You and your family will love this healthy pizza recipe. And it’s not just half-way healthy, either. I went way beyond just converting to a whole wheat crust and low fat cheese like most healthy pizza recipes you’ll find.
This one is even lower-carb. It’s full of green, fibrous goodness. And it’s so delicious that you can get by with just a bit of cheese on top. If you dare, no cheese at all! That’s how I prepare mine. It’s yummy, buuuut I usually end up stealing a bite or two from the family pizzas that I add cheese to. See below the recipe instructions for my tip on making the cheese-less version delicious.
****These instructions are long, but don’t be fooled, it’s just because I like to talk! This recipe only takes about 20 minutes to prepare.****
2 cups chopped broccoli florets
1/4 cup water
5 ounces baby spinach (about 6 cups)
sea salt to taste
freshly ground pepper to taste
6 whole wheat tortillas
1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
(This is the same ranch dressing as found on my Quinoa Salad Recipe
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
1 Tbsp white vinegar
1 cup plain greek yogurt
1 Tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp. dried dill
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 450*. Add water to a large skillet and heat over medium-high. Add broccoli to pan for a minute or two, while you gather spices for your ranch sauce. Then add the spinach to the pan. It’s going to look like a ridiculous amount of spinach, but it will shrink down to almost nothing in just a minute. Add salt and pepper to pan.
While the greens are cooking, prepare the ranch pizza sauce. Every 30 seconds or so, stir the greens. To make the ranch, add all the sauce ingredients listed above to a blender and blend for 10 seconds or until smooth. This will make more dressing than is needed for this recipe, but it tastes just like commercial ranch dressing, and will keep in your fridge for up to a week. I’m sure you won’t have a problem eating it throughout the week. Hello. It’s Ranch… without the toxic chemicals. You’re welcome!
As soon as the spinach is well-wilted, turn the heat off. Place 2 tortillas on a baking sheet. Spread 1-2 Tbsp ranch sauce on each tortilla. Spread greens mixture over top of ranch. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese over greens. Bake for 8 minutes or until cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining 4 tortillas for a total of 6 pizzas.
How to Go Cheeseless
This healthy pizza recipe is delicious even without cheese. Try it on its own, and if you feel you need more flavor, you can dip it in a bit of extra ranch dressing. You WON’T be disappointed.
*Note* Are you wondering why I try to limit cheese consumption, and why I have you use a non-diary milk in the ranch, but then go ahead and tell you to use greek yogurt, which is clearly a dairy product? Well, OPTIMALLY, it’s best to cut out all dairy because of how incredibly processed it is. But fermented dairy doesn’t have nearly the amount of negatives as non-fermented dairy. I’m not a fan of regular yogurt because it’s almost always full of sugar, and even if you go plain, it’s pretty processed. But greek yogurt is less processed, and has tons of protein. Check for sugar and protein though! Some low-quality greek yogurts are popping up with added sugar or low protein. You want at least 16 grams of protein per serving, but 20 or more will indicate a good quality greek yogurt.
Enjoy your healthy pizza recipe and let me know how you like it!