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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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Healthy Homemade Pizza (Vegetarian)

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This healthy homemade pizza is loaded with veggies, made with a whole grain crust, and topped with gooey mozzarella and fresh parmesan. Ready in 30 minutes and guaranteed to please even the pickiest eaters!

healthy homemade pizza loaded with veggies, made with a whole grain crust, and topped with gooey mozzarella and fresh parmesan

My whole family LOVES pizza. If I let them, they’d probably be happy eating pizza every night of the week!

I like pizza too, but I rarely eat it because it’s not the healthiest option and always makes me feel low energy after eating it.

But with this recipe, making homemade pizza has become one of our favorite family traditions! With this healthy pizza recipe, I love that I can pack in lots of protein, whole grains, and veggies into this all-in-one meal.

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side view of healthy homemade pizza loaded with veggies, made with a whole grain crust, and topped with gooey mozzarella and fresh parmesan

How to Make Homemade Healthy Pizza – Step by Step

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Lightly spray a pizza pan with cooking spray – use as the base to spread out the dough. One tip for spreading out the dough – don’t try to use a rolling pin if you’re using a premade dough (like the Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat pizza dough)! Use your hands: sprinkle flour on the dough and on your hands, knead it, and then spread it with the palms of your hands.  
  3. Once the dough is spread out, top with pizza sauce
  4. Sprinkle garlic, red pepper, onion and tomato slices over the sauce
  5. Top with grated Parmesan and chopped spinach leaves
  6. Bake in the oven for 10-12 min until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling/slightly golden
top view of pizza

What Makes This Homemade Pizza Recipe Healthy?

  • Whole Grains: Instead of refined, white flour for the pizza crust, this recipe uses a pre-made whole wheat pizza dough that’s packed with whole grains and fiber.
  • Low Sugar: By choosing a pizza sauce with no added sugar, each slice of this pizza has less than 1 gram of sugar!
  • Lots of Veggies: Bell peppers, spinach and tomato are all nutrient-dense (rich in vitamin C and Potassium) and contain inflammation-reducing antioxidants.
  • Lower in Calories: A typical slice of Pizza Hut cheese pizza will run you about 300 calories and 11g fat. 1 slice of this healthy pizza has less than 200 calories and only about 4g fat!

Will Kids Enjoy this Homemade Healthy Pizza?

I haven’t yet met a kid that doesn’t like pizza. This healthy pizza is perfect for kids — because they get to enjoy their slice, and you get to sneak in a bunch of veggies into their meal!

For super picky kids, I recommend pureeing the veggies with the pizza sauce and topping the pizza with the veggies/sauce puree + cheese. They’ll think they’re getting a cheese pizza but you’ll be able to sneak those vegetables right in!

healthy pizza loaded with veggies, made with a whole grain crust, and topped with gooey mozzarella and fresh parmesan

Variations and Toppings Ideas

This pizza recipe is a great base for a variety of toppings – so you can switch it up with whatever you like! Some of my favorites include:

  • Mushrooms
  • Caramelized Onions
  • Roasted squash (zucchini, yellow squash, butternut squash)
  • Any leafy green (kale, arugula, even some wilted chard would work well)
  • Pineapple
  • Olives
  • While this recipe is vegetarian, if you are a meat lover, you can always add meat as a topping for this pizza as well!
  • Fresh herbs
  • Pesto

What to Serve with Homemade Pizza

While this recipe can be a meal all on its own, it would also go really well with:

  • A fresh garden or Caesar salad
  • Roasted vegetables
  • A light soup
  • Whole wheat garlic bread
  • A fruit salad

Top Tips for Making this Homemade Healthy Pizza

  • If you’re making this recipe for a crowd, you can easily double the dough/sauce and toppings and make two pizzas!
  • For alternate crusts – try a flatbread, whole wheat naan bread, whole wheat pita bread, or cauliflower crust for a gluten free option.
  • This pizza freezes really well – to freeze, wrap each slice in foil and store in an airtight container in the freezer. To reheat: pop it into the oven or toaster oven for a few minutes at 400 degrees.
  • For a perfect pizza, use a pizza stone or a pizza pan: it helps to cook the crust evenly and makes it crispy and chewy.
  • If you choose to top your pizza with fresh herbs, make sure to garnish after you have baked the pizza in the oven!
  • Feel free to switch up the toppings with whatever you have on hand.
top view of healthy homemade pizza loaded with veggies, made with a whole grain crust, and topped with gooey mozzarella and fresh parmesan

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Healthy Homemade Pizza (Vegetarian, Kid Friendly)

This healthy homemade pizza is loaded with veggies, made with a whole grain crust, and topped with gooey mozzarella and fresh parmesan. Ready in 30 minutes and guaranteed to please even the pickiest eaters!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 190kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Fresh Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Like from Trader Joe’s
  • 1 10oz container Pizza Sauce
  • 1-2 yellow, orange or red bell peppers diced
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves chopped
  • 1 tomato cut into thin slices
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  • Lightly spray a pizza pan with cooking spray – use as the base to spread out the dough. One tip for spreading out the dough – don’t try to use a rolling pin if you’re using the Trader Joes dough! Use your hands (sprinkle flour on the dough and on your hands), knead it, and then spread it with the palms of your hands.  
  • Once the dough is spread out, top with pizza sauce
  • Sprinkle garlic, red pepper, onion and tomato slices over the sauce
  • Top with grated Parmesan and spinach leaves
  • Bake in the oven for 10-12 min until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling/slightly golden

Notes

Top Tips for Making this Homemade Healthy Pizza
  • If you’re making this recipe for a crowd, you can easily double the dough/sauce and toppings and make two pizzas!
  • For alternate crusts – try a flatbread, whole wheat naan bread, whole wheat pita bread, or cauliflower crust for a gluten free option.
  • This pizza freezes really well – to freeze, wrap each slice in foil and store in an airtight container in the freezer. To reheat: pop it into the oven or toaster oven for a few minutes at 400 degrees.
  • For a perfect pizza, use a pizza stone or a pizza pan: it helps to cook the crust evenly and makes it crispy and chewy.
  • If you choose to top your pizza with fresh herbs, make sure to garnish after you have baked the pizza in the oven!
  • Feel free to switch up the toppings with whatever you have on hand.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.4g | Protein: 8.1g | Fat: 4.4g | Saturated Fat: 1.8g | Sodium: 820.7mg | Fiber: 3.3g | Sugar: 0.7g

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