Pizza is often known for being meat-laden; there is not a menu out there that doesn’t feature a “meat lover’s” or “all meat” pie. Next time you’re in the mood for something cheesy and delicious, go the opposite direction with your slice. Pizzerias offer an extensive selection of vegetables, like onions, eggplant, tomatoes, red peppers, broccoli, and more. Ask for a large one with all of the veggies. Tell yourself you’re being “healthy.”
Have you ever felt like your dinner had one too many tomatoes? This is much lighter than the pepperoni or cheese pies you’re used to getting. Instead of marinara, order a pie with a brush of olive oil. Ask for it to be topped with mozzarella cheese, basil leaves, and maybe some green olives. Drizzle just a little olive oil over the baked pie before eating it. This makes for a flavorful pie that is light yet satisfying, and it doesn’t have a single tomato.
Ask for your dough to be spread with hot wing sauce, and then have sliced chicken or even chicken wings and bleu cheese added. You can also try this with ranch instead of hot wing sauce, with the buffalo sauce on the side. This would be a great choice for wing lovers, or for snacks or dinner during a game. You can still get celery on the side for the “healthy” part.
For this one, you can start with the plain old marinara sauce, but you’ll want to ask for cheddar instead of the more common mozzarella cheese. Add ground beef, red or white chopped onions, and diced tomatoes, and, last but not least, bacon. This one smells good, but the taste is even better.
Green Olives, Green Peppers, and Ham
This one might sound a bit strange at first, but the flavor combination works. The vinegary flavor of the green olives complements the saltier flavor of the ham, and the red peppers provide a nice, sharp contrast. Try on a traditional mozzarella and marinara pizza, or order it with pesto for a nutty complement.