I really, like REALLY REALLY, love pizza but as I’ve stated before it’s usually a pretty heavy meal and I’m not so much a fan of that “I ate way too much!” feeling. So, staying true to THHY way, I’m all about converting my favorite dishes into lighter and healthier versions.
One of the ways I find equally as satisfying as the real thing when it comes to pizza is swapping zucchinis for the traditional pizza crust. Sure, it’s not dough, BUT, it is loaded with nutrients including fiber which, much like whole grains, keep you fuller longer. If prepared correctly, it can also add a perfectly tender and flavorful crunch to your meal.
Now, when it comes to topping a pizza, although the options are endless, one of my favorite mash-ups is chicken, BBQ sauce, roasted red onion, and mozzarella. It’s simple but loaded with flavors from sweet to salty to tangy. It’s the BEST summer inspired combo in my opinion!
This healthy, gluten and grain-free dish makes a great meal for even the busiest of weeknights and is perfect for meal prepping too!
BBQ Chicken Zucchini Pizzas
Author: The Happy Hungry Yogi
Yields: 4 zucchini pizzas
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 23 minutes
*Don’t throw away the seeds! Save the cored our middle for smoothies. Just store in a freezer bag/container in the fridge/freezer until ready to use.
Storing: leftover pizzas will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
Nutrition (per pizza): 253 calories/ 9g fat/ 16g carbs/ 7.5g sugar/ 27g protein