Who doesn’t love a good slice of pizza but ever wish pizza was good for you?

What if I was to tell you it can be!

That’s right, you heard me. Pizza can be super nourishing. It’s all about the ingredients you choose. And a prime example is this salmon pizza, full of delicious ingredients but that also serve a purpose.

Salmon is a great main ingredient for this pizza since it is a lean protein full of omega-3s. Side note: did you know that a pregnant women needs between 40 and 70 grams of proteindaily to nourish her growing baby. That’s a lot of protein! Omega-3s are also super beneficial throughout pregnancy. Not only is it essential for the development of your baby nervous system but some studies have shown that it can prevent pre-term labor and lower risk of preeclampsia.

I also like to use a home made herb greek yogurt as a base since it gives the pizza a nice tangy flavour while also adding to the protein count. Throw on a nice layer of raw spinach and you now have a perfect bed of anti-oxidants to lay out the rest of your ingredients on!

The rest is really up to your imagination! I used sun-dried tomatoes, black olives and red onions. You may think red onions are only added for taste but it shouldn’t surprise you by now that they also serve a purpose. They are full of vitamin C and can help boost immunity, they can help regulate blood pressure which is important during pregnancy and are such a good source of dietary fiber.

And cheese! of course you can’t have a pizza without cheese and this pizza pairs really well with some crumbled feta. Added bonus: you don’t need a lot since it packs a lot of flavour.

There you have it! A perfectly acceptable and healthy pizza.

Salmon pizza

Perfectly healthy salmon pizza on whole wheat crust.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 gluten free pizza crust
  • 1 salmon filet
  • 1 cup spinach loosely packed
  • 1/4 cup black olives
  • 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1/4 red onion sliced
  • 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp dill

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven at 375F
  • Place salmon on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, season with salt and pepper and bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes.
  • Mix together the yogurt, lemon juice, pepper and dill then spread a thin layer over your pizza crust.
  • Cover with a layer of fresh spinach.
  • Add the olives, sundried tomatoes and red onions evenly over the pizza.
  • Pull salmon out of the oven when cooked and gently flake with a fork. Place over the pizza.
  • Sprinkle feta over everything then place in the oven.
  • Cook for 15 minutes or until crust is lightly golden. You can also broil for a couple minutes.
Keyword feta cheese, pizza, salmon, spinach
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