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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Dairy, egg and nut free (healthy) pizza!

Ash loves this pizza, and little does he know it's packed with calcium, protein and omega 3 fatty acids!  I add some goodies to the crust that make this pizza super healthy. You can make this safe crust recipe without the extras if you just want a plain crust.

What you'll need for the crust:
2 1/2 cups of flour  (I use Hyvee brand unbleached)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1 cup warm water
1 package active dry yeast

I add a handful (or two) of flaxseeds and some cut up fresh spinach. You can also use frozen (thawed and drained) spinach.

Preheat your oven to 425.  Mix your package of yeast with the 1 cup of warm water and set aside.  In a bowl, combine sugar, salt, oil, and flour.  Add water/yeast mixture and stir until a dough forms. Let it reast for a few minutes. I usually wait about 5-7 minutes.  Put dough on floured counter and knead about 15-20 times.  This is where I add my spinach and flax seed.  Cut into portions. This will make a large pizza or a few small ones. PS- it freezes GREAT! Spray dairy free cooking spray (I use Country fare from hyvee) onto a cookie sheet and either roll out your dough or just gently pat it down.  Put your toppings on and bake about 20 minutes!

For our pizza I do DIAYA brand mozzarella style Shreds (AWESOME and actually melts and stretches like real cheese) and Ragu pizza sauce is safe.  Ash doesn't eat meat so we just do a "cheese" pizza. You can add any topping you like :)  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Yum!! We recently started using Daiya too and we love it! Our boy is loving the coconut! We've been eating the young coconut raw, we bring it home from the store, get a really sturdy knife and whack that thing open, drain the sweet water from it and dig in with a spoon. I think "C" relishes the fact that it's a "nut" but he can eat it! Plus, coconut has so many vital minerals and healthy fats! Happy Pizza day! We make ours gluten, dairy, nut, peanut free!