If you’re mourning the absence of pizza from your healthy diet, you can stop now.
A Healthy Pizza?
Pizza can sometimes be grease-laden and heavy on the carbs. But not this version.
Since refined flour crust is devoid of beneficial nutrients and causes a spike in blood sugar, I created this good-for-you eggplant pizza recipe to replace the flour.
Eggplant makes a great platform for piling on your favorite pizza toppings. Plus, slicing into an eggplant is so much simpler than mixing up a batch of homemade pizza dough.
Simple and healthy? Yep!
You can easily make this eggplant pizza vegan (or purely paleo) by going cheese-free or using vegan cheese as a replacement. Peppers and mushrooms are traditional pizza toppers, but you can add any veggies you want to customize your healthy pizza.
You might be surprised just how nutritious this dish is: keep your pizza as is and you’ll be getting plenty of lycopene and vitamin C for both cancer-fighting benefits and glowing skin.
Even kids love these mini pizzas, and you can let them choose their own toppings for a fun pizza night. Any time a pizza craving hits, make these healthy eggplant pizzas instead.
Did You Know?
Eggplants get their beautiful purple color from anthocyanins, which are compounds with anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. One compound in eggplants has been shown to protect the fats in brain cell membranes, which is a definite bonus!
Yuri Elkaim is one of the world’s most trusted health and fitness experts. A former pro soccer player turned NYT bestselling author of The All-Day Energy Diet and The All-Day Fat Burning Diet, his clear, science-backed advice has transformed the lives of more than 500,000 men and women and he’s on a mission to help 100 million people by 2040. Read his inspiring story, “From Soccer to Bed to No Hair on My Head” that started it all.