The point of the IIFYM lifestyle is to hit your goals in a healthy way – no deprivation and never having to say no to your favorite foods. Everything in moderation, y’all.
The hubs hopped on the macro bandwagon a few months ago with the help of our amazing coach, Ashley, the owner of Grit Health and Fitness (3 years in, and I trust this girl with EVERYTHING. She’s a pro.). Since then, pizza on Saturdays – high carb day / refeed day for both of us – has become our thing.
Think about it. You CAN have pizza and still look amazing. You’ve just gotta make HEALTHY pizza! Here’s how:
You can use your favorite dough recipe or pick up premade dough from the store. Roll the dough super thin when making it yourself or search out a dough made for thin crust pizzas. Thinner pizza = bigger pizza = fewer carbs per slice = MORE PIZZA!
Our favorite pizzas are packed with protein, keep the cheese to the minimum, and add in lots of veggies for volume. We add 2T tomato paste for sauce + salt + pepper and move to the toppings!
- Goat cheese (goes much further than mozzarella for the fat grams), chicken sausage, spinach, roasted tomatoes, and garlic, with a balsamic drizzle and a little basil added after baking
- Goat cheese, chicken, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, and onions
- Light shredded mozzarella, chicken, red onion, cilantro, red bell pepper, with a siracha drizzle. Add a little hoisin sauce if you’ve got the carbs.
- Light shredded mozzarella, turkey pepperoni, green bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms
What topping combos should we try next weekend?