Quick and healthy DIY pizza


DIYpizzaYou see the words DIY pizza and right away you picture me (or someone, but not you!) tossing a pizza dough high into the air. Flour is everywhere. It's messy. Time intensive. And not that appealing.

What if your pizza dough was a StoneFire Whole Grain Naan?

Now we're talking right!?

Just the other night, I was coming home late from work and had 45 minutes or so to make dinner, shower and eat dinner before a coaching call. My man wasn't around, nor was my brother so dinner was all me.

I had a bee in my bonnet that I wanted pizza, but I sure as hell did NOT want to toss any sort of flour dough (I let the men in my life do that.)

What's a girl to do when she wants pizza but doesn't really want to slave away in the kitchen?

To the rescue, StoneFire Naan.

For total disclosure, I'm absolutely addicted to the garlic ones. Totally, 100%, if my house was burning and I had naans in the house, I would grab them (probably along with my stuffed animals, my computer and journal. Oh and I would snatch these running pants which I LOVE.)

These Naans have a fabulous bit of garlic, not enough to be overwhelming to those around me but just enough to keep me coming back for more (like, um, everyday. Maybe. I might keep away the vampires.) They are light, fluffy and never fill me up with that heavy, bread and carb feeling.

And you know why else I adore them? This is reason #2456 which I just discovered last night.

They make perfect pizza bases! Perfect! And if that's not fabulous enough, they cook for 10 minutes at 400 degrees which is also super, duper quick. So I'm eating a deelish, healthy meal without spending too much time in the kitchen. I get to pick my toppings and if others were around, they too could make their own. And even better, minimal clean up!

Totally, 100% sold.

In case you are wondering, I used a red bean miso paste for a sauce on my pizza.

Why on earth did I do that you wonder?

Well truth be told, we always make our own marinara sauce, we never have any bottled up and ready to go. No Prego in this house (lots of added sugars and non healthy stuff in it.) So I wasn't in the mood to whip up a batch of sauce. I saw the red bean miso paste and thought, why not?

I love miso and besides, it all ends up in the same place anyway! Figured it wouldn't be too bad.

The DIY toppings part of my pizza.

  • Red Bean Miso was my sauce (and a good one at that!)
  • My toppings were artichoke hearts (which I need more of in my life.) These hearts are great because they contain fiber and promote good digestive health.
  • I also added some chopped walnut pieces, great for the heart and circulatory system.
  • Pears got added into the mix as well. Well known for their fiber and antioxidant properties
  • And to top it all off I added some crumbled goat cheese + daiya vegan cheese that I had in the fridge.

It turned out to be a quick, healthy, deelish dinner.

I'd love to hear from you. Do you ever make pizza at home? How do you make yours and what are your favorite toppings? Leave a comment in the section below so we can all be inspired.

As always, thanks for reading.