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Pizza can be healthy folks!! Here is a delicious, healthy and nutritious pizza. Just use whole wheat dough, olive oil, vegetables and low fat cheese. You can lose weight eating this type of pizza. Start with 100% whole wheat pizza dough or make your own. Whole wheat dough is easy to find now and if you incorporate it slowly into your diet, I can assure you that you will never return to white flour products. Whole wheat flour products minimize glucose levels that white flour products spike leaving you tired and hungrier later. Whole wheat products keep you full longer. Whole wheat is delicious too. Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family and is a rich source of calcium. It is high in fiber, vitamins A, B6, C and K. The high content of Vitamin C prevents free radical damage. Broccoli also enhances the absorption of iron. When eaten abundantly, people have less risk of some cancers such as cervix, breast, colon, lung, prostate, esophagus, bladder and larynx. Portabella mushrooms surpass all produce with their high slenium content. Blood selenium levels decrease with age so we need to supplement our bodies with this cancer fighting  mineral.  Selenium is synergistic with Vit. E and helps keep our hearts healthy.  These mushrooms can lower the risk of prostate cancer. They are low in calorie and virtually fat free. Onions are loaded with bioflavonoids, proven to be a powerful antioxidant to fight free radicals. One such flavonoid is quercetin which lowers the risk of heart disease by keeping blood platelets from sticking together thus reducing harmful clots. Onions contain Vitamins A, B, C, and G as well as protein, potassium, magnesium, calcium, folic acid and fiber. Onion also has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Cheese is known for it’s high calcium content which strengthens the density of bones and is vital in other physiological activities. Cheese is a good source of protein and protects against colon and breast cancers as well as osteoporosis, migraine headaches and PMS. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a healthy and healing fat It prevents colon cancer and heart disease by controlling the LDL or bad cholesterol and raising the HDL or good cholesterol. No other oil has as high an antioxidant level. Extra virgin is the best because it comes from the first pressing of the oil. Oil becomes rancid easily. Light and heat are its enemy so store in a cool dark place. Now, let’s eat these beautiful and healthy ingredients in a scrumptious pizza.


Whole wheat pizza dough

1/2 medium size yellow Onion, chopped

1-2 cloves garlic chopped

1 medium size Broccoli crown, cut into small pieces

3-4 large size Portabella Mushrooms sliced

8 oz. pkg. fresh mozzarella cheese or 1 pkg. of low fat/ low moisture  mozzarella cheese

1-2 T  Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Put some olive oil on your hands to prevent dough from sticking to them. Spread room temperature dough in a cookie sheet or pizza pan using the plam and heal of your hand and being careful not to tear the dough. If it should tear, put cold water on your fingers and work the dough back together. Set aside.

In a large saute pan, put the oil and when hot, add the onion and cook about 2 minutes.

Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.

Add the rest of the vegetables and cook until they are near-done or softened.

Put the cooked vegetables on the pizza dough.

Top with mozzarella cheese.

Bake @ 400 degrees for 12-15 mins. until cheese is hot and melted.

let the pizza rest for 4-5 mins. before cutting so toppings will adhere.



You can use a non-wheat dough such as rice crust or any gluten free type.

You can switch the cheese from dairy (cow) to goat,  sheep or vegan cheese.

Use any vegetables that you like.

After I made this pizza, I thought that it would look more appealing if I had added roasted red peppers which would add color and also blend with the other flavors.

As always you may substitute spray oil or vegetable or chicken broth when sauteing the vegetables.

If you do not like onion or garlic, you may eliminate them and still have a great tasting pizza.


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