Pizza is one of my great loves. Every Friday night, Alex and I order 2 margherita pizzas from Coal Fire Pizza (if you haven't tried it, go immediately) and moan in ecstasy as the thin crust, the fresh smattering of cheese, tomato sauce and basil explode in the perfect flavor combinations with every single bite. The crust is thin enough where you can eat an entire large pizza (yes, I do that) by yourself and not feel crappy the next day, but with our recent "switch" to a no dairy lifestyle (and better attention to portion control), we are going to have to make our own.
I recently introduced Alex to Amy's roasted vegetable cheeseless pizza, a surprisingly delicious pizza topped with veggies and a chewy organic crust. It's easy to make your own as well, loading them with veggies and a healthier version of cheese. Sometimes though, a pizza is not just a pizza. One evening while watching "The Best Thing I Ever Ate," the subject was pizzas, and they presented two options I'd never really thought of: a breakfast version and a dessert variety, both amazing and both easy to make in a healthier way. Perfect when the whole family wants to have some fun, these are creative and inexpensive ways to feed the entire family for the holidays.
1 whole wheat crust (you can make your own from a variety of flours or go to Whole Foods and ask the pastry counter for fresh organic dough - around $3).
2 oz. soy cheese or fresh mozzarella
organic tomato sauce
2 slices veggie bacon, turkey bacon or regular bacon
Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Spread the crust with organic tomato sauce, sprinkle with cheese and then place 2 slices of bacon on top. Crack two eggs onto the dough and bake at 500 degrees until cheese starts to bubble and eggs are firm.
1 whole wheat crust
1 sliced banana
1 large bar of dark chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
organic marshmallows (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Smear crust with peanut butter, sprinkle with chocolate and line sliced banana on top. Add marshmallows (optional) and bake for 10 minutes, or until chocolate has melted. Drizzle with agave nectar, cut, and serve!