I am eating better and really miss pizza. Obviously a sliver of a normal slice of pizza would not have many calories but I am envisioning something more substantial than that. Is it possible to have something healthy and filling that you could eat a few slices of with little (no?) guilt and it still be called a pizza?
Looking more for Pizza you can order but simple recipes are okay.
Well, I maintain that there is no such thing as an unhealthy food item, just an unhealthy diet. So you can eat occasional “bad stuff” such as fast food, pizza, soft drinks, etc - as long as you balance it with lots of good stuff: minimally processed, high fiber food. When I was younger I had a terrible sweet tooth, but I joked that it was OK to eat a pint of full-fat icecream, or three cream cheese danishes, once in a while as long as I also ate tons of fruits and vegetables and unprocessed legumes because all that fiber made the sugary crap flow through my system too quickly to settle on my thighs. (I actually think there is merit to this - it’s worked for me, anyway.)
I suppose whole-grain crust would be good. And adding good-for-you things like sardines and anchovies, lots of sliced fresh tomatoes or spinach.
Or just a balls to the wall pizza once in a great while. Just eat a bunch of veggie/lower fat/kale/beans and legumes/natural/home-cooked meals in between to compensate.
My favorite pizza has tomato slices, onion, green pepper, black olives and mushrooms.
If it was on a whole wheat crust and you didn’t go crazy with the cheese I would certainly call that veggie bomb healthy.
All four of your basic food groups potentially in one sitting (tomatoes are fruit), with minimal adulteration (just the preservatives in the sausage and pepperoni). Drizzle some EVOO on top, and you don’t even have to worry about cholesterol from the cheese.
My God, that sounds good! I haven’t made pizza in ages. Maybe this time next week… :o
Word. Of course, there are more-nutritious and less-nutritious food items, but eating less-nutritious food occasionally, as you point out, has no significant bad effect on your health.
As for pizza, Lean Cuisine and other diet brands make reduced-fat versions that have fewer calories than regular, but perhaps the thing to do is just get into the habit of treating yourself to a couple of slices of ordinary pizza once a week or so.
Well, what is it that worries you about the pizza? If it’s the carbs/white bread component of the dough, you could experiment with cauliflower crust. If it’s the cheese, try a vegan cheese substitute, or just load up with veggie toppings instead.
Unless you live in a big city with tons of specialty options it’s going to be fairly difficult to come up with anything you can order that will meet all of your requirements. So you can get comfortable with chowing down on pizza once in a while as long as it’s not 2/3 of your diet, or you can get experimental in the kitchen.
I love pizza with a passion. I know you didn’t ask about frozen pizzas, but I’ve found the frozen Amy’s organic pizzas to be very good. They’re about 300 calories for a third of a pizza so when I go batsh!t and eat the whole thing over the course of a day, that’s not too bad. :o
I love pizza but no longer eat like I used to, but every few weeks I will get a Papa Murphy’s (take and bake) thin crust pizza. They are so incredibly delicious, with tons of toppings, but really not bad on the calories- something like 220 calories a slice or so. I feel totally full on 2 pieces, and it’s a reasonable amount of calories for a meal.