September Is Whole Grains Month
Sep 20, 2016
September is Whole Grains Month and we want to celebrate with this delicious and family friendly whole grain pizza pita recipe. Including whole grains in your diet is a great way to help meet your daily fiber requirement. Try to make at least half your grains whole grains.
Whole Grain Pita Pizza
makes 2 servings
2 round 6-7” whole wheat pitas
6 oz spaghetti sauce (about 1/4 of a typical jar)
3 oz part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup chopped vegetables (onions, peppers, mushrooms, spinach, olives – your choice)
drizzle olive oil
1) Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread half the sauce on each pita round. If you’re using chopped
fresh spinach, add it now, before the cheese, so it won’t dry out too much.
2) Top with cheese, divided between the two pizzas, and then vegetables. Drizzle with oil.
3) Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes on a pizza pan or cookie sheet.
Much healthier than store or restaurant pizza because you have a whole-grain crust, plenty of vegetables and a reasonable amount of cheese. Add small bits of Italian chicken or turkey sausage if you like. Kids love to decorate their own pizzas!
Hope Danielson, Director of Health and Wellness for County Market