Dinnertime // Pizza Night - easy, cheap, healthy
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Like every family we have our favorite dinners that we love to make often. I don't really eat meat and am trying to cut out poultry all together but I want my boys to be able to still enjoy their meals so I try to find delicious vegetarian options without going to the extreme. Everyone loves pizza, including Koji-bear but I'm not a fan of ordering from the typical delivery spots and some of the local places can be expensive. This is one of the easiest/cheapest dinners and is well-balanced for all of us plus everything is found at the local Trader Joe's!
1 bag Trader Joe's Pizza Dough (I buy the wheat, it tastes better)
1 bag Quattro Formaggio cheese blend
1 bag Wild Arugula
1/2 Red Onion chopped
1 jar Traditional Marinara Sauce
1 bottle 2-Buck Chuck (optional)
You have to let the dough sit for 20 minutes per the directions then roll or stretch out. We like to keep ours thin so we use a large cookie sheet then top with sauce and cheese. It takes about 10-15 minutes in 450 degrees and it's done...
To make the salad we toss arugula, red onion, lemon, olive oil and some shaved parmesan plus salt/pepper. After the pizza is ready throw some of the arugula salad on top and enjoy! With less than $20, you can make a simple and healthier pizza everyone will love.