Why not make your own pizza with an improved nutritional value? It’s an excellent way to please everyone, as they can garnish their portion to their liking. In addition, making homemade pizza can sometimes be faster than waiting for delivery. Here are my practical tips for your next pizza party.
For a medium sized pizza, use two cups of flour, 1 cup of Greek yogurt, a pinch of salt, 1 teaspoon of baking powder and voila! You just have to mix and knead until the obtaining a paste.
Vary the flours you use to add a little novelty. I like to combine 1 cup of all-purpose flour, ½ cup of whole wheat flour and ½ cup of buckwheat flour.
Get a head start - make your own and freeze it in ice cube trays so you’ll always have it on hand.
Just mix equal parts diced tomatoes and crushed tomatoes. For this, if you choose a sodium-free variety, you can reduce the salt without affecting the taste too much. Add your favourite Italian herbs and you're done.
Traditionally, cold cuts were one of the main sources of protein in pizza. However, you can replace traditional pepperoni with less-processed sources of protein, such as finely-sliced chicken breasts, pork tenderloin, or even cheese.
This combination is always all the rage: basil pesto + chicken + peppers + caramelized onions + shaved parmesan.
As cheese provides its share of protein, it can be used as a partial or total replacement for cold meats. Don't just stick with mozzarella and don’t be afraid to discover new varieties.
- La Margarita: tomato sauce + fresh mozzarella + fresh basil
- La Fresca: an abundance of seasonal vegetables + sliced olives + tomato sauce + grated cheddar or bocconcini and ricotta pearls (when serving)
- With figs: figs + crumbled feta + shaved Parmesan + arugula (just before serving)
Who said legumes were only for salads? Use them to add colours, textures and fibre to your pizzas. Edamame goes particularly well with pizza.
They provide their share of nutrients and flavours and are practically calorie-free. The possibilities are endless - make them the highlight of your pizza and try different varieties as the seasons change. Personally, I like to slice the vegetables thinly in order to mix the flavours!
Mushrooms, Romanesco (or cauliflower, broccoli), peppers, onions, tomatoes, etc.
In short, all you have to do is follow these practical tips for your next pizza party. Yep, making homemade pizza can be faster than waiting for delivery.