I'm not sure there's ever been a time when eating pizza didn't sound good. It's such a prevalent food, and it tastes so good!
The problem is... it's straight terrible for you. Especially when it's ordered from a chain pizza place and often when it's frozen. You have no idea what's in the dough, the sauce, or where they're getting their ingredients from. The chances are, you're spiking your blood sugar like nobody's business and taking in some unwanted chemicals.
So, one solution is... stop eating pizza.
Who would want to do that?!
I propose you make your own... where you KNOW what's in it.
Here's what you need:
- Pizza dough -
I get mine from Whole Foods. Their ingredients are few and I trust what's in it. I imagine you could get quality dough from places like Sprouts or Trader Joe's as well. I usually go for whole wheat. There should be no more than 5 ingredients in the dough.
- Sauce -
Costco has an AMAZING pesto that I use all the time. I like to use it when I make pizza. If you're not a pesto person, that's okay! Here's what I recommend... stay away from sugary marinaras! Try to find a sauce that has minimal ingredients and little to no sugar. That's what we're avoiding!
Again, try to get the good stuff.
Go crazy with veggies! Get multiple servings on your pizza! We love to put basil, kale, or spinach for some dark greens. Usually we do bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes.
I've done it with chicken, and that was good (make sure to pre-cook it!!). What was WAY better and SO amazing with the pesto was spicy italian turkey sausage.
Here's what you do:
- Set your oven to 375
- Stretch out your dough to fit a baking sheet. Before you put it down, cover the surface with some flour.
- Bake your dough for 5-10 minutes depending on how thick you made it.
- Pull it back out and lather on your sauce, sprinkle your cheese, throw on your veggies, and place your meats!
- Place back in the oven and cook for 30 minutes or until the crust is cooked through.