Garden Vegetable Pizza with a 4 Ingredient Crispy Garlic Whole Wheat Crust || (Vegan, Fat-Free, Oil-Free, Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free)

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I love pizza. Who doesn’t?! It’s one of those foods that tops the list for just about everyone. Unfortunately it also tops the list of unhealthy, fat-filled, processed junk foods that we get to feel guilty about eating immediately after. Most pizzas are covered in sugary sauces, cheeses high in saturated fat, and greasy processed meats that literally pile on pounds. This is definitely not a meal you’d typically think of as being healthy, full of good complex carbs, bright colored vegetables, deep leafy greens, and packed with cell-fueling, cancer fighting ingredients. Well let me introduce you to my version!

This crust has just 4 simple ingredients. Let’s get to the recipe!

Crust:
3 cups organic whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cup warm water
1 packet rapid rise yeast
2 tsp garlic salt

Toppings:
Swiss Chard
Spinach
Kale
Zucchini noodles
Chopped zucchini
Chopped red bell pepper
Chopped yellow bell pepper
Chopped sweet onion
Chopped tomato
Chickpeas
Banana peppers

Instructions:

Combine 1 cup warm water and 1 packet of rapid rise yeast – let this set for 3 minutes then combine with your flour and 1 tsp garlic salt. Mix well, adding the 2 extra tbsp of water as needed.
Kneed well into a ball and separate into fourths – roll out one ball very thin and then sprinkle on the rest of your sea salt/garlic powder mix.

Bake on parchment at 400F for 5 mins, take out and add your toppings.
Place back in the oven and reduce heat to 350F. Bake for another 15 minutes or until crust is crispy and fully cooked.

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I like my crust very well-done and very crispy! You can adjust the cook time to your liking.

As far as toppings go, the more the merrier! Pile on your favorites vegetables. If you like pizza sauce, it’s so easy and simple to make your own – just find a recipe that suites you. I’ve also used things like hummus, pesto, and butternut squash puree in place of sauce, all of which are very good! But my favorite is just pure vegetables with a generous squirt of fresh lemon juice on top.

Considering there isn’t any salt in the actual dough, I am generous when sprinkling it on the top.
You can easily leave it off completely if you prefer!

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If you like a thicker crust, you can make a flatbread pizza using this same recipe.
Simply roll out the dough and leave it slightly thicker – it’s delicious as well! (Pictured below!)

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I served this flatbread with a simple zucchini noodle salad – zucchini noodles, Swiss chard, kale, spinach, peppers, lime juice, and garlic salt.

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I hope you try and enjoy! Have a blessed day everyone.
xo Sarah

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Creamy Cinnamon Oats with Fresh Figs, Sliced Bananas, and Raw Vegan Coconut Brownie Bites

The cool breeze in the air today is whispering reminders that fall is near. Of all the seasons, fall is the one I savor most. It brings with it endless little pleasures! Nothing is more cozy on a fall morning than warm, thick, creamy oats. It’s the perfect day starter! Add in an over sized throw blanket with cuddles from my little girl and you have officially painted the picture of my perfect morning.

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Creamy Cinnamon Oats:
Add 1/2 cup organic old fashioned oats and1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk to a microwave safe bowl.
Microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes – let set for 2 minutes.
Stir in 1 tbsp organic ground cinnamon and 2 packets of raw Stevia.

Raw Vegan Coconut Brownie Bites:
Blend 4 pitted Medjool dates, 1/2 cup raw almonds, 2 tsp melted cocout oil, 2 tbsp shredded coconut,
and 1 tbsp raw cacao in your food processor. Pour into small mold and freeze for 2 hours.
Remove from freezer and cut into chunks.

Add all together and enjoy!

Today also marks the anniversary of a very painful day for us in the United States. My heart is heavy for those who were effected by the terrorist attacks on 9/11 but my heart is also hopeful, having seen this country pick itself back up from that day. My prayers are with those who may have lost loved ones РI long for a world where people love and respect every living being and their right to life.

All the love,
xo Sarah