Whole Wheat, Veggie, Low Calorie Pizza

by
LAURYN
Whole wheat vegan pizza

Whole wheat, veggie, low calorie pizza @ 150 calories a slice !

I try to balance my diet like my check book: I pick what’s worth it and what’s expendable. In saying that, pizza is still one of my staple favorites. At the restaurant I work at, we have a huge woodfire oven out of which springs the most delicious pizza. I wanted to create a recipe for a whole wheat, veggie pizza for dinner with half the calories, half the carbs and half the sugar [ yes, tomato sauce is usually filled with sugar ].

I found some whole-wheat pizza [ this has double the fiber than regular crust ] at Trader Joe’s, that would only take five minutes to cook. I scoured the shelves for a fresh, organic pizza sauce. My rule of thumb is to check out the ingredients – if there are any that are foreign or have suspicious chemicals are added to the recipe, they’re out of the question. The sauce I chose was a Trader Joe’s brand – it included fresh basil, tomatoes, lemon, pepper, olive oil and a few other spices. After choosing my sauce, I decided on a LITE mozzarella cheese [ you will not even notice the “LITE” part ] and all my favorite veggies. The veggie part is fun to get creative with – I am a huge jalapeno fan, myself!

Whole Wheat Pizza

Skinny pizza ingredients

Whole wheat vegan pizza

Chopped up veggies

Whole wheat vegan pizza

Tomatoes soaked in extra virgin olive oil (a healthy fat)

Whole wheat vegan pizza

Ready to go in the oven

 

 



Whole Wheat, Veggie, Low Calorie Pizza

 

Whole-wheat, pre-packed pizza dough [ always option to use gluten-free ]

5 tablespoons of fresh, organic pasta sauce

A handful of LITE mozzarella cheese

1 sliced organic tomato

8 pieces of cut up broccoli

½ a red pepper [ diced ]

½ a green pepper [ diced ]

Handful of spinach

1/3 of a red onion

3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

A sprinkle of sea salt

1 teaspoon of pepper

A sprinkle of basil (I prefer fresh basil)

About 10 black sliced olives

A sprinkle of chili flakes

½ a lemon

1 sliced jalapeño [ option to add spice ]

1 tablespoon oat or almond flour

 

[ Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Roll out pizza dough on to a cutting board. Let pizza dough sit for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, marinate sliced tomatoes in extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and pepper. Then take the tablespoon of oat/almond flour and rub it on pizza dough. Use a rolling pin to roll out dough in to a giant, thin circle. Bake in oven for five minutes on cooking sheet. Take out of the oven spread with sauce. Top with cheese and veggies [ besides lemon ]. Cook for fifteen to twenty minutes. Squeeze your lemon on, add some chili flakes and enjoy!

 


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