On a trip to Trader Joe’s I picked up some of their whole wheat pizza dough and sauce to make some homemade pizza for dinner. Trader Joe’s has tons of great HEALTHY deals and I wish there were one closer to my house that I could shop at on a weekly basis.
This is a guilt free pizza recipe that you can whip up in no time. It actually turns into a fun dinner if you like rolling out the dough and adding toppings to the pizza. You will save a lot of calories when you make pizza at home especially if you choose healthy toppings and portion out the cheese. The vegetables add a ton of flavor and the fiber fills you up fast so it’s a perfect healthy meal!
Next time we make these pizzas I am going to buy some gourmet toppings. I am thinking pesto and fresh tomato, and trying a fig, gorgonzola and balsamic glaze! Yum. The possibilities are endless
Healthy Whole Wheat Pizza
1 package whole wheat pizza dough (trader joe’s)
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup trader joe’s tomato basil sauce
toppings of choice (we used peppers, mushrooms, chicken, spinach, and a little goat cheese)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees, spray 2 baking sheets with canola oil spray. Cut down into 2 or 3 pieces and shape into pizza. I used a little flour to help stretch out the dough. Once the pizzas are ready place them on the baking sheets and bake for 4-5 minutes per side. Once finished take them out of the oven and place sauce and toppings on the dough, cover them evenly with cheese and pop them back in the oven for 4-5 minutes until the cheese melts.
Pizza dough $1.29, mozzarella cheese $2.50, sauce $1.50, toppings about $2.00= Total $7.29 dinner for two