It was last month that I had to fly to Edmonton for my cousin’s wedding. Along with my husband and two children, we were four members scheduled to go there. We decided to travel by train, as it is much economical option. While I was excited to go for train travel, the only thing to worry me was the food. My husband has high cholesterol and I did not want him to eat anything unhealthy.  I decided to cook food for our journey.

Browsing over the different dishes, I zeroed on something healthy yet tasty. Yes – you guessed it right it was nothing else than ‘pizza’. Keeping my husband’s health in mind, I made a pizza that was low in cholesterol and good for heart. Here is a look to that recipe. Read it and try it at home. The taste you get will not be less than pizzas from any leading pizzeria in Dublin.

Thai Chicken Pizza

You will require

  • 20 ounces prepared whole-wheat pizza dough
  • 8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (optional)

How to make

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • Apply cooking spray on the baking sheet
  • Make round dough of 16 inches approximately Place this dough in the baking sheet.
  • Bake the dough for about 8-10 minutes until the bottom part puffs and the upper layer gets slightly crisp.
  • Whisk water, soy sauce, peanut butter, ginger, garlic and vinegar in a bowl
  • Heat oil over medium flame
  • Add chicken into the pan.
  • Cook for 2-4 minutes
  • Add peanut sauce and bell pepper into it
  • Toss all the ingredients in the pan
  • Take the baked crust and spread the mixture on it
  • Sprinkle with little cheese (optional)
  • Keep the pizza in the oven and bake the top layer.

If you want, you can add some additional toppings like sliced basil, chopped peanuts, red pepper and cilantro.

Servings – 4 to 6

Nutritional benefits

  • Low cholesterol
  • Low fat
  • Good for heart
  • Low sodium

If you want to make a vegetarian pizza, try Green Pizza. It is healthy and easily digestible.

Green Pizza

You will require

  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 5 ounces chopped arugula
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto
  • salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (optional)
  • 1/4 cup water

How to make

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • Apply cooking spray on the baking sheet
  • Make round dough equal to the size of the baking sheet.
  • Place the dough on the baking sheet.
  • Bake the dough for about 8-10 minutes until the bottom crust puffs and becomes crisp
  • Cook broccoli in a medium sized non-stick pan
  • Add arugula
  • Add salt and pepper
  • Spread this mixture on the crust. Top it with little cheese
  • Bake the pizza again for 8-10 minutes

Servings – 4 to 6

Nutritional benefits

Vitamin C – 45%

Vitamin A – 31%

Calcium – 34%

Cooking for train journey is great as it saves you and your family from fatty and greasy food. These two pizzas here are best foods to take in train. They have healthy toppings and can remain fresh for 7-8 hours. They are delicious and simultaneously score high on nutrition.

Author Bio: Joselin is a traveler by passion and a writer by profession. She is a foodie too and has got good hands in cooking. In this write up she has covered how to prepare good and healthy pizza to take with you in your train journey.