I hope you are all having fantastic weekends. Mine has been productive, and relaxing. Today I’m planning on doing some cooking for the week, and working on some blog posts for our workplace wellness company. For today’s post, I’m finally celebrating “from scratch weekends”! Melinda, this one is for you.
3 cups oat bran flour
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
2 T extra virgin olive oil
1 t oil (for your fingers when spreading the dough)
1 t salt
1.5 T sugar
1 cup warm water
- Use whole wheat flour, or all purpose flour (less nutritious if you use the latter)
- Use canola oil or just regular olive oil
2) Combine and mix the flour, salt, sugar, and the yeast in a medium sized bowl. Next, add the EVOO and water.
4) Add topping as desired. Cook for 20-30 minutes (depending on your oven and how crispy you like your pizza!)
- Sauce or EVOO
- Mozzarella cheese (Organic, I usually buy organic dairy) (~3/4 cup)
- Chunks of grilled chicken (Trader Joe’s) (~3 ounces)
- Green pepper (~1/2 cup, only on Nick’s side)
- Spinach (~1/2 cup, only on my side)
- Tomato (~1/4 cup, only on my side)
Basil (~1 T)
Garlic (~2 t)
Cayenne (~1/2 t)
My Rating: 9 out of 10
** While this pizza was AMAZING I will use a larger pizza pan the next time I make it. The pieces were really thick and that made it difficult to get the middle crust completely cooked. It was so thick I could barely eat my two pieces, and in fact, Nick only had two pieces himself!! I have never seen him eat only two pieces, EVER. **
Nutrition Facts for the CRUST Only
(Serving Size: 1/8 of the pizza)
** This crust received a C+ rating, but once you add some healthy toppings, like lots of veggies and calcium-packed cheese, it will be a healthier meal!! Also, it is better than a crust made with white flour, as this one provided almost 5 grams of fiber per slice! **
- Park far away whenever you go anywhere. This will force you to walk more.
- Get up and walk to the furthest bathroom whenever you have to go.
- Get up and walk to the furthest drinking fountain, whenever you need a drink.
- Instead of paging someone, get up and personally tell them the message.
- Walk to your car and back during your lunch break.
- Do a set of push-ups (10 slow) every 30 minutes
- Ask about getting a Wii for the office!
- Ask your boss about sitting on a stability ball during work. Sitting on a stability ball, rather than a chair, will require the use of different muscles, rather than sitting in a nice relaxing chair, which requires use of very few muscles.
Question: Are there any other ideas you would like to add to this list?
Have a great day everyone! As always, thanks for reading