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Homemade Veggie Pizza

Lion's Mane Mushroom and Tofu Beefy Crumble: Homemade Veggie Pizza

homemade veggie pizza

This homemade veggie pizza features a savory Lion's Mane mushroom and tofu beefy crumble topping, all served on a gluten-free chickpea flour crust. Not only is this pizza incredibly delicious, but it also offers several health benefits, including being rich in plant-based protein, fiber, and an abundance of nutrients. Here's how to make it:

Estimated Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 350-400

  • Protein: 15-20g

  • Carbohydrates: 40-45g

    • Dietary Fiber: 6-8g

  • Fat: 14-18g

  • Vitamins and Minerals: Loaded with vitamin D, iron, and antioxidants.


Lion's Mane Mushrooms and Tofu Beefy Crumbles

Lion's Mane Mushroom and Tofu Beefy Crumble:
Ingredients:
  • 8 ounces firm tofu, drained and pressed

  • 8 ounces Lion's Mane mushrooms, finely chopped

  • Garlic powder or fresh minced garlic to taste

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil

  • 1 teaspoon coconut aminos

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika (for a smoky flavor)

  • 1 ½ teaspoons liquid smoke (optional)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:


1. Prepare the Tofu and Lion's Mane Mushrooms:

  • Drain and press the firm tofu, then crumble it into small pieces.

  • Finely chop the Lion's Mane mushrooms, removing any tough or woody parts.

2. Sauté the Mushrooms and Garlic:

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of avocado oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

  • Add minced garlic and chopped Lion's Mane mushrooms. Sauté until tender (about 5-7 minutes).

3. Add Tofu and Seasonings:

  • Push the mushrooms to one side of the skillet and add the crumbled tofu to the other side.

  • Cook until tofu browns slightly.

  • Combine the tofu and mushrooms, then add coconut aminos, dried oregano, dried basil, smoked paprika, and salt and pepper. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.


gluten-free chickpea flat bread pizza crust

Gluten-Free Chickpea Flour Flat Bread:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chickpea flour

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional, for flavor)

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (optional, for flavor)

Instructions:


1. Preheat Your Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C). Place a pizza stone or baking sheet in the oven while it preheats.

2. Mix the Batter:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine chickpea flour, water, avocado oil, salt, and any optional seasonings.

  • Stir until the mixture is smooth and well combined. Let the batter rest for about 15 minutes.

3. Prepare the Pizza Dough:

  • After resting, the batter will thicken. Divide it into one or two portions based on your preference.

4. Shape the Pizza Crust:

  • Pour the batter onto a piece of parchment paper and spread it into a thin, round crust.

5. Bake the Crust:

  • Transfer the parchment paper with the crust onto the preheated pizza stone or baking sheet in the oven.

  • Bake for about 10-15 minutes, until the crust is set and starts to turn golden around the edges.

  • Add Toppings:

6. Remove the baked crust from the oven:

  • Add your favorite toppings and serve.

Serving Suggestion:
  • Use the flat bread for your favorite pizza crust, or even for a wrap.

  • Add a drizzle of balsamic glaze or olive oil for extra flavor.

Storage Recommendations:
  • Leftover bread can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

  • Reheat in the oven or a toaster oven for the best results.


Homemade Veggie Pizza

Homemade Veggie Pizza:


This homemade veggie pizza combines the unique flavors of Lion's Mane mushroom and tofu "beefy" crumble with a gluten-free chickpea flour crust. It's a delightful, plant-based option with a mix of healthy and delicious ingredients. This pizza is rich in plant-based protein, fiber, and nutrients, making it a guilt-free treat.


Healthy Benefits of the Ingredients:

1. Gluten-Free Chickpea Flour Pizza Crust:

  • Gluten-Free: Ideal for those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease.

  • High in Fiber: Promotes digestive health and keeps you feeling full.

  • Rich in Plant-Based Protein: Chickpea flour is a good source of plant-based protein, important for muscle health and overall well-being.

  • Low Glycemic Index: May help control blood sugar levels.

2. Lion's Mane Mushroom and Tofu "Beefy" Crumble:

  • Lion's Mane Mushrooms:

    • Brain Health: Contains compounds that may support cognitive function and brain health.

    • Antioxidants: Rich in antioxidants that help combat free radicals.

    • Immune Support: May enhance the immune system.

  • Tofu:

    • Plant-Based Protein: Provides essential amino acids for muscle health.

    • Low in Saturated Fat: Supports heart health.

    • Phytoestrogens: May offer hormonal balance.

3. Low FODMAP Marinara Sauce:

  • Gut Health: Suitable for individuals with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) as it's low in fermentable carbohydrates.

  • Lycopene: Offers antioxidant properties that protect cells from damage.

  • Vitamins and Minerals: Contains essential nutrients like vitamin C, potassium, and folate.

4. Roma Tomato:

  • Rich in Vitamins: Provides vitamin C and vitamin K.

  • Low in Calories: Supports weight management.

  • Lycopene: A powerful antioxidant linked to various health benefits.

5. Raw Baby Spinach:

  • Nutrient-Dense: Packed with vitamins A and K, folate, and minerals.

  • Low in Calories: Supports weight loss and maintenance.

  • Antioxidants: Fights oxidative stress and inflammation.

  • Fiber: Promotes digestion and helps control blood sugar levels.

6. Creamy Nut Cheese or Creamy Goat Cheese:

  • Protein: Contributes to muscle health and overall satiety.

  • Calcium: Important for bone and teeth health.

  • Healthy Fats: Provides essential fatty acids.

  • Probiotics (in some cheeses): May support gut health and immunity.

By combining these ingredients, you create a pizza that is not only delicious but also nutritious, offering a balance of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. This homemade veggie pizza can be a healthy addition to your diet while satisfying your taste buds.



Homemade Veggie Pizza Recipe:

Estimated Nutrition Facts (per serving):
  • Calories: 350-400

  • Protein: 15-20g

  • Carbohydrates: 40-45g

    • Dietary Fiber: 6-8g

  • Fat: 14-18g

  • Vitamins and Minerals: Packed with vitamin D, iron, and antioxidants.

Ingredients:

  • 1 full recipe of the gluten-free chickpea flour pizza crust

  • 1 full recipe of prepared Lion's Mane Mushroom and Tofu beefy crumble

  • 2 tablespoons Low FODMAP marinara sauce

  • 1 Roma tomato, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 1 to 2 cups raw baby spinach

  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup creamy nut cheese of your choice or creamy goat cheese

Instructions:


1. Preheat Your Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).

2. Prepare the Chickpea Flour Pizza Crust:

  • If you haven't already, follow the instructions for the gluten-free chickpea flour pizza crust mentioned above. Make sure the crust is ready for topping.

3. Spread the Marinara Sauce:

  • Take the prepared pizza crust and spread the Low FODMAP marinara sauce evenly over the top, leaving a small border around the edges for the crust.

4. Add the Lion's Mane Mushroom and Tofu Beefy Crumble:

  • Evenly distribute the Lion's Mane mushroom and tofu beefy crumble over the marinara sauce on the pizza. Spread it out to ensure every bite is packed with flavor.

5. Layer on the Fresh Spinach:

  • Layer the raw baby spinach over the pizza, ensuring an even distribution.

6. Top with Tomato Slices:

  • Place the thinly sliced Roma tomato over the spinach, creating a visually appealing topping.

7. Add Creamy Cheese:

  • Finish your pizza by evenly placing drops of your preferred creamy nut cheese or creamy goat cheese over the top. This will add a creamy and satisfying touch.

8. Bake Your Pizza:

  • Carefully transfer the pizza (with toppings) into the preheated oven.

  • Bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until the crust is crisp, and the cheese has melted and started to turn golden.

9. Serve:

  • Once the pizza is done baking, remove it from the oven and let it sit for a few minutes to cool slightly.

  • Cut it into slices and serve your super yummy homemade veggie pizza.

Serving Suggestion:
  • Enjoy your homemade veggie pizza as a complete meal.

  • Pair it with a side salad for extra freshness.

Storage Recommendations:
  • Leftover pizza can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

  • Reheat in the oven or a toaster oven for the best results.

This homemade veggie pizza is a feast for the senses, combining the goodness of Lion's Mane mushrooms and the unique chickpea flour crust. Savor the flavors, and embrace a healthy, plant-based alternative to traditional pizza.


Disclaimer: These recipes are provided for informational purposes only. Individual dietary needs and preferences may vary, and it's essential to adapt recipes to your specific requirements. Always consult with a healthcare professional or registered dietitian if you have dietary restrictions, allergies, or health concerns. Enjoy these recipes responsibly and in moderation.




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