Thursday, June 3, 2010

Healthy Pizza

Healthy Pizza? Is there really such a thing? There most definitely is! First, you can always make your own Pizza at home. I recommend starting with a whole wheat crust. Fore go sauce and brush with garlic infused olive oil or a pesto sauce. Load it up with whatever fresh vegetables appeal to you and either no cheese or a lower fat cheese like feta.

If you are looking for a store bought frozen Pizza. A company called A.C LaRocoo has many options to choose from. Organic Whole Wheat Thin Crust:Tomato and Feta Pizza, Greek Sesame Pizza, Garden Vegetarian Pizza, Cheese and Garlic Pizza, and Spinach and Artichoke Pizza. Organic Ultra Thin Sprouted Grain Crust: Bruschetta Style Pizza, Garlic Chicken Parmesan Pizza, and Old World Veggie Pizza. The wheat crust pizzas range from about 200-250 calories/2 slices or 1/3 of the pizza. The Sprouted Grain Crust pizzas range from 170-230 calories/ 3 slices or 1/2 of the pizza. These pizzas all taste fantastic and are guilt free.

Then there is Whole Foods Pizza Bar which now has a Vegan Pizza by the slice or pre-ordered whole pizza. Not sure of the nutritional information, unfortunately. But will tell you it is absolutely delicious! Thin, wheat crust with a vegan cheese that melts like butter, kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes, and roasted garlic. I cant stop craving this delicious slice. As soon as I get the nutritional info I will pass it on, my guess is that it is pretty similiar to the A.C. LaRocoo calories.

Do you have a healthy pizza recipe you would like to share? Or know of another company with guilt free pizza? Share your recomendations in the comment section below.


  1. This may not be exactly healthy or guilt free...and certainly not vegan...but the "Palermo" brand thin crust frozen pizza from Jewel (even with sausage) is only about 300 calories for 2 slices. Add a big salad and that's dinner for me on a busy night. I believe it's all about portion control. Though I will admit the sodium is up there...that's not too great.

  2. A client asked about Amys Pizza. While I do like the taste of them they tend to be higher in calories. Still better than most though. Check it out for yourself.

  3. If you are careful about your diet and ration the amount of chocolate ice cream you eat every night - - I recommend Chicago's Lou Malnatis.


  4. Laurel~ This my recipe for thin whole wheat pizza crust:

    Makes 1lb of dough
    Fast b/c it doesn't need to rise

    1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1 package quick-rising yeast
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon sugar
    3/4 cup hot water, (120-130°F)
    1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

    Dissolve yeast in water, add sugar, allow yeast to proof

    (If you have a Kitchen Aid, you can combine everything else together & add yeast water.)

    Sift flour together
    Add salt, olive oil, yeast water


    Divide dough into preferred serving sizes

    Roll out on floured surface, very thin

    Sprinkle pizza stone with cornmeal
    add dough to stone
    Prick dough severall times with fork to prevent air bubbles
    brush lightly with olive oil
    bake @425 for 8-12 minutes, depending on oven and size crust

    Add sauce & toppings, continue to bake for approx. 8 minutes
    Let cool, freeze in Tupperware