Guest Blog: 7 Uniquely Tasty Low Calorie Pizza Toppings

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

A lot of people think of pizza as a rather high calorie dish that lacks nutritional value. This however, is not at all the case, as with the right toppings and whole grain flour bases, pizza can be an incredibly healthy food that is both low in fats and packed with vitamins and nutrients.

If you think that a healthy pizza may lack in flavour, you are also mistaken, as low calorie pizzas can be every bit as delicious as regular full calorie options.

To help give you a few ideas, we have put together a list of some low calorie healthy pizza recipes.

1. Arugula & Prosciutto
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Arugula and Prosciutto or rocket and dry cured ham make a wonderfully tasty pizza topping. Simply add the ham and rocket to tomato and a sautéed onion topped base and you have a low calorie pizza treat. It is easy to make, filling, and highly nutritional.

2. Bacon Egg and Asparagus
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Bacon, egg and asparagus blend together to make a mouth-watering pizza topping. Simply make an omelette mix with pre-cooked bacon and chopped asparagus and place onto a baking tray. The omelette will fuse together the bacon and asparagus, making a truly delicious topping. Served with some fresh green salad, it’s a highly nutritious low calorie meal.

3. Chicken Jalapeno and Tomato

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This is another healthy pizza recipe that forgoes the standard tomato sauce base topping. Here you simply brush the base with a good helping of olive oil, then add chopped cooked chicken and tomatoes. Add some very finely chopped jalapenos and a sprinkling of basil for a truly memorable pizza experience. Restaurants that offer pizza delivery in the Middle East and Asia often have these types of recipe in their main menu.

4. Eggplant and Parmesan Cheese Pizza

Another deliciously healthy topping that is incredibly easy to make. Simply use your favourite tomato sauce then add grilled and diced eggplant with a liberal sprinkling of Parmesan cheese. High in protein and calcium, the Parmesan complements the eggplant perfectly. A few chopped black olives on the top also add a bit of zing to the overall topping.

5. Pesto, Tomato and Feta

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If you replace the standard tomato sauce with pesto, you have one very tasty pizza. Simply spread the pesto onto the base, then add chopped tomatoes and finely crumbled feta cheese. This one will really give your dinner guests something to talk about, and at only about 400 calories per serving, everyone can enjoy a second helping.

6. Tomato and Olive
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Tomato and olive pizza is a simple topping, which is ideal for a light lunch. Simply brush your base with olive oil and garlic and then add slices of tomatoes with finely chopped olives and some low fat cheese. Pop it in the oven for about 15 minutes until the base turn a golden brown colour. Served with a fresh green salad, this makes an incredibly healthy lunch option

7. Nectarine and Ham
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For a real taste experience, why not try nectarine, ham and pesto. This combination really gives the tastes buds a good workout without adding too much to the waistline. Simply spread some pesto onto the base, and then dress with chopped ham and slices of nectarines. You could also use peaches with bacon for a slightly different spin on the recipe.


If you use these types of recipes, you can enjoy pizza every day of the week without having to worry too much about gaining the pounds. To keep things healthy, it is always a good idea to eat plenty of green salad with every pizza meal.

About the Author:
Demi Pollard is a writer who works on a freelance basis for Pizza Hut, an organisation that was always fast-thinking, innovative, and entrepreneurial. Contact a representative to learn more about their pizza delivery in Middle East.


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Bits & Bites #58 - Success: Do you have any back-up plan?

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Please email askfuiping@gmail.com if you're looking for a Partner to achieve Success together.

This post is part of a weekly series sharing Bits of mishmash on health, my business and life in general, which I find inspirational, enlightening or enriching.
And Bites of delicious food I have enjoyed.

Organic Leaf
Get yourself ready first. Leaders attract Leaders
When the Teacher is ready, Students will appear.

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When you want to achieve your Dreams, stay focused

Prioritise the business. 
Adopt the right attitude. 
Put in focused effort. 
You will definitely be rewarded.

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"Casualness" in your Work leads to "Casualty" in your Life.
Don't be too serious in your Life (relax and laugh a little). 
But be serious in your Work, if you're serious about wanting to Succeed.

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We hear a lot of people who say "I want to make it in my life."
Do you know what is this "it"?
If you want to live a life you design and be really successful in this life, you must Know What You Want. The first step is to set significant goals, and make them as specific as possible. Are you excited about your goals? Are you a little bit scared? It's ok - because a goal that doesn't scare you is something not worth achieving.

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When you're successful in your Work, it doesn't mean you're successful in your Life.
Just because you're earning RM50,000 per month now, it doesn't mean you'll continue to earn so much money 6 months from now. You don't know how long it will last. Do you have any back-up plan?

Leonardo
Drop me a mail at askfuiping@gmail.com if you have any questions or comments.
Have an awesome day!

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