Recipe: Guilt-Free Whole Wheat/Flaxseed Broccoli Pizza

 

Guilt-Free Whole Wheat/Flaxseed Broccoli Pizza

From Leah’s Kitchen

 

This quick and easy pizza recipe is a must especially if you are trying to fight the craving to order pizza out. This pizza is guilt-free, healthy, and loaded with fiber to help you feel full faster and longer. We all need more ground flaxseed in our diet and this is the perfect way to include it. Make sure the flaxseed is ground to get the most benefit. Broccoli is one of my favorite toppings on a veggie-style pizza, so you are welcome to replace with any other vegetable, however, you should try this first! This pizza will not leave you feeling hungry or full of regret!

Whole Wheat/Flaxseed Broccoli Pizza Ingredients:

1 cup Whole wheat flour

1 cup All-purpose white flour

1 packet Fleishmann’s® Pizza Crust Yeast (No rise time needed with this one!)

1 TBS. Honey

3/4 Tsp. Sea Salt

2/3 cup very Warm Water (120-130 degrees)

3 TBS. Olive Oil

1 1/3 cups low-fat/reduced fat cheese blend of cheddar and mozarella

2 cups of Broccoli- steamed and chopped.

1/4-1/2 cup of chopped red onion

Fresh Garlic- minced

Parmesan cheese-grated

Your favorite pizza sauce

Whole Wheat/Flaxseed Broccoli Pizza Directions: 

Pre-heat over to 425 degrees. You can use a pizza stone, which will help make the crust crispier and evenly distribute the heat. However, a pizza pan will work as well. For the pizza pan, slightly grease it with by spraying a light layer of olive oil. For the pizza stone, evenly spread cornmeal on the stone.

Combine 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup of all-purpose white flour, 1/4 cup of ground flaxseed, and 3/4 tsp. salt in a large bowl. Mix the honey and oil with the warm water and combine with dry ingredients until well blended for about 1 minute.

Gradually add a mixture of (1/4 cup whole wheat and 1/4 cup white flour) until a soft dough ball is formed and will be slightly sticky. Use additional flour if needed to form the ball.

Knead the pizza dough on a floured surface adding additional flour as needed using the combined whole wheat/white flour mixture until smooth and elastic about 4 minutes. Press or roll the dough onto a pizza pan or stone making a 12 inch circle.

Top with a generous layer of low-fat pizza sauce. Add the cheese, broccoli, red onion, and 1-2 cloves of minced garlic evenly distributed over the pizza. Lightly sprinkle sea salt over the vegetables (optional). Finish with a light sprinkle grated parmesan cheese over the pizza.

Bake until the crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbly for about 15 minutes.

 

Whole Wheat/Flaxseed Broccoli Pizza Nutrition Information:

Serving Size: 1/8 of pizza (not including pizza sauce). This is a thick-crust pizza, so the portions may sound small, but one slice is very filling.

Total Calories: 226 calories

Total Fat: 9 grams

Saturated Fat: 2.5 grams

Sodium: 324 mg

Total Carbohydrates: 26 grams

Dietary Fiber: 4 grams

Sugars: 2 grams

Protein:  7.625 grams