My two favorite foods are Sushi and Pizza. I can eat both anytime of day with anyone but since learning of my wheat allergy and lactose intolerance. I try to stay away from all wheat which has made eating pizza hard. I’ve tried the cauliflower crust but I guess I didn’t wring it out enough (I’ve tried three time) but it takes a lot of time to make Cauliflower crust and it also turn out soggy. When I discovered this Quinoa Crust recipe I was so excited. After a few tweaks I look forward to Pizza night every week.
This recipe is really easy and it’s only 4 major ingredients. There is no kneading or letting the dough rice and it’s a nice thick crunchy crust to hold everything you want to put on your pizza.
Quinoa is also a great source of iron and has many other benefits.
- High Content of Antioxidants Phytonutrients
- Anti-inflammatory phytonutrients
- Contains Higher Heart Healthy Fats content
There are so many toppings that you could use for this here are 10 Healthy Topping options:
- Spinach is your best choice for a pizz topping. It has 13 different nutrients that you get in one serving. Spinach mostly contains concentrations of vitamin K, which helps you with effectively blod clotting. It also has over 13 different flavonoid compounds that contribute to preventing the condition of cancer
- Broccoli is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin A and folate. It is another wise choice when picking toppings.
- Mushrooms only contain 15 calories per cup and they are made of over 50% protein which is 2g of protein. It also contains a high amount of selenium which protects us from free radicals. This would be in my Top 3 for great choices.
- Diced Chicken Breast is a great high protein low fat choice. This is also a great option to add to your pizza for some extra protein.
- Garlic sliced, minced, crushed no matter how you cut it Garlic is delicious on pizza and oh so good for you. It also benefits your health it helps to support good cholesterol and helps to decrease the risk of heart disease. Although, too much can have it cswaeting out of your pores at the gym this week.
- Extra Tomato Sauce is an easy way to get lycopene into your meal. Lycopene has been discovered to prevent cancers of the lungs, stomach and prostate gland.
- Low-Fat or Vegan CheeseI have a cheese addiction and provolone and mozzarella mixed pizza cheese is my all time favorite BUT I am lactose intolerant so have to sub for vegan cheese and sometimes goat or feta. My favorite Vegan Cheese is Go Veggie for their taste but it doesn’t melt like provolone or mozzarella. It’s a trade off for digestive comfort for me.If you get to enjoy cheese than I would go with a low-fat cheese because it’s a higher source of protein not for the lower fat. Just go easy on it
- Pineapple You Hawaiiain pizza lovers you can still do you thing. Pineapple is an okay sweet addition to your pizza. It’s a awesome source of maganese, Vitamin C and E giving you support for your eyesight, immune systems and eye sight.
- Parmesan Cheese I love Parmesan cheese because its one of the only cheeses’s I can consume. It also is a great source of protein and lower in fat. It makes thing crunchy or can make it goeey.
- Ham is a great, flavorful option. You can also do a lower fat sausage. It’s lower in fat than pepperoni, sausage and bacon.
There are so many tasty options you can choose you just have to try new flavor combinations and discover the world of FaithFueled Foods.
- 3/4 Cup Quinoa Soaked Overnight (with 1 inch over quinoa I would do 1 1/2 cup water.)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup Oat Flour
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 tsp of dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp of Salt if using Pink Himilayan I suggest 1/4 tsp
- Preheat oven to 350 degress
- Line 9 inch round pan with parchment paper
- Spray both sides or coat with oil
- Rinse and Drain Soaked Quinoa
- Blend everything in food processor unti smooth '
- Pour into 9 inch pan
- Bake for 15 minute
- Take out Flip and Bake for 10 minutes
- Add toppings
- Bake for 10-15 minutes
- Let Cool and Enjoy!