Monday, July 10, 2023

Protein Pizza Bowl!


Need a quick meal that tastes like a pizza but has over 30 grams of protein per serving?! This is a super easy naturally gluten-free dish that can easily be dairy-free as well if that's your thing. In my house, we frequently have "make-your-own-pizza" night and though pizza is great every once in a while, when you're trying to up your protein and nutrients, this Protein Pizza Bowl is the way to go. 

What you need:

  • 1 serving chickpea pasta (you can also use red lentil pasta)...easy to find in any groccery store
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce (lower the sugar in it the better)
  • Tons of chopped veggies (my favorites are peppers, onions and mushrooms)
  • 1 serving (about 16 slices) turkey pepperoni
  • Sprinkle of cheese of your choice (my favorite is the cashew mozzarella from Trader Joe's)
What you do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cook the pasta according to the directions on package
  3. Toss cooked pasta with most of the pizza sauce
  4. Put saucy pasta in oven-safe bowl
  5. Top with veggies and pepperoni
  6. Drizzle remaining sauce all over
  7. Sprinkle with cheese
  8. Bake for 30 minutes
That's it...super easy and even better yet, it's a simple thing to do on family pizza night and still make your nutrition goals!