WHOLE GRAIN PIZZA QUESADILLA

Does this recipe really need intro?
You love pizza? You love it crunchy and cheesy?
You don’t want to turn on oven?

Great, I got you covered.

I don’t need to tell you how delicious it is, but I will tell you I MAY prefer these babies over actual pizza.
Insane, right?

They’re also perfect for movie nights or when you’re having people over for a little party. Children also love them.
One more awesome thing about these is – they’re whole grain, so if you’re looking into upleveling your nourishment game, what better way to nourish yourself than with pizza?!

Wondering what it looks when we’re done with them? Sneak peak haha:

Here’s a bit info on specific ingredients that will make your decision to make these easier if you aren’t running to the kitchen already;

Tomato sauce will provide us with beta-carotene & loads of lycopene – this is an important antioxidant. Tomato sauce provides us also with vitamin K, and vitamin C – although vitamin C is sensitive to heat, so.. don’t rely on cooked tomatoes to provide you with your daily needs. It also contains potassium, manganese & fiber.

Cheese will boost our protein intake & give us B12 vitamin, which we can ONLY get from animal products. Cheese will also give us some minerals, like zinc, phosphorus & magnesium.
However, if you’re having hormonal issues that you’ve noticed are connected to dairy, you may want to try different alternatives.
I’m going to cover this in Self-love. Period., so if you are someone who is ready for gentle nutrition and wants to know exactly how to nurture your hormones without restrictions and crazy diets, while also tuning into your cycle to use it to your advantage instead of having it being major incovenience, you’ll want to get on the waitlist. To do so, all you need to do is either send an email to hello@ninasempire.com, or DM me on the Gram or FB
It’s going to be revolutionary – ALL the usual hormone programs and courses are filled with diets, restrictions and all the stuff you should never ever even think about eating. Self-love. Period., on the other hand, will let you pick and choose from tons of nourishing ideas, to create your own hormone nurturing routine that works for your unique body, mind and soul.

White button mushrooms will add more B vitamins to the mix, as well as selenium, potassium, copper, phosphorus. They also may contain a bit of vitamin D, but I wouldn’t really rely on them as my only vitamin D source – they need to be exposed sun or UV light while growing to create vitamin D.

We’ll also be using whole grain spelt flour; it’s one of my favorite grains. It’s rich in fiber, iron, phosphorus, copper & magnesium. It also contains essential amino acids & healthy fatty acids.

WHY YOU SHOULD TRY IT:

– Whole grain spelt flour: fiber, iron, phosphorus, copper, magnesium, essential amino acids & healthy fatty acids
– Tomatoes: lycopene, vitamins C + K, folate, potassium, beta carotene & flavonoids.
– Olive oil: vitamin E, healthy fats
– White button mushrooms: B vitamins, selenium, potassium, copper, phosphorus

Whole grain Pizza quesadilla

Whole grain pizza quesadilla

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • ca. 3 cups (400g) whole grain spelt flour + more for rolling
  • salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • ca. 7/8 cups (220ml) water
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • ca. 1/2 cup (100ml) tomato sauce
  • ca. 1 1/2 cup (150-200g) shredded cheese
  • 3-4 mushrooms sliced
  • oregano/other herbs

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add water and olive oil.

  2. Make a dough (knead or hand mixer – I prefer kneading) – it needs to be firm, smooth ball.

    Let it rest for 20mins.

  3. Make 8-10 balls out od dough.

  4. Heat a non-stick pancake (crepes) pan on high heat.

  5. Flour the kitchen surface and flatten piece by piece with a rolling pin, as thin as you can.

  6. Put tortilla on the pan, add 2-3 teaspoons of tomato sauce and spread it over half of the tortilla.

    Add small handful of cheese, 3-4 slices of mushrooms and oregano or herbs you're using.

  7. Flip other half of tortilla over the top, let it cook for minute or less (depending on the heat), turn the quesadilla over and cook for 30 more seconds.

  8. Repeat the process till you're done with dough.

  9. Serve hot and enjoy!

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