20 Incredible, Healthy Pizza Recipes
Calling all vegans, gluten-free eaters, meat lovers—Eat This! has dished out a slice of pizza for all sorts of palates and dietary restrictions. Read on to see which ones grab your tongue by its taste buds! Warning: You may drool on your smartphone or keyboard while scrolling through these delicious options! And for some options that aren't homemade but won't ruin your waistline, don't miss our exclusive report on the 25 best and worst frozen pizzas!
Rainbow Veggie Pizza
Nutrition: 204 calories, 6.2 g fat (1.6 g saturated), 365 mg sodium, 30.9 g carbohydrates, 3.1 g fiber, 4.6 g sugar, 6.3 g protein (calculated 4 servings, with store bought pizza sauce, and without parmesan cheese)
Um, talk about ROYGBIV? This pizza has all the colors you could want to see and eat! Broccoli paired with red bell pepper come together to make the ultimate vitamin C powerhouse, all while the purple potatoes pack a sufficient amount of zinc. According to a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, onions enable the body to better absorb the zinc that's provided in grains, which in this case, would be the naan. Vitamin C and zinc are a dynamic duo in preventing the onset of one of the various strains of the common cold.
Get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven.
The Perfect Winter Pizza
Nutrition: 404 calories, 19.7 g fat (8.1 g saturated), 564 mg sodium, 46.1 g carbs, 2.8 g fiber, 15.9 g sugar, 12.8 g protein (calculated 6 servings with 1 tbsp butter, 6 ounces of fontina, 2 tbsp olive oil and 1 cup kale)
Imagine a healthy, veggie-inspired, Christmas feast spread on the table. Plop that image on top of a bed of soft, fluffy pizza dough and that's basically the what this pizza entails. Plump, caramelized butternut squash sits atop a layer of crisp kale and is then sprinkled with ruby red pomegranate arils and dried cranberries. This dish is chock-full of antioxidants, predominantly beta-carotene which is what gives both the squash and pomegranate their orange and red hue. Enjoy these winter-esque pie as these fruits and veggies come into season!
Get the recipe from Half Baked Harvest.
Mini Polenta Pizzas
Nutrition: 207 calories, 8.8 g fat (3.5 g saturated), 805 mg sodium, 20.8 g carbs, 1.7 g fiber, 3.2 g sugar, 10.1 g protein (calculated 8 servings with 3 ounces sausage, 4 ounces mozzarella, 4 ounces ricotta, 1 cup mushrooms, and ½ cup tomatoes)
If you haven't tried polenta, then make it your top priority. These personal size pizzas set the bar on the portion size. One pizza is just 207 calories and only costs you about 20 grams of carbs! That's not bad, considering one large slice of Papa John's cheese pizza costs you nearly double the amount of carbs with 38 grams! For how small this is, it sure packs a lot of protein. Each pizza provides roughly 10 grams of protein, thanks to the ricotta, fresh mozzarella, and sprinkles of sausage. Yum! Dig in for a filling, non-traditional pizza savor.
Get the recipe from A Happy Food Dance.
Chickpea Pizza Crust with Shaved Asparagus
Nutrition: 373 calories, 14.3 g fat (1.9 g saturated), 362 mg sodium, 49.5 g carbs, 13.4 g fiber, 8.3 g sugar, 15.3 g protein (calculated 3 servings with 1 cup asparagus, 1 cup kale, and 2 tbsp olive oil)
If you have troubles tolerating gluten, then this chickpea solution is for you! Fun fact: If you're not gluten intolerant, but have heard that a gluten-free diet will help you lose belly fat, you're in it for the wrong reason. In most cases, gluten-free products will actually replace gluten, a protein, with unnatural ingredients such as xanthan and guar gums. Something like chickpea flour, however, is safer bet—especially when made at home!
Get the recipe from With Food and Love.
Healthy Dessert Pizza
Nutrition: 459 calories, 29.4 g fat (4.2 g saturated fat), 174 mg sodium, 38.5 g carbs, 9.2 g fiber, 22.9 g sugar, 2.0 g protein (calculated without balsamic reduction)
Dessert for dinner anyone? This fruit-filled pizza is hard to resist. With strawberries, apricots, figs, raspberries and bananas decking out this grain-free, almond flour, and ground flaxseed crust, this pizza is one for the books. It's the one time you can nibble on something sweet for dinner and not have to feel an ounce of guilt!
Get the recipe from Nutrtionist in the Kitch.
Savory Breakfast Pizza
Nutrition: 363 calories, 16.2 g total fat (6.4 g saturated), 515 mg sodium, 33.9 g carbs, 1.6 g fiber, 2.3 g sugar, 21.1 g protein (calculated 6 servings, 1 ounce at parmesan cheese, 1 cup sliced baby bella mushrooms)
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? While this isn't necessarily true anymore, it shouldn't be nixed from your diet if you're an avid morning eater. This breakfast pizza packs as much protein as most protein shakes! Munch on a slice of this bad boy at 8 a.m. and you'll keep the stomach rumbles at bay until lunchtime, no problem.
Get the recipe from Little Spice Jar.
Fig and Prosciutto Pizza
Nutrition: 572 calories, 17.4 g fat (5.8 g saturated fat), 711 mg sodium, 78.4 g carbs, 4.5 g fiber, 10 g sugar, 25.9 g protein (calculated 6 servings with 4 ounces Prosciutto di San Daniele, 8 ounces mozzarella, 6 figs, 1 tbsp olive oil, and without kosher salt)
This pizza has the perfect balance of savory and sweet. And just look at it; it looks as if it were just taken straight out of a stone oven at a high-end restaurant! Thanks to this blogger, you can be a pizza extraordinaire with this decadent recipe. Layers of prosciutto, which is simply cured ham has been delicately seasoned, and the succulent meat pairs harmoniously with the gooey, almost candy-like texture of the rich fig. Try it out for yourself and sip on a warm glass of green tea to relish alongside the meal!
Get the recipe from Spache the Spatula.
Steak, Veggie & Gluten-free Flatbread Pizza
Nutrition: 392 calories, 9 g total fat (4.7 g saturated fat), 940 mg sodium, 46.9 g carbs, 4.1 g fiber, 3.9 g sugar, 28 g protein (calculated 3 servings with ½ cup tomato sauce, 6 ounces steak, ½ cup feta cheese, and without sea salt and chili sauce)
If you've got a hankering for some red meat, ditch the burger with its caloric bun and toppings and opt for this gluten-free flatbread pizza! Not exactly what you had in mind, eh? This light variation still enables you to get the iron-rich red meat that your hemoglobin craves while not having to loosen your belt.
Get the recipe from Cotter Crunch.
The Fall Harvest Pizza
Nutrition: 464 calories, 17.1 g total fat (3.7 g saturated fat), 833 mg sodium, 65 g carbs, 10.8 g fiber, 14.3 g sugar, 14.4 g protein (calculated 8 servings with ½ tsp sea salt, and 1 tablespoon red wine.
Viola! The perfect fall pizza! This blogger has constructed a delicious rendition of pumpkin, caramelized onions, feta, and fresh mozzarella. If that description didn't make your mouth salivate, we're not sure what will.
Get the recipe from To Her Core.
A Vegan's Deep Dish Dream
Nutrition: 410 calories, 10.2 g total fat, (0.7 g saturated fat), 793 mg sodium, 67.9 g carbs, 5.4 g fiber, 5.7 sugar, 10.8 g protein (calculated with 4 ounces vegan mozzarella shreds and without salt)
You don't have to be in Chicago to indulge in a deep dish pizza pie! So, save the money that you would have spent on the meal at a restaurant (and arguably the plane ticket if you're out of state) and make your own in the comforts of home with this recipe. Be careful with your portion size, since deep dish is higher in carbs per slice than regular pizza.
Get the recipe from Vegan Richa.
The Best Homemade Margherita Pizza
Nutrition: 533 calories, 16 g fat (7.1 g saturated fat), 735 mg sodium, 71.9 g carbs, 3.7 g fiber, 4.3 g sugar, 26.0 g protein (calculated with ¾ teaspoon sea salt)
Either this blogger is a professional photographer or her pizza just naturally looks this incredible. We're leaning towards the latter because this pizza dishes out a classic taste that anyone can appreciate. With fresh mozzarella, finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, and basil leaves drizzled with olive oil, you'll feel like you're in the streets of Italy.
Get the recipe from A Beautiful Plate.
Zucchini Spaghetti Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Nutrition: 335 calories, 14.6 g fat (7.7 g saturated fat), 594 mg sodium, 30.2 g carbs, 101 g fiber, 14.7 g sugar, 28.2 g protein (calculated with one small 4" dial head of cauliflower)
This blogger stays true to his name with spiralized zucchini spaghetti topping the surface of this crispy cauliflower crust pizza. Talk about a mouthful of alliterations! You'll suffice a few servings of veggies with this light dish. With more meals like this, i.e. where veggies substitute grains, you'll experience rapid weight loss in no time. Enjoy!
Get the recipe from Inspiralized.
Nutrition: 498 calories, 14.2 g fat (3.5 g saturated fat), 487 mg sodium, 55.9 g carbs, 3.2 g fiber, 2.9 g sugar, 29.3 g protein (calculated 6 servings with 1 cup red wine, and 1 ounce grated parmesan cheese)
Shrimp may not be as extraordinarily rich in nutrition such as omega-3 fatty acids like salmon, but it still makes for a low-cal, high-protein meal. Just look at that protein content! We'll have to add this pizza to the best-ever proteins for weight loss because there are nearly 30 grams in just a single slice. Astounding and oh so delicious.
Get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven.
Delicata Squash & Gouda Pizza
Nutrition: 436 calories, 29.9 g fat (8.8 g saturated fat), 765 mg sodium, 29.3 g carbs, 1.7 g fiber, 5.6 g sugar, 15 g protein
This is also a fall-worthy pizza selection with delicata squash and gouda galore! Sink your teeth into a slice of this plump pizza. Admittedly, it has a rather high saturated fat content, which is fine so long as you only eat one servings worth. After all, fat helps keep us fuller, longer. So, one slice won't do you any damage and skip the dessert.
Get the recipe from Heartbeet Kitchen.
Sweet Potato Crust Pizza
Nutrition: 291 calories, 6.5 g fat, 0.8 g (saturated fat), 13 mg sodium, 52.7 g carbs, 8.6 g fiber, 0.9 g sugar, 6.7 g protein (calculated with 1 serving of Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Whole Grain Oat Flour and without salt)
So far, we have seen chickpea, flaxseed and almond meal, and cauliflower-based pizza crusts. Just when you thought the crust couldn't become anymore obscure, this blogger throws in another twist featuring the sweet potato. This nutrient-filled potato is loaded with vitamin A and also contains a good deal of vitamin C as well. For more traditional ways on how to incorporate these orange tators into your diet, take a look at these sweet potato recipes.
Get the recipe from Blissful Basil.
Veggie Pesto Pizza
Nutrition: 424 calories, 31.3 g fat (7.3 g saturated fat), 215 mg sodium, 30.2 g carbs, 18.7 g fiber, 3.6 g sugar, 15.9 g protein (calculated with ½ cup kale and 3 tbsp olive oil)
One thing is for sure: You cannot go wrong with a pesto pizza. The picture does the talking for this dish and it's no wonder why it's being featured in a health food publication. The crust receives its green pigment from broccoli, too! Pair this pizza with one of these healthy alcoholic drinks for a soothing, guilt-free evening.
Get the recipe from To Her Core.
The Ultimate Caprese Pizza
Nutrition: 419 calories, 22.9 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 232 mg sodium, 40.5 g carbs, 2.4 g fiber, 2.9 g sugar, 14.2 g protein (calculated with whole wheat flour, balsamic vinegar, 4 ounces of mozzarella, and without any added salt)
If you're in love with the salad, then you'll fall head over heels for this pizza. The best part about this recipe is that it utilizes whole wheat flour as the base as opposed to an enriched flour, which is essentially the same thing except for wheat has been stripped from its nutrition. Kudos to the head honcho of Feasting at Home for making this call!
Get the recipe from Feasting at Home.
Quinoa Sloppy Joe with Jalapeno Aioli
Nutrition: 397 calories, 16.3 g fat (3.1 g saturated fat), 704 mg sodium, 53.8 g carbs, 8.2 g fiber, 5.3 g sugar, 12.8 g protein (calculated 4 servings without garlic powder, orange slices, bread flour, or vegan Mayo. Substituted almond flour for raw cashew flour)
Despite its reputation, there isn't any ground beef in this sloppy joe! In fact, there isn't any trace of dairy, gluten, egg, corn, soy, or nuts in this pizza either. Talk about allergy-free!
Get the recipe from Vegan Richa.
30 Minute Almond Flax Seed Crust Pizza
Nutrition: 238 calories, 17 g fat (7.7 g saturated fat), 375 mg sodium, 11.3 g carbs, 3.5 g fiber, 6.1 g sugar, 10.4 g protein (calculated 2 servings with 1-ounce goat cheese)
Not only is this pizza considerably light, it only takes 30 minutes to prepare and cook. The goat cheese is regarded as the sustenance in this dish. Dig in and get your fill of a creamy cheese pizza for only 11 carbs and nearly 11 grams of protein!
Get the recipe from Nutritionist in the Kitch.
Zucchini, Lemon Ricotta with Naan Flatbread Pizza
Nutrition: 388 calories, 21.8 g fat (4.1 g saturated), 242 mg sodium, 42.8 g carbs, 6.7 g fiber, 3.6 g sugar, 12.6 g protein
We've saved the fanciest of them all for last! Lemon Ricotta on Naan flatbread? Oh my gosh. No changes had to be made to this recipe; it's just naturally that wholesome for the body, believe it or not. This refreshing, lemony pizza makes your slim-down goals even easier! Lemon is one of the superhero foods on our master list of 42 foods to deflate your belly bloat!
Get the recipe from Love and Olive Oil.