Okay now tell me: how often do you hear the words “pizza” “healthy” “tasty” and even “gluten free” in the same sentence? Not that often, right? Well do I have some good news for you today… And all that for only 1,50 per person!
I’ll admit it’s not exactly the same as a regular pizza but it’s got cheese and it’s crunchy so it’s kinda the same. And the best part: it’s really tasty when you are expecting a healthy pizza! So what more do you want. Seriously. Printable recipe down belooow!
As I mentioned in an earlier post, this Month I’m challenging myself by cooking budget-proof recipes every day. This can be anything, so let me know if you have any suggestions!
Today was a weird day. The painter came to redo the bathroom walls at 8 am and I had had such a bad nights sleep. I even woke us up because I shouted?! Anyway, I had plenty of time for blogging and other things with that extra hour. I checked my mail and found out I finally have been assigned to a community, yesss! I am almost getting excited to get back to school… I don’t officially have to start yet but I want to sort of ease into it, which is why I’ll follow some lessons I’ve already had before. I could not do this yet as I didn’t have access to the roster or documents, which made me extremely restless.
Most of the morning I was feeling, well, I can only call it energized and optimistic about going back to school after not being able to study for nearly a year. (I wrote about my anxiety in the “Life” tab, if you’d like more information) I printed the study guide, downloaded a really cool Monthly planner from team confetti and even decided to go to school the next day already!
Buuuut later that day I started to have that tiny bit of doubt in my head. I was nervous but something very positive: I wasn’t frustrated. I cut myself some slack because I knew that it was difficult for me, and that I just needed some time.
I still had to deal with that feeling so I decided to go to the gym. Usually I have to drag myself there and it was raining so that would have given me all the more reason to just curl up on the couch instead, but I needed to get out of the house. When I arrived at the gym the strangest thing happened: I felt motivated. Really! Normally I’m counting down the time but not now, no I was on fiiiire!
Feeling a hundred times better I finished the previous blog post and started cooking the healthy pizza with the boyfriend who was home really early. We made this dish and even though I wasn’t sure at first it turned out really great!
Oatmeal-spinach pizza with pesto, tomatoes and mozzarella
This recipe is originally from Margriet if I’m correct, I read it in a magazine at my grandma’s place and wrote it down. I made some changes as I’m terrible in following recipes…
It was enough for 2 persons to have as dinner, the oatmeal makes this a very filling dish. I even have some left for lunch tomorrow.
It cost me 1,50 per person, so way below the budget!
- Oatmeal, 250g
- Spinach, 80g
- Yeast, 7g
- Eggs, 3 large
- Olive oil, 2 spoonfuls
- Pesto, 5 spoonfuls
- Cherry tomatoes, 200g
- Mozzarella, 150g
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and spread a sheet of baking paper on something like an oven tray.
- Start by putting the oats in the food processor together with the yeast. Blend until it is oat flour. (it's okay if there are small chunks)
- Add the spinach and blend.
- Break the eggs in a bowl and add to the mixture. Add the olive oil and salt as well.
- It is supposed to turn into some sort of dough-like mixture now but don't worry: it didn't in our kitchen. As long as it's thick and gooey it is okay. (if it's too watery you can add some more oats)
- Take it out of the bowl and spread it on the baking tray. Make sure it is sort of even: around 1-1.5 cm thick.
- Place this in the oven for 15 minutes.
- Cut the tomatoes in half and slice the mozzarella.
- When the pizza dough is done baking, take it out of the oven and spread the pesto on top. I like to use loads: the dough can be a little dry.
- Place the tomatoes and mozzarella on the pizza as well, and sprinkle some pepper on top.
- This can go back into the oven for another 15 minutes.
- If you don't own a food processor you can buy oat flour instead.
- - tomato sauce, salami, cheese, onions.
- - tomato sauce, different kind of cheese.
- - pesto or tomato sauce with different kind of roasted vegetables.
- Do you have any more suggestions?