If you're looking for a healthy pizza recipe that is big on flavor but low on calories, you are going to love this healthy artichoke pizza. It's light and flavorful and you can enjoy it without any guilt.
I am on a quest to lose some weight before bikini season starts. Actually, that's a lie. Bikini season has been over for me for about 15 years. But I can at least try to look good in a bathing suit.
Eating better and making healthy swaps is part of the plan. Swapping traditional supreme pizza for a healthy artichoke pizza recipe is a great way to satisfy my cravings without compromising on the flavors I love.
Is this pizza Weight Watchers friendly?
I am diligently following the weight watchers freestyle plan and as a result, I am feeling pretty good. Even though I am considering myself on a diet, I definitely am getting plenty of good food to eat.
I'm still eating out and attending foodie events, but now I make sure to pick and choose my treats carefully.
The whole family loves pizza and it's hard not to have some when two big pies are sitting on my dining room table. Luckily, I have a teenage boy that eats a pie himself, so I make my own pizza. This healthy artichoke pizza is my new favorite and it fits in the Weight Watchers program. Half of the pizza is only 12 points.
How is this Artichoke Pizza healthy?
This healthy pizza recipe is made with sprouted whole wheat pizza crust. I started making it with a crust from Trader Joe's but have not found it there recently. Lately I have been purchasing my pizza crust at Whole Foods. I also found this sprouted crust from Amazon that I would like to try next time I make this pizza. If you are really ambitious, you could even try making your own homemade sprouted pizza crust.
Let me tell you that at first, I was not thrilled about sprouts embedded in a pizza crust. It looks almost too healthy to taste good.
I cooked the crust so that it was very crisp and the edges were cracker-like--similar to a thin crust pizza. I am a fan of thin crust therefore I really liked this one.
If you are following weight watchers, half of the crust is only 6 points and I topped it with good stuff like artichokes, tomato sauce, olives, feta and mozzarella cheese. Then I ate half of it without even feeling guilty!
What to serve with this healthy pizza recipe
Of course, my sixteen-year-old son ate a whole large pizzeria pizza and there was no guilt there either. I ate my Healthy Artichoke Pizza next to a Mini Heirloom Tomato and Chickpea Salad while he had his pizza and then ate Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cookies. Sigh!
Adding a salad can help to fill out the meal without adding a ton of additional points.
Salad Recipes to Go With This Artichoke Pizza Recipe
- Spinach Salad with Blue Cheese, Grapes and Almonds
- Farmers Market Tomato Salad
- Simple Balsamic Glazed Caprese Salad
- Grilled Romaine Salad from Swirls of Flavor
- Tomato Chick Pea Salad
If you loved this healthy pizza with artichokes you'll want to stick with me for more recipes to beat the system. I'm going to eat well and still lose weight. Happy weekend everyone!
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Healthy Artichoke Pizza
- 1 12- inch pizza crust
- ¾ cup marinara sauce
- ¾ cup chopped artichoke hearts (canned)
- 2 Tablespoons chopped black olives
- ¼ cup fat free feta cheese (or low fat)
- 4 ounces shredded light mozzarella cheese (about 1 cup)
- 2 Tablespoons fresh chopped basil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the pizza crust on a pizza board. Spread the sauce on pizza evenly. Top with artichoke hearts, olives, feta cheese and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with basil. Bake on a rack in the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and crust is crispy.
First Published May 2018; Updated January 2021