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Well, we’ve made it through another week. Yes, it’s Friday! (Finally!) And, if you’re anything like me, Fridays always seem to be reason enough for a laid-back, stress-free, and lazy evening. That’s right- the second work is done I’m ready to kick back, prop my feet up, and let all the stresses of the week fall off of me. Housework? Forget about it. That’s what weekdays are for. Grocery shopping? Nope. Not happening. I just want to chill out and relax. BUT, then I think about dinner. I need to eat after all. Honestly, though, a supreme pan pizza with extra cheese calls my name on the weekends. Especially since the only effort it costs me is to pick up the phone and then walk to the door about 15 minutes later.

But, since I have devoted so much of my life to health and fitness, I find that these days the amount of enjoyment I get while thinking about eating unhealthy foods is significantly disproportionate to the amount of enjoyment I actually get while eating unhealthy foods. I’ve learned that it’s just not worth it. So, what to do?

How about have my pizza and eat it, too?! How? By realizing that I cannot go through life depriving myself of every tasty indulgence and realizing that for every unhealthy food I crave, I can craft a healthier alternative. Since I love pizza so much, and know many of you do as well, I found a great article to share with you. I encourage you to read it and get some great ideas on how to eliminate the guilt that your pizza addiction has caused you.

Oh, by the way, before I sign off, let me mention that Knockout Fitness in Rochester, NY offers some phenomenal personal trainers that can help you develop new habits and learn tasty, healthy recipes so that you can achieve your fitness goals. If you have a chance, I encourage you to take advantage of this valuable resource- we truly want to equip you with success! For more information on the personal training services at Knockout Fitness, as well as the other perks of membership at Knockout Fitness, please visit our Rochester, NY club info page.

Until next time, enjoy this article and make some time to enjoy some guilt-free, healthy pizza!

5 Ways to Make Homemade Pizza a Little Bit Healthier

By Tina Haupert

Making your own pizza at home is a great way to slash calories and fat as well as add some serious flavor and nutrients by selecting your own fresh toppings. Even still, a homemade pizza can still wreck your diet if you’re not careful. Here are some easy ways to slim down your slice!

Select A Flavorful Sauce

The sauce isn’t usually the first thing I think about when I am making homemade pizza, but it’s an important part of the pie. A flavorful sauce with fresh herbs and spices will add a ton of flavor to your pizza, so you won’t need to load up on cheese and other high-calorie toppings to fully enjoy it.

Experiment With Unconventional Cheeses

Not all cheeses are created equal, so try experimenting with some lower calorie and reduced fat options, such as goat cheese or crumbled feta, which are not only less oily than traditional mozzarella, but they taste just as good–if not better! And, of course, you can always use less cheese or go cheese-less on your pizza.

Go Cheese-Less (On Half Your Pizza)

Pizza without cheese is no fun, but the majority of the calories and fat come from this ingredient. Instead of piling on the cheese, divide your crust in half and only add cheese to one side. Have a slice from each half, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds while balancing your diet at the same time. Still missing the cheese? Sprinkle grated Parmesan on the sauce-only side.

Pile On The Flavors

Toppings make or break your pizza pie, so pile on fresh produce (veggies and fruit), herbs and spices for the maximum amount of flavor for a fraction of the calories. Some of my favorite additions: Brussels sprouts, pineapple, figs, apples, basil, rosemary and curry.

Try A Thin Crust

Sure, I love a thick, doughy pizza crust, but I know it’s not friendly on the waistline, so I often enjoy pizza with a thinner crust. I still get all of the delicious taste of a regular pizza– cheese, sauce and toppings–but without the added calories from a thick crust. Divide store-bought dough in half for two thin crust pizzas instead of one thick crust or use pitas/tortillas for an even thinner crust.