Last week delivery shifts to the Magnolia Center and the Rockbridge Area Occupational Center looked a bit different. Normally we show up with our menu for the day and clients eat their hot meal. Instead, we had a healthy pizza party at both sites!
As clients went through the line (or gathered around tables) they had the option to load their whole wheat pizza crust with healthy options in addition to sauce and cheese:
- red onions
- bell peppers
- baked chicken bits
As we baked the pizza we talked about the importance of whole grains for our digestive system, and also the variety of vitamins found in our veggie toppings.
Adding whole wheat flour to your pizza crust recipe is an easy way to make your meal a bit more nutritious. Adding veggies galore goes much further and provides for a balanced lunch. Are you ready to try? Here’s the crust recipe:
Mix and knead (or use a mixer):
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 TBSP yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 TBSP olive oil
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all purpose or bread flour
Once the dough has come together, toss or roll it out, put on your desired toppings and pop it in a 425 degree oven for 15-18 minutes. Enjoy!