FIT FOODIE: THE MERRY-GO-ROUND OF PIZZA

November 20, 2015

The world of pizza as we know is a non-stop merry-go-round! The continuous whirlwind ride of pizza includes the highs and lows of frozen, delivery, take-out, bake at home, gourmet pizza, commercial pizza, and pizza parties! Pizza is a food that hits a soft spot with all types of people of all ages across the world. 

 

The question becomes how does one stop the fast merry-go round of pizza rounds and into a slower smoother ride of healthy ingredients for the mind and body. The answer is easy, and it's "simple ingredients!"  Pizza truly can be healthy for everyone and easy to digest if you avoid refined flours, processed meats, excessive cheese, high amounts of salt, and complex ingredients. “A typical slice from 14 inches of regular-crusted cheese pizza contains between 250 and 350 calories and 10 and 17 grams of fat. Add pepperoni, sausage and cheese-stuffed crust and increase your calorie and fat intake to almost 500 calories per slice with 26 grams of fat. “Gourmet” pizza restaurants that offer smaller, individual pizzas do not fare much better with pizzas that contain between 1,400 and 1,700 calories and 30 grams of fat each. Therefore eating too many calories can cause weight gain. The high fat content in these pizzas comes largely from saturated fats, too much of which can raise your risk of developing heart disease”

 

Luckily, At #zenonaplate I’m always up to the task of taking all your favorite past time dishes and making it not only healthy for your mind and body, but yummy too! To have a smooth merry-go-round this season and transform your waistline as well as tastebuds then read on... 

 

 

*Please note the part in quotes was taken from the below article

http://www.livestrong.com/article/413009-is-eating-pizza-healthy/

 

#ZENONAPLATE VEGGIE PIZZA (VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE)

 

 

SERVES 8 SLICES PER SERVING

 

Nutritional Information: Calories : 174 Carbs: 26 Grams Fiber: 3 Sugar: 2 Protein :6 Fat: 4

 

ZENONAPLATE MACRO BREAKDOWN

 

CARBS: NAMASTE DOUGH, ALMOND FLOUR, VEGGIES, ALMOND MILK

PROTEIN: VEGA PROTEIN, ALMOND CHEESE, EDAMAME 

FIBER: EDAMAME , ALMOND FLOUR

HEALTHY FAT: OLIVE OIL, ALMOND CHEESE

VEGGIES: EDAMAME, CALIFORNIA FROZEN MIX OF VEGGIES

 

 

Ingredients

For 12 -14 inch (fits a  medium size pizza)

 

Crust

 11/2 cup of Namaste Gluten Free Crust Package

1 scoop-Vega Protein non-flavor packet (optional it gives more protein and serving of veggies ) 80 calories deduct if you don’t use

¼ tsp of garlic powder

1 Tablespoon of white vinegar

2 ½ Tablespoons of Almond Flour

3/4 cup of almond milk

½ cup of water

1 tsp of olive oil

 

 

Toppings

1 Cup and 2 tablespoons of Organic Pizza Sauce( your choice)

7-8 olives

1-1/2 cup of veggies including edamame ( I used the California mix blend of veggies from frozen section and edamame)

Dried Oregano

½ cup of almond cheese

 

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine all ingredients for the crust in a bowl and mix until dough is like a cake batter and it’s consistent. Then olive oil a round pizza tray for a 12-14 inch pizza. Then use your hands with the dought to form the shape of the circular pizza around the pan and make sure the dough is evenly distributed. Then pop in the oven for 17-20 minutes and then take out and cool for ten minutes before adding toppings.   Start with the tomato sauce, then add cheese, and top with veggies and oregano. Then turn oven to 350 degrees and leave in for ten minutes and then take out.

 

 

 

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