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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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Green Pepper and Onion Pizza

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It’s no secret that my husband loves pizza.

I’ve actually never seen anyone like pizza as much as this guy – sometimes I wonder if he’d be happy if all he had was pizza for the rest of his life. (Husband nods in agreement and says “I’m having pizza twice today. It’s a good day.”)

When I first met the hubby, his pizza of choice was Totinos. Yes, Totinos – the pizza that sells for less than $2 and is kind of like the mystery meat of frozen pizzas: it has 30+ ingredients, many of which you can’t pronounce, and one pizza has 660 calories, 50% the daily value of fat and 50% the daily value of sodium.

Obviously not the best choice for a daily meal, and yes, the husband ate Totinos at least 3 times a week when we first started dating.

So it’s no surprise that I’ve been on a mission to cleanse him from his Totinos obsession since we met 😛

One of the ways I’ve done this is by finding healthy, organic, all-natural frozen pizzas, and the other way has been to make delicious, healthy, all-natural pizza at home. Both have been successful, as he no longer buys Totinos!

Here’s my recipe for the pizza to cure unhealthy frozen pizza obsessions: my green pepper & onion pizza.

The Ingredients

  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • Sliced roma tomatoes (optional)
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • All-natural, no-sugar added pizza sauce (I love the brand from Trader Joe’s)
  • Fresh, whole wheat pizza dough (I get the one from Trader Joe’s, but any grocery store or pizza shop should sell this)
  • Dried oregano
  • Garlic powder
  • Crushed red pepper

The Directions

Step 1: Cut your veggies, and spread out the pizza dough using your hands (much faster & easier than using a rolling pin)

Step 2: Top the dough with sauce, sprinkle dried oregano and garlic powder on top of the sauce, and then top with veggies & cheese.

Step 3: Bake in a 450 degree oven for about 10 minutes until the cheese has melted and the crust has lightly browned.

Let stand for about 5-10 minutes, slice and enjoy!

While this pizza is actually really healthy: fiber from the whole wheat dough & veggies, fat only from the cheese, no weird ingredients like Monocalcium Phosphate, etc., it’s also so delicious that my husband, the pizza aficionado, couldn’t stop eating it.

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Green Pepper and Onion Pizza

Here’s my recipe for the pizza to cure unhealthy frozen pizza obsessions: my green pepper & onion pizza.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 219kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1 red onion diced
  • Sliced roma tomatoes optional
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese - 1 cup
  • All-natural no-sugar added pizza sauce - 3/4 cup (I love the brand from Trader Joe’s)
  • Fresh whole wheat pizza dough (I get the one from Trader Joe’s, but any grocery store or pizza shop should sell this)
  • Dried oregano
  • Garlic powder
  • Crushed red pepper

Instructions

  • Cut your veggies, and spread out the pizza dough using your hands (much faster & easier than using a rolling pin)
  • Top the dough with sauce, sprinkle dried oregano and garlic powder on top of the sauce, and then top with veggies & cheese.
  • Bake in a 450 degree oven for about 10 minutes until the cheese has melted and the crust has lightly browned.
  • Let stand for about 5-10 minutes, slice and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.7g | Protein: 10.5g | Fat: 5.7g | Sodium: 606mg | Fiber: 4.5g | Sugar: 3.9g

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