Growing up, I lived on pizza.
When time was in a pinch, my parents would order pizza.
When I was in marching band and we had late night practices, we would order pizza.
When I would go out with my friends, we would eat pizza.
After a late night on the town, I would be craving pizza.
Everywhere you look, pizza is at every corner.
Pizza has become a staple of the American diet being eaten for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner.
Legit, people eat this 24/7.
Sure, it’s easy to produce, but how does this affect your body?
By saying its okay to skip out on cooking and order something convenient, you are building a life that is based around everything being easy, cheap, and handed to you.
Your body may be able to handle the pizza now, but as you get older all the chemicals added to the pizza, cheese, and crust will wreak havoc on your body.
Your body is not meant to eat meat, carbs, and dairy alone.
All it’s doing is drying up your cells while your blood is not flowing through your veins properly, causing leaky gut and a slew of other gut issues.
The vegetables and fruits gives you the opportunity to chew down your food, break up the fibers, and allow the body to slowly digest the food in order to distribute nutrients to the blood, cells, and organs in your body.
Your body is like “WTF are you putting into my body?”!
What about taking the extra time to make something healthy instead?
After you spent all that time thinking about what you want to eat and not acting upon it, you could have made yourself an easy meal.
However, this meal was quite out of the box because I wanted to find a way to merry my love of pizza with a healthy spin adding vegetables, a homemade sauce, homemade cheese (for bonus points) AND making my own crust from scratch.
I thought “Why not find a healthy way to eat pizza that is creative and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner?”
I’m not going to lie; I ate this multiple times a day because it was THAT good.
It was hands down the best pizza I ever made.
Thanks to a bit of inspiration from Half Baked Harvest, I bring to the table, my all new Bahn Mi Pizza!
Check this out!
For the Pizza Crust:
- 4 cups almond flour
- 1 packet of stevia ** optional
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter, melted ** Make sure it's dairy-free if fully vegan
- 4-6 Tbsp. water, divided
For the Pizza Sauce:
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1-2 tablespoons fish sauce I used 2
- 1-2 tablespoons sriracha I used 2
- juice of half a lime
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemongrass finely chopped
- 1/3 cup each - fresh basil and cilantro chopped
- 2 carrots shredded
- 1 pound ground pork or chicken
- 1 cucumber thinly sliced
- 4 radishes thinly sliced
- 1 red fresno chile or jalapeno seeded+ sliced
- 1/3 cup fresh basil + cilantro roughly chopped, total for both together
- 2 teaspoons peanut or sesame oil
- toasted sesame seeds for topping
- 8 ounces fresh mozzarella shredded ** or make my homemade version
- 3-4 eggs optional
For the Homemade Mozzerella Cheese (optional)
- 1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
- 2 cups hot water
- 7 Tbsps tapioca starch
- 4 Tbsps nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/3 cup tahini * sesame seed paste
- 1-2 tablespoons sriracha
- juice of half a lime
- water to thin the sauce
1. Chop all of your veggies. Set aside.
2. To make the crust, combine all of the ingredients except the water. Mix well with your hands. Add the water tablespoon by tablespoon, mixing the flour until mixed through. You can skip this step if you buy the crust. Follow the directions on the package. Let it sit for 10 minutes in the fridge to let it set.
3. Cook the ground beef or pork until cooked through, pat dry to release all the grease and set aside.
4. Prepare the mozzarella cheese. Put all ingredients in your food processor or blender. Blend well until it has the consistency of milk.
5. Put a large saucepan over medium heat.
6. Pour the "milk" in the pan.
7. Start stirring continuously.
8. After a few minutes the cheesy sauce with start to thicken. Cook it while continuously stirring for about 10-15 minutes.
9. Remove from heat and let it sit for a few minutes.
10. Combine all ingredients for the sauce and set aside. Next, in a separate bowl, combine ingredients for the sriracha mayo.
11. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
12. Form your pizza into two crusts flattening it out as much as you can (I couldn’t find my pizza pan, so I used one giant baking sheet and sprayed it with cooking spray)
13. Add the sauce, cheese, and toppings in the order you would like your pizza. I did sauce, toppings, cheese, and more sauce.
14. Top with sriracha mayo, eggs, and sesame if you wish.
15. Put in the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes or until the crust is brown on the edges and the cheese is bubbling.
16. Serve with more sauce and enjoy!
PS: If you feel like you can’t live without pizza and want to find a healthier way to manage your cravings, check out my all new Release your Addictions 1 month challenge where I help you get to the root cause of your triggers and peel back the layers to help you become more free around your lifestyle choices.
PPS: If that’s not your jam, I have 55 recipes like this one where I modified the ingredients to give them a healthier spin. If you’re ready to ditch the takeout, check out my new recipe ebook. If you are one of the first 55 people to purchase the book, you will receive a free 30-minute 1:1 call with me.