Naan Pizza: Convenience is KING!

Naan Pizza

This past weekend I decided to make pizza….with NAAN bread! Believe me when I say, your mind will be blown forever once you discover the Naan Pizza.

Have you ever met someone that doesn’t like pizza? If you have – they are lying to themselves and deeply in denial. Sure, pizza isn’t going to put you on the fast track to diet and summer body success – but it could definitely help your morale. All of us need a treat every now and then – especially if you’re on a diet and need to lose A LOT of weight. What kind of superhuman can stick to a religious diet 7 days a week until ALL the weight has been lost? Imagine sticking to a diet for 1 or 2 years?

This would be 100% a mental game from start to finish. And this is the reason why so many people fail – or yoyo diet. It’s because they fall of the track with HECTIC relapses in the form of massive food binges. Why? Because, tell someone the “CAN’T” have something – and that is exactly what they are going to crave until they can have it again. And then, after the massive binges, comes the insane deprivation. Think starvation. Eventually, your body reacts and forces you to binge again. What a terrible and vicious cycle!

From personal experience, I can tell you that we really need to break that cycle.

Now you’re wondering: how does all this tie into Naan Pizza?

Well, the point I want to make today is: moderation. Always moderation.

On this blog, I mostly post healthy guilt-free recipes – you know, DIET FOOD that tastes good. And I wouldn’t really consider Naan Pizza a diet food. BUT – maybe I do 😉

(Ooooh controversy!!!!)

 

Pssst – Maybe try my other awesome Spaghetti Pizza recipe (sure to knock your socks off!) Link below…

Spaghetti Pizza: the leftover-saver

 

I made these Naan Pizza’s with my usual mindset, though: moderation. Honestly, I don’t enjoy making overly decadent food because to me – food can taste good without triple the amount of cheese and fatty toppings. You can, therefore, regard my Naan Pizzas as “modest” (even though not officially diet food).

But the point I wanted to make is: if you’re on a diet – especially if you have a long way to go – consider allowing yourself small breaks every now and then to enjoy the things you like. Maybe that will help you 😊 A little bit of what’s nice in moderation to avoid repetitive cycles of binges and starvation. You will most likely feel fulfilled and content and experience diminished cravings. And if you’re new to dieting, the most important advice is: losing weight is a marathon, not a sprint.

 

Naan Pizza

 


Naan Pizza Recipes


 

Naan Pizzas are awesome! The best part is the convenience 😊 You can buy naan bread from the supermarket, cover them in the toppings of your choice, pop them in the oven for 20 minutes and you’re DONE: 30 minutes from start to finish!

Best is to be as creative as you can with the toppings. In the examples below, I tried to steer away from the boring, conventional toppings. I love the old bacon, mushroom and pineapple – but sometimes you gotta force yourself to try something new!

Naan pizzas are also a fabulous idea if you’re having people over for drinks. They are a great finger-food, not messy, and pretty strategic for “lining the stomach”.

My recommendation: to avoid the typical “cheese” pitfall (i.e. drowning your pizza in delicious melty cheese) – try to limit to 40g grated cheese per Naan Pizza.

 

I’ve got 4 AWESOME topping ideas for you!!!!

 

CHEESEBURGER NAAN PIZZA


 

cheeseburger naan pizza

 

Okay – so think cheeseburger….but on a pizza!

Toppings (from first to last):

  • Tomato paste: 2 tbsp spread over the base
  • Cheddar cheese: 40g grated
  • Sliced jalapeños: 15g
  • Chopped gherkins: 20g
  • Beef mince, cooked: 70g
  • Sliced cherry tomatoes: 50g
  • Seasoning as desired

Cook: 15-20 minutes at 180°C until the base is crispy.

Finish: drizzle with tomato ketchup for the ultimate cheeseburger pizza!

 

SWEET BREAKFAST NAAN PIZZA


 

sweet breakfast naan pizza

 

Oh wow – this was a WINNER!!!

The secret is in the onion marmalade! That stuff makes everything taste AMAZING! Pair it with bacon…and game over – you’ve hit the jackpot!!!

Toppings (from first to last):

  • Onion Marmalade: 1 generous tbsp spread over the base
  • Mozzarella Cheese: 40g grated
  • Streaky Bacon: 6 small rashers (30g) cooked
  • Lastly – crack an egg in the middle

Cook: 15 minutes at 180°C, or until the egg is cooked.

Finish: with some optional slices of avocado.

 

ITALIAN STALLION NAAN PIZZA


 

Naan Pizza

 

Simple is always BEST. Take a few simple and beautiful flavors – combine them…and the result is MAGIC!

Here I used simple, but extremely flavorful ingredients that paired to perfection!

P.S. This one is vegetarian 😉

Toppings (from first to last):

  • Tomato paste: 2 tbsp spread over the base
  • Mozzarella: 40g grated
  • Mushrooms: 30g sliced
  • Sun-dried Tomatoes: 44g torn in half
  • Onion: a few thin slices

Cook: 15-20 minutes at 180°C.

Finish: with some fresh basil.

 

SWEET APPLE VEGETARIAN NAAN PIZZA


 

sweet apple naan pizza

 

Try this one for something a little different.

I had one naan bread leftover – so I thought, hey – let me do something funky! Like a sweet and salty vibe 🙂 The result was surprisingly yummy! Loved the subtle sweetness of the apple with the salty feta. So good!

Toppings (from first to last):

  • Tomato paste: 2 tbsp spread over the base
  • Feta cheese: 30g crumbled
  • Pink lady apple: 30g very thin slices
  • Sun-dried tomato: 20g torn apart a bit (like 3 pieces)
  • Onion: a few thin slices

Cook: 15-20 minutes at 180°C.

Finish: with some thin slices of avocado.

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