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.

Lori Lange of Recipe Girl

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  • colleen wrote:

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

  • cakebrain wrote:

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

  • Bren wrote:

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

  • Bellini Valli wrote:

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

  • foodlibrarian wrote:

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

  • Katrina wrote:

    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.

  • Cassandra wrote:

    I too love pizza. Looks yummy.

  • The Greasy Spoon wrote:

    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?

  • The Duo Dishes wrote:

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

  • Claire wrote:

    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.

  • VeggieGirl wrote:

    Mmm, delightful!!