Friday, March 1, 2013

family friendly friday

build your own pizza

When I was a kid, I used to love making homemade pizza! Something about adding your own toppings makes it taste extra yummy.  And with these healthy toppings, you can go crazy!  Believe me, when your pizza is piled high with colorful veggies, you won't even notice that there's no cheese or meat...but, if you can't wrap your head around that, go ahead and sprinkle some cheese.  

the recipe:
  • Flatbread (I use whole wheat)
  • Pizza sauce  
  • Nutritional yeast*
  •  A variety of chopped veggies:
                Red & yellow peppers
                Artichoke hearts
                Green onion
                Crushed pineapple
                Red Onion

Preheat oven and cookie sheet to 425.  Brush flatbread with olive oil.  Spread a generous amount of pizza sauce (without any cheese, the extra sauce is nice for adding moisture).  Add toppings, sprinkle nutritional yeast, bake for 6-7 minutes, and enjoy! 


Tip: Scoop the left over toppings into a bowl of spinach, lettuce, or kale and you've got yourself a fancy salad as a side!

*Nutritional yeast is a good source of protein and vitamins, especially vitamin B.  It is often sold as flakes in the bulk food section, and is often used as in recipes as a cheese substitute because of its cheesy, nutty flavor. 

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