Vegan “The Works” Pizza
This pizza is straight up drool worthy. I’m the kind of person that likes as many toppings as you can fit on a pizza, and I was lucky enough to have so many awesome toppings at my fingertips the night I made this masterpiece. Plus, the use of 2 types of vegan cheezes really jazzed the taste up. Feel free to edit, add..and then drool eating it.
- 1 bag whole wheat pizza dough (Trader Joe’s)
- Approx. scant 1 cup Pizza/Spaghetti sauce (I personally like Garlic flavored tomato sauce)
- 1/3 cup each Vegan mozzarella & vegan cheddar (I used Daiya)
- 1/2 cup Roasted eggplant
- 1/3 cup Black olives
- 1/3 cup Crimini mushrooms
- 1/4 cup Marinated artichoke hearts
- 1 cup Spinach
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- Black Pepper
- Take the dough out of the bag and set on a pizza board that has been floured with cornmeal or just floured, let it rest for 15-20 minutes
- Preheat the oven to 450
- Roll the dough out to desired thickness, I like it about a 1/4 inch thick, and rustically shaped
- Top with sauce, cheeze and veggies. Don’t forget the garlic and pepper
- Slide the pizza into the oven (I use a pizza stone) and bake for 11-13 minutes
- Let the pizza cool and rest for a minute before cutting, this is the hardest part! (I like to use kitchen scissors for an easy, quick cut)
*Based on the pizza being cut into 8 slices, and 2 slices per serving*
Each serving has 6g of fiber! Tomatoes are high in lycopene, Vitamin A & C. Spinach is high in Iron, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Calcium & Potassium, as well as many other minerals. Garlic is known for its anti-inflammatory & anti-viral properties, so load it on there!
With all of this in mind, remember, pizza is still a treat meal, so enjoy, but try NOT to eat half the pizza like I did! Here’s a little trick, if I’m eating the pizza by myself, I’ll take my serving but cut up the rest in portion controlled, zip-lock bags and freeze them. Also, you can choose to have your pizza and eat it too, by cutting the serving size down to a slice and having it with a healthier option like a cup of tomato soup or a big, green salad.