My husband loves pizza. And so when he joined me in my grain-free diet for a month, pizza was the first thing he wanted to eat soon after. And well, my daughter takes after some of his father (okay, a lot!) and she loves her carbs too!
So instead of trying to deprive them of what they love to eat, I decided that I’m going to devote this year to learning how to make the food they love a
bit lot more nourishing. And Real Food Hacks, Comfort Food Edition was born.
And this week, I bring you a round up of all the ways you can serve the All-American Pizza to your family and feel so good about it.
Better For You Pizza Dough
Cauliflower Version (Grain Free) by Emily from Joyful Abode
Almond Flour With White Beans Version (Grain Free) by Carrie from Ginger Lemon Girl.
Coconut Flour Version (Grain Free) by Sarah from Healthy Home Economist.
Sourdough Pizza Crust by Erin (Guest Post) from Gnowfglins
Soaked Pizza Crust by Heather from Mommypotamus
Almond Flour + Buckwheat Flour (Gluten Free) by Angela at Oh She Glows.
Quinoa Pizza Dough by Alta at Tasty Eats at Home
Better For Your Sauce and Toppings
Of course, making your own pizza sauce, using whole milk cheese from pastured cows and nitrate-free pepperoni (if that’s your favorite topping ever, like my husband) make the whole ensemble even more nourishing. And one final tip to sneak in even more veggies in this whole mix? Sneaky Chef Missy recommends adding a puree of carrots and sweet potato to your pizza sauce. And of course, if your family doesn’t faint at the sight of greens on their plates, adding peppers/spinach/etc to your toppings make this meal the kind of pizza you’ll love serving again and again at home.
Your Turn: Any comfort foods you’ve turned into nourishing meals in the kitchen? Or any comfort foods your family loves and you need a little help figuring out how to upgrade it in the nourishing department? As usual, if you liked this article, sharing is the kind thing to do!