You’ve worked hard all week, putting in plenty of time on the barre. You deserve a treat! And what’s better than a cheesy slice of pizza? With a few simple modifications, you can make a relatively healthy pie with minimal effort. This whole grain crust can be made in the morning and is ready by dinner. Serve it with a big side salad for a veggie packed meal. Makes 1 large pizza plus an additional crust to freeze for later.
- 3 cups white whole wheat flour
- ¼ teaspoon active dry yeast
- 1 ½ teaspoons kosher or sea salt
- 1 ¼ cups water
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 large clove garlic, minced
- Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 bunch Swiss chard, thick stems removed
- 1/3 cup tomato sauce
- 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
- 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced
- ½ cup mushroom slices
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, yeast and salt. Slowly add in water and mix together until a dough forms. Drizzle a the olive oil over the top and rub it all over the dough. Cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm spot to rise all day. If your house is cold, heat your oven to 200 degrees then turn it off and place the dough inside.
Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
Before making the pizza, prep the ingredients. Heat 1 tablespoon oil on medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add garlic and crushed red pepper and heat for 30-60 seconds until fragrant. Add the chard and sauté until wilted and tender, about 5-7 minutes.
When ready to make the pizza, roll it into a ball and cut it in half. Freeze or refrigerate the other half for another time. Spread the dough evenly into a circle on a pizza stone or rectangle on a medium rimmed baking sheet. Spread the tomato sauce over the dough. Top with sautéed greens, both cheeses and mushrooms.
Bake 10-15 minutes until cheese is bubbly and browned. Let sit a few minutes before slicing into wedges and serving.
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Rachael Hartley is a Columbia, SC based private practice dietitian and food & wellness blogger at Avocado A Day Nutrition. She helps men and women lose weight and improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing with a whole foods based approach to nutrition. She is available for nutrition coaching and meal planning throughout the US via telephone and Skype.
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