Pizza can actually be pretty healthy if you make it right. I make my own crust with whole wheat so it is something that we can actually eat without feeling guilty. Since my boys love pizza, we make this a few times a month and it’s easy enough to whip up for lunch. Add any toppings you like, or use my trick and add pureed spinach, cauliflower and squash to pre-made tomato sauce to get another helping of veggies in there. The original recipe is found here.
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
Makes 1 large or four personal pizzas
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 Tblsp. dry yeast
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 c. hot tap water
1 Tblsp. oil
1 Tblsp. sugar
Stir the sugar into the hot water (hot to the touch, but not too hot to keep your finger in for a bit) and sprinkle the yeast over the top. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
Add oil to the yeast mixture and stir in the flour and salt. Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic, adding flour as needed. Cover and let rise for 45 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400°. Sprinkle the pizza pan with cornmeal and place the dough on top. Press it out until you have the desired size of pizza. Top with sauce and cheese and any toppings you desire.
Bake the pizza for 15-20 minutes or until the crust is golden.Print or share this recipe using the icons above!