One of my favorite ways to eat healthy, cheap and delicious food is to make a pizza. “Pizza” has a bad reputation for being unhealthy because people think it has to be mostly bread and cheese. But a thin-crust, lite-on-the-cheese veggie pizza is cheap, delicious and healthy!
My recipe for cheap/healthy/delicious pizza is as follows:
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough — $1.09 cents at Trader Joes. Used to be 99 cents! You can also make it homemade, but buying the dough is WAY faster.
Tomato Sauce — from a jar! Use your fave variety. $2 – $4 for most types.
Cover with your favorite veggies (buy in-season for a lower price):
- tomato slices
- red onions
- Brussels sprouts
- baby spinach
- bell peppers
- mushroom (okay, mushroom isn’t technically a veggie, but you get my point …)
Optional Meat: Lightly pan-fry some shredded chicken until its throughly cooked, then add it to the pizza.
Optional Cheese: I like to use tiny amounts of high-quality gourmet cheese. Fresh mozzarella and grate-it-yourself parmesan are the classic pizza staples, but you can also try feta cheese (great on a pizza with cherry tomatoes, red onions and black olives) or brie (great on a pizza with bacon).
Photo by Haseo.