Healthy Homemade Pizza


Healthy Homemade Pizza

By Nutritionist and GoodnessMe Box Health Editor Melissa Fine.

Cauliflower pizza can be awesome, but here’s a Healthy Pizza Recipe for when you want something closer to the real deal…This recipe uses spelt, an ancient form of wheat that I’m a big fan of because it’s easier to digest than typical wheat flour.

Ingredients

For base:
  • 1 cup wholegrain or wholemeal spelt flour (from health food stores)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 120 ml warm water
  • pinch salt (I like unbleached varieties from the health food store)
For topping:
  • 2 TBS tomato paste
  • 1 box Ceres Chopped Tomatoes Combisafe Pack, excess liquid drained (I like this product because it tastes super fresh and uses BPA-free, sustainable packaging)
  • ¼ C fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 100 g mozzarella cheese, sliced (or sub with your favourite cheese, or cashew ‘cheese’ if you’re vegan or don’t do dairy – You could also skip the cheese for a bruschetta-style pizza)
  • ½ C rocket, washed and patted dry
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Sift flour into a large bowl and then add remaining ingredients for base, mixing everything together with a large/wooden spoon until evenly combined.
  3. With a rolling pin, roll dough out on a countertop or board dusted with spelt flour; There should be enough dough to make two round or square bases.
  4. Gently lift each base and place on a baking tray lined with non-stick paper.
  5. Spread tomato paste evenly onto bases and pile chopped tomatoes on top.
  6. Top with cheese slices and basil.
  7. Bake for 10 mins or until cheese has melted and base is nice and crisp.
  8. Sprinkle rocket on top and serve with a big colourful salad dressed with balsamic and olive oil. That’s it! Here’s to pizza without the bloat.

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