Pizza usually gets a bad rap, but this combo of nutritious whole wheat crust, flaxseeds, and fruit will be a hit with you and your kids. Plus, you can throw this almost-from-scratch pie together in just 25 minutes.
Active time: 5 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
1 pound whole wheat pizza dough
1 cup ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 large pears, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 500°.
- Stretch or roll pizza dough into a 16-inch oval shape on a baking sheet.
- Using a tablespoon, place dollops of ricotta throughout the surface of the dough, and then drizzle the entire surface with honey and olive oil. Sprinkle with ground flaxseeds, sea salt, and pepper.
- Top the pie with pear slices and bake for 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Remove from oven; add fresh basil and Parmesan cheese. Slice and serve warm.
Per serving: calories 189, fat 9 g, protein 6 g, carbohydrates 23 g, dietary fiber 3 g, sugar 13 g