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Superfoods at Every Meal: Kale Pizza Recipe
March 2, 2015 | Home >Healthy Kids > Book Reviews >Superfoods at Every Meal: Kale Pizza Recipe

Superfoods at Every Meal: Kale Pizza Recipe

A new pizza recipe for you today from the new cookbook: Superfoods at Every Meal! The crust on this Chicken Sausage and Kale pizza was so good, my kids decided they wanted me to use it every time we make pizza!  You will want to also, I promise.Superfoods at Every Meal: Kale Pizza. This kale pizza includes chickpeas in the crust. So delicious and good for you!

Before we get into our Kale Pizza Recipe, first a word about this cookbook.  Kelly, from Nosh & Nourish uses 10 everyday superfoods and incorporates them into every single recipe!

The Recipes include these 10 Superfoods

  1. Quinoa
  2. Chickpeas
  3. Kale
  4. Sweet Potatoes
  5. Blueberries
  6. Eggs
  7. Honey
  8. Coconut oil
  9. Greek Yogurt
  10. and Walnuts

Every recipe looks like a dish my kids will eat.  She’s got 100 recipes including: Blueberry bruschetta, sweet potato tots, Quinoa-corn-black bean quesadillas, chocolate silk pie, and even chocolate chip cookies!  mmmm….

Even though I have over 20 recipes flagged to try, we decided to share this pizza one. You can never have too many pizza recipes, and I love that this crust included chickpeas. I just had to give it a try.

Pizza Steps

To make the dough, we let the yeast proof in hot water for about 10 minutes. Then we added the rest of the crust ingredients, including some mashed chickpeas.   After the dough ingredients were kneaded together, we let the dough rise for 1 hour. (the cookbook has it sit in the fridge for several hours, but I honestly didn’t have time).  It worked just as well with traditional rising.Superfoods at Every Meal: Kale Pizza. This kale pizza includes chickpeas in the crust. So delicious and good for you!

After an hour, our dough had doubled in size.  We rolled it onto a pizza stone and cooked for 10 minutes.

Separately, we cooked the kale and chicken sausage over a skillet to get the sausage cooked through, and the kale warm and soft.

Then, we added the rest of our pizza toppings and baked for 10 more minutes to get the cheese hot and melted. Superfoods at Every Meal: Kale Pizza. This kale pizza includes chickpeas in the crust. So delicious and good for you!

The result: AMAZING!!  I love this crust so much! I love the seasonings in it, I love the chickpeas in it.Superfoods at Every Meal: Kale Pizza. This kale pizza includes chickpeas in the crust. So delicious and good for you!

And while I normally don’t care for sausage, this chicken sausage tasted great on the pizza. It was the perfect combination! Superfoods at Every Meal: Kale Pizza. This kale pizza includes chickpeas in the crust. So delicious and good for you!So, that’s it! Be sure to check out Kelly’s blog, Nosh and Nourish.  She always has something tasty AND healthy.Superfoods at Every Meal: Kale Pizza. This kale pizza includes chickpeas in the crust. So delicious and good for you!

Also, check out the book for all the recipes.

SUPERFOODS at EVERY MEAL FOOD - Superfoods at Every Meal: Kale Pizza. This kale pizza includes chickpeas in the crust. So delicious and good for you! http://www.superhealthykids.com/superfoods-at-every-meal-kale-pizza/

Superfoods at Every Meal: Kale Pizza Recipe

Serves: 8
Prep Time: 10 h
Cook Time: 25 m
  • Nutrition per serving   % daily value
  • Calories: 273 14%
  • Fat: 9 g 14%
  • Carb: 35 g 12%
  • Fiber: 2 g 8%
  • Protein: 14 g 28%
  • Sugar: 1 g

Ingredients

    Crust:
    • 1 cup – water
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon – yeast, active dry
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon – sugar
    • 1/2 cup – chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon – coconut oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon – sea salt
    • 1/2 tablespoon – Ranch Dressing Seasoning Packet
    • 1/2 teaspoon – oregano, dried
    • 1/2 teaspoon – basil, dried
    • 2 1/4 cup – flour, all-purpose
    • 1 – cooking spray
    Toppings:
    • 1 teaspoon – coconut oil
    • 1 cup, chopped – kale
    • 1 teaspoon – vinegar, balsamic
    • 6 leaves – basil, fresh
    • 2 link – chicken sausage
    • 3/4 cup – pizza sauce
    • 2 cup – mozzarella cheese, shredded

    Directions

    To make the crust: 
    1. Heat the water to about 120°F. Combine the hot water, yeast, and sugar in a medium bowl. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes. The yeast should activate and become foamy.
    2. Add the chickpeas (canned or cooked) and coconut oil to the yeast mixture. Use an immersion blender (a food processor or blender will also work) to puree until smooth. Add the salt, ranch mix, oregano, basil, and flour; mix thoroughly. Use your hands to roll dough into a ball, kneading 2-3 times. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4-8 hours.
    3. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray or place a pizza stone in the oven to preheat.
    To make pizza:
    1. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead it 10 times. Use a rolling pin to flatten out the dough to 12-14 inches in diameter and ½ inch thick. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet or hot pizza stone. Bake the crust for 10 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, slice the chicken sausage and coarsely chop basil. Melt the coconut oil in a medium skillet over medium heat; once oil is hot, add the kale, balsamic vinegar, and sausage. Sauté for 5 minutes, or until kale is softened and the sausage is heated through and lightly browned.
    3. Remove the partially baked dough from the oven, spread the pizza sauce to within 1 inch of the edge, sprinkle on the cheese, and top with basil, sautéed kale and chicken sausage. Bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and slightly browned. Slice and serve hot.

    Nutrition Facts

    • Nutrition per serving % daily value
    • Calories: 273 14%
    • Fat: 9 g 14%
    • Carb: 35 g 12%
    • Fiber: 2 g 8%
    • Protein: 14 g 28%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    written by
    Amy Roskelley

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    Comments(10)
    Brianne says:

    Looks good, but why on earth would anyone use ranch seasoning packs? They are full of horrible ingredients, including MSG.

    @Brianne- here’s our recipe, we make it at home. http://www.superhealthykids.com/diy-homemade-spice-blends/

    Wendy says:

    I was wondering the same thing as Brianne. You might want to link back in your ingredient list, if not, there’s a list of superfoods and 1 junk item 😉

    lynette says:

    This sounds interesting. Have you ever tried this with gluten free flour?

    Wow! I am amazed at how good that crust looks! I definitely need to try this. Thanks for sharing this cookbook—sounds like one I would love!

    Viviana says:

    is there a substitute for the Greek yogurt? Do you have any ideas, we can’t do dairy.

    @viviana- where do you see Greek Yogurt?

    Julia says:

    Kale on pizza is such a great idea! I often do spinach but have to try this!

    Majken says:

    I was wondering if this dough will keep in the fridge for longer than 8 hours? I would like to make it ahead of time the night before for dinner the next day. Also, we are wheat/gluten free. Have you tried this recipe with a GF flour blend? If so, is it an even swap or would the amount of GF flour differ?

    Natalie Monson says:

    We haven’t tried it for this particular recipe, but you can read this post here about substituting flours: http://www.superhealthykids.com/the-essential-food-allergy-substitution-guide/ Let us know if you try it!

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