Homemade Pizza Crust

Balancing the calories you eat with the calories your body uses will help you maintain a healthy weight and prevent disease.

Pizza
Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ¾ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups vegetables, washed (sliced tomatoes, shredded carrots, sliced bell peppers, sliced onion, etc.)
  • 5 ounces Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Fresh basil leaves, gently rubbed under cold running water (optional)

Directions:

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 °F.
  3. Spray a large baking sheet or pizza pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Add oil and water. Stir until it forms a ball. If dough is stiff add up to ¼ cup more water.
  6. Knead dough on a floured surface for 3-4 minutes.
  7. Press/roll dough out on prepared pan.
  8. Spoon pizza sauce on dough.
  9. Arrange desired toppings over sauce. Sprinkle on cheese.
  10. Bake for 15-25 minutes. If using basil leaves, sprinkle on pizza before serving.
  11. Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to four days.

Nutrition Information:

  • Serving Size (1/8 of pizza):
  • Calories 220
  • Total Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Sodium 582mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 32g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Protein 10g