Healthy Cow understands that people want to eat healthier without sacrificing great tasting food. Pizza is a staple in our society. At Healthy Cow Pizza we provide our customers with the best quality ingredients, offering numerous pizza options that are both delicious and nutritional.
Healthy living is not just about eating healthy, it’s a lifestyle. It’s about eating the right foods during the right times of the day & pairing that with low stress & consistent work outs. Eating healthier does not mean giving up all the foods you love! Even making small changes in your lifestyle can have significant health effects. Below is a guide of some options we offer & how you can use them to make your food healthier by making small changes. Remember, Healthy living is not just about you… it’s about the people that love & care about you.
- Forgo the traditional white-flour crust and get the Whole-Wheat for some extra protein, fiber and a yummy, nutty flavor.
- Go minimalist and use some Sliced Tomatoes as your pizza sauce. Less fuss but just as much flavor, & tell the sodium to take a hike!
- Go green with a Basil Pesto sauce on top of the crust. Made with nuts and fresh basil, this sneaky sauce adds some healthy greens and omega-3’s to bump up nutritional value.
- Think outside the box! Try Substituting Wild Mushroom Porcini Sauce as the base to a perfect rich, savory pizza. It has way less calories than a traditional sauce plus has fresh vegetables including eggplant. A nice thin layer will leave plenty of room for other toppings and cheese.
- For a Middle-Eastern flare on this favorite Italian dish, swap the sauce for Creamy Garlic Hummus. The chickpeas will add extra fiber and protein and satisfy any taste bud. Try topping this creative sauce with freshly shredded veggies!
- Swap classic pork sausage for something a bit leaner like Chicken Sausage (but still full of flavor).
- For a ton of protein without the fat, Grilled Chicken is the way to go. Pair with BBQ sauce for a healthy BBQ chicken pizza.
- Feeling fancy? Sprinkle Walnuts (or any nut!) for some extra crunch. People who eat nuts as part of a heart-healthy diet can lower the low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or “bad”) cholesterol level in their blood. High LDL is one of the primary causes of heart disease. Eating nuts may reduce your risk of developing blood clots that can cause a fatal heart attack. Nuts also appear to improve the health of the lining of your arteries.
- Spinach on top of pizza? Popeye would be proud. This healthy green is full of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. Spinach has an extremely high nutritional value and is rich in antioxidants. It is a good source of vitamins A, B2, C and K, and also contains magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, calcium and potassium.
- Broccoli. Vitamin C, folate, and fiber are just a few of the broccoli’s benefits. So top your pie with this cruciferous veggie for crunch, flavor, and health!
- Swap the eggplant parm for Sliced Eggplant on a pizza. Add some low-fat mozzarella cheese and sliced tomatoes and you’re good to go.
- Grilled Peaches. This naturally sweet treat doesn’t have to be eaten alone. Grilled peaches make a great pizza topping, especially when paired with caramelized onions and fresh basil. A peach makes you feel full and keeps you from overeating. The bonus: one peach only contains about 35-50 calories and no fat!
- Thinly Sliced Pears take any pizza pie to the next level. Top with goat or gorgonzola cheese and whole pistachios, and get ready to sign yourself up for the next Iron Chef battle. Pears provide a very good source of fiber and are also a good source of vitamin B2, C, E, copper, and potassium. They also contain a significant amount of pectin, which is a water soluble fiber.
- Fresh Mozzarella. Skip the gobs of shredded stuff and add some fresh mozzarella instead. One ounce (about the size of 4 dice, or about 1 thick slice) clocks in only 70 calories, so tear it up go top off your perfect pie.