Pizza is delicious, like really delicious - but sometimes it can be hard to satisfy pizza cravings in a healthy way. So this weekend instead of passing on your pizza cravings and trying to satisfy them with salad (never works!), let's make pizza! There are all sorts of ways to lighten things up and everything will still taste delicious. I promise. My personal favorites on this list - Skillet Pizza, BBQ Chicken Pizza, and I still can't get enough of the low carb Zucchini Pepperoni pizzas even though I haven't been eating them consistently or over 2 years. How do you satisfy your pizza cravings?
1. Skillet Pizzas, 8 PointsPlus® for whole pizza, 310 calories
This simple and delicious pizza is one of my favorite ways to make pizza because it is simple, quick, and always turns out with a crispy crust. You can add any toppings or cheese and best of all the whole pizza is only 8 points. Just make sure to pay attention to the stats on your pizza dough because they can vary substantially.
2. Portobello Pizzas, 1 PointsPlus®, 50 calories
These simple little veggie pizzas are a staple for me as lunches and snacks. I use all types of veggies as the base, including zucchini rounds, summer squash, and eggplant. Then I mix up the toppings so it always seems like I am having something new. For 1 point a piece, they are a great snack to have around.
If you are going to make at home pizza in the oven, a pizza stone is a must have for crispy, bubbly, delicious crust. The one I have is from Kitchen Supply. Cooking your pizza on a pizza stone will make your at home pizza taste like delivery. You can also cook bread and calzones on this pizza stone and they will turn out great every time.
4. Boboli Whole Wheat Thin Pizza Crust, 3 PointsPlus®, 120 calories per slice (1/6 crust)
I love the Boboli Whole Wheat Thin Pizza crust. It makes the perfect pizza (even crispier if cooked on a pizza stone) and there are only 3 points in 1/6 of the pie. You can top it with anything you like - my current favorite is this skinny alfredo sauce, chicken, and broccoli. Yum.
5. Barbecue Chicken Pizza 9 PointsPlus®, 310 calories
BBQ chicken is a classic in California and a great alternative to traditional pizza. It is also a great way to use up leftover chicken. This simple and quick recipe is made using Naan or flatbread as the crust and comes together in just about 15 minutes. Delicious and sure to please.