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Say Yes to Pizza with Less Calories!

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Dietary Pizza

Pizza - an Italian classic, adored by people across the globe. Characteristic of these baked goods is that they possess an unbelievable taste, while at the same time having the reputation of a food with too many calories and fat.

If you decide to make a pizza at home, you can choose the right ingredients that are sutiable for you, so that it still has its amazing taste but also less calories.

Here's what you should consider before you start:

- The dough - the perfect pizza dough is made from 1 2/3 cups flour, 1 cup water, salt and 1 2/3 tsp fresh yeast.

You can choose to use whole grain flour, it depends on your preferences. Leave the dough to rest and form a round crust on which to add your favorite ingredients.

- A rich and solid foundation - avoid tomato paste, chutney, ketchup, mayonnaise, high fat creams or sauces from the store. Make your own at home from fresh tomatoes, salt and basil. The same applies for cheeses - instead of using a high calorie cheese, use a low fat one that'll get the job done the same way. Use spices such as basil, oregano and thyme - they are excellent herbs as well, and decrease the amount of salt you use.

- The magical ingredients - don't add bacon, cold cuts or sausages that are loaded with preservatives, enhancers and lard. Instead, choose clean white meats, such as low calorie ham, turkey or chicken.

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Add vegetables, such as broccoli, peppers, onions and zucchini.

Aside from all this, you can make your pizza with fish, add salmon or tuna - they are an excellent source of nutrients and proteins, plus will give your pizza a special taste.

In these dietary versions, the pizza has less calories than your standard recipes for stuffed, overloaded pizzas, but it still does have dough. If you would like your pizza completely dietary, forget about dough and instead use a puree of cauliflower, broccoli and ground chicken fillet.

Use low calorie ingredients that you like in your pizza and you'll see that eating pizza can be both tasty and dietary.



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