BTFit Recipe: Homemade Veggie Pizza
Just like most of the people out there…Better Together Fitness loves PIZZA too! Our love for pizza inspired us to create our own healthy crust recipe and we continue to vary the toppings including lots of fresh veggies, herbs, reduced fat cheeses and lean proteins such as chicken. Skip the takeout pizza and give a BTFit Pizza a try!
Serving Size: 1-2 Slices (4-8 Servings)
- 1 package Active Dry Yeast
- ¾ cup warm Water, divided
- 1 teaspoon Brown Sugar, Sucanat or Agave Nectar
- 1 cup Oat Flour*
- 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
- ½ teaspoon Sea Salt
Stir yeast, sugar and ¼ cup warm water in a small bowl. Let stand for 5 minutes. Combine flours, sea salt, and remaining ½ cup water and yeast mixture. Mix until dough ball forms. On a lightly floured surface knead dough for 10 minutes. Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap and a clean kitchen towel. Set aside to allow dough to rise (double in size)…about 1 hour.
Dough can be mixed in a food processor if available to save some time. Place all crust ingredients in a food processor and process until dough ball forms. Continue to process until dough is smooth and elastic…about 1 minute (no kneading necessary). Place in oiled bowl as described above.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. To roll dough out place dough ball on a lightly floured surface and shape into a flattened circle. Using a rolling pin continue to roll out into desired shape. Dough will be relatively thin at this point. Roll edges to create the edge of the crust. Place crust on a lightly oiled pan. Mix olive oil and Mrs. Dash then brush crust. Place crust in preheated oven and precook for 7-9 minutes. Remove from oven and begin topping your pizza.
*To make oat flour…place 1 ¼ cups of quick cooking oats in a food processor and process until flour forms.
Toppings (that we used for this one):
- 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb Seasoning
- ½ cup Part Skim Ricotta Cheese
- ½ cup Sauce (We like Rinaldi To Be Healthy Tomato & Basil Sauce)
- 1 cup Reduced Fat Mozzarella Shredded Cheese (We like Sargento Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Italian)
- ½ cup Sweet Onions, sliced thin
- ¼ cup Red Pepper, chopped
- ¼ Green Pepper, chopped
- ½ cup Mushrooms, sliced thin
- 2-3 Garlic Cloves, minced
- Fresh Basil, sliced thin
- 1 cup Spinach, chopped
Add the Toppings:
Sauté onions, peppers, mushrooms and garlic cloves in a skillet over medium heat for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Our topping suggestions…spread ricotta cheese on crust, follow by adding sauce, thin layer of shredded cheese (1/3 cup), add spinach and sautéed veggies and top with remaining shredded cheese and basil.
Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes. Remove and let set for 1-2 minutes. Cut into 8 slices and ENJOY!
Nutrition: (per slice of the BTFit Homemade Veggie Pizza)
- 196 Calories
- 7g Fat
- 310mg Sodium
- 25g Carbohydrates
- 3g Sugars
- 4g Fiber
- 9g Protein