A Beginner's Guide to Making Healthy Low-Carb Pizza At Home
Cooking at home is one of the best ways to save costs and ensure that the foods you’re consuming are what’s best for your health and wellness.
When preparing meals at home, you have complete control over the ingredients that you use and the way that your food is prepared – you have the choice to use only the freshest and healthiest options available. If you’re on a diet, you also have the option to customize your recipes to suit your preferences.
In addition, cooking with others at home can be a fun, bonding activity, especially if you have young children. Pizza is one of the most versatile foods that you can make at home with minimal preparation required. With a premade veggie crust, things are even easier, as you can simply top the crust with your favorite toppings and pizza sauce and have a simple yet healthy dinner on a weekday night.
In this post, we provide a useful guide for beginners that you can follow to make healthy pizza at home using a premade crust.
1. Choosing Your Crust
The first and most important step to making your pizza at home is to choose a crust. Not all premade pizza crusts are created equal, and there can be vast differences in the nutritional content from one pizza crust to another. While pizza dough is traditionally high in carbohydrate content and low in nutrients, healthier alternatives have become increasingly popular in recent years.
One of the best alternative pizza crusts that you can consider using is KBosh’s own keto-friendly pizza crusts. These pizza crusts are made from cauliflower and other vegetables, making them not only low in carbs but also high in dietary fiber and other essential vitamins and nutrients. Their low calories also make them ideal for anyone on a diet.
2. Making Your Sauce
If you want to keep your pizza healthy, it’s essential for you to use a pizza sauce that is low in added sugars and preservatives. This means that most tomato puree and canned tomato options that you can get at the grocery store are out of the question. This is because these sauce bases typically contain added sugars that manufacturers use to increase their sweetness and appeal.
Instead, opt to make your own pizza sauce! There are many different variations of healthy pizza sauces that are suitable for individuals on a diet. To get the most nutritious pizza sauce, use only the freshest ingredients that don’t contain preservatives or added chemicals. Once you have your sauce, apply a layer of it to your premade pizza crust, adjusting the amount based on your personal preference.
3. Topping Your Pizza
Once you’ve sauced your pizza, the next step is to garnish it with your favorite toppings. The options are endless when it comes to topping your pizza, and there are countless pizza recipes that you can follow for inspiration.
Here are some homemade pizza recipes with a store-bought crust that you can consider following:
For the classic margherita pizza, simply top a tomato sauce pizza with mozzarella cheese and basil leaves to your liking. This recipe is incredibly easy to make and can even be suitable for individuals on a keto or low carb diet as long as you use a keto-friendly pizza sauce and pizza crust.
Cheesy Mushroom Pizza
For a more creative alternative to the classic tomato pizza, opt for a cheesy mushroom pizza. Simply add your preferred cheeses and mushrooms to a cream sauce pizza to achieve a creamy, decadent flavor.
If you want, you can also make a dessert pizza to end off your meal. There are several dessert pizza recipes out there, with the most popular one being a fruit pizza.
Spread a layer of mascarpone on your store bought pizza crust before layering on your favorite fruits. This can be a great alternative to other, less healthy dessert options like ice cream.
4. Cooking Your Pizza
Finally, once you’ve built up your pizza to your liking, the last thing to do before you can enjoy your delicious creation is to cook your pizza. Cooking pizza is especially simple if you’re using a store bought or premade pizza crust as these usually come with detailed instructions on how to prepare them.
It’s important for you to follow the instructions carefully to avoid ending up with an undercooked or overcooked pie. Pay attention especially to the cooking time and the cooking temperature as indicated on the packaging.
Simply follow the steps in this post and you’ll be on your way to being a great pizza home cook in no time!