I doubt many restaurant pizzas are overly healthy. Too much grease! Too much salt! Too much bad fats! And I’m sure frozen pizzas aren’t any better. The amount of salt in those things is phenominal!
Like most foods, if you want to make it healthier, you’re going to have to make it yourself.
Yes, you can make a healthier-for-you pizza! Use whole wheat in the crust, low-fat mozzarella cheese, put some good stuff on top like fresh green peppers and onions, and how about a little pineapple? I like a little feta cheese on there too, which makes a nice contrast to the pineapple.
Over the weekend I made a bunch of sourdough pizza crusts. I like to make several at a time, then stick them in the fridge or freeze them. It’s handy to just pull one out, put whatever toppings sound good on it, and chunk it in the oven for a few minutes.
I also make some smaller sizes in 9-inch cake pans that work well to pop in the toaster oven too. Saves having to turn on the big oven and heating up the house during our hot southern summers.
I don’t want to give up my pizza, so I make my own, and use as many healthy ingredients as possible. Of course it’s more work than popping a frozen pizza in the oven, so it’s not what you’d call an “easy” health food change. But besides being better for you, the taste is soooooo much more delicious!
If you haven’t tried making your own pizza, give it a whirl. You’ll love the results!