mix the flours and yeast with a pinch of salt in a food processor fitted with a dough blade. Pour in the water and mix to a soft dough, then work for 1 min.
  2. Remove the dough and roll out on a lightly floured surface to a round about 30cm across. Lift onto an oiled baking sheet.
  3. Spread the canned tomatoes over the dough to within 2cm of the edges. Arrange the cherry tomatoes and courgettes over the top, then scatter with the mozzarella.
  4. Mix the capers, olives and garlic, then scatter over the top. Drizzle evenly with the oil. Leave to rise for 20 mins. Heat oven to 240C/ fan 220C/gas 9 or the highest setting.
  5. Bake the pizza for 10-12 mins until crisp and golden around the edges. Scatter with the parsley to serve.
  1. kcal - 479
  2. fat - 13g
  3. saturates - 3g
  4. carbs - 78g
  5. sugars - 9g
  6. fibre - 10g
  7. protein - 19g
  8. salt - 1.43g
Adapted from BBC Good Food
Adapted from BBC Good Food
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