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Top 10 Low Calorie Pizza Recipes for Weight Loss

Top 10 Low Calorie Pizza Recipes for Weight Loss

If you’re shedding the pounds, pizza is generally a no-no. Lo-Dough has completely turned this around with its outstandingly low calorie pizzas (which actually support your slimming goals). 

Despite the fact Lo-Dough only started in 2017, it has already gotten the attention of celebrities and fitness professionals who are keen to get a slice of the low calorie action. Eat pizza and lose weight? Well yes, in fact that is very much the message of Lo-Dough!

So, let's see how it's done...

Low calorie pizza recipes may be all over the internet with various methods and dietary advice, but this is something very different indeed. Why? Because we are doing it with Lo-Dough. And Lo-Dough is a breathtaking 39 calories per pizza base (as well as being virtually carb free).  Exciting times are ahead for those of us who are slimming down and watching the pounds, because the most delicious food on the planet is right back on the menu.

Why Lo-Dough for my low calorie pizza base? 


Let's just cut to the chase; it’s high protein, high fibre, sugar free, dairy free, and an astonishing 39 calories per pizza base. These are all solid reasons why Lo-Dough has been a successful pizza base so far.

In the words of Registered Nutritionist, Bikini Competitor and Lecturer in Sports Nutrition Dr Emilia Thompson, "Lo-Dough gives you leeway". The high fibre content keeps you fuller for longer, the protein is great for those looking for post workout food, and the incredibly low calorie content means supported weight loss. Dr Thompson is a big fan of low calorie pizzas made with Lo-Dough.

Emilia Thompson Lo-Dough

Lo-Dough is:
> high fibre
> fat free
> low-carb
> gluten free
> dairy free
> high protein
> paleo
> vegetarian
> sugar free
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Recipe 1. Ham & Mushroom Pizza 

(170 calories)

Ham & Mushroom Pizza

The old fashioned ham & mushroom pizza is back on the menu with this innovative recipe - a whole 9 inch pizza for 170 calories. 

This classic recipe has basically never been healthier, and it has has gone down a storm with the slimming and fitness worlds, not least because the high fibre content in the Lo-Dough base keeps you nice and full for longer, while the protein contributes to a great post-workout meal.

This is, obviously, one for the meat eaters, but bear in mind that a normal pizza with meat as part of the topping is usually one of the more calorific choices, getting this dish together for under 200 calories is a serious achievement.  

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 170 calories
  • Fat: 5.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.4 g
  • Fibre: 9.3 g
  • Protein: 19.3 g

View full recipe: Ham & Mushroom Pizza


Recipe 2. Slimming Chicken & Ham Pizza

(237 calories)

Slimming Chicken & Ham Pizza Lo-Dough

Of all the low calorie pizzas made with a Lo-Dough pizza base, this is easily one of the all time favourites. There is nothing better than being able to tuck into a meaty feast, though generally the calories are sky high. This entire pizza is little over 200 calories, giving you the freedom to eat two types of meat as well as cheese on your pizza.

Nutritional Information
  • Calories: 237
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Fibre: 9.3g
  • Protein: 30g

View full recipe: Chicken & Ham Pizza

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Recipe 3. Low Calorie Margherita (V)

(250 calories)

Margarita Pizza

The good old traditional Margherita (or margarita) is one of the easiest homemade pizzas you can do, yet it wins every time when it comes to taste. Such an easy snack to make when you've got company or a great low calorie treat when you've got people round for lunch. To be honest, this is too good a pizza to share with friends, and at 250 calories per pizza, there's no harm in eating this one all to yourself. 

low calorie pizza

Nutritional Information
  • Calories: 250 calories
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Fibre: 10 g
  • Protein: 20 g

View full recipe: Margherita Pizza

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Recipe 4. Quattro Formaggi (four cheese) pizza (V)

(338 calories)

low calorie four cheese pizza

It's indulgent and super cheesy, and yet it's just over 330 calories for an entire pizza. A slimmers dream, by all intents and purposes, and quite an impressive dish to bring to the table with friends over for dinner. With only 6g of carbohydrates it also fits in with a low carb diet as well as low calorie, so basically it's a super delicious, slimming friendly treat. It doesn't take long to rustle up at all, and it can serve as a great Friday "fakeaway" as well as many other things. Movie night? Veggie friends over for lunch? This might be your saving grace. 

  • Calories: 338
  • Fat: 21g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fibre: 10g
  • Protein: 39g

View full recipe: Four Cheese Pizza


Recipe 5. Prosciutto & Caramelised Onion Pizza

(341 calories)

Jazmine Franks Lo-Dough Pizza

(Also known as 'pizza alla Jazz') This is an extra special low calorie pizza recipe, as it was made by the hands of celebrity visitor on her visit to Lo-Dough towers. Yep, Hollyoaks star and powerlifter Jazmine Franks came to our Rochdale offices where she rustled up her own version of a pizza for us, with prosciutto ham and caramelised onions. Not only was this a smash hit which made it into the Lo-Dough top 10 low calorie pizza recipes of all time, but it has also now been re-made a number of times by Lo-Dough fans everywhere. Suitably high in protein (28g) making it a superb post workout pizza. Not at all hard to make, and talk about tasty...great idea, Jazmine, thank you!

Jazmine Franks with her pizza

Nutritional Information 

  • Calories: 341
  • Fat: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Fibre: 11g
  • Protein: 28g

View full recipe: Proscuitto & Onion Pizza

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Recipe 6. Veggie Supreme

(290 calories)

Veggie Supreme pizza with Lo-Dough

Vegetarian pizzas have never been so visually appealing, but it can also be said with confidence that they have never been so mouth-watering. Meat eaters go for this recipe quite often simply because of it's taste and variety of great ingredients. It makes for a great snack on the table for when you've got friends over, but it can also make one superb dinner to eat to yourself. It's under 300 calories which for an entire pizza is outstanding. The magic of Lo-Dough lives on! Whether you are veggie or a meat eater, this is absolutely worth a try. 

Nutritional Information
  • Calories: 290
  • Fat: 16g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fibre: 16g
  • Protein: 23g

View full recipe: Veggie Supreme Pizza


Recipe 7. Veggie Protein Pizza (V)

(230 calories)

Vegetarian low calorie pizza

Another super easy recipe which is made so much healthier using Lo-Dough as your pizza base - and a great one for the vegetarians too. Whether you are a meat eater or not, protein is an important part of your diet. One that is even more important when you are on a workout plan or hitting the gym. 

For an extra protein boost, you can use Eatlean cheese, but you could equally rustle up the veggie protein pizza with cream cheese/creme fraiche and mozzarella and it would be totally delicious. We did this one with Eatlean to cut the calories even further, but the choice is, as ever, completely yours. With a pizza weighing in at only 230 calories, perhaps you can afford to be more adventurous with the toppings - as Emilia says, "Lo-Dough gives you leeway."

Nutritional Information
  • Calories: 230 calories
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Fibre: 9.3 g
  • Protein: 35 g

View full recipe: Veggie Protein Pizza


Recipe 8. Healthy Veggie Pepper Pizza (V)

(194 calories)

Healthy Veggie Pepper Pizza

For vegetarians and meat eaters alike, this is a really simple, fresh and healthy recipe which is particularly low in calories. As the entire pizza is less than 200 calories, it is just as appealing for those who aren't veggie, but want to enjoy a delicious pizza whilst watching the pounds. A very popular, simple and colourful choice. No surprise this is a favourite with Lo-Dough lovers everywhere.

Nutritional Information 

  • Calories: 194 calories
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Fibre: 11 g
  • Protein: 29 g

View full recipe: Healthy Veggie Pepper Pizza


Recipe 9. Gluten Free Chorizo Pizza

(305 calories)

Gluten free pizza with chorizo sausage

Sweet, tangy, with peppery rocket and juicy chorizo. Yes, please. This low-carb pizza has more up its sleeve than being deliciously low in calories - adding the toppings on this pizza recipe will give you an extra boost of vitamin C too.

Chorizo on a diet is basically freedom at its absolute best. It's got a nice Spanish feel to it to that suits a dinner party or lunch with friends. Show them how hosting is done.

Nutritional Information 
  • Calories: 305 calories
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12 g
  • Fibre: 13 g
  • Protein: 23 g

View full recipe: Gluten Free Chorizo Pizza


Recipe 10. Slimming Friendly Pizza (V)

(176 calories)

Slimming friendly low calorie pizza

The absolute king of slimming pizzas - weight loss possibly hasn't ever been as delicious (and simple) as this. 

Nutritional Information
  • Calories: 176
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fibre: 10g
  • Protein: 22g

View full recipe: Slimming Friendly Pizza


Bonus Recipe: The Eatlean Protein Pizza

(262 calories)

Eatlean Protein Pizza

This one is made with Eatlean cheese, which is a high protein low-fat cheese, perfect for those who are slimming or have specific fitness goals. 

Creme fraiche and white sauces tend to be on the fatty calorific side. This is where Eatlean cheese comes in. When combined with Lo-Dough, you end up with a pizza that is tailor-made for those of you with demanding fitness or weight loss goals.

On top of all those great macros, you also get a pizza that tastes great - cheesy and herby with a nice savoury, salty hit from the ham. 

Nutritional Information
  • Calories: 262 calories
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Fibre: 9.3 g
  • Protein: 40 g

View full recipe: Eatlean Protein Pizza


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