It’s pizza time! Friday is the perfect time for pizza, right? We recently realized that the only pizza recipe we have shared is our Classy Pear Pizza (unless you count our Clean Eating Margarita Pizza Pockets). This is strange because we LOVE pizza at our house.
Often pizza is considered junk food. Although it can be when the ingredients aren’t pure, it can also be very healthy!
The whole wheat crust can have benefits such as aiding digestive health, reducing chronic inflammation, aiding mental health and lowering the risk or type 2 diabetes. The phytic acid found in whole wheat can have benefits such as preventing cancer, reducing kidney stone formation and preventing cardiovascular disease. (source) (source)
Add this to the healthy fats found in organic dairy products which can have benefits like aiding hormonal health, increasing satiety, supporting heart and brain health and helping prevent cancer. (source)
Include some fresh basil which is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, heart healthy and a great source for vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A and manganese. (source)
Pack a bunch of garden fresh veggies on top and you have a health promoting, delicious pizza!
We like to use our Do Everything Dough as the crust. If you think ahead you can bake up a bunch ahead of time, freeze it and have it ready when you need a quick meal. If you cook it on a pizza stone it tastes like it came from a fancy restaurant!
There are no real measurements for the pizza. Just add what sounds good to you in the amounts you enjoy the most! Let’s eat some pizza!
Healthy Garden Pizza
- green bell pepper
- red onion
- summer squash
- artichoke hearts
- grated cheese
- whole wheat pizza crust (our Do Everything Dough makes amazing crust!)
Heat pizza stone in a 500° oven for 5-10 minutes. Roll dough out onto parchment paper. Place on a wooden pizza paddle. Very carefully slide the parchment paper with the crust on top from the pizza paddle onto the pizza stone. Cook pizza crust. Watch carefully so it doesn’t burn. This should only take a few minutes. Remove from oven. Let cool slightly. Spread Alfredo Sauce down. Sprinkle on grated cheese and desired veggies. Return to oven and bake until cheese is melted.
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ onion, chopped fine
- 2 cloves garlic, grated
- 16 oz. cream cheese
- 1 Tbs. fresh parsley, chopped fine
- 2 Tbs. fresh basil, chopped fine
- ¼ tsp. garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- ½ – ¾ cup cream
Sauté onion and garlic in butter. Add parsley and basil and continue to sauté for another 2-3 minutes. Whisk in all remaining ingredients using enough cream to make the desired consistency (we like ours a little thick for pizza sauce). Let cool slightly before spreading on crust.
For more delicious recipes to use up that garden produce make sure you try our Easy Peasy Zucchini Muffins, Healthy Spaghetti Garden Salad, Zucchini Texas Sheet Cake and Fall Quinoa and Collard Greens Soup. Yum!
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What kind of veggies do you like on your pizza?
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