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Dr. Donna’s Favorite Whole-Wheat Pizza            

Whole-Wheat Pizza

(Makes 4 servings)

Whole-wheat pizza is a delicious and healthy substitute to a popular comfort food. This homemade pizza is perfect for days when you feel like cheating on your diet but know better.

 

Ingredients:

Dough:
1 teaspoon dry yeast
1 cup warm water
3 cups white whole-wheat flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1-1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/8 teaspoon salt

Toppings:
1 cup no-salt-added pasta or tomato sauce
1 sliced tomato
1 cup sliced fresh spinach
1/4 cup sliced red onion
1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded cheese
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano to taste

 

Directions:
1) Mix dry yeast with water then add the rest of the dough ingredients. Mix by hand or with a dough/bread machine until the dough is stretchy (about 3-5 minutes). It should be a little on the wet side but not too sticky.

2) Allow the dough to rise for 30-40 minutes.

3) Preheat oven to 400°F.

4) Place dough on a clean board or counter and roll out to a 10″x15″ rectangle. Place on a cookie tray the same size that has been oiled and dusted with cornmeal. Prick dough with a fork.

5) Pre-bake the crust for 8 minutes.

6) Top the crust with the sauce, tomato, spinach, and onion and then cheese and oregano.

7) Bake the pizza until the dough is golden and the cheese is melted, about 8 more minutes.

8) Cut into 6 squares and serve hot.

 

Bonus Tip:
You can use 2 cups all-purpose flour and 1 cup whole-wheat flour in place of the white whole-wheat flour.

 

Nutritional Analysis:

(Per serving)

Calories: 298

Total Fat: 8g

Saturated Fat: 3g

Trans Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 98 mg

Total Carbohydrates: 49g

Dietary Fiber: 8g

Sugars: 4g

Protein: 12g

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