Pizza Cravings? Naan To The Rescue!

Last week, we discussed my ridiculously unhealthy brunch and I took my own advice about listening to my body's cravings. Just in case you can't get those Papa John's cravings out of your noggin, we have you covered with the first goody in this month's Cravings Substitutions Series for August.

While even healthy alternatives have to have some sort of moderation, sometimes you just want what you want. I totally get it. Even if Papa John's (hello GARLIC BUTTER!?!) isn't on the menu, creating your own homemade version will be a fun AND a whole lot better for your waist than delivery.

There are several ways to create your own Naan Pizza, but I've compiled a few tips below that are conducive to our #HealthyLivingLifestyle mantra.

FitXBrit Naan Pizza 
• One package Whole Wheat Naan Flatbread 
• 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for drizzling

Suggested toppings: 
Bell Peppers 
Bannana Peppers 
Grape Tomatoes 
Sundried tomatoes 
Herbs (like basil, thyme, or oregano) 
Sliced chicken sausage 
Beyond Meat vegetarian chicken strips 
Sliced mozzarella (or goat cheese, or grated fontina; I personally prefer Almond Mozzarella or Pepper Jack Cheese) 
Marinara Sauce( any flavor, I use organic Dave’s Gourmet sauce from Sprouts if I don’t have time to make a homemade sauce)

1. Preheat the oven to 450 F.

2. Place the naans on a baking sheet. 

3. Brush each side with olive oil. 

4. Top with your desired toppings – start with the veggies and herbs, then add sausage if desired, then end with cheese. 

5. Season 

6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the naan is golden and crisp around the edges. Drizzle with olive oil and top with additional chopped herbs if desired.

This is just one substitution you can use in your household to help fight off those unhealthy cravings that just won’t go away. While this is a great start to transitioning to a healthy living lifestlye , we at FitXBrit can help create a personalized custom approach to meet the healthy living desires of your household and your specific dietary needs. All you have to do is shoot an email to info@FitXBrit for more information.


Brittany Giles