2 Ingredient Pizza Dough Recipe- 100% Pizza, 0% Guilt!
We’re a couple months into the New Year now, and most of us have set New Year’s Resolutions, whether that is to save more money or to lose weight and eat cleaner. But sometimes it’s hard to find inspiration and motivation to cook affordable and healthy meals that aren’t flavourless and come in salad form.
But what if I said there was an option to have Pizza but without all the guilt and calories?
Most calories and all the bad stuff you want to cut out of your diet comes from the base of the pizza; including fats, salts and sugars. But replacing the dough for a healthier recipe made from just plain Greek yogurt and flour lets you indulge in a delicious pizza-pie without feeling the need to hit the gym the next day! Sounds odd? Don’t worry, the yeast combined with the yogurt forms bread dough, and you’ll be surprised when you hardly feel or taste the difference!
All you need is:
250g of self-raising flour
A pinch of salt
Pinch of sugar
250g of plain Greek yogurt or normal plain yogurt (this will make three medium pizzas)
Chopped tinned tomatoes
Toppings of your choice
- Put your flour into a large mixing bowl and make a well in the middle; pour the Greek yogurt into the middle and mix! Add a pinch of salt and sugar. The yogurt is very healthy and contains yeast to make it into dough as well as rise in the oven
Don’t worry! It tastes exactly the same as pizza dough; don’t think it’ll taste creamy like a yogurt!
- Once it has turned into a dough consistency, throw some flour down on a flat, clean surface and give it a quick knead, then roll out to the shape and size you want. They
Once rolled out, bake in the oven for 5-6 minutes on around 180c
- Whilst this is baking, get your tin of chopped tomatoes and pour them into a pan ready to go on a medium heat. Add seasonings to taste such as oregano, salt, pepper, garlic etc, whatever you prefer and simmer in the pan
If you’d prefer to skip this step, you can also buy chopped tomatoes in a tin/container with seasoning already added
- Once your base has baked for 5-6 minutes, take it out and flip it over to the other side, spread your tomato sauce on the base and sprinkle on the cheese and any other toppings you would like and put back in the oven for 5-6 minutes
For healthy toppings, use low fat cheese and add your favourite vegetables! My favourites are spinach, onion, sweetcorn and peppers!
It’s very delicious and you satisfy that pizza craving without feeling guilty- of course it has some carbs from the bread but not even half as many as a pizza from the take away!
Written by Casey Sedgwick