Has anyone’s mouth been watering since that last pizza blog post? Well you’re in luck – more recipes to come! Megan and I recently hosted the first family-friendly cooking class of the year at Verdant Community Wellness Center. We had a blast discussing the science behind dough making, chopping veggies, sharing tips for meal balance, and of course, baking up delicious personal pizzas with some awesome families. I’d say it was a rainy PNW morning well spent.
Here are some tasty and easy recipes for homemade whole-wheat pizza dough and zesty marinara sauce.
Baking the Pizza
Nutrition: (for 12-inch pizza crust)
Homemade Pizza Marinara Sauce
Have you ever wished you could get away from the canned pizza sauce? You absolutely can if you have a food processor (or blender, Magic Bullet, etc.) and a few simple ingredients. This recipe is so delicious and very easy to customize per your flavor preferences. All you need are some canned tomatoes, fresh garlic, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Easy as that! No cooking required – just 5 minutes of your time and you’ll have a bright and zesty sauce. Extras can be easily frozen in an ice cube tray to save for future pizzas or to toss in other soups or sauces for some extra flavoring.
If you have ideas for other cooking classes or are curious about other nutrition topics, please comment in the thread below. And for now, get in the kitchen, get a little messy, and get cooking! I will be doing the same.
~ Holly, RDN
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