4 Physique-Friendly Pizza Recipes

Pizza lovers, rejoice! No matter your fitness goals, one of these 4 DIY pizza recipes is sure to fit your macros!

Regardless of whether you're dieting, bulking, or somewhere in between, there's a place for pizza in your life. Fatty, carb-laden restaurant pizza can test even the strongest willpower and wreak havoc on a diet, but making it at home gives you more control over the ingredients. The key is knowing how, and with what, your pies are made.

These four DIY spins on traditional pizza are begging to be built and devoured no matter where your fitness sights are set!

1

Rise and Shine Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast is the most delicious—err, important—meal of the day. Or something like that. Regardless, I can't think of a better way to start the day than with a slice or two of pizza! This a.m. version combines all the thing you love about pizza and breakfast in one tasty slice!


Ingredients

Premade store bought pizza crust 10 inch


Chicken sausage 1/2 lb.


Canadian bacon 12 slices


Eggs 4 large


Olive oil 2 tbsp


Cheddar cheese, shredded 1 cup


Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup


Red bell pepper, diced 1 medium


Spinach 2 cups


Directions
  1. Heat your oven to the temperature specified on the pizza-crust label.
  2. Brush the pizza crust with olive oil, then add the chicken sausage, Canadian bacon, cheddar cheese, bell pepper, and spinach evenly across the crust. Crack the eggs over the pizza and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  3. Cook 8-10 minutes, or until the eggs and cheese meet the desired texture and doneness.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 slice
Recipe yields: 8 slices
Amount per serving
Calories 292
Fat14 g
Carbs26 g
Protein18 g

2

Mexican Low-Carb Pizza

Spice your slice with this tantalizing, Mexican-inspired pizza. What the pizza lacks in carbs—making it perfect for dieters and those with few macros—it makes up big-time in flavor. You'd better make two!


Crust Ingredients

Cauliflower, coarsely chopped 1 head


Egg 1 large


Mexican cheese, shredded 1/3 cup


Oregano 1 tsp


Cilantro 2 tbsp


Cumin 2 tsp


Salt to taste


Topping Ingredients

Chicken breast 1/2 lb


Chorizo sausage 1/4 lb


Shredded Mexican cheese 1 cup


Fire-roasted tomatoes, diced and drained 1 can


Salsa 1 cup


Jalapenos, sliced 1/2 cup


Garlic 1 clove


Cilantro 2 tbsp


Chili powder 1 tbsp


Directions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. To make the cauliflower "rice," pulse batches of raw cauliflower florets in a food processor until a rice-like texture is achieved.
  3. Bring an inch of water to boil in a large pot. Add the cauliflower rice, cover, and let it cook for 4-5 minutes. Drain the cauliflower into a fine-mesh strainer.
  4. Wrap the cauliflower in a clean, thin dishtowel. Twist the towel up, then squeeze out the excess moisture. This is critical for a dry pizza crust.
  5. Beat the egg in a large bowl, then add the cauliflower, cheese, and spices. Use your hands to mix the dough well. Don't worry—it will hold together.
  6. Press the dough out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper until it's roughly 1/3 inch thick. (It's important to line the dough up with parchment paper or it will stick.)
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes. The crust should be firm and golden brown when finished.
  8. Spread the crust with salsa and tomatoes.
  9. Add the herbs and spices, then the meat and cheese.
  10. Return the pizza to the oven, and bake an additional 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is hot and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 slice
Recipe yields: 8 slices
Amount per serving
Calories 232
Fat14 g
Carbs5 g
Protein20 g

3

Protein Powerhouse Pizza

Plain cheese pizza may not be the most protein-packed food on its own, but that doesn't mean you can't power it up! A traditional meat-lover's pizza is high in protein, but it's also laden with fatty cuts of meat. Try this three-headed protein monster for a leaner, meaner alternative!


Crust Ingredients

Egg whites 1/2 cup



Old-fashioned oats 1/2 cup


Italian seasoning 2 tbsp


Paprika 2 tsp


Remaining Ingredients

Eggs: 4 large


Chicken breast, cooked and chopped 1/4 lb.


Ground turkey, cooked 1/4 lb.


Turkey bacon, cooked and chopped 6 slices


Mozzarella cheese, shredded 1 cup


Tomato paste 6-oz. can


Directions
  1. Blend the crust ingredients together using a food processor until you get a thick pancake-like batter.
  2. Heat a nonstick pan over high heat and drizzle with grapeseed oil. Once the oil begins to sizzle, turn the heat down to medium.
  3. Add half of the batter to the pan, spreading it on the surface of the pan. Aim for a thickness of no more than 1/3 inch. Check the bottom of the crust frequently for doneness with a spatula, then flip and finish cooking.
  4. Transfer the crust to a baking sheet, and preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  5. Spread tomato paste to within 1/4 inch of the crust's edges, then distribute the chicken and ground turkey across the entire pizza. Crack each egg on the pizza, and top with cheese.
  6. Cook in the oven for 4-8 minutes, or until the eggs reach desired doneness.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 slice
Recipe yields: 8 slices
Amount per serving
Calories 288
Fat9 g
Carbs11 g
Protein36 g

4

Peanut Butter and Banana Pretzel Pizza

Pizza for dessert? You'd better believe it! What better way to end a night than with a sweeter version of your favorite food? This sweet-and-salty combination is sure to hit all the right notes.


Ingredients

Premade pizza crust 12 inch



Water as needed


Peanut butter 6 tbsp


Mini pretzels, crushed 1 serving


Banana, sliced 2 medium


White chocolate chips 3 tbsp


Meal Plan Header
  1. Heat your oven to the temperature specified on the pizza-crust label.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the peanut butter until melted, about 30 seconds.
  3. Slowly mix in the whey protein and a splash of water (start with about 1/4 cup). Be patient while you mix, and slowly incorporate a small amount of water until you achieve a thick, pudding-like texture. Spread it on the pizza crust.
  4. Add the sliced bananas, crushed pretzels, and white chocolate chips.
  5. Bake the pizza in the oven until warm, about 5-8 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 slice
Recipe yields: 8 slices
Amount per serving
Calories 224
Fat9 g
Carbs22 g
Protein13 g