I have baked with wheat pizza dough plenty of times before, and have always struggled for it to come out the way I like: crispy and crunchy. Wheat dough is usually more doughy and spongy. I like the hearty flavor (and improved health)–it’s just a texture thing.
So, I tried again with Trader Joe’s wheat pizza dough and made a nice amoeba-shaped pizza.
I have come to realize that it doesn’t matter the shape of the pizza so long as it fits on the pizza stone. Who cares? Still tastes good. The most important thing is to get the dough as thin as possible without any holes. That is the key to using wheat dough. The second most important thing is to cook the pizza as long as possible without burning your crust. I recommend using a pizza stone to get the dough nice and hot.
Then enjoy (mine, with a glass of milk). This pizza was made with pizza sauce, broccoli, fat free ricotta, sausage, some herbs and basil, and mozzarella.
Earlier that day… I went shopping with my Mom and sister and picked up some fancy healthy trailmix at HomeGoods. Did you know TJ Maxx and HomeGoods sells specialty health foods at lower costs? Yup, they do. But, of course is all dry goods.
I gave this Natierra trail mix a try since it had goji berries–something different. We are waiting on more research on the goji berry to better understand its potential as a super fruit. You mostly find them dried in the bulk sections of health food grocery stores or in trail-mixes.
But, you barely get anything in the bag:
Only 2.5 oz! For $4. I should have read the packaging before purchasing. Not a good value. And it retails for $10! Craziness. Oh well, it helps with portion control because I ate the whole thing and it was only 300 calories. Not bad for trail mix which can rack up 500 or more calories easily.
Enough of that! Here are some meal planning recipe ideas for this week:
- Banana Bread French Toast from How Sweet It Is
- Make your Own Girl Scout Cookies from Food Network
- Zucchini Tots from The Curious Country Cook
- Avocado Chocolate Pudding (sounds weird, but think it could work!) from Damy Health
- Baked Spiced Chickpeas from Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body
- Eggplant Chips from Kitchen Psycho
- Chickpeas Spinach Burgers from Tale of Two Vegans
- Chia Pudding from Whole Foods
- Chicken Salad with Avocado Dressing from Noble Pig