Who doesn’t love pizza? Unfortunately, pizza isn’t the best food to eat all the time if you are striving for optimal health. Cue the portobello mushroom! Mushrooms are full of B vitamins and can be a great substitute for meat since they are so hearty ( think mushroom burger). They are also a perfect replacement for pizza crust! Of course, they are also gluten free and low in calories, unlike traditional pizza crust.
Portobello pizzas are easy to make and allow you to get your pizza fix for less calories than your standard slice. Plus they are fun to eat because they are like little mini personal pizzas. You can put whatever toppings you like on the pizzas, just as though you were making a normal pizza. Get creative! Below is my standard Margherita pizza recipe as a guide. Let me know what topping combinations you come up with.
can you tell I like basil?
serves 2 as a snack, or one as a meal
2 portobello mushroom caps, washed
mozzarella cheese ( I used Daiya dairy free, vegan cheese)
6-8 tablespoons pizza sauce (make your own, or use store bought)
several basil leaves
balsamic vinegar (optional)
1. preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. flip your mushrooms so the under side is facing up and spread about 3-4 tablespoons of pizza sauce on each one.
3. sprinkle cheese over the pizza sauce. The amount is up to you, depending on how much you like cheese!
4. place in oven for 20 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly
5. top pizzas with fresh basil, and if you want to kick the flavor up a notch, top with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar
Bon Appetite! XO Alexandra