Quinoa Pizza Crust

| By Ulli Stachl

Pizza no longer has to be off-limits when you commit to a healthy lifestyle. By swapping out a few key ingredients, you can turn your favorite snack into a great source of nutrients, and even sneak some extra protein in at the same time. Nutritionist Chelsey Amer recommends switching out regular dough for quinoa to create a crust that is low in carbs and packed with this muscle-building ingredient instead.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup quinoa flour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Directions

1. Pre-heat oven to 350°.

 

2. Spray 2 baking sheets (or one large one, if it can fit two 7 inch crusts) with cooking spray, top with parchment paper and spray again with a little cooking oil.

 

3. In a food processor, puree all ingredients until a ‘dough’ forms. Divide into two balls and form a 6-7 inch disk with each on the balls and bake at 350° for about 20-25 minutes, until golden brown. If you are using 2 baking sheets, rotate them halfway through.

 

4. Top with your desired topping and return to the oven for a few more minutes to heat the topping and serve.