Want to eat pizza with more protein and less calories? I got you!
If there is one food that I truly would not want to live without, pizza would be challenging the top spot (alongside a good juicy burger). Pizza is comfort food through and through. However, pizza is traditionally not the most calorie friendly meal nor are the ingredients always ideal to be consumed too regularly.
For this reason, I started looking at ways I could create a pizza that not only fit the “macro friendly” criteria but ALSO hit the taste bud criteria - because at the end of the day I want pizza that tastes like real pizza (I’m sure you agree).
Well this 2 ingredient pizza base recipe was what I stumbled on and today I am going to share it with you!
In this recipe today I will be only focusing on the base as that is what the difference maker is here. The base will require only 2 main ingredients: self raising flour and Greek yoghurt (I know, I was sceptical when I first heard it too).
The toppings are completely up to you and all toppings that go on a normal pizza WILL work on this base recipe (so keep it fun, get experimenting, and of course eat your faves as you please!). However, for the 2 main stock standard toppings of cheese and pizza sauce, I will give my recommendations.
So without further ado…here is how to make a macro friendly, lower calorie, high protein pizza!
How To Create It!
Step #1: Add the flour to a large mixing bowl
Step #2: Add the yoghurt and oregano
Step #3: Grab a spatula and start mixing and folding in (and mixing again…and folding again).
Step #4: Keep mixing until the dough is combined into one ball (that is slightly sticky to the touch)
Step #5: Grab some excess flour and flour the benchtop in an area a bit larger than a large pizza.
Step #6: Grab the ball of dough and start massaging and mixing the dough over itself by hand (recreate those pizza scenes in movies and you'll be fine). You may need to add more flour as needed if the stickiness doesn’t go away.
Step #7: After a few minutes when the dough is dry enough, grab a rolling pin and roll out the pizza dough into a pizza shape in all directions (you can make it thicker or thinner as you prefer).
Step #8: Add the sauce, followed by ¾ of the cheese, the toppings of choice, and finish if the leftover ¼ of cheese
Step #9: Transfer the pizza on a baking sheet on a pizza tray
Step #10: Preheat the oven to 220°C and add the pizza. Cook for 15-20 mins (depending on your oven - look for the edges being darkened and crispy).
Step #11: Slice up, serve, and enjoy while watching an NBA game or a nice movie!
(Per base only)
So there you go!
The 2 Ingredient High Protein Pizza recipe is as simple as that. Now it is your turn to cook one and let me know what you think.
Feel free to post your creations on Instagram or Facebook and tag me @theclimbingdietitian so I can see how much you are enjoying it.
Let me know in the comments below: did you enjoy this recipe?
Until next time!
Hi there! My name's Aleksa Gagic - i'm a Brisbane Sports Dietitian & Nutritionist. The aim of this blog is to provide value and spread quality evidence-based nutrition information to counter the BS floating around.