It’s no secret that my husband loves pizza.
I’ve actually never seen anyone like pizza as much as this guy – sometimes I wonder if he’d be happy if all he had was pizza for the rest of his life. (Husband nods in agreement and says “I’m having pizza twice today. It’s a good day.”)
When I first met the hubby, his pizza of choice was Totinos. Yes, Totinos – the pizza that sells for less than $2 and is kind of like the mystery meat of frozen pizzas: it has 30+ ingredients, many of which you can’t pronounce, and one pizza has 660 calories, 50% the daily value of fat and 50% the daily value of sodium.
Obviously not the best choice for a daily meal, and yes, the husband ate Totinos at least 3 times a week when we first started dating.
So it’s no surprise that I’ve been on a mission to cleanse him from his Totinos obsession since we met 😛
One of the ways I’ve done this is by finding healthy, organic, all-natural frozen pizzas, and the other way has been to make delicious, healthy, all-natural pizza at home. Both have been successful, as he no longer buys Totinos!
Here’s my recipe for the pizza to cure unhealthy frozen pizza obsessions: my green pepper & onion pizza.
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 1 red onion, diced
- Sliced roma tomatoes (optional)
- Freshly grated parmesan cheese
- All-natural, no-sugar added pizza sauce (I love the brand from Trader Joe’s)
- Fresh, whole wheat pizza dough (I get the one from Trader Joe’s, but any grocery store or pizza shop should sell this)
- Dried oregano
- Garlic powder
- Crushed red pepper
Step 1: Cut your veggies, and spread out the pizza dough using your hands (much faster & easier than using a rolling pin)
Step 2: Top the dough with sauce, sprinkle dried oregano and garlic powder on top of the sauce, and then top with veggies & cheese.
Step 3: Bake in a 450 degree oven for about 10 minutes until the cheese has melted and the crust has lightly browned.
Let stand for about 5-10 minutes, slice and enjoy!
While this pizza is actually really healthy: fiber from the whole wheat dough & veggies, fat only from the cheese, no weird ingredients like Monocalcium Phosphate, etc., it’s also so delicious that my husband, the pizza aficionado, couldn’t stop eating it.