Friday, March 23, 2012

Roasted Garlic and Vegetable Pizza

I wanted to title this post "diet pizza" because whenever someone is on a diet they eat so much grilled chicken and vegetables. To me that's...boring? Yes... boring. But once in awhile those foods just sound good! I was so excited to have found dairy free/soy free pizza crusts at Whole Foods (Udi brand if you're interested- very good!) so I decided pizza needed to happen. I'm still not loving dairy free cheese so I decided to use one of my favorite ingredients, roasted garlic, to spice it up. This pizza was delicious and healthy- can you beat that?

Source: Stephanie Cooks Original

1 head of garlic
olive oil
1/2 cup marinara sauce
pizza crust
2 cups assorted cooked veggies, diced small
3 ounces grilled chicken, diced small
1/4 cup cheddar cheese*
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese*

1- Preheat the oven to 350. Cut the top off the head of garlic, drizzle with olive oil, and wrap in foil. Bake for 1 hour. Once it's done squeeze the roasted garlic out of the bulb and mash with a fork.
2- Mix the marinara sauce with the roasted garlic paste and set aside.
3- Assemble your pizza crust. Top with a thin layer of sauce, veggies, and chicken. Sprinkle the cheese on top and bake 10-12 minutes, until your crust is golden and cheese is melted.

Dairy Free Substitutes:
Daiya cheese works well


  1. If my diet consisted of grilled chicken and vegetable....and PIZZA, I would be happy :)

  2. First of all, you should be so proud of yourself for doing all that you can to continue giving your little pumpkin your milk. So many moms give up and buy formula the second they're faced with an obstical, without even considering how to get around it. I thought it was ridiculously hard to give up fat - especially saturated- when I was nursing my first son and had the worst clogged ducts EVER. The .5g of saturated fat in a packet of instant oatmeal would clog my boob within an hour or two & nothing fixed the problem besides cutting out fat. It was bad! But for you to give up dairy AND soy (which I noticed the other day is in so so so so so many things).. its a lot to give up and I'm sure its hard but really, you should be proud of yourself for doing it because its a lot to take on (or off, I guess).
    Anyways, I was commenting because of your post the other day where you said you won't be posting as much... obviously you have to eat every day and make dairy/soy free choices which doesn't involve cookies or fried yummy-ness, but I'm sure there are other moms like you and people who want to make healthy choices out there so why not share more of what you're having to eat now? It could give other dairy/soy free people a better idea of what to eat, or inspire them to make something they didn't think of making before. Even if its something as simple as a salad or a roasted vegetable or an interesting dairy/soy free dressing or dip for salad/veggies.
    What you're going through is probably not fun, and I'm sure it can be frustrating @ times but you can turn it into something really great.

    1. Thank you for this! I will definitely be doing a reflections post soon on what I've been eating. Unfortunately it looks like I have to wean my son, which is breaking my heart. We can't get to the bottom of his allergies and the uncertainty combined with me giving up a huge part of myself (food and blogging) has made me very unhappy. The doctors can't figure out what he's reacting to and it's just so overwhelming. Thanks again for the support, I appreciate it.