Healthy Homemade Pizza
Healthy homemade pizza. Making your own pizza takes a bit of effort and time but once you have tasted it there is no going back. Friday night is firmly pizza night at my house!
- Prep Time: 60 minutes
- Cook Time: 17 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 17 minutes
- Yield: 4 Servings
- Category: Mains
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: Italian
- 400g Superfine 00 grade pasta flour
- 100g semolina flour
- 1 tsp fine sea salt
- 1 x 7g sachet of dried yeast
- 1 ½ tsp golden caster sugar
- 325ml lukewarm water
- 1/2 Tsp salt
- 1 clove garlic, finely sliced
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 500ml passata
- 8 basil leaves
- 200g Grated Mozzarella cheese
- Pile the flours and salt on a clean work surface and make a large well in the middle.
- Add the yeast and sugar to the lukewarm water and mix together using a fork, then leave for a few minutes.
- Carefully pour the water into the well and using a fork gradually combined with the flours. Finally, bring together to form a ball using your hands, then knead the dough for 10 minutes so you get a smooth soft dough. Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a large bowl, sprinkle the top with flour then cover with cling film and leave to rise for 30 minutes.
- Place the pizza stone in the oven then preheat the oven to 240C.
- While the dough is resting, make the tomato sauce. Add the oil to a small saucepan over a medium heat, add the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, add the basil and the passata and simmer gently for 20minutes.
- To make the pizza, divide the dough into 4 pieces. Take 4 pieces of foil, large enough to hold each pizza, sprinkle with semolina flour. Dust the worktop with flour, and roll out the first pizza to about 10 inches, place it on the piece of foil, then repeat with the remaining dough.
- To cook the pizza. Place the pizza on a pizza paddle(this makes transferring to the oven a lot easier), spread the pizza with a small amount of tomato sauce (less is best) and sprinkle with grated mozzarella.
- Cook the pizza for 7 minutes.
You may wish to add different toppings.
Healthy toppings include lean ham, chicken, prawns, vegetables such as onions, peppers, courgettes, olives, chilli, anchovies etc.
Avoid high-fat toppings such as pepperoni, salami, sausage, extra cheese
Food Portion Guide:
- CHO 5.5
- F&V 1.25
- D 1.5
- F 0.5
- Extras 6 Kcals
To cut the calorie intake, try serving 1/2 pizza with a large salad
- Calories: 667Kcals
- Sugar: 9.4g
- Fat: 13g
- Saturated Fat: 6g
- Carbohydrates: 101g
- Fiber: 5.8g
- Protein: 32g
Keywords: Healthy Pizza
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