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Happy National Pizza Day – 4 Alternative Pizzas You Have To Try!

February 9th, 2017 | by Annie Lewis
Happy National Pizza Day – 4 Alternative Pizzas You Have To Try!
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Happy National Pizza Day

Ok, maybe it could be seen as cruel to taunt you with the idea of Pizza. In all fairness January, the month of vigorous gym-going and post-Christmas detoxing is over, but however for the majority of us Training is not (Long Course Weekend will be here before you know it)

But this is a National day not to be ignored and one we most certainly want to be a part of. However filling your face with a deep pan, stuffed crust, barbecue base, meat feast with extra cheese can leave you feeling, well…not so great.
I mean the thought of all that melted cheese is heaven, but the reality leaves you in a bloated, greasy haze of regret.

So we are about to bring you a list of our favourite Guilt Free Pizzas, ones that cure the craving without putting you in to a guilt ridden food coma, putting a different spin on your regular Pepperoni!

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We know how this one sounds, and we to use to think that Cauliflower is only meant to be smothered in a cheese sauce on a Sunday Roast – but this is guilt free and surprisingly oh so good!

What you will need: Directions:
–          1 large Cauliflower

–          1 ball of Half fat Mozzarella

–          1 large egg

–          3 table spoons of Tomato Puree

–          Salt

–          Pepper

–          2 table spoons of Parmesan Cheese (grated)

–          Ham

–          Mushrooms

–           Handful of Spinach Leaves

–          Non-stick cooking spray (Fry light is a low calorie cooking spray)

–          Large baking tray

–          Grater

–          Baking Parchment paper

 

These toppings are optional/changeable, load your pizza with your own personal favourites!

–          Cut Cauliflower into florets and grate into box grater (can use a food processor instead)

–          Place grated Cauliflower into bowl, cling film and microwave for 7-8 minutes

–          Let softened Cauliflower cool, place into a clean cloth and squeeze and moisture out (this is important, or it will take much longer to set and come together as a base)

–          Grate the half fat Mozzarella

–          Mix in one lightly beaten Egg, half of the  grated Mozzarella, 2 table spoons of Parmesan, Salt and Pepper with the grated Cauliflower

–          Cover a large oven tray with baking parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray

–          Press Cauliflower mixture into base shape on the tray

–          Bake for 10-15 minutes (until golden), then turn over and bake other side until golden

–          Remove from oven, spread 3 tablespoons of Tomato Puree onto the now golden base

–          Add the rest of the grated Mozzarella, chopped mushrooms, diced Ham, Spinach leaves (you can add these now or after baking, whether you prefer your spinach cooked or raw)

–          Back into the oven until melted and bubbling around another 10 minutes!

–          Ready to serve!

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Yep, Chicken Crust Pizza, and the ideal Pizza for every high protein dieter, not the ideal pizza for a high protein dieting vegetarian! But for all you Carnivores you can load up this meat crust pizza with more meaty toppings.

What you will need: Directions:
–          3 Chicken breasts – roughly chopped

–          Salt

–          Pepper

–          2 eggs

–          ½ tea spoon of Oregano

–          ¼ cup of Coconut Flour

–          ¾ Cup of shredded Mozzarella

–          3 table spoons of Tomato Puree

–          Large Baking Tray

–          Food Processor

–          Baking parchment paper

–          Non-stick cooking spray
Any toppings you fancy!

 

–          Finely mince together the Chicken, Salt, Pepper and Oregano in a Food Processor

–          Then mix in the Mozzarella, Eggs, Coconut flour –  it will take on a thick dough like texture

–          Cover a large oven tray with baking parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray

–          Spread mix evenly on the tray

–          Bake for 10-15 minutes

–          Remove from oven and spread on the 3 table spoons of Tomato Puree

–          Add your favourite toppings

–          Bake for a further 15 minutes

–          Ready to serve!

 

 

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This Pizza variation perfect for when you need to irradiate that craving fast, without consuming all that stodgy-ness! Prep and cook time taking minutes, a simple treat without spending hours in the kitchen.

What you will need: Directions
–          Wholemeal tortilla wrap (one per pizza)

–          2 table spoons of tomato puree

–          2 table spoons of tomato Passata

–          1/4 cup of grated Half Fat Mozzarella
¼ cup of grated cheese

–          Cooked Chicken (diced)

–          Sweetcorn

–          Peppers

–          Large baking tray

–          Baking parchment paper
These toppings are optional/changeable, load your pizza with your own personal favourites!

–          Take one Tortilla wrap and spread 2 table spoons of Tomato Passata and 2 table spoons of Tomato Puree

–          Evenly spread the grated Mozzarella and grated cheese (of your own choice) on to the Tortilla

–          If not already cooked then fry off Chicken and dice

–          Chop Peppers and lightly fry the chopped Peppers

–          Add, Sweetcorn, Chicken and Peppers to the pizza

–          Place in the oven for 4-6 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the Pizza is golden.

–          Ready to serve!

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If you what to try something a little different and you have the time to prep, then this Quinoa Pizza recipe from LDN Muscle is a must!

What you will need: Directions
–          150g Quinoa (soak for at least 8 hours)

–          60-120ml Water

–          2-3 Table spoons of Olive Oil

–          1 clove of garlic, sliced

–          2 tea spoons of Italian seasoning

–          Food Processor

–          Salt

–          Pepper

–          Cake tin or circular pan

–          Toppings of your choice

–          Tomato Sauce/Tomato Passata

–          Kale

–          Soak Quinoa overnight or for at least 6-8 hours

–          Rinse, drain and add to a food processor with 100ml of water, garlic, salt and pepper (to taste), and seasoning

–          Blend to a pancake batter-like consistency

–          Add a tea spoon of olive oil to a large circular pan, or cake tin

–          Pour mixture into pan/tin and spread evenly

–          Bake for 20-30  minutes, flip to other side for further 10 minutes

–          Golden brown, remove from oven

–          Chop up chosen toppings and fry in a pan with Tomato Passata

–          Cover the cooked Pizza crust with the toppings, add Kale and Pepper to add a crunchy kick

–          Heat in the oven for a further 5-10 minutes , this will fuse it all together

–          Ready to serve!

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