4 Physique-Friendly Pizza Recipes


Regardless of whether you’re dieting, bulking, or somewhere in between, there’s a place for pizza in your life. Fatty, carb-laden restaurant pizza can test even the strongest willpower and wreak havoc on a diet, but making it at home gives you more control over the ingredients. The key is knowing how, and with what, your pies are made.

These four DIY spins on traditional pizza are begging to be built and devoured no matter where your fitness sights are set!


Rise and Shine Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast is the most delicious—err, important—meal of the day. Or something like that. Regardless, I can’t think of a better way to start the day than with a slice or two of pizza! This a.m. version combines all the thing you love about pizza and breakfast in one tasty slice!

Premade store bought pizza crust 10 inch

Chicken sausage 1/2 lb.

Canadian bacon 12 slices

Eggs 4 large

Olive oil 2 tbsp

Cheddar cheese, shredded 1 cup

Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup

Red bell pepper, diced 1 medium

Spinach 2 cups

  1. Heat your oven to the temperature specified on the pizza-crust label.
  2. Brush the pizza crust with olive oil, then add the chicken sausage, Canadian bacon, cheddar cheese, bell pepper, and spinach evenly across the crust. Crack the eggs over the pizza and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  3. Cook 8-10 minutes, or until the eggs and cheese meet the desired texture and doneness.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 slice

Recipe yields: 8 slices

Amount per serving

Calories 292

Fat14 g

Carbs26 g

Protein18 g


Mexican Low-Carb Pizza

Spice your slice with this tantalizing, Mexican-inspired pizza. What the pizza lacks in carbs—making it perfect for dieters and those with few macros—it makes up big-time in flavor. You’d better make two!

Cauliflower, coarsely chopped 1 head

Egg 1 large

Mexican cheese, shredded 1/3 cup

Oregano 1 tsp

Cilantro 2 tbsp

Cumin 2 tsp

Salt to taste

Chicken breast 1/2 lb

Chorizo sausage 1/4 lb

Shredded Mexican cheese 1 cup

Fire-roasted tomatoes, diced and drained 1 can

Salsa 1 cup

Jalapenos, sliced 1/2 cup

Garlic 1 clove

Cilantro 2 tbsp

Chili powder 1 tbsp

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. To make the cauliflower “rice,” pulse batches of raw cauliflower florets in a food processor until a rice-like texture is achieved.
  3. Bring an inch of water to boil in a large pot. Add the cauliflower rice, cover, and let it cook for 4-5 minutes. Drain the cauliflower into a fine-mesh strainer.
  4. Wrap the cauliflower in a clean, thin dishtowel. Twist the towel up, then squeeze out the excess moisture. This is critical for a dry pizza crust.
  5. Beat the egg in a large bowl, then add the cauliflower, cheese, and spices. Use your hands to mix the dough well. Don’t worry—it will hold together.
  6. Press the dough out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper until it’s roughly 1/3 inch thick. (It’s important to line the dough up with parchment paper or it will stick.)
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes. The crust should be firm and golden brown when finished.
  8. Spread the crust with salsa and tomatoes.
  9. Add the herbs and spices, then the meat and cheese.
  10. Return the pizza to the oven, and bake an additional 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is hot and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 slice

Recipe yields: 8 slices

Amount per serving

Calories 232

Fat14 g

Carbs5 g

Protein20 g


Protein Powerhouse Pizza

Plain cheese pizza may not be the most protein-packed food on its own, but that doesn’t mean you can’t power it up! A traditional meat-lover’s pizza is high in protein, but it’s also laden with fatty cuts of meat. Try this three-headed protein monster for a leaner, meaner alternative!

Eggs: 4 large

Chicken breast, cooked and chopped 1/4 lb.

Ground turkey, cooked 1/4 lb.

Turkey bacon, cooked and chopped 6 slices

Mozzarella cheese, shredded 1 cup

Tomato paste 6-oz. can

  1. Blend the crust ingredients together using a food processor until you get a thick pancake-like batter.
  2. Heat a nonstick pan over high heat and drizzle with grapeseed oil. Once the oil begins to sizzle, turn the heat down to medium.
  3. Add half of the batter to the pan, spreading it on the surface of the pan. Aim for a thickness of no more than 1/3 inch. Check the bottom of the crust frequently for doneness with a spatula, then flip and finish cooking.
  4. Transfer the crust to a baking sheet, and preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  5. Spread tomato paste to within 1/4 inch of the crust’s edges, then distribute the chicken and ground turkey across the entire pizza. Crack each egg on the pizza, and top with cheese.
  6. Cook in the oven for 4-8 minutes, or until the eggs reach desired doneness.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 slice

Recipe yields: 8 slices

Amount per serving

Calories 288

Fat9 g

Carbs11 g

Protein36 g


Peanut Butter and Banana Pretzel Pizza

Pizza for dessert? You’d better believe it! What better way to end a night than with a sweeter version of your favorite food? This sweet-and-salty combination is sure to hit all the right notes.

  1. Heat your oven to the temperature specified on the pizza-crust label.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the peanut butter until melted, about 30 seconds.
  3. Slowly mix in the whey protein and a splash of water (start with about 1/4 cup). Be patient while you mix, and slowly incorporate a small amount of water until you achieve a thick, pudding-like texture. Spread it on the pizza crust.
  4. Add the sliced bananas, crushed pretzels, and white chocolate chips.
  5. Bake the pizza in the oven until warm, about 5-8 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 slice

Recipe yields: 8 slices

Amount per serving

Calories 224

Fat9 g

Carbs22 g

Protein13 g


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