For our second edition of Meatless Monday, we are not only going meatless, but giving you a super simple 5 ingredient recipe that is easy on the prep and delicious!
This recipe is packed full of nutrients with a whole wheat crust, dark green veggies and part-skim mozzarella. It is also a great recipe to get the whole family involved! Make one large pizza or separate dough for four small pizzas.
(From Eating Well)
1 pound prepared whole-wheat pizza dough
2 cups chopped broccoli florets
5 ounces arugula ,any tough stems removed, chopped (about 6 cups), for a milder flavor use spinach
1/2 cup prepared pesto
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 450 F. Coat large baking sheet with cooking spray or prepare pizza stone.
On a floured surface, roll out pizza dough and transfer to baking sheet or stone. Bake for 8-10 minutes until bottom is slightly crispy. Remove from oven.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook broccoli florets in ½ cup water for about 3 minutes until tender, yet firm. Do not overcook. Add arugula and cook until wilted, 1-2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Spread pesto over crust. Top with broccoli and arugula. Sprinkle with mozzarella and bake until bubbly and crispy, approximately 8-10 minutes.
➺Ready to take it a step further?
Meatless Monday is a great opportunity to talk with your family and friends about the importance of choosing foods that are not only body conscious, but also earth conscious. It is a small step that can have a big impact. By choosing to go meatless at least one day a week, you may reduce your risk of chronic preventable diseases including heart disease, obesity and diabetes. In addition, you are making choices that are leaving behind a healthier earth for generations to come. Be sure to head on over to the Meatless Monday website to learn more about this great campaign.