In HealthiNation's To Eat with Love: Mediterranean series, Registered Dietitian Fiorella DiCarlo travels the Mediterranean through your kitchen with delicious recipes packed with lean protein, vegetables, fiber, antioxidants, healthy omega-3 fats, vitamins and minerals in the Mediterranean Diet! More on the series here!
Like many Mediterranean diet recipes, this healthy pizza uses fresh veggies, has healthy fats, and gets bold flavor from herbs and vegetables instead of loads of mozzarella cheese. Like traditional Italian pizza, this healthy pizza crust is thin and made with whole wheat flour, which results in great crunch and a lighter slice. Add a fresh, bold, basil flavor and healthy fats with a pesto full of basil, pine nuts and extra virgin olive oil.
Finish the pizza off with classic Mediterranean toppings like the standard parmigiano reggiano, artichokes, fresh arugula and prosciutto for that slightly salty, bitter and crisp bite! One of Fiorella's tips is to toss the arugula with fresh lemon juice before adding to the pizza to increase the absorption of iron in the arugula.
Head over to HealthiNation to watch the full video here!