Ahh! It’s finally the start of a new month! I don’t know about you, but September was not exactly the best month for me, but I am looking forward to starting fresh with a whole new month of good memories and fun times.
So recently I’ve become obsessed with trying different types of pizza. We all know the traditional, yummy slices of pepperoni, sausage, etc. but have you ever thought outside the box with your pizza?
Today I wanted to share with you some examples of some yummy pizza varieties I have tried recently. While it can be weird at first to stray from the traditional pizza, would it really hurt to try something different?
Note: If you don’t like it, you can hate me and never listen to any jumble I talk about when it comes to food, but if you do, feel free to send me a “Thank You” card as I happy dance with you 🙂
- Mediterranean Pizza
While on a trip to my favorite grocery store, Whole Foods (it’s seriously like my Disneyland), I decided to create my own pizza for dinner. What I learned was the creative options they had to make your pizza with. What blew my mind, was that they offered Hummus as a sauce as a replacement for the traditional tomato sauce.
Now I’m a sucker for Hummus, so obviously I had to try it! Aside from hummus, I topped my whole wheat crust with vegan cheese (Daiya is my fave!), sliced tomato, arugula, and chicken slices.
Can I just say the hummus made the pizza taste so unique and different, but it works?! Definitely give it a try!
2. The Healthy Version of Traditional Pizza
Now while I loved the hummus style, there is nothing wrong with going with the traditional approach to pizza. To make it a more healthier version, I selected whole wheat dough, topped with tomato sauce, daiya vegan cheese, sliced tomatoes, spinach, arugula, mushrooms, olives, and turkey sausage. While it may seem like that’s a lot (What can I say I was really hungry and I love pizza), the key is to top it with as many veggies as you can, that a way you’re still getting a health benefit from your pizza!
Because let’s be real, if it is healthier, you can eat more of it right? Well we can keep telling ourselves that 🙂
3. The Healthy “Frozen Pizza” Version
Another healthy pizza to die for is Trader Joe’s Kale, Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash pizza. Luckily this pizza is simple to make (just put it in the oven; AKA: my kind of easy cooking!) While there’s shaved Parmigiano Reggiano as a topping, the ratio of veggies to cheese is no comparison. I’m not the biggest fan of cheese, so the fact that there’s nothing but veggies as a topping to the thin crust makes it that much more healthier.
I recommend testing the amount of time it is in the oven, because I tend to like mine not as hot, but it’s all in your preference!
Hopefully you like some of these options. Feel free to comment below if you have anymore healthy versions that you love. I’m all about trying new food! 🙂