Happy Wednesday! After my juice cleanse (see post here), I’ve been really careful about what I eat. One step at a time, right? I’ve at least tried to make healthier choices or eat in smaller portions. Pizza is something my mom really likes, and it’s very tempting when I want to keep myself in shape… but I wanted some too. So! Instead of ordering in, I decided to make pizza at home. An easy yet healthy homemade pizza wasn’t so difficult to make after all, in a short time too!
The best part about pizza is the dough for me! If the dough is bad, I don’t think you can have a good pizza. Just my logic. You can get a chunk of dough (like $3) in the bread section at Whole Foods; wheat or white. Also, ask for it since you will not find it anywhere. Seems like one chunk makes one large pizza! There’s always some leftover meat or veggies in the fridge so all you have to do is put everything together at that point.
I used the following ingredients:
- Pizza Dough (again, one chunk makes one large pizza)
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce
- Black Olives (I got some from the salad bar)
- Peeled Garlic
- Bell Peppers
Here’s how I made mine (two medium pizzas):
Roll out dough and place it on the sheet pan (mine were 12 x 12)
Spread olive oil + tomato/pasta sauce
Place all the toppings over the sauce/dough
Finish off with cheese and squeeze lemon juice on the top!
Bake 25 minutes at 400°F
And I got the golden brown I usually like for my pizza! You can do 20 minutes if you want to make it less golden brown. I made two healthy homemade pizzas that fed three people, and everyone was happy. I’ll definitely have to do this more often by switching up the meats/ingredients. If you want an easy dinner or a late night snack, I suggest you try it out! Super easy and healthy. As always, thank you for reading (: