If you suffer from a food allergy going out to eat can be a bit challenging. You will most likely scour the menu for something to eat that will not cause a flare-up. You may need to ask the server a ton of questions about how the food is prepared. While these steps will save you from unnecessary allergy reactions, knowing in advance what you can order will be helpful as well. Going to a pizza place is one time where you can have the establishment make alterations to your food with ease. Here are a few ways to substitute ingredients in pizza so it can be eaten by those with food allergies.
If you suffer from a milk allergy, the cheese on pizza is bound to do a number to your digestive system. Cheese can easily be removed from the list of ingredients used to make a pizza. To substitute, load up your pizza with more meats or vegetables. Tofu, olive oil, or pesto are all alternatives that would give your pizza a bit more flavor. Parmesan cheese does not include as much lactose, making it an alternative if you wish to have a cheesy flavor on your pizza. Some restaurants carry lactose-free cheese products so be sure to ask! You could also take a lactose pill before heading to the restaurant and ask the server to use minimal cheese.
Most pizza dough recipes contain wheat, which will most likely cause gastrointestinal problems for someone with a gluten intolerance. If you have a wheat allergy, alert the restaurant and see if they can make you a pizza with a dough made from corn, quinoa or oat instead. Many restaurants are equipped with an alternative dough for those with wheat allergies. If they are not, you may need to place the flavor of your pizza on something other than dough, such as eggplant or zucchini slices.
If you are allergic to tomatoes, then red sauce will need to be eliminated from your pizza. Many people enjoy a white pizza, made with Alfredo sauce, ricotta, and mozzarella cheeses. Consider substituting barbecue sauce for tomato sauce and topping the pizza with onions, peppers, and grilled chicken for a flavorful meal. Have the restaurant brush on some extra-virgin olive oil to give grilled vegetables some flavor. Ranch or blue cheese dressing can be used as a sauce for a tart flavor. A vegetable purée made from carrots, sweet potatoes, or pumpkin can also be used as a spread on top of your pizza dough.
To learn more, contact a company like Calgary Pizza by Wasim's Donair & Pizza.