Refined flour is void of natural vitamins and will rapidly raise blood sugar.
Cauliflower crust is popular right now. You can also try putting your pizza ingredients on a vegetable base like thick slices of eggplant, portobello mushroom caps or large zucchini boats. I compromise with a homemade crust made from whole wheat flour and some unbleached white flour.
Take-out or delivery pizza usually has an overload of cheese; sometimes it's even in the crust.
Quality over quantity. More flavorful cheese allows you to use less and enjoy more. Select a well-aged cheddar, fresh mozzarella, Gruyere or goat cheese.
A standard pizza offers a mere sprinkling of veggies.
Broccoli rabe, carmelized onions and well-drained artichoke hearts make great toppers. I lightly roast mushrooms, zucchini and tomatoes before sprinkling them over the unbaked crust. I always top the finished pizza with peppery arugula.
Incorporating fresh veggies and good-quality protein will not only add flavor and texture to your pizza creation, it will add a new level of nutrition and enjoyment.
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