Dispelling nutrition myths, ranting, and occasionally, raving


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The miraculous(?) nutritionally balanced pizza

I keep hearing about this miraculous “nutritionally balanced” pizza that was recently developed in Scotland and now I feel somewhat obligated to blog about it. So, apparently it tastes good (I’d like to be the judge of that, but from where I sit in Canada that seems pretty unlikely) and it’s actually healthy. It’s true, most (if not all) of the frozen pizzas on the market are pretty unhealthy (high in fat and calories and low in nutrients) and most of them aren’t even all that great tasting. But healthy pizza in itself is not a major innovation. If you make your own pizza you can make a pretty healthy and extremely delicious meal and it’s really not all that much work.

After many years, and many recipes, I’ve finally found my favourite pizza crust recipe. It’s the no-knead dough in this Tomato and Stracciatella Pizza Recipe. I halve the recipe and make a huge pizza rather than individual pizzas. This recipe doesn’t take much time, you just have to remember to mix up the dough the evening before. You can use whatever toppings you like. Piling on the veggies ups the nutrient content. Personally, my favourite toppings are also a combination from Bon Appetit magazine. It’s a simple Cherry Tomato Margherita topping that requires no sauce. Serve a nice salad alongside your slice and you’ve got yourself a home made nutritious and delicious meal. No box required.