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13 healthy pizza crust recipe alternatives for more nutrients, less guilt

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7. Quinoa pizza crust

Quinoa pizza crust

Kimi Harris at Mother Nature Network found a great way to add some protein to pizza (without adding meat). She made the crust out of quinoa blended with water, spices, oil, salt and coconut flour.

 

8. Pumpkin pizza dough

Pumpkin pizza dough

Unlike many of the recipes in this list, this pumpkin pizza dough from Take A Megabite uses flour to achieve the kind of fluffy crust typically associated with pizza. The difference is that it’s also loaded with canned pumpkin. 

 

9. Spinach pizza crust

Spinach pizza crust

This pizza crust from Better With Veggies isn’t much different from what you order at your local pizza joint — it just has nutrient-rich leafy greens in the dough. Kids (and stubborn significant others) won’t even notice.

 

10. Polenta pizza crust

Polenta pizza crust

These personal polenta pizzas from Edible Perspective are a fun — and surprisingly satisfying — way to switch up pizza night. Polenta, which is made from cornmeal, is a great source of iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and vitamin B6. 

 

11. Spaghetti squash pizza crust

Spaghetti squash pizza crust

Unusual? Absolutely. But this spaghetti squash pizza crust from Delighted Momma is actually delicious (and man-approved). All you need for the crust is spaghetti squash, an egg, garlic salt, mozzarella cheese and flax meal.

 

12. Chickpea flour pizza crust

Chickpea flour pizza crust

Also known as socca, this pancake-like flatbread — which Healthy In Candy Land has used as a pizza crust — consists of chickpea flour (made from ground chickpeas), spices and water.

 

13. Broccoli pizza crust

Broccoli pizza crust

If cauliflower can be made into a pizza crust, why not broccoli? This recipe from A Tasty Love Story creates a nutritious base for your pizza toppings from broccoli, onions, garlic and eggs. 

 

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