Spinach, Mushroom and Feta Pizza with Whole Wheat Crust

One of the things I truly miss on my healthy eating venture is pizza. I miss being able to order it up on a Friday night, eat piece after piece without much thought and gulp it down with a couple of beers. Oddly enough, that sounds rather gluttonous to me now… and rather unappetizing. If I were faced with an out-to-dinner pizza situation now-a-days, I’d likely opt for one slice with a side salad and perhaps a glass of wine.

I have, however, had luck in making healthier versions of pizza at home. Here’s the latest: Spinach, Mushroom and Feta Pizza with Whole Wheat Crust.pizza21

This pizza uses all fresh ingredients and no tomato sauce.  The crust uses a combination of whole wheat flour and all-purpose.  It’s a simple crust recipe that I’ve used for all of my pizza recipes for a couple of years now.
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Brush on olive oil and garlic.  Sprinkle w/ a little garlic salt.  Add a small handful of mozzarella and fresh spinach.  Top with additional veggies (flexible to what you want to use).  Top with feta/mozzarella and fresh basil.

I use  a pizza stone on which to bake my pizza.  If you don’t have a stone, you can use a cookie sheet instead.  I sprinkle cornmeal onto a cutting board, place the dough on top of the cornmeal, add my pizza toppings and then slide the pizza onto the heated stone (or sheet) when ready to bake.
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I wouldn’t call this ‘diet pizza.’  It’s simply a way to make pizza- using fresh ingredients and not drenched in fatty cheese.  You should use part-skim mozzarella and low fat feta for optimal calorie savings.
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I cut the pizza into 6 good-sized slices and had one slice with a salad for dinner.  It felt wickedly good to eat pizza in the midst of eating healthy.  The pizza itself was excellent… didn’t miss the extra cheese at all.  This was one that the family thoroughly enjoyed, and even my little one gobbled a couple of slices (spinach and all)!

This pizza recipe can be found here:  Spinach Mushroom and Feta Pizza
The whole wheat pizza crust recipe can be found HERE.

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31 Responses to “Spinach, Mushroom and Feta Pizza with Whole Wheat Crust”

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    dawn — February 16, 2009 @ 8:29 AM

    I just recently came to love whole wheat dough. For years I thought it would suck, to be blunt. But you know it really is very good, and has a better texture.
    I love putting feta on pizza. So, this looks really good!

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    Kara — February 16, 2009 @ 8:52 AM

    LOVE whole wheat dough – never make pizza dough any other way. But this option with tons of veggies, no sauce, and less cheese looks great – plus, feta makes everything taste amazing!

    By the way – congrats on the Biggest Loser! So impressed!

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    KatieG — February 16, 2009 @ 9:08 AM

    Now I’m craving PIZZA! That looks fresh, light, and delicious.

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    Lisa — February 16, 2009 @ 10:30 AM

    Mmmmmn! looks so fresh and delicious.

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    CakeSpy — February 16, 2009 @ 10:38 AM

    Oh my goodness, this looks perfect!! Pizza is one of my favorite foods in the world.

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    Kate — February 16, 2009 @ 11:12 AM

    I love making my own homemade pizza. I tend to go overboard on the veggie toppings.

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    Cheryl Tooker — February 16, 2009 @ 12:19 PM

    I can’t wait to try this. I did a link to your site on my blog. Everyone needs to see your wonderful recipes!!

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    patsyk — February 16, 2009 @ 12:24 PM

    That pizza looks great! I’m going to have to try your crust, as I’d love to have a healthier version to make at home. My boys would love a no-sauce pizza, which I do for them on a regular basis.

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    marguerite — February 16, 2009 @ 12:39 PM

    YUM!!

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    Ethel Powers — February 16, 2009 @ 1:15 PM

    Why do I come to sites like yours when I am starving? That is one scrumptious looking pizza. Just had to follow you on Twitter.

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    Emily — February 16, 2009 @ 1:35 PM

    That pizza looks incredible! It’s just loaded with veggies!

    Congrats on your weight loss.. I just read the post below. That’s fantastic.

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    5 Star Foodie — February 16, 2009 @ 1:47 PM

    What a great-looking and healthy pizza!

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    pigpigscorner — February 16, 2009 @ 2:20 PM

    Looks delicious! I am trying to get my fiance to eat more whole wheat stuff. Will give this a try!

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    sharon — February 16, 2009 @ 3:03 PM

    We’re having pizza for dinner tonight! I’ve becoming obsessed with sausage & kale pizza.

    Yours is tasty and nice and healthy!

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    Laurie V — February 16, 2009 @ 3:23 PM

    Those vegetables look wonderful! I’ll be eating my veggies without the crust for the next few months Lori.. I decided to take the diet plunge. The holiday’s and birthdays has done me in! :)

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    CARRIAN — February 16, 2009 @ 5:33 PM

    This seriously looks amazing! We love homemade pizza!

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    Medena — February 16, 2009 @ 6:36 PM

    Wow, that is one delicious pizza, and wheat crust, I actually prefer wheat, and I don’t like too much tomato sauce, so no sauce sounds great!!! Awesome!

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    Aimee — February 16, 2009 @ 7:14 PM

    Looks beautiful. I love thin crust and yours crisped up so nicely.

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    Elyse — February 16, 2009 @ 8:10 PM

    First of all, that pizza looks dee-li-cious! Secondly, I, like you, cannot give up my pizza. I love it; I crave it; I just can’t say no. So, I’ve accepted that I need pizza in my life and make sure to make room for the calories in my day when I know I’ll be having pizza (that, and I try to restain from myself from eating the entire pie :) )!

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    nina — February 16, 2009 @ 10:42 PM

    It really is the only way this “lean thinking” can work for me….to make otherwise forbidden foods a little healthier by just making small changes eg. less cheese, wholewheat etc. Great looking pizza!

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    VeggieGirl — February 17, 2009 @ 4:28 AM

    Mmm, delightful!!

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    Claire — February 17, 2009 @ 8:22 AM

    Looks GREAT…though I don’t think my dad would go for the spinach, he seems to be against green vegetables. (I’m having a “talk” with him when I go visit this weekend!) If you wanted to feel like you were really splurging and having two pieces you could cut the pizza into 12 pieces…that’s usually what we do.

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    The Duo Dishes — February 17, 2009 @ 10:11 AM

    Totally delish pizza. It’s funny how a slice of homemade pizza can make you constantly crave it.

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    The Greasy Spoon — February 17, 2009 @ 10:20 AM

    A home-made pizza is a noble thing, indeed. And I like the way you’ve gone for thin crust- rather than soggy thick crust. Don’t you think that pizza can be healthy if you make sure it’s made from the right ingredients- lots of fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic and olive oil?

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    Cassandra — February 17, 2009 @ 10:58 AM

    I too love pizza. Looks yummy.

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    Katrina — February 17, 2009 @ 12:25 PM

    Love whole wheat dough for pizza and am also loving making more “healthy” pizzas lately. Yum!
    Having a giveaway on my blog, come on over.

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    foodlibrarian — February 17, 2009 @ 6:42 PM

    Oh my goodness! Do you deliver?!?!?!? This looks great.

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    Bellini Valli — February 18, 2009 @ 5:49 PM

    I am really enjoying all combinations of pizza these days so am always looking for something new!!

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    Bren — February 19, 2009 @ 12:25 PM

    after a kick a** 2 hour workout, you should def feel alright eating that entire thing! alone! :)

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    cakebrain — February 19, 2009 @ 7:38 PM

    wow…that looks SO good. I love thin crust and your toppings look yum!

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    colleen — February 21, 2009 @ 5:45 AM

    I love all of these ingredients on pizza! This looks great!