Healthy Pizza Date Night

Making homemade pizzas is a fun and healthy alternative to ordering for delivery. Pizza parties where everyone can build their own based on a full bar of crazy toppings are always a hit. Kids especially love getting creative and helping create their dinner. During the summer I also love throwing pizzas on the BBQ. This flat bread style pizza is quick and delicious.

This week after a run to Trader Joe’s we were inspired to create a whole wheat pizza packed with flavor for date night. We bought whole wheat dough from TJ’s and allowed it to rise for about an hour before rolling it out.

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I love chorizo and tofu so of course I jumped at the chance to try out soy chorizo. It was delicious and much healthier than the traditional version.

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Next step is spreading the pesto out on our whole wheat dough quickly since our pizza stone was preheated!

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Then you gotta add cheese! We used shredded Manchego because I’m obsessed.

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Freshly chopped Roma tomatoes and soy chorizo crumbles add some deep color and contrast of flavors.

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A blend of fresh spinach and kale, lightly sautéed adds nutrition and flavor.

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Top with more cheese of course! It’s ready to bake at 400 for about 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and crust is golden.

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Here’s the delicious final product. It was packed with healthy ingredients and still satisfied my cheesy carb cravings!

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What’s your favorite pizza toppings?

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