Grilled Cherry, Goat Cheese and Arugula Naan Pizza

Registered Dietician

| 2 min read

cherry goat cheese naan pizza
Pizza is a crowd favorite, but we all know it’s not very good for you. One personal pepperoni pizza has around 500 calories and 55 grams of carbohydrates, not to mention is high in sodium and saturated fat — yikes! This recipe aims to make traditional pizza healthier, while also making it a little more gourmet. The combination of sweet and creamy sensations makes this dish perfect for summertime and is sure to impress your family and guests.
The ingredients used in this recipe pack in nutrients that are beneficial to your health. Cherries have numerous health benefits, some of which include a reduced risk of cancer and stroke, reduced belly fat, sleep support and relief from arthritis pain. Garlic has been shown to reduce blood pressure and lower “bad” cholesterol, or LDL, both of which can help reduce the risk of heart disease. If you want to go one step further, try purchasing whole grain naan bread that is rich in fiber and protein and low in sugar. This will help keep you feeling full for longer and provide you with “good” carbohydrates.
Learn more about Michigan’s farmers markets and how to make this dish from Channel 9&10 News’ host Michelle Dunaway and Grace Derocha, RD, registered dietitian and health coach at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan below.
Comment below and share some of your favorite pizza toppings or ways that you make your pizza healthier!
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