PIZZA? HEALTHY? NO - WAY!..uhm YES-WAY!
Come on guys, you should know by now, eating healthy doesn't stop you from having the foods you LOVE - we just make them a little differently, so that they keep our bodies happy and thriving!
One of the biggest unhealthy culprits of pizza are when they are cooked with greasy vegetable oils, contain loads of processed meats, are drenched in sauces like mayo and BBQ sauce and have a white, refined pizza base!
But guess what - we can easily avoid ALL of that, by replacing vegetable oils with olive oil, processed meat with vegetables, sauces with plain tomato sauce or homemade condiments and our pizza base flour with a healthy alternative such as wholemeal or spelt!
The recipe I have for you guys today is the perfect example of how pizza can be made healthy and really doesn't take too much effort!
Let me know how it goes and be sure to share on Instgram by tagging @herpurelife
INGREDIENTS. for 2 pizzas
BASE 3–cups Spelt Flour 1 package Rapid Rise Yeast 1 tbsp Olive Oil 1 tsp salt 1 cup warm water
PIZZA SAUCE 1 tomato ½ cup basil leaves 1 small garlic clove, peeled 2 tbsp olive oil salt and pepper
TOPPINGS 2 tbsp olive oil 1 small zucchini, sliced into thin ribbons 1 can of corn, drained and rinsed ½ red onion, sliced into wedges 5 asparagus, woody ends trimmed 3 cherry tomatoes, halved
fresh mozzarella, grated
salt and pepper
BASE 1. Place 1 cup of flour, yeast, oil, and salt into a food processor with a dough attachment. Slowly add your warm water and begin processing. 2. Process until the mixture is smooth and begin adding additional flour ½ cup at a time until it forms a soft dough. 3. Place dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5-7 minutes or until dough is soft and smooth. 4. Place dough into a lightly oiled bowl and turn to coat. Cover the bowl with a damp kitchen towel and let rest in a warm place for 20 minutes.
PIZZA SAUCE 1. Place all ingredients in a small food processor and process until smooth.
ASSEMBLE: 1. Preheat oven to 200°C and line two baking trays with baking paper. 2. In a large bowl place all veggies, olive oil and salt and pepper, and mix together, coating all vegetables with oil and seasonings. 3. Spread vegetables onto the two trays and bake for 30 minutes, switching which tray is on top half way. 4. After all of your veggies are baked, it's time to assemble the pizza. By now, the dough should have almost doubled in size. Use lightly oiled hands to spread the dough out onto a baking sheet and use a roller to roll the pizza into whatever shape and whatever thickness you desire. You should be able to make two pizzas! 5. Spoon some of the pizza sauce onto the dough and spread across 6. Top the sauce with some cheese, the roasted vegetables and MORE cheese! 7. Place pizza into the preheated oven and bake until the cheese is melted and crust is golden, about 20 minutes! 8. Allow to cool slightly before slicing and serving!