If you’ve been following along, you realize that I LOVE pizza. It’s probably my favorite food to eat and I’m pretty sure I could eat it almost everyday. I do understand that generally pizza is not part of a “healthy lifestyle” and so I’ve had to discover ways I could still get my fix but not grow to be 500 pounds. When I was in law school, that involved eating a lot of Lean Cuisine pizzas. However, as I became more conscious about what I was putting in my body and made an effort to actually read ingredient lists instead of just looking at the total number of calories, I’ve moved away from that. I try to buy products with as few ingredients as possible and with ingredients I can pronounce. Lean Cuisine pizza doesn’t quite match up to those goals. So I started making my own pizza, using prepared dough purchased at the grocery store. This was a big help because I was able to put healthier ingredients on my pizza and it was also quite fun.
Recently, I began to toy with the idea of making my own pizza dough and upping the healthy factor by using whole wheat flour. I decided I’d give it a go and thought it’d be a perfect project for a lazy Friday night in. I used a basic recipe I found on Pinterest and tweaked it a bit by adding oregano.
I was a bit intimidated to work with the dough, but honestly, it was so easy. It’s a messy process, but that mess is absolutely worth it for the end results. Dough freezes quite well so I think I will spend some time next weekend making a few balls of dough and freezing them so I’m ready to go whenever the urge to have pizza hits (which is often). Do you make pizza at home? What’s your favorite recipe?