As the universally loved meal for movie nights, family dinners, and parties of all sorts, pizza is undeniably delicious. The only downside? The feeling after indulging in too much.
The unfortunate truth is that pizza isn’t the healthiest meal. The combination of greasy toppings and starchy crust leaves you with a heavy feeling in your stomach. Long story short, pizza can make you feel bloated and uncomfortable. What if there was a way to enjoy the authentic Italian flavors of pizza without regret?
Introducing Pinsa: The Healthy Upgrade to Pizza
Born from an ancient Roman recipe, pinsa is engineered to delight. On the contrary to traditional pizza crust, pinsa is made with a blend of non-GMO rice, wheat, soy, and sourdough flours, up to 80% hydration for easy digestibility, and no added sugars or saturated fats. After a meticulous fermentation and hand-pressing process, it is baked to perfection. The results? A cloud-like crust that, while practically weightless, is packed with flavor.
Pinsa proves that you don’t have to sacrifice great taste for a healthy meal. Plus, it’s just the foundation of your pizza dish. You can top it with whatever your heart desires.
5 Healthy Tips for Topping Your Pinsa
Pinsa toppings are completely customizable. With such a divine base, you want your garnishes to do it justice. If you want to feel good—but still enjoy a delicious meal—choose wisely. Here are five examples of healthy options:
1. Low-fat cheese
Lucky for traditional pizza lovers, mozzarella is lower in sodium and calories than most other cheeses on the market. Feta and goat cheese are also highly nutritious and the perfect pinsa toppings. You can also opt for fat-free versions of your favorite cheese variety, available at most grocery stores.
2. Sauces and spreads
Don’t be afraid to add sauce to your pinsa. Most of the classics are perfectly healthy, including tomato sauce, pesto, olive oil, and balsamic glaze—especially when made from scratch with natural ingredients. Other, less traditional spreads like alfredo sauce, ranch, and barbeque sauce should be avoided when opting for a healthy meal.
3. Protein-packed picks
If you choose to add meat to your pinsa, avoid anything over-processed and full of sodium like sausage and pepperoni. Aim for a leaner, lower-calorie choice such as shrimp, eggs, or shredded chicken. These options are chock full of protein and nutrients, but lack the astonishingly high levels of salt and saturated fats.
4. Get your greens In
Packing on the veggies is the key to a fiber-filled meal. The fresher, the better. Sprinkle on some arugula, peppers, or fresh basil for a serving of greens atop your pie. Other toppings that are high in vitamins and minerals are eggplant, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, and artichokes. When it comes to healthy eating, there’s no such thing as too many vegetables.
5. Switch it up
The best part about pinsa is that it’s as versatile as it is delicious. Sometimes, it’s fun to branch out and venture into new food groups. Ditch the classic sauce and cheese combo and experiment with more unconventional ingredients for a more balanced meal. Try garnishing your pinsa with figs, walnuts, or grilled peaches!
Serve Better. Serve Pinsa.
There’s nothing better than enjoying a meal that makes you feel as good as it tastes. Pinsa Romana America strives to share the health benefits of pinsa to health-conscious foodies across the country. That’s why we offer par-baked pinsa crusts. Simply top the crust with fresh ingredients, pop in the oven for just a few minutes, and serve up a healthy, delicious, and authentic meal to the people you love.
Join the Pinsa Romana America family today! Let’s spread the love of pinsa—together. For more information, visit our website.