Make Your Own Plant-Based Pizza

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It's not a short-term diet, it's a long-term lifestyle change.


When we think of a healthy lifestyle diet, we often think of good eating habits. In fact, its effect goes far beyond our ability to feed our bodies. A healthy lifestyle epitomizes in many ways such as having good hygiene, exercising, meditating, and getting enough sleep. It's important to be aware of your environment because that defines your lifestyle and your choices.


It all starts with making smart choices from choosing the right ingredients for a nutritious and healthy diet. That's why I chose my 5 favorite plant-based pizzas, which are incredibly delicious, grain-free, and healthy. Here are some of the five planet-based pizzas: cauliflower crust, butternut squash crust, chickpea crust, sweet potato crust, and quinoa crust.


Cauliflower crust



If you love your crust, then cauliflower pizza will get you those super crispy edges. To make your taste even more delicious, adding a good quality sauce is a must. Pomi sauce is the perfect choice to add to your cauliflower crust, as it is BPA, GMO, and gluten-free.


Ingredients:


- 2 regular eggs

- 1 head cauliflower

- 1/2 cup shredded cheese of your choice

- 2 tablespoons of grounded parmesan

- 1 tablespoon Italian flavoring

- 1/2 teaspoon of salt and newly ground black pepper

- 1/2 cup pomi pizza Sauce

- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

- 1/4 cup of mushroom minis

- 1/4 cup of new basil leaves

- 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper chips


Directions:


- Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line the oven sheet pan and coat the cooking spray.

- Add cauliflower to the bowl of a food processor and blend until finely ground.

- Transfer to a bowl that is safe to use in the microwave. Spread out evenly and place it into the microwave for 4-5 minutes.

- Remove from the microwave and drain the water out as much as possible.

- Move cauliflower to a large bowl. Mix it with eggs, mozzarella, parmesan, and Italian flavoring, salt, and pepper.

- Spread the mixer of cauliflower into an oven sheet pan. Let it bake for 12-15 minutes.

- After the cauliflower mixer starts to look golden, top it up pomi pizza sauce, mushrooms, basil and place it back in the oven for 4-5 minutes.

- Enjoy your delicious cauliflower crust.

Butternut squash crust



Butternut squash pizza not only adds texture and color but also adds great nutrients and low in carbs. You can also top it up the chopped onions, green and red peppers, chopped eggplant, chickpeas, or other vegetables of your choice.

Ingredients:


- 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour

- 1 cooking spray

- 1 ½ cups of mashed cooked butternut squash

- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

- 2 tablespoons of grounded parmesan

- 1 egg (beaten)

- 1/4 cup of chopped eggplant

- 1/4 cup of new basil leaves

- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

- 1/2 cup of shredded fontina cheese

- 1 pinch of grounded nutmeg

- 2 teaspoons of fresh sage.

- 1/2 teaspoon of salt for taste

Directions:


- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line the oven sheet pan and coat the cooking spray.

- Mix the butternut squash with 10 other ingredients into a large bowl.

- Take the mixer and spread evenly into the over sheet pan.

- Heat until medium brown on base for 25 minutes; cautiously flip over. Bake until medium brown for 15 minutes or more.

- Add mozzarella and shredded fontina cheese in a bowl and spread evenly on your baked crust and sprinkle with basil and sage.

- Place it back into the oven for 5-7 minutes until the cheese melts.

- Take it out and garnish it with nutmeg. Ready to serve.

Chickpea crust



This gluten-free and vegan pizza is not only delicious but also high in protein and nutrients. It is also an excellent meat substitute for vegetarians and vegans. If you want to make this delicious chickpea crust pizza without any dairy products, then Greens will be the best choice.

Ingredients:


- 2/3 cup of chickpea flour

- 2 teaspoons of garlic paste or power

- 2 chopped garlic

- 2 teaspoons of olive oil

- 1/3 of sea salt and newly ground black pepper

- 1 cup fresh arugula

- 4 teaspoons hummus

- 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas

- 1/2 cup of black chopped olives

- 1 chopped red onions

- 2 radishes chopped into thin slices

Directions:


- Preheat the oven to 400 °F. Line the oven sheet pan and coat the cooking spray.

- Take a medium-size bowl and combine chickpea flour, 1 cup of water, olive oil, and sea salt.

- Spread the chickpea flour mixture evenly into the oven sheet.

- Let it bake for 15-20 minutes and remove it from the oven to flip over.

- Spread the hummus on the entire base of the crust, top it up with olives, onions, and asparagus and bake for another 15 minutes.

- While the crust is being baked, take a regular size bowl, and mix the chopped garlic, olive oil, fresh arugula, and set aside.

- Remove the pizza from the oven, and add the rest of the toppings with cooked chickpeas, radishes, green salad and sprinkle the mixer that was kept aside.

Sweet potato crust



Sweet potatoes have many health benefits, help to lose weight, and are high in fiber. They are rich in minerals, vitamins, and protein, which is another meet alternative. Tastes even more hearty with added toppings such as chopped tomatoes, pepperoni, sliced bacon, grated cheese, and red or yellow pepper.

Ingredients:


- Two big sweet potatoes with skin on

- 1-2 whole eggs

- 1 cup of original oats

- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

- 1/2 cup pomi pizza Sauce

- 1/2 cup of bacon slices

- 1 cup of shredded cheese of your choice

- 1 small red onion

- 1 red pepper and 1 yellow pepper

- 1 teaspoon of olive oil

- 1/8 of chopped parsley leaves

Directions:


- Preheat the oven for 392°F.

- Before making the pizza crust, first, bake chopped sweet potatoes in the oven for 15 minutes.

- Take the sweet potatoes out of the oven, combine them with ground oats, and 1 egg.

- For pizza topping chop green and red pepper.

- Chop bacon and parsley leaves into small pieces to set aside.

- Cut red onions into stripes.

- Take the sweet potato mixer and spread evenly into the over sheet pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes

- After 15 minutes put all the toppings on the pizza base and spread olive oil all around.

- Place the pizza back in the oven for 20 more minutes.

- Ready to serve.

Quinoa crust



Gluten-free quinoa crust can be cooked as pizza, using seasoned Italian herbs, goat cheese, sprouts, sprinkled with parsley leaves. Quinoa is not only gluten-free but remarkably high in fiber and protein. It is perfect for people with gluten intolerance.

Ingredients:


- 1 cup of filtered water

- 2 whole eggs

- 3 teaspoons of olive oil

- 1 ½ teaspoon of garlic or sea salt

- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

- 1/2 dried parsley leaves (chopped)

- 1 whole red pepper (sliced)

- 1/2 chopped sprouts

- 1/2 shredded goat or parmesan cheese

- 1/2 teaspoon of Italian herbs

Directions:


- Take the uncooked quinoa and wash it thoroughly under cold water. Rinse it well and get rid of as much water.

- Mix 2 teaspoons of olive oil and rinsed quinoa in a medium-sized cooking pot. Stir for 6-7 minutes.

- Add water to the toasted quinoa and let it cook for 15 minutes.

- Transfer the cooked quinoa into a large size bowl and let it cool down.

- Preheat the oven for 425°F. Line the oven sheet pan and coat the cooking spray.

- Take a small bowl, and add 2 whole eggs, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, garlic or sea salt, and baking powder and mix it all up.

- Spread evenly the quinoa mixture into the oven pan and bake for 20 minutes, until the edges turn brown.

- After 20 minutes, take it out of the oven to top it up with chopped sprouts, red slices of peppers, and sprinkle it with dry chopped parsley. Place it back in the oven for 5 minutes.

- Let the pizza cool down and ready to serve.


Bon Appétit!



Writer - Gargie Kejriwal

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