Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Prosciutto and Mozzarella Pizza
Mortadella and Pistachio Pizza 

Mozzarella and Tomato Sauce Pizza 

While pizza is labeled as junk food, it does not have to be "unhealthy." Pizzas that come from restaurants are packed with sodium, grease and unnecessary ingredients. The recipe I am giving you is a healthier, non greasy version. You are welcome to change up the ingredients to make it to your standard.

A normal slice with a little bit of mozzarella cheese ranges from about 75-80 calories. When we make this recipe at home, we form the dough to make two large pizzas. My mom usually breaks each pizza up into fourths. Each fourth makes about two pieces, which equals about 300 calories.

You are welcome to make pizza crust with cauliflower, coconut or almond flour. I have never tried this, but I'm sure it tastes great.

Benefits to making your own pizza:
  • You can cheat in a "healthier" way
  • Pizza is comforting
  • You get carbs and fats in moderation
  • Less grease 
  • You control over your ingredients
  • You are less likely to binge on a pizza that you made because you want to share it with others

How to Make Pizza Dough Video 
Serves: 5-8 people depending on appetite.
  • 3 cups of flour 
  • 2 3/4 tablespoon of yeast 
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar (makes the crust brown) 
  • 1 teaspoon of salt 
  • 1 cup of water
  • Add the yeast to some warm water 
  • With a dough hook or with your hands add the flour, salt and sugar into a large bowl. 
  • Add the water with the yeast - about 1/3 cup at a time until the dough comes together. It should not be too sticky and it should not be too floury. 
  • Knead the dough for about 2 minutes. 
  • Place the dough in a bowl and spread olive oil around it. 
  • Put a wet towel over the bowl and place the bowl in a warm place for about 90 minutes. 
  • After 90 minutes, punch the dough down and knead it again. 
Now you are ready to use the dough to make pizza. Add toppings to your liking. 
The pizza will bake in the oven for about 12-13 minutes at 500 degrees. Make sure to put some olive oil on the bottom of a baking sheet, so it does not stick. 

Red sauce: 
  • 2- 28 cans of strained tomatoes 
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1 carrot, shaved 
  • 3 garlics 
  • 1 chopped onion 
  • Heat up the oil in a large pot. Add the onions and sautee for about five minutes until they become translucent. 
  • Add the garlic and cook for another minute. 
  • Add the strained tomato cans and then the carrot. 
  • Cook for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally on medium-low heat. 
  • Blend the sauce in a blender. 
Healthier Pizza Crust 
Here is a healthier crust recipe. Although it does not look that appetizing it still was delicious and HEALTHY. 

  • 1 cup of oatmeal (grounded/blended) 
  • 2 garlic
  • 1 tsp of oregano 
  • Salt 
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp of baking powder 
  • A little water if necessary

  • Heat oven to 350 
  • Ground oatmeal and assemble all the ingredients together/ mix 
  • Roll out into dough 
  • Bake for about 5 minutes with no toppings or sauce 
  • Add toppings and sauce and bake for 10 minutes. 
  • Enjoy!

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