Healthy Vegetarian Pizza

Calling all pizza lovers and health fanatics! The two don’t have to be mutually exclusive. When you think of pizza, “healthy” may not be the first word that comes to mind. But, as it turns out, there are tons of ways to make your pizza vegetarian-friendly and super healthy for you. Don’t believe us just yet? You will after reading this article!

If you love pizza, you’re not alone. Pizza is arguably the most popular food worldwide for a reason. It’s easy to find at restaurants, it’s versatile and can be made with tons of different flavor profiles, and most importantly, it’s delicious! If you’re a vegetarian, meaning you do not eat meat, you may be wondering if it’s possible to still enjoy pizza without the popular meat toppings like pepperoni or sausage. The answer? It’s more than possible! In this article, we’re breaking down how you can whip up the best homemade, fully vegetarian, and ultra-healthy pizza within your own kitchen, as well as where you can find a pre-made, healthy vegetarian pizza.

Not in the mood to cook your own healthy pizza? Not a problem! There are tons of tasty, pre-made, and healthy vegetarian pizzas on the market. If you’re loving the idea of a pre-made pizza that simply needs to be popped into the oven, and not loving the idea of it containing animal-derived ingredients, try out The Pizza Plant. Our pizzas are oh-so-tasty, scratch made, Organic, and 100% plantbased – meaning they contain no animal-derived ingredients whatsoever. The best part? Our plantbased pizzas contain fully vegan meat alternatives, so that you can still get that delicious, savory meat taste without actually having to eat meat. For a pizza topped with plantbased pepperoni, go for our Everything But The Hog plantbased pizza. If you love sausage on your pizza, go for our Salsiccia Italiano plantbased pizza. Our healthy, vegetarian pizzas have vegans and meat eaters alike coming back for seconds!

How Can I Make a Healthy Vegetarian Pizza at Home?

There are plenty of easy and fun ways that you can make a healthy vegetarian pizza in your own kitchen. The best part of making your pizza at home is that you can customize the ingredients and toppings to best suit you and your family’s preferences. The easiest way to make a pizza vegetarian-friendly is to simply skip the meat toppings. But, what if you want to kick your vegetarian pizza up a notch? Whether you prefer a simple lineup of crust, sauce, and cheese, or you’re looking to make a unique pizza with various different flavors and toppings, we’re here to break down how you can cook a personalized vegetarian pizza in the comfort of your own home.

Starting with the base. The vast majority of pizza doughs are vegetarian-friendly, as they don’t contain meat. You can purchase a pre-made dough or frozen pizza crust at most grocery stores, and these will usually contain a mixture of flour, yeast, water, salt and oil– all vegetarian ingredients. You can also make your own dough at home using these ingredients, or you can add a few more ingredients to make the dough unique and even tastier. If you’re looking for a dough that’s more out of the box, try out this Homemade Italian Herb Pizza Dough recipe, or this Garlic Pizza Crust recipe.

Now for the toppings! There are tons of pre-made sauces that you can slather onto your pizza crust. For that classic pizza taste, go for a red marinara sauce, or to spice things up a bit, try a creamy white sauce or pesto. If you’re looking to make your own sauce or pesto, try this New York Style Pizza Sauce recipe, or this Fresh Basil Pesto recipe. If you eat dairy as a vegetarian, top your pizza with some fresh mozarella, ricotta, parmasean, or cheddar. But, if you’re looking to keep your pizza dairy-free, opt for a vegan version of cheese. You can find lots of dairy-free cheese alternatives at your local grocery store, and you can head to this list of the best vegan cheeses for pizza to find the one that suits your personal taste. Next, add your favorite veggies, herbs, and seasonings to your pizza to give it extra flavor, texture, and nutrients. Keep it traditional by adding things like onion, green pepper, tomato, and oregano, or step it up a notch by adding things like jalapenos, pinneaple, arugula, or plantbased meats. 

A common misconception about vegetarians is that they simply don’t like the taste of meat, which is why they choose to forgo it all together. Although this is true for some, many people stick to a vegetarian diet for ethical or health reasons. If you’re a vegetarian, you may actually still prefer and crave the taste of meat, and therefore, opt for vegetarian alternatives to meat when choosing a protein source for a meal. There are many vegetarian and vegan versions of pepperoni and sausage on the market, and at The Pizza Plant, we top both of our signature plantbased pizzas with delicious vegan meats.

One of the easiest way to make your vegetarian pizza super healthy, is by loading up on the veggies. Vegetables are (to no one’s surprise) super healthy for you, and will take the taste of your pizza to the next level. Try out this Ultimate Veggie Pizza recipe by Cookie and Kate, or make a simple pizza using our suggestions above and load it up with all the veggies of your choice. Another way you can skip out on some of the carbs that pizza typically contains is by opting for low-calorie cauliflower crust. For a few options of cauliflower crust brands, click here.

Where Can I Buy a Pre-made, Healthy Vegetarian Pizza? 

If you’re looking for vegetarian-friendly pizzas that are healthier for you, contain tasty vegetarian meats, and are organic and scratch-made, check out The Pizza Plant. Our pizzas are 100% plantbased, better for both you and the planet, and mouth-wateringly good. Both our cheese and meat alternatives are dairy-free and vegan, meaning you won’t have to worry about cross-contamination when diving into your delicious pizza. When it comes to healthy and delicious pizzas, The Pizza Plant is the way to go!

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