A path to a healthy life that doesn’t exclude pizza.
Pizza… Healthy and nutritious. Those three words are not often found together in one sentence! Let’s be real; more often than not, pizza is made up of a lot of carbs, a lot of cheese and a lot of processed meat… and if you’re two glasses of wine in and you mean business, you go for the stuffed crust option. Let’s be honest here, while we’re at it. 😉
But pizza can be such a nutritious meal if proper expertise and creativity is applied to it. The options are endless. By simply changing the standard flour base for a cauliflower base, for example, you’re already getting an extra portion of vegetables in and substantially lowering the total amount of calories of your meal.
Don’t like cauliflower? Don’t worry about it – go for a broccoli base or almond base. Or even a flaxseed base! Full of healthy fats, and an interesting experience!
Can Pizza ever be totally guilt-free?
Having said the above, balance is part of a healthy life, so even if you do choose to go for the standard base and toppings, you are not going to go to health prison. Promise. Healthy life is first and foremost about being aware of what you are putting into your body, maintaining balance and trying to make healthier choices. Make those choices least 80% of the time, and get to know how to make the healthiest options the easiest (this is a golden rule for sticking to a healthier, happier way of life!), and you’ll outrun your grandchildren until they hit their twenties! 😉
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