16 July 2012

Slimmers pizza

On a weight-loss diet and dying for a slice of pizza? All isn't lost


On a weight-loss diet and dying for a slice of pizza? All isn't lost. While it may be difficult to find a low-fat pizza in a restaurant, you can still enjoy pizza at home – if you know the tricks of the trade.

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Here's how to prepare a reduced-fat pizza: make your own or buy ready-made pizza bases and spread with tomato-and-onion mix and herbs; top with any of the following: ham, pineapple, banana, grilled chicken breast, grilled calamari, anchovies, garlic, mushrooms, asparagus, spinach, avocado, peppadews, sweet peppers or chilli; avoid bacon, sausage, salami and mince (unless made with extra-lean beef or ostrich mince); use half the usual amount of cheese or replace mozzarella and other yellow cheeses with a sprinkling of feta, Parmesan, mature cheddar, blue cheese or goat’s cheese; serve the pizza with salad, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. 




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