Fresh garlic, basil, sausage PIZZA

10:43 AM, Nov 19, 2009   |    comments
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Years ago, when I started cleaning up my diet, I vowed not to give up certain favorite foods--like pizza! The hardest part was finding the right healthy crust.

*Check out my step-by-step photos below*

I have two options I really like:

If you like thin, flat bread pizza/Sami's Bakery Millet & Flax Spinach Lavash (8 grams/fiber, only 52 calories)

If you like a thicker crust, try Whole Foods brand Whole Wheat Tandori Naan 5 grams fiber, 260 calories--it's about double the size of Sami's and much thicker.

Read more of my stories on Heather's Natural Health.

If I don't have a lot of time, I use my toaster oven (it cost about $30 at Target).

Otherwise, turn on your oven to about 350 degrees.

Sometimes I like red sauce on my pizza so I always keep a few jars of organic, tomato sauce on hand. My husband Mike likes to finely chop a few fresh garlic cloves and add them to organic, cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil.

Guess what? You can have your sausage too!

Whole Foods deli sells freshly prepared, spicy Italian chicken sausage.

I take it out of the casing and crumble it in a pan so it looks (and tastes) just like the real deal!

I always keep a chunk of parmesan cheese in my fridge because freshly grated cheese always packs a punch (and I don't have to use a lot)

Pick your base (tomato or garlic & olive oil--use the top of a knife to "pop" the garlic clove out of its shell so you can easily chop it up) I love to use tomatos, fresh basil, and sometimes even pine nuts. Sprinkle with a little sea salt & pepper. It takes about 5 minutes in the toaster oven or 12 minutes @ 350 degrees in the oven.

I'd love to hear about some of the fesh toppings & combinations you like.

 

Heather Van Nest, Heather's Natural Health, 10 Connects News

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