Healthy Pizza Crust – recipe with broccoli

Healthy Pizza Crust – recipe with broccoli

I love to play with food and my kids can sometimes be very picky (I bet you run the same battles at your home as we do!). My guess is there’s no kid that prefers veggies over pizza. So I found a smart way to include more healthy nutrients in form of vegetables in their diet by trying this healthy broccoli pizza crust recipe.

Ingredients for a green broccoli pizza crust recipe

For 4 people

  • 500g broccoli *
  • 1 whole egg *
  • 1 egg white *
  • 1 spoon olive oil
  • 1 spoon oats
  • Oregano, basil, thyme, garlic powder, salt to season

Directions

  1. Wash and cut the broccoli into approximately 2×2 cm large cubes. Chop them fine in a food chopper or food processor.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well to combine all the ingredients.
  3. Cover the bake pan with a parchment paper, and a mixture ball onto it and form a base of round or square shape. Bake at 220°C for around 15-20 minutes.
  4. Add the toppings of your choice and return to the oven for another 10 minutes.

Toppings for a healthier pizza crust

You can play with the toppings based on whatever your kids love: white or red sauce or without it, cherry tomatoes, paprika, other veggies, anchovies or tuna, ham, mushrooms. You name it!

Alternatives to broccoli – Vegetable or legume pizza crust variations

This broccoli crust is not the only option you have. You can test various ingredients and combinations and see what your kids like most.

To name a few, you can try the similar recipe with:

  • lentils (red, brown or green)
  • peas
  • cauliflower
  • kale
  • pumpkin
  • sweetpotato
  • zucchini etc.

If you eat dairy, add some grated cheese (e.g. gouda or parmesan) to get a fuller taste.

If you want a vegan friendly option, make a flaxseed egg instead of using regular eggs.

You deserve a heavier dessert after such a healthy meal – how about a chocolate raspberry truffle cheesecake, perfect for a special occasion?