Weekends Are Better With Pizza! The Fresh Way.
Now that it is the end of the quarter for school I can feel homework and deadlines piling up. James and I are both so busy that weekends are never long enough. We love having 2 days to just rest and play with the boys. We still have to get homework done but at least we don’t have classes. I try to make a lot of our food for the week on Saturdays and Sundays too. It is nice having extra time to spend in the kitchen….
Like I have said before I looooooove pizza. In elementary school my favorite food was the rectangle shaped pizza with the white flour crust and the tiny cubed pepperoni that they served in the cafeteria like every day. In high school and college my favorite food switched to Totino’s frozen pizza ( which also had cubed pepperoni-ish substance on it). These days I would be afraid to get one of those boxes and see all of the ingredients in it. At the core of how James and I eat is to eat things that are either raw or very minimally processed. My new favorite food is our homemade pizza. We make it every few weeks. It is healthier and less expensive than ordering pizza, though it is still a bit pricey when it come to all of the ingredients we put on it. We are currently living on food stamps so we have to make sure that the meals we make frequently are not only healthy but cost-efficient (more on that in future posts).
Here is how we make our pizza.
We use Bob’s Red Mill Pizza Crust mix.
Then we add tomato sauce (which is one of two food products that I buy at Wal-Mart). It is $1 a jar and is pretty good ingredient-wise.
Then I add spinach. If you can add greens to something, do it! In hindsight this time around I wish I had added 3 x the spinach.
We use almond mozzarella on our pizza. It is a great dairy free cheese option. I get it at Whole Foods.
Also, I am always sure to add my favorite pizza topping which is cilantro! Sometimes we put kale on top too. Yum.
Also, here are a couple of other things that make the weekends awesome!