As you enter the local pizzeria, the scent of pies baking in a wood-fired oven tickle your nose and tantalize your taste buds. Fresh dough mingling with herbs, pepperoni, chicken, and sauce – in a magical aroma casting the dream scenario for any cheat day.
We get it, we love this Italian treat as much as you do, and we’d probably eat it every day if it didn’t turn our waistline into the Goodyear blimp. What if there was a way to enjoy pizza, without stressing about the calorie count?
We put our minds to the task and came up with 17-low calorie pizza ideas you can make at home in your oven. Our recipes contain fresh, organic ingredients available at your local grocery store. The perfect blend of protein, carbs, and healthy fats to make your next cheat day a smashing success. The next time you feel like calling the delivery guy, give one of our recipes a try instead.
1. Old School Cheese Pizza
Let’s start with a classic recipe that everyone loves – the cheese pizza. It’s so easy to make this masterpiece with a few simple ingredients. Dough, sauce and cheese, that’s it, no fuss whatsoever. This meal is all about convenience. Cut the prep time in half with a store-bought tomato sauce and ready-made pizza dough base. For those who have Celiac disease, make sure you choose a gluten-free base. If your concerned about the lack of greens with this meal, serve a salad on the side.
The steps to success;
Place a baking tray on the bottom rack of your oven, and another on the middle setting. Preheat the oven to 500°F.
Remove the base from the plastic sheath and give it a brush with some extra-virgin olive oil. Warm the dough for 5 to 8-minutes on the bottom oven rack.
Pull out your dough and spread the sauce over the base, leaving a ¼-inch border around the circumference. Throw on the mozzarella in generous heaps and garnish the top of the pie with a sprinkle of parmesan. Return it to the oven and bake for another 10 to 12-minutes or until the base is golden brown. Cut into 8-slices, serve and enjoy.