Don’t Fear The Pizza – 3
A cheese and sauce covered pie can be healthy. These four cleaner, leaner versions will satisfy your cravings but keep you looking and feeling great.
Great pizza does not have to be a greasy mess of fatty ingredients and empty calorie. In fact, with the right toppings – nutritional powerhouses like kale, sweet potato, arugula, and almonds – you can rest assured that you are fueling your body with the things it needs to build muscle, boost immunity, improve overall health, and even burn fat.
Sweet Potato and Sautéed Mushroom Pizza
What healthy about it:
Packed with sweet potatoes and immune boosting mushrooms, this pizza is a clean and inspiring way to change up your menu.
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 2 cups button mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 1 pound store bought pizza dough
- 1 ½ cups sweet potato puree (boil 2 sweet potatoes and roughly chop them with the skin on. Once soft, blend until smooth)
- 4 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 cup arugula
- Balsamic vinegar, to finish
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 10 minutes. Add in sliced mushrooms and sauté for an additional 10 minutes.
- On a clean work surface, roll out pizza dough and place it on a large baking sheet or pizza stone. Brush dough with remaining 1-tablespoon olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Prebake for about 5 minutes or until golden brown; remove from the oven.
- Using a large spoon, spread the base of the pizza with sweet potato puree and sautéed onions and mushrooms, and top with cheese. Place back in the oven on the middle rack for 10-12 more minutes, until dough is crisp and cooked through. Remove form oven, sprinkle with arugula and balsamic vinegar, and serve hot.