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Pizza Recipes For the Healthy New You!

Oh my goodness, friends-- it is time to celebrate! It’s a new year and for many of us, that means
it’s time for a new, healthy us!
I don’t know about you, but my eating has taken a seriously negative downturn lately. This girl needs to get back to healthy eating. My issue though? I LOVE PIZZA. That is one of the things I struggle with when it came to cutting out unhealthy foods. Luckily though, I don’t have to do that because lots of pizza is actually good for you!

When Was Pizza Invented?

Many people don’t know it, but pizza has been around for centuries, with the first documentation of
the word pizza being in the year 997 in Gaeta. Although, we can be fairly certain that before pizza made its introduction, ancient Italians prepared
focaccia bread with added toppings for a tasty meal. If you want to make your own version of the
original pizza, start out with this fabulous focaccia bread recipe.
Pizza really became known worldwide though in World War II when allied troops experienced the meal (and other delicious Italian recipes) for the first time and came to enjoy them and share them with their loved ones across the oceans and borders. Let me definitely not be the first to say, thank you Italy!

What Do I Need To Bake Pizza?

As I’ve mentioned time and time again in all of my previous pizza posts, one of the most important things about perfecting a pizza recipe is the cookware you use to prepare it. The absolute 100% best way to bake a pizza, my friends, is with a pizza stone!
We have some amazing pizza stones here at Sassafras and I promise you that they will help you create the tastiest pizza ever:
Superstone® BBQ Pizza stone - this superstone® has a natural grooved surface for even heat distribution and a fire-proof finish, perfect for making pizza on the grill in the summertime or anytime! The superstone® BBQ Pizza stone can also be used in any conventional or convection oven, giving this stone the most versatility. the unglazed Superstone® stoneware pulls moisture from the dough, resulting in a super crispy and delicious crust. The Superstone® BBQ Pizza Stone has a glazed rim and easy-to-carry handles. recipe booklet included. measures 14.5" diameter plus handles. includes recipes.
Round Superstone® Baking Stone with Rack - our Superstone® Baking Stone duplicates the effects of a professional pizzeria oven. the stone absorbs moisture, creating a crispy pizza crust! The round shape is great for a traditional-style pizza. Also try breads, pretzels, cookies, and anything else that uses dough on your Superstone®. We're sure you'll think it's "super!". to clean, simply scrub under hot water -- do not use soap. Superstone® measures 15" diameter. 16" with the rack. includes recipes.
Rectangular Superstone® Baking Stone - the rectangular shape is great for a Sicilian-style pizza. Also great for cookies, pretzels and anything with a dough! to clean, simply scrub under hot water without soap. Includes recipes.
If Deep Dish Pizza is more your style… Try this Superstone® Deep Dish Pizza Maker. With this Superstone® Deep Dish Pizza Maker. you can bring the taste of the Windy City home! This generous pan has a nonstick interior and deeper sides for crisp and tender edges, just like at the pizzeria! Terrific for deep-dish pizza, breads, quiches, or oversized country pies. stoneware with matte glaze and silicone handle grips. Recipe booklet included. Measures 1.25" deep x 13" diameter plus handles. Includes recipes.

Easy, Healthy Pizza
Today though, I am ready to mix up my typical pizza talk, because today I want to talk about EASY, HEALTHY PIZZA!!! That’s right, y’all, I’m talking about pizza recipes that will work with your new eating plan for the new year. Caramel Apple Pizza - Oh my goodness, Caramel Apples were my favorite as a child, so to create this dessert was like reliving my childhood in dessert form.
Vegan Pizza Recipe If you are making the switch to a Vegan Lifestyle, you can still enjoy pizza!  This Easy Vegan Pizza Recipe looks delish and super easy to make! You are going to wonder why you didn’t go vegan sooner.
Cauliflower Crust Pizza - If a low carb switch is in your future, you are lucky!  Low carb makes a great lifestyle for many and truth be told, low carb pizza is so so delicious!  I’ve recently switched to low carb, but I’ve been gluten-free for a long time and I have learned that pizza is still amazing, regardless!
2 Ingredient Dough Pizza - If you are jumping onto the WW bandwagon, this 2-ingredient Dough Pizza is perfect for you!  I know a ton of people who have had success with Weight Watchers, so I say go for it!

Good luck to you all in your healthy goals!


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