Healthy Homemade Pizza (Vegetarian)
Homemade Pizza

Healthy Homemade Pizza (Vegetarian)

Healthy Homemade Pizza (Vegetarian)

This healthy homemade pizza is loaded with veggies, made with a whole grain crust, and topped with gooey mozzarella and fresh parmesan. Ready in 30 minutes and guaranteed to please even the pickiest eaters!

healthy homemade pizza loaded with veggies, made with a whole grain crust, and topped with gooey mozzarella and fresh parmesan
My whole family LOVES pizza. If I let them, they’d probably be happy eating pizza every night of the week!

I like pizza too, but I rarely eat it because it’s not the healthiest option and always makes me feel low energy after eating it.

But with this recipe, making homemade pizza has become one of our favorite family traditions! With this healthy pizza recipe, I love that I can pack in lots of protein, whole grains, and veggies into this all-in-one meal. It’s a healthy vegetarian Italian recipe!

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT YOU’LL NEED
A high quality pizza pan like this one from Cuisinart. If you’re looking for a cast iron pizza pan, I love this one from Lodge.
A great pizza cutter like this one from Kitchy
side view of healthy homemade pizza loaded with veggies, made with a whole grain crust, and topped with gooey mozzarella and fresh parmesan
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE HEALTHY PIZZA – STEP BY STEP
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Lightly spray a pizza pan with cooking spray – use as the base to spread out the dough. One tip for spreading out the dough – don’t try to use a rolling pin if you’re using a premade dough (like the Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat pizza dough)! Use your hands: sprinkle flour on the dough and on your hands, knead it, and then spread it with the palms of your hands.
Once the dough is spread out, top with pizza sauce
Sprinkle garlic, red pepper, onion and tomato slices over the sauce
Top with grated Parmesan and chopped spinach leaves
Bake in the oven for 10-12 min until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling/slightly golden
top view of pizza
WHAT MAKES THIS HOMEMADE PIZZA RECIPE HEALTHY?
Whole Grains: Instead of refined, white flour for the pizza crust, this recipe uses a pre-made whole wheat pizza dough that’s packed with whole grains and fiber.
Low Sugar: By choosing a pizza sauce with no added sugar, each slice of this pizza has less than 1 gram of sugar!
Lots of Veggies: Bell peppers, spinach and tomato are all nutrient-dense (rich in vitamin C and Potassium) and contain inflammation-reducing antioxidants.
Lower in Calories: A typical slice of Pizza Hut cheese pizza will run you about 300 calories and 11g fat. 1 slice of this healthy pizza has less than 200 calories and only about 4g fat!
WILL KIDS ENJOY THIS HOMEMADE HEALTHY PIZZA?
I haven’t yet met a kid that doesn’t like pizza. This healthy pizza is perfect for kids — because they get to enjoy their slice, and you get to sneak in a bunch of veggies into their meal!

For super picky kids, I recommend pureeing the veggies with the pizza sauce and topping the pizza with the veggies/sauce puree + cheese. They’ll think they’re getting a cheese pizza but you’ll be able to sneak those vegetables right in!

healthy pizza loaded with veggies, made with a whole grain crust, and topped with gooey mozzarella and fresh parmesan
VARIATIONS AND TOPPINGS IDEAS
This pizza recipe is a great base for a variety of toppings – so you can switch it up with whatever you like! Some of my favorites include:

Mushrooms
Caramelized Onions
Roasted squash (zucchini, yellow squash, butternut squash)
Any leafy green (kale, arugula, even some wilted chard would work well)
Pineapple
Olives
While this recipe is vegetarian, if you are a meat lover, you can always add meat as a topping for this pizza as well!
Fresh herbs
Pesto
WHAT TO SERVE WITH HOMEMADE PIZZA
While this recipe can be a meal all on its own, it would also go really well with:

A fresh garden or Caesar salad
Roasted vegetables
A light soup
Whole wheat garlic bread
A fruit salad
TOP TIPS FOR MAKING THIS HOMEMADE HEALTHY PIZZA
If you’re making this recipe for a crowd, you can easily double the dough/sauce and toppings and make two pizzas!
For alternate crusts – try a flatbread, whole wheat naan bread, whole wheat pita bread, or cauliflower crust for a gluten free option.
This pizza freezes really well – to freeze, wrap each slice in foil and store in an airtight container in the freezer. To reheat: pop it into the oven or toaster oven for a few minutes at 400 degrees.
For a perfect pizza, use a pizza stone or a pizza pan: it helps to cook the crust evenly and makes it crispy and chewy.
If you choose to top your pizza with fresh herbs, make sure to garnish after you have baked the pizza in the oven!
Feel free to switch up the toppings with whatever you have on hand.

Healthy Homemade Pizza (Vegetarian, Kid Friendly)
This healthy homemade pizza is loaded with veggies, made with a whole grain crust, and topped with gooey mozzarella and fresh parmesan. Ready in 30 minutes and guaranteed to please even the pickiest eaters!

INGREDIENTS
▢1 bag Fresh Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
Like from Trader Joe’s

▢1 10oz container Pizza Sauce
▢1-2 yellow, orange or red bell peppers
diced
▢1/2 red onion
diced
▢2 cups baby spinach leaves
chopped
▢1 tomato
cut into thin slices
▢2 cloves garlic
minced
▢3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
▢1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Lightly spray a pizza pan with cooking spray – use as the base to spread out the dough. One tip for spreading out the dough – don’t try to use a rolling pin if you’re using the Trader Joes dough! Use your hands (sprinkle flour on the dough and on your hands), knead it, and then spread it with the palms of your hands.
Once the dough is spread out, top with pizza sauce
Sprinkle garlic, red pepper, onion and tomato slices over the sauce
Top with grated Parmesan and spinach leaves
Bake in the oven for 10-12 min until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling/slightly golden
NOTES
Top Tips for Making this Homemade Healthy Pizza
If you’re making this recipe for a crowd, you can easily double the dough/sauce and toppings and make two pizzas!
For alternate crusts – try a flatbread, whole wheat naan bread, whole wheat pita bread, or cauliflower crust for a gluten free option.

This pizza freezes really well – to freeze, wrap each slice in foil and store in an airtight container in the freezer. To reheat: pop it into the oven or toaster oven for a few minutes at 400 degrees.
For a perfect pizza, use a pizza stone or a pizza pan: it helps to cook the crust evenly and makes it crispy and chewy.
If you choose to top your pizza with fresh herbs, make sure to garnish after you have baked the pizza in the oven!
Feel free to switch up the toppings with whatever you have on hand.
NUTRITION
Serving: 1slice | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.4g | Protein: 8.1g | Fat: 4.4g | Saturated Fat: 1.8g | Sodium: 820.7mg | Fiber: 3.3g | Sugar: 0.7g

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