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How to Make a Healthier Pizza

4 Tips to Make a Healthier Homemade Pizza

Homemade pizza may beat delivery when it comes to being healthy, but you should still keep these tips in mind in order to make the healthiest pie yet.

  • Load up on veggies: Low in calories and high in nutrition, vegetables should be the main star on any healthy pizza. Pile salad greens on top of your pizza before serving, or roast vegetables to top your pizza for a filling slice that's low-calorie. Get more healthy pizza toppings ideas are here.
  • Break it down: If you're craving the taste of pizza, then you may be just as satisfied with healthier options. These healthy alternatives to pizza — like quinoa polenta pizza bites and mini English muffin pizzas — will hit the spot.
  • Mind the dough: To be mindful of what you're putting in your pizza, make your own whole wheat dough. You can sneak extra nutrients like flax seed or keep it simple. This whole wheat pizza dough recipe is a nutritious base for all your homemade pizzas. And when you roll out your dough, keep the crust thin to save a few calories.
  • Know your topping calories: Sometimes, you just want a slice of pepperoni pizza. Be smart about your topping by knowing how many calories are in a serving, so you don't go overboard while you're topping your pizza. Check out the calorie counts in your favorite pizza topping here.
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