How to Make Healthy, Homemade Pizza

I know, I know. You want to eat healthier this year, and that may not go along with your idea of eating pizza. I want to eat healthier this year, too.

But why does pizza need to be an unhealthy food? I’m not talking frozen pizzas with unidentifiable ingredients or delivery pizzas covered in grease — I’m talking homemade crusts, homemade sauce, and homemade cheese, which can add up to be a superbly delicious and nutritional creation.

Interested? Here’s how to get started:

First, gather the tools you’ll need. The more sustainable the tool, the better. You can even use unexpected items, such as substituting a ceramic floor tile for a baking stone — it’ll cost about one-tenth the price!

Then, the toppings. Forget about buying prepared pizza sauce and bland pizza dough. Preparing the sauce and dough yourself from scratch will give you control over the ingredients and will help you turn out the tastiest pizza imaginable. You can experiment with the crust — try making it extra crispy, or incorporating hearty, nutritious cornmeal for a whole new texture.

By making a big batch of dough and saving it in the freezer, you can use it for weeks, whenever you need a quick meal.

Choosing quality, seasonal toppings is important, too — load up on fresh veggies, and the taste of your pizza will get a super-nutritional boost. And if you can’t get your kids to eat vegetables on top, do as this tip suggests and blend the veggies in with the sauce. They’ll never know the difference!

Finally, the best part — tasting your creation, without worrying about kicking your new year’s resolutions to the curb. Bon appétit!

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Melania Padilla
Melania Padilla2 years ago

Love pizza!!

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola2 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Natasha Salgado
Natasha Salgado2 years ago

It just sounds so gooood! Thanks

Mia Reh
Mia Reh2 years ago

I love self-made pizza. This weekend I baked a onion pie. Delicious.

Frances Darcy
Frances Darcy2 years ago

I might try doing this, quite easy.

Dana W.
Dana W.2 years ago

Thanks for the suggestions although I would have loved a dough recipe. I received a pizza stone more than 20 years ago for a wedding gift and am still using it. I also use it to reheat and bake things.

Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ

Great post.Thanks for sharing

J.L. A.
JL A.2 years ago


Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.2 years ago

Homemade cheese... Should the flour also be homemade, from home-grown wheat?

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.2 years ago

thank you