FOOD & HEALTH — Recipe of the Month

(Craig Chandler,  UNL Communications)
(Craig Chandler, UNL Communications)

(Yield: 8 servings)

1-1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2-3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup pizza sauce
2 cups vegetables (sliced tomatoes, shredded carrots, sliced bell pepper, sliced onion)
5 ounces Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Fresh basil leaves, gently rubbed under cold running water (optional)

1. Wash hands with soap and water.
2. Preheat oven to 400°F.
3. Spray a large baking sheet or pizza pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
4. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
5. Add oil and water. Stir until it forms a ball. If dough is stiff add up to 1/4 cup more water.
6. Knead dough on a floured surface for 3–4 minutes.
7. Press/roll dough out on prepared pan.
8. Spoon pizza sauce on dough.
9. Arrange desired toppings over sauce. Sprinkle on cheese.
10. Bake for 15–25 minutes. If using basil leaves, sprinkle on pizza before serving.

Nutrition Information: Serving Size (1/8 of pizza): Calories 220 Total Fat 6g Saturated Fat 2g Sodium 582mg Total Carbohydrates 32g Fiber 3g Protein 10g

Source: Nebraska Extension Nutrition Education Program