Pizza is the one food that I could eat without exhaust. I once went on a strict pizza fast for 8 months, and was never healthier or happier. My family owned a pizza business which made it quite convenient, however there are many ways to easily incorporate healthy pizzas into your diet. Alot of people abide by the myth that pizza entails large amounts of cheese and copious amounts of marinara, when it is quite the contrary. Heavy cheese and sauce is only to mask poor ingredients. I am going to release some of my favorites healthy pizza recipes.
Crust: You may make your own from scratch, use a frozen crust, or use a mix. In a pinch, I love 365 GF pizza crust. It costs the same as purchasing GF all purpose flour, but all of the dry ingredients are already mixed. For the best flavor, use a pizza stone. Or try buying a clay tile, they should cost around 4 dollars at a tile store or home depot. I like to cook my crust naked (no toppings!) until is starts to brown, then removed my crust, flip it over, then add my toppings. You may also brush the crust with olive oil and garlic for added flavor before baking it.
Two Tickets Pizza:
1 handful chopped kalamatta olives
1 handful pine nuts
1/2 cup vegan plain yogurt (coconut, rice, or soy works fine)
1 handful golden raisins
2 pinches nutritional yeast
1 handful chopped strawberries
2 handfuls fresh baby spinach or spring mix
Take naked crust out of the oven when it starts to brown, flip it over and spread the yogurt to the very edge of the crust. Toppings tend to float to the center while in the oven, so try to place them closer to the edges. Sprinkle all but last two ingredients over the crust and place back in the oven until the bottom of the crust is golden brown. Sprinkle the spinach (packed full of protien by the way) over the crust, then add the strawberries. Serve hot or cold for two tickets to paradise.