How can I make pizza a part of my weekly meal prep, you may ask? Easily. I'm a firm believer that you shouldn't have to give up any of your favorite foods to lose weight. Learning moderation and different options of the same dish are always my go to. Like any other human I crave pizza, tacos, margaritas, cookies and all the other yummy foods. You will never find me giving up margaritas or pizza so I had to figure out how to make it a part of my meal prep without ruining my weekly goals.
Pizza is one of the best foods that are quick and easy. While there is nothing I love more then a hot slice with goo-y cheese and crunchy crust, there are variations of your favorite slice thats healthier.
Crust: Instead of the typical crust that's dough and typically not whole wheat, make it out of vegetables. Yup! And the best part? It tastes so good too! I've used spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, and zucchini. To create your "dough" is so simple and you can make different variations of that also. Add any spices you'd like, an egg, maybe whole wheat bread crumbs, cheese, get creative with it!
Cheese and sauce: Like any slice of pizza, its all up to how you like it. If you like the traditional marinara sauce, you can make your own, purchase organic or low sodium sauces. Same goes for the cheese. Look out for vegan cheese if you don't want dairy, or low fat/ low sodium cheese.
Toppings: This is where it get's fun. The toppings are endless. If you want to pack it out with protein choose your favorites like sausage and chicken. I like to slice up spicy chicken sausage, grilled chicken and turkey bacon as an example of my meat lovers pizza. Or if you want to keep it animal protein free, top it with all the veggies you've got!
These pizzas are delicious, super easy and healthy. To make the crust and toppings can take all up to 20 minutes and then its time to bake! Great meals for the kids, and yes even meal prep. Like any good pizza, these are just as delicious the next day! Comment your favorite slice below :)