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Pizza is the bane of many who have tried to make the switch to healthy eating, but it does not have to be. In fact, my wife and I make scrumptious pizza weekly and we are able to do it guilt-free in about 30 minutes. How is this possible? Let’s jump into the recipe:
Buy Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Pizza Crust at Harry’s or Publix and follow the instructions on the package exactly. It will require 2 eggs, 2 tbsp olive oil, and one package of pizza crust mix. Bake once for 10 minutes before topping. I recommend oiling the pan with grapeseed oil, which will not go rancid when cooked.
Here is where you get to be creative, I’ll list some of our go-to toppings, but pick what you like, pile it on, and make it fantastic!
Olives (black, green or both)
Cheese – This is the ringer. The trick is to use Mozzarella Almond Cheese! This can also be found at Harry’s and Publix. Absolutely dairy-free! For those who are more adventurous in the area of cheese, we often throw in some goat cheese or feta.
Sauce – Look for an organic, natural pizza sauce in your local grocery. The key ingredients to watch out for are wheat flour and sugar of any kind. Beyond that, go with whichever brand you like best for taste.
Following the instructions on the package, you will bake the crust alone, then top the pizza, then bake again for about 10 minutes – all at 425 F.
The nutrient content of this pizza will vary widely depending upon the toppings you choose. The list I’ve included here has a great variety of antioxidants (red pepper, onion, garlic, tomatoes, basil), vitamins and minerals (spinach, basil, tomatoes), healthy fats (olives, avocado, almonds), fiber and protein (black beans, almonds and pizza crust). This much is certain: this is one indulgence you will not feel guilty about!
Recipe makes two pizzas.