By Veronica De Lira, Nutritionist
It’s Pizza Week! If you’re like my house we usually avoid using the oven in the summer months, as it gets too warm in the house. Therefore cooler weather means more cooking options. Maybe that’s why Pizza Week is in January.
Here is my healthy pizza recipe, I came up with it for a class I took but it was so delicious it has become a staple in our house. It is high in fiber, and full of nutrition and healthy eating essentials.
1 Whole Wheat Pizza Crust
1 Jar Organic Fat Free Pizza Sauce
½ cup of organic mushrooms
¼ cup of fresh basil
2 cups of low fat shredded mozzarella cheese
Heat oven to °375
Take your whole wheat Pizza Crust
Add the Pizza sauce to your crust
Sprinkle your shredded cheese evenly around the crust
Slice your basil into strips or pieces
Sprinkle your basil over the cheese evenly
Take your mushrooms and according to your preference
Place Pizza in oven bake for 15-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and the cheese in the center of your pizza is evenly melted.
Let cool for 10-15 min.
* You can also add ½ cup of black olives for flavor or pineapples for sweetness