Low-Calorie Tomato & Mozzarella Pizza for Weight Loss –With Ayurvedic Modification

What if I told you that you can lose the weight that you have been trying to shed while still getting to eat some of your favorite comfort foods? Well, it is true! A lot of times your most beloved dishes can be modified slightly to be healthier so you can still feel like you can indulge yourself but also stick with your diet plan. Can we think of ancient wisdom of Ayurveda without compromising our modern taste buds that always thrive for delicious pizza?


Recipes for weight loss often take your most desired dishes and manipulate them into being more nutritious with just a few easy steps. Pizza is generally a huge no on a diet plan because of being highly caloric, but making a few simple adjustments, like in this low-calorie tomato and mozzarella pizza, can help you make it work for your diet plan.

Ayurvedic properties for ingredients:
Tomatoes: supaachya (digestive)
Cornmeal: kaphahara (calorie cutting food)
Garlic and black pepper: sleshmahara (fat burning food)
Basil: kaphaghna, supaachya (anti-kapha (calorie) and digestive)

Ingredients:
1 11-ounce can of dough (the French bread kind found in the refrigerated section)
2 tbsp of yellow cornmeal
Olive oil cooking spray
1 1/2 lbs of plum tomatoes, sliced thinly
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese, part-skim
1/4 tsp of black pepper
1/2 tsp of sea salt
1/4 cup of thinly sliced basil

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven by setting it to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. While the oven is heating, put the bread dough onto a round baking sheet and sprinkle with the yellow cornmeal.
3. Press the dough to fit the circular shape of the pan, making sure that the edge of the dough does not go beyond the pan.
4. Lightly spray the surface of the dough with the olive oil spray.
5. Bake the dough at 450 degrees for eight minutes, then remove it from the oven.
6. Arrange the slices of tomato on a paper towel and cover with an additional paper towel in order to soak up extra moisture.
7. Next, sprinkle the minced garlic over the dough so that it covers it evenly.
8. Also sprinkle half a cup of the cheese over the dough evenly.
9. Place the tomato slices over the cheese then sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.
10. Top with the remaining half cup of cheese.
11. Bake the pizza at 450 degrees for five minutes until the crust is crisp.
12. Remove from oven and sprinkle the basil over pizza.
13. Let pizza cool slightly, then slice and serve.

Since this pizza recipe has no sauce and uses reduced-fat cheese, it falls into the category of recipes for weight loss. You will feel like you are indulging in one of your favorite dishes without compromising the progress of your weight loss. Pair this pizza with a Greek salad and you will have a meal that will leave you feeling great afterward.

Author: Dr Maulik Vyas

I am a holistic Doctor with 10 yr of experience in medical/health and wellness industry. Also, I am a professional content writer with 1000s of articles published across the web. I'm available for content writing, natural treatment consultancy, business ideas about healthcare/wellness industry. I am the proprietor of company named Mouls Incorporation.

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