Low calorie high protein pizzas in under 20 minutes
After going to the gym or exercising, we all want something quick, easy and nutritious. Pizzas don’t exactly strike up the image of health, yet Lo-Dough bases contain 39 calories each and just 2.2g carbs - making it the perfect base for a healthy pizza.
The benefits of eating a high protein meal after exercising include muscle repair and growth, plus protein is super filling and nutritious. All of these fully loaded pizzas are actually all under 500 calories for the lot - and absolutely packed with protein, some with over 40g!
Having any of these with a fresh salad or greens on the side would be the ideal post-workout meal, whether your goal is weight loss or you're simply re-fueling after a session. Check out our protein-packed recipes below and tag us in your favourites on social media.
Calories: 360 | Carbs: 6g | Protein: 44g
Chicken is full of protein, and this pizza features Blend Bros Peri Peri sauce coated chicken on a low calorie pizza (with even more Peri Peri), loaded up with sliced green and red chillies - this one is heaven on earth for those who like a little spice in their life.
Calories: 329 | Carbs: 7g | Protein: 21g
If you fancy something a little different after your workout, a Bianca (white) pizza is a wonderful alternative to the usual passata based pizzas. In this riff on the genre, we've come up with a British kind of twist, flavour our white pizza with ham and leeks.
Calories: 314 | Carbs: 12g | Protein: 27g
This low-calorie version of a takeaway classic tastes just as good... without the carbs and sugar-laden sauce! Thanks to our fellow northerners Blend Bros Smokey BBQ sauce and a Lo-Dough base, our take on the BBQ Chicken pizza clocks in at 314 calories for the lot.
Calories: 262 | Carbs: 6g | Protein: 40g
The perfect post-workout meal if your goal is weight loss! Eatlean cheese is the perfect addition to your Lo-Dough pizza - your fitness goals are covered, it's low calorie, low-carb, and through-the-roof impressive with its protein content.
Calories: 371 | Carbs: 12g | Protein: 19g
Vegetarians, this one is for you! This little bit of low-calorie pizza perfection sees Lo-Dough being paired up with The Foraging Fox's fantastic Beetroot ketchup. We all know beetroot, goats cheese and walnuts work amazingly in salads... well you should defo check them out on a pizza.
Calories: 306 | Carbs: 8g | Protein: 23g
Another great option for a meat-free post-workout pizza is the Veggie Supreme. Sweetcorn, mixed peppers, onions, spinach, mushrooms, olives and a little chilli are all placed over a cheesed and sauced Lo-Dough base, giving you a perfect vegetarian meal, packed with fibre and healthy nutrients.
Calories: 428 | Carbs: 7g | Protein: 32g
If you're feeling particularly hungry after your gym session, go for a calzone. This delicious, meaty combo is just the trick for those of you looking for a low-carb, high-protein hit. Use cooked chicken and cured chorizo to make this dish a simple assembly job that's ready in 20-25 minutes.
Calories: 388 | Carbs: 6g | Protein: 39g
Everyone loves a cheesy pizza and this one is a classic reimagined. Quattro Formaggi (or 4 cheese) can now be enjoyed on a pizza for fewer calories than ever before. For the Lo-Dough version, we've stuck pretty true to that, just swapping out the soft cheese, for some Eatlean Protein Cheese, which is low fat and high in protein.
Calories: 382 | Carbs: 8g | Protein: 26g
Halloumi might not be all that closely associated with pizza, but for something that's a little bit different, it certainly ticked all the boxes for us! The cheese is a little richer and saltier than mozzarella, so needs slicing very thinly so as not to become overbearing. To keep with the Greek theme of the cheese, we've added some olives too.
Calories: 351 | Carbs: 8g | Protein: 47g
Some ideas can sound a little wacky and out-there, but once put into practice, just make perfect sense - especially when its macros are 351 calories and a massive 47g of protein! The chicken katsu pizza: the place where Japan meets Italy in a head-on collision and the result is... totally delicious!