16 February 2011

Healthy Veggie Pizza

Below I posted an easy 10-Step Recipe so you can make this at home!

Healthy Veggie Pizza
created by Snacking Squirrel

Step 1: spray a little oil on a baking pan, I used Pam Olive Oil Spray

Step 2: (optional) sprinkle 2 tsp cornmeal or Bob's 
Red Mill Hot Cereal on the pan to help prevent sticking

Step 3: mix dry ingredients together in a bowl: 
1/3 cup flour, 1/8 cup oat bran or rice bran, 2 tsp
nutritional yeast1 tsp basil, 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp thyme, 
1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp baking soda, pinch of salt

Step 4: mix wet ingredients together in a bowl:
 1/2 head cauliflower pureed in a food processor,
 1/2 cup fat free refried beans1/4 cup egg whites, 
1/5 cup water, 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Step 5: mix wet and dry ingredients together and scoop
the batter onto baking pan; Gently spread with a spatula

Step 6: Bake @ 400 Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes

Step 7: make the sauce by combining 1/3 cup pasta sauce or
 tomato sauce, 1/8 cup salsa and a pinch of brown sugar or stevia

Step 8: spread sauce on baked pizza crust and top with your favorite 
veggies... like spinach, mushrooms, green peppers and sliced red onions

Step 9: sprinkle on 1/3 cup light shredded mozarella cheese 
or Daiya Vegan Cheese, I used Kraft Light 4 Cheese Italiano

Step 10: pop the pizza back in the oven and continue baking 
for 10-15 minutes or so until the cheese begins to lightly brown

salivate, slice and serve this sucker :)

For nutrition stats, check back to yesterday's post


Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin said... [reply]

Yuuuum. Now I want pizza! I love making pizzas at home so you can healthify them a bit (but of course still load on cheese!)

Heather Iacobacci-Miller said... [reply]

Looks fantastic! Nicely done.

Anonymous said... [reply]

This really looks fabulous! I love pizzas like that :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

im. gonna. make.

Kayla (Little Miss Healthify) said... [reply]

Kesley it looks absolutely delicious! I love pizza with lots of veggies and of course, cheese! You always come up with the best recipes!

Amy B @ Second City Randomness said... [reply]

It's like salad, but clearly way better.

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

I looks delicious Kelsey! I used pintos before similarly, but cooked them like english muffins. I love the chewy interior beans give bread. This looks soo good!

Katie ♥ said... [reply]

this looks DELISH! I love thin pizza! Daiya rocks too!!!!

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey said... [reply]

THat looks so good - is the crust crispy!?

LeQuan said... [reply]

Shhh...genius at work ;-). This is pure genius, Kelsey! I love this! Needless to say, looks delicious! Thank you for sharing. Hope you're having a great week!

Justine said... [reply]

Well, hello ther! Thank you for the sweet comments on my new pot! :)
I haven't been on that blog in a long time (obviously) and only just started up again on a different one, so seeing that you cut your hair was a surprise! It looks fabulous, though (as does the pizza, ha)

Hope you're well. :)

Aimee said... [reply]

That's so creative I love itt

Anonymous said... [reply]

UM YUM!!! i freakin love healthy pizza girlieee!

Sophia @ Raven Waves said... [reply]

This looks so yummy, and your pics are really good!!

Meri said... [reply]

Those are my go-to veggie toppings too. Sometimes I add other things, but you have the favorites on there!
Thanks for the crust recipe/ idea!

Ayla said... [reply]

Oh my gosh! That pizza looks so good. I haven't had a pizza in ages and I'm thinking this would be a good way to get pizza back into my life.

Kath (My Funny Little Life) said... [reply]

Thank you for posting the recipe! This looks so, so good! And I see there's another onion lover around here! ;)

Rach said... [reply]

Sooo yummy! I love pizza so much it makes me happy! :D

Anonymous said... [reply]

The recipe looks amazing!

Just one thing, it is better to use olive oil, than a fat free substitute. It is pure chemical.

Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers said... [reply]

this looks seriously amazing! i just want the crust!!!

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said... [reply]

What a wonderful idea!!

Christin@purplebirdblog said... [reply]

Wowwie zowwie!! This is just too awesome!! :D

Chelsea said... [reply]

Beans and cauliflower in the crust? I love this! You're so creative!

Mandiee said... [reply]

You, my dear, are quite the genius culinary mixologist! I love that you use cauliflower, refried beans, nooch, and even oat bran (or rice bran---goodness I really need to find my little GF-friendly self some ASAP!) in a pizza crust. I definitely would not have thought of that combination, but I'm so glad you did; it sounds like the perfect hearty mixture. I guess I will be getting my pizza stone out very, very soon. ;)

Have a lovely day!

Crystal said... [reply]

That looks so yummy! I'm assuming the cauliflower was raw, right? Can you taste it very much in the crust?

I'm really impressed by how creative this recipe is!

Sonia said... [reply]

yaaaay for this recipe! I have seen a crust made of only cauliflower and egg before--but yours is so much better than that! I am going to try to veganize this!
Also..if I was using frozen cauliflower, how much would you say you used?

Emily said... [reply]

thanks for the recipe! i'm now craving a delish veggie pizza. :)

Lola said... [reply]

I want to make that right now!!! do you think I could make it in a pan instead of the oven?

Kate (What Kate is Cooking) said... [reply]

I've been looking forward to this post since I saw it yesterday! Thanks for the recipe- I will be making this ASAP!

Paije said... [reply]

LOOOVEEEE all the pizza pics!! Drooooool!!

Mandi said... [reply]

Yum! That looks so great. :) I love how creative you got by using cauliflower- I would have never thought of that.

Ange said... [reply]

This looks so incredible - I'm drooling for pizza now at 945pm!!
Such a creatively nutritious crust....

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

That is some awesome. I would eat the entire thing FO SHO!!! Hehe.

Tine said... [reply]

Lovely lovely idea!
Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Monet said... [reply]

What a unique recipe! You are always finding such great ways to incorporate vegetables into your day. This looks like a delicious and healthy alternative to the greasy pizza I sometimes order. Thank you for sharing yourself with me tonight. Your words and recipes always bring me joy.

Gina said... [reply]

This is, hands down, one of the best looking pizzas I've ever seen :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

I love the idea of the cauliflower and refried beans -- how interesting!

Unknown said... [reply]

i LOVE your recipes! this looks so light and fresh!

Krista said... [reply]

What a FANTASTIC crust!!!!!

Evan Thomas said... [reply]

MMMmmmmm, all those veggies piled on top are making me hungry :-)

Sarah B @ Bake + Bike said... [reply]

Wow this looks amazing! Such a unique recipe.

With the spring-esque weather, I am feeling some serious veggie eating...this would be perfect.

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