Healthy Meat Lovers Pizza

Love pizza but trying to keep it healthy? Health-ifying junk food recipes has to be one of the easiest ways to convince your family that healthy food can taste great!
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Serves: 2
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Author: I Quit Sugar Blog (Guest Contributor: Meg Yonson)


Pizza Base

  • 1 cup spelt flour
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup water

Pizza Sauce

  • 2 to matoes
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano fresh or dried
  • pinch of sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon rice malt syrup


  • 2 slices of salami
  • 1 large slice of ham off the bone
  • 1 small pork sausage
  • 1/2 cup swiss brown mushrooms sliced
  • 1 cup kale thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 cup basil leaves


  • Preheat oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark 4.

Pizza Base

  • Combine the flour, salt and baking powder in a mixing bowl.
  • Make a well in the centre of the flour and pour in the olive oil.
  • Using a spoon, start to mix the flour and olive oil, with a little bit of the water.
  • Continue to add the water in batches until you form a dough.
  • You may need more water to help it combine, but best to start off with too little.
  • Lightly cover a flat surface with more spelt flour.
  • Knead the dough until it’s no longer sticky.
  • Do not over work the dough or it will go hard.
  • Lightly flour a rolling pin and roll the dough out until about 1/2 cm thick.
  • Place on a lightly floured pizza or baking tray.
  • Place in the oven for 10 minutes until very lightly brown.

Pizza Sauce

  • Meanwhile, place all ingredients for pizza sauce into a blender and process until smooth.
  • Add to a small pot and bring to the boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer for 10-15 minutes until sauce thickens.
  • Smear onto pizza base.


  • Add kale and mushrooms on the base of the pizza.
  • Cut open the sausage skin and squeeze out the meat.
  • Arrange on pizza with ham and salami.
  • Sprinkle pizza with cheese.
  • Place pizza in the oven for 10-15 minutes until pork sausage it cooked through and cheese has melted.
  • Serve with fresh basil.

NB: All main course recipes use quantities from the ‘Female Healthy Weight Maintenance’ Stream of the 28 By Sam Wood program. So if you’re a male, feel free to bulk it up.

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