Saturday, February 25, 2012

Very Veggie Pizza

Sometimes you just crave veggies....and pizza! The best way to make pizza a healthy choice is to load it with vegetables and choose a low calorie, high fiber crust.  So that's just what I did when making supper a few nights ago. I have been packing my fridge with produce because I have been juicing about every other day at least. This was a great way to use of some of that produce!

The crust I chose to use was the lavash bread I mentioned here.  It's whole grain and only 100 calories for the whole rectangle!  I baked it in the oven at 400 degrees for just 5-6 minutes so it wouldn't get soggy when I added the sauce and toppings.

While the crust was crisping, I chopped up all my veggies. Lots to chose from in my fridge lately!

 We added green olives, black olives, spinach, kale....

...roma tomatoes, green peppers, mushrooms, and broccoli.  The only one I forgot to add that I wanted to was red onion.
I spread a thin layer of pizza sauce on the crust then piled on all the veggies.

Next, came the cheese. I used pre-shredded pizza cheese from Hy-Vee and also added a sprinkling of feta cheese. I love adding feta to pizza. Gives it a nice tang.  I also added some deli Virginia baked ham that was near it's end to one side of the pizza. Turned out really good. Top the cheese with some Italian seasoning and it's ready to go back in the oven until the cheese is melted. I could've left it in just a tad longer to soften the veggies even more, but didn't want the edges of the crust to get even browner.  Now this is a healthy, indulgent, delicious pizza! And ready from start to finish in about 15-20 minutes. Can't beat that!