Healthy Pizza Recipes? Here’s 2! BBQ chicken anybody?

Getting healthy doesn’t mean you can’t have your favorite foods! Pizza is a popular favorite for many of us – so much so that some people experience anxiety over the thought of giving it up! So here are two healthy pizza recipes to soothe your panic!

Two healthy pizza recipes - bbq chicken and white pizza - to help you stay on track while you lose weight, eat healthier, and say no to carry out!

Note: If you want to make your own pizza crust, I applaud your commitment to the cause! I, on the other hand, don’t always have time, so these recipes can be made on a large crust or three personal size crusts, and as you can see, I alternate each recipe.

Healthy Pizza Recipes: BBQ Chicken Style

Ingredients

  • Light Cooking Spray or Olive Oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded skinned and boned deli-roasted chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cups unsalted chicken cooking stock
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 package of 3 (7in) pre-baked thin-and-crispy pizza crusts
  • 10-12 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 tbs. ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions

How to Prepare

Step 1: Preheat oven to 450 Deg. Heat a saucepan over medium heat, coat the pan with spray or olive oil. Add onions and saute for 2 minutes or until soft. Stir in Chicken, stock, marinara and bbq sauce and cook for 3 minutes. Remove pan from heat.

Step 2: Spread 1/2 cup of topping over each crust and top with mozzarella cheese. Place pizzas on oven rack or pizza stone and bake at 450 for 9 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Top pizzas with chopped green onions and pepper if it gets your boat floatin’!

Step 3: Cut each pizza into 4 slices and enjoy!

Healthy Pizza Recipes: White Pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Prebaked Pizza Crust
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 slices center cut bacon
  • 1/2 cup of diced onion
  • 1 (8oz. package) of whole button mushrooms quartered
  • 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/4 teasoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 1/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese

How to Prepare

Step 1: Preheat Oven to 450 Deg. Cook bacon in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon, let cool, crumple and set aside. With the same skillet add onions and mushrooms to pan (because who doesn’t like bacon flavored everything) cook for 10 minutes or until tender, string occasionally. Remove from heat and sprinkle (carefully) with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon of pepper.

Step 2: Sprinkle olive oil and the remaining salt and pepper over your crust, place crust on the lowest baking rack for about 9 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove crust and spread ricotta cheese, onion, mushrooms, and arugula evenly over crust. Sprinkle with bacon, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese!

Step 3: Cut each pizza into four slices and enjoy!

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6 Responses

  1. Katie says:

    There’s also a way to make pizza crust out of Cauliflower! As well as using cauliflower for an Alfredo based pasta sauce. :]

  2. Patrick says:

    I liked the look of the BBQ chicken when I saw it on YouTube. I love a good BBQ pizza. Also any pizza with fresh fruit on it. I’ve been eating a pear and fig pizza at a local restaurant that’s light and delicious.

    • Fig and pear? That sounds amazing. I’ve got a chef working on a recipe for healthy pizza crust that should be good to go soon – we’ll have to try to make some crazy combinations with that!

  3. George says:

    I’d like to get back into making healthier pizzas! I’ll look into these pre-baked crusts and see if they come in whole wheat which would be much better for me. For cheese, I use the 50percent reduced fat white cheddar cheese, and in that form the label says is naturally lactose free. Saves me from taking the pills! Both of these pizzas sound great.

  4. George Mc aka George says:

    I tried my own version of a healthy pizza tonight. Used a Boboli Whole Wheat Crust… first time trying this. Was good. Toppings were Classico Pasta sauce, 50percent reduced fat cheddar cheese, mushrooms, and a small can of pre-cooked chicken (found in the tuna aisle). Turned out great! It was more than a frozen pizza in cost but much healthier. Less cost than take-out. 😀

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