Healthy Homemade Pizza
Sometimes, you just want an easy, delicious recipe that won’t take forever and put on the pounds. Something you can just whip up and throw onto the stove or into the oven. And what’s better than PIZZA on the weekend?! However, this isn’t just your Dominoes-esque pizza–this is on the healthier side! We are using whole-wheat flour here, better for your insulin intake, and more fiber. The recipe for this healthy homemade pizza is simple. It’s a riff on one of my other homemade pizza recipes. It’s simple, you don’t need any yeast, and it can be made in less than thirty minutes. All you need is flour and cheese (basically).
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 cloves garlic, pressed
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 cup warm water
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Anything you want to put on top
- Grease up a sheet pan and pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Put all of the ingredients sans the toppings into a bowl and mix by hand.
- It should turn into a spongy piece of dough.
- Put the ball of dough onto your sheet pan and press it into whatever shape you’d like. This will cause it to be thin or thick crust, depending on your rolling technique. You can form little crusts by folding in the dough on the outside too.
- Bake for 5-15 minutes, depending on dough thickness. You want it to be firm enough to handle toppings.
- Take it out and put on your toppings. I used tomato sauce, grated cheddar cheese, oregano, and olives for this one.
- Put it back in the oven for 10-20 minutes, until cheese is fully melted and dough is cooked through and has a good crust to it.
- Take out and let rest for 5 minutes, then divvy it up!
- Can get very creative with toppings!
Doesn’t the pizza look scrumptious? What I like about this recipe is that you can really make your own. The recipe is just the dough base and then you can add whatever toppings you desire. Want a white pizza? Sure! Going vegan? Why not! I like to take whatever we have in the pantry and throw it on top. It may seem intimidating to make the dough from scratch, but it’s really not that hard. There’s no rolling pin, active yeast, or wood-fired oven required! I encourage you to use this recipe this coming weekend and get creative! And as always, stay hungry and fit!