I love to eat healthy. My teens HATE to eat healthy. My 15 yo told me he thinks he is allergic to healthy food. So what do I do? I make healthy foods and the teens turn their nose. Until today.
I made a new pizza dough that was healthy. I did not tell anyone it was healthy though. I added the ingredients, let it rise twice and then baked it up. While it was cooking my 15 yo came upstairs saying, something smells amazing, I need to EAT IT NOW! And then he did. 8 slices he ate, and when he was done, he would have had more. But it was all gone. Every last crumb, slice, morsel of pizza was gone.
So if your kids are picky eaters I think you should try this recipe too! No pictures were taken of this pizza because the kids ate it up before I could take out the camera, Enjoy!!
Pizza Dough, makes six 10-12 inch pizzas
1 envelope dry active yeast
1 tsp sugar
2 cups warm water
2.5 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp coarse salt
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
Dissolve yeast and sugar in water in a large bowl and let stand about 5-10 minutes. If yeast does not proof(get bubbly) throw it out and buy new yeast! Add 2 cups of all purpose flour and salt. Stir in slowly. (I use my dough hook on my kitchenaid) Stir in whole wheat flour and wheat germ, then remaining all purpose flour 1 TB at a time. Dough should begin to come away from the bowl but still be slightly sticky.
Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead until smooth and springs back when poked (about 10 minutes). Place in a lightly oiled bowl and turn to coat. Cover and let rise in a warm place until it doubles in size, about 2.5 hours. Cut dough into 6 pieces and roll into a ball shape. Cover the balls and let rest 30 more minutes. Stretch out each dough onto a pan or stone, add sauce, cheese and any topping. Bake on a pizza stone or in a pizza pan at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes.