Pizza is a great treat to make with the whole family from scratch because you can take turns kneading the dough. This recipe can be made with nearly any of your favorite veggies, like bell peppers, spinach or broccoli. This recipe comes to us from RD Sharon Palmer, author of The Plant-Powered Diet.
To make the whole-wheat honey crust:
Kid: Stir the yeast and honey together with 3/4 cup warm water in a medium mixing bowl. Let stand 10 minutes.
Adult: Lightly oil a large mixing bowl. Coat a large flat surface with a light layer of flour.
Kid: After 10 minutes, add the olive oil and flour in with the yeast honey mixture and mix until it comes together and forms a dough consistency.
Together: Tip the dough onto the floured flat surface. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes. Transfer the dough to the oiled bowl and let rise for 1 hour.
Adult: After the dough has risen, roll it out so that it is 14 inches in diameter.
To complete the Veggie Medley Pizza:
Adult: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Sprinkle a pizza stone or baking sheet with the cornmeal.
Together: Spread the marinara sauce evenly over the pizza dough. Sprinkle with cheese and top with the veggies, onion, spices and herbs, if using.
Adult: Transfer the pizza to the oven and bake 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the veggies are cooked through. Let cool for a few minutes, cut into 8 slices and enjoy!
Recipe from The Plant-Powered Diet: The Lifelong Eating Plan for Achieving Optimal Health, Beginning Today, copyright © Sharon Palmer, 2012. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, The Experiment. Available June 2012.