my favorite pizza to make at home & recipes of interest

whole wheat pizza


A quick stop at Trader Joe’s the other afternoon for some necessities. We didn’t need that much this week. Well, at least I didn’t think we needed much this week which usually turns into I forgot six things/we just ran out of something else and now I have to go back to the grocery store.

Trader Joe's groceries

That’s a new avocado you see, by the way, that isn’t broken! I am telling you, the other avocado, no matter what I was going to do to it, was never going to ripen. Broken.

One of the food highlights of my week (aside from the Godiva brownie sundae of course) was that Trader Joe’s had giant cauliflowers in stock. Am I the only one who hates buying small cauliflowers?

The first (and smartest) thing I did with my cauliflower was roast it and then use it as a topping for my whole wheat pizza. Like really, roasted cauliflower just makes everything even better.

I can’t begin to tell you how delicious this whole wheat pizza for one was the other night for dinner.

whole wheat pizza

I love the Trader Joe’s whole wheat pizza dough from the refrigerated section of the store. The crust gets so nice and crispy yet still chewy. My son prefers the Trader Joe’s frozen organic pizza crust but this whole wheat pizza dough is my favorite! I just break off the amount of dough that I wish to use rather than make the entire pizza dough at once.

Meal Planning:

Next week is a little bit busier than normal. I have a few work events at various times that will mostly likely interfere with typical weeknight dinners combined with my son’s baseball schedule which currently includes two evening games and oh, Passover begins on Friday.

Weeks like this usual involve easy to throw together meals, pizzas like the above (before matzoh pizza begins), or, if I feel like planning a little bit in advance, this spicy black bean and lentil chili recipe has been on my mind. I like to add quinoa to it as well.

Of course I compiled a few good-looking recipes of interest this week to share though!

Recipes of Interest:

12 Paleo Recipes Using Sweet Potato

Garlic Bread Pizza With Roasted Vegetables

Spring Vegetable Frittata

Sushi Burrito Bowls

Green Bean Fries

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts Subzi with Cumin and Mustard Seeds

Cauliflower Crust Pizza with Chickpea Pepperoni

25 Vegetarian Kosher For Passover Recipes

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Crumb Coffee Cake

Mini Frosted Chocolate Chip Biscuits

Have a great weekend!

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Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

16 thoughts on “my favorite pizza to make at home & recipes of interest”

    1. I never make the whole thing at once! It’s just the two of us and we don’t always eat the same thing so too much would go to waste. its really easy to break off what you need and save the rest for another time. I do it with the frozen crusts too for my son.

  1. Twice we’ve used the GF bob’s red mill pizza dough for gf pizza and my kids actually like it better than normal pizza. They’re way too used to GF at this point! I wish I could eat cauliflower but it doesn’t sit well at al for me, I wonder if I roast it really well to where it’s nearly burnt it might help.

    1. maybe if you try roasted a small amount and not eating any other vegetables at same time, you would be able to eat it. sometimes, microwaving the cauliflower and then roasting, gets it even softer. I find mixing types of vegetables can hurt my stomach. I often eat cauliflower on its own to avoid an issue

  2. I love the Trader Joe’s whole wheat dough, we make it every Friday. That is a smart idea to break off a small amount for a single serving!

    1. I make the single servings all of the time! so much easier and better for us to use only parts of the dough rather than waste it on a whole pizza we won’t eat. I just break it off in servings or freeze half/cook half.

  3. I’ve seen that crust at TJ’s but haven’t bought it–maybe I will this weekend and make a pizza for myself! I love making one with all the veggies–spinach, olives, mushrooms, etc. and goat cheese!

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