Pizza Alternatives That Are Just As Good.. Well, Maybe!

In the 10th century, the word pizza was first mentioned in a Latin manuscript from Gaeta, a southern Italian town on the Campania border. The modern pizza originated in Naples, and the dish and its variations have since spread around the world. It has become one of the world's most popular foods and a common fast food item in Europe. Various food firms produce ready-baked pizzas, which can be frozen and reheated in a home oven.

Pizza is an Italian meal that consists of a normal circular, flat base of leavened wheat-based dough topped with tomatoes, cheese, and often other ingredients (such as anchovies, mushrooms, onions, olives, pineapple, meat, and so on) and cooked at a high temperature, often in a wood-fired oven. A pizzetta is another name for a little pizza. Pizza pasta sauce can be used as a topping for the dish. 

Basil Pesto Sauce as a topping :

If you haven't tried pesto sauce yet, now is the time to do so in order to gain all of its benefits. Pesto sauce made with olive oil, fresh basil, pine nuts, and Parmesan cheese can be a nutritious addition to your diet. While pesto sauce is high in calories, it has a lot of nutrients that other sauces don't.

Pesto is a flavorful sauce that goes well with a variety of dishes. It's generally made with fresh basil, olive oil, and a few other ingredients, but it's simple to create at home and adapt to your preferences. Pesto ingredients are generally healthy as long as you don't have any allergies. In fact, they may help lower your risk of diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and cancer.

Basil has powerful chemicals that help to keep blood sugar levels stable. Fresh basil leaves also contain antioxidants that can protect your cells from free radical damage. So, adding basil to your dishes can give you a healthy lifestyle to follow.

Pesto is an Italian sauce made with basil and nuts. In Indian parlance, it is known as basil chutney. The flavors and aroma of pesto sauce elevate a vegetarian pizza to a new level. If you enjoy pesto, you will enjoy pesto pizza. 

Make Whole Wheat Pizza Dough :

Because of its vitamin content, whole-wheat flour has a nutritional edge over some white flour. Whole wheat flour provides significantly more vitamins than white flour, including folate, riboflavin, and vitamins B-1, B-3, and B-5. So, if you want to make your Pizza a healthy food then yes, you can eat healthy while enjoying a slice of pizza by making a whole wheat pizza dough. 

Pizza sauce may be used for a lot more than pizza! This red sauce is a very thick and rich sauce. You may use it to make meatball subs, eggplant, or chicken parmesan, or just dip breadsticks in it. 

Use Eggplant:

What a terrific method to utilize eggplant in place of dough to make healthy and yummy snacks!

The eggplant, which is actually a fruit, originated in China and spread eastward. It is often used in Middle Eastern and Greek cuisine. In Italy, from the 14th century through the 1700s, eggplant was not commonly consumed. 

It was thought to be a source of fever, epilepsy, and insanity because it was a member of the nightshade family. Not to mention the disagreeable, harsh taste that necessitates soaking before cooking. Eggplant is high in fiber and high in vitamins and minerals such as potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin A, magnesium, and folic acid. It is a versatile food that may be used in a variety of ways.

Benefits of Eggplant:

  1. It helps in weight loss. Eggplants are high in fiber and low in calories, making them an ideal supplement to any diet.
  2. It helps to improve memory. The skin of an eggplant is covered in a potent antioxidant called nasunin, which protects brain cell membranes and aids in the transportation of nutrients and waste disposal. Plus, there's more. Nasunin has also been shown to assist boost memory by preventing neuroinflammation and increasing blood flow. 
  3. Also, it helps to strengthen the bones. This wonderful fruit's natural plant chemicals have been shown to prevent osteoporosis, create stronger bones, and boost bone density. Eggplants are also high in iron and calcium, two minerals that are essential for bone health.

Defend Against Dry Skin:

Dry skin is common, especially during the winter months. Make an eggplant face mask to prepare for winter (or have a self-care day). Half a cup of shredded eggplant, 2 tablespoons aloe juice, and 1 teaspoon honey are all you'll need. Mix them together and apply to your skin. Allow it to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before washing it off completely. Try this avocado mask next.

Hair Growth Booster :

Healthy enzymes found in eggplants stimulate hair follicles, promoting healthy hair development. Eggplant is also high in water, which aids in the restoration and softening of those brittle strands. Maintain the natural sheen and luster of your hair by washing it with eggplant juice.

Prevent Aging Symptoms :

Eggplants include vitamin C, which helps to protect our skin and bodies from oxidative stress. Vitamin C also helps to prevent fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots, which are all symptoms of aging.

CAARA offers various Pasta sauces as well as the sauces that are healthier. Use CAARA's whole wheat pita bread to prepare a pizza dough. You can also include the basil pesto sauce as a topping to the pizza.