500 Calorie Vegetarian Pizza

Jul 13, 2021

This delicious pizza crust is made from quinoa which is not only a good source of fiber, contains a wide range of amino acids & vitamins and minerals, but it is also gluten free and yummy!

If you are counting macros, you will want to weigh every single ingredient in this pizza for the most accurate results, however, if you are just wanting to make the crust without weighing everything or tracking, I will include the approximate measurements as well!

How to cook quinoa
*1 cup of quinoa and 2 cups of water
– Place the uncooked quinoa into a fine mesh strainer and run under cool water for about a minute until water runs clear. Shake off as much excess liquid as possible. Add the rinsed quinoa to a medium sauce pot. Turn the heat to medium high and stir occasionally for 6-7 minutes. The excess moisture will evaporate and the quinoa will begin to toast. (this step can be skipped if you are in a hurry or don’t have a fine mesh strainer).
– Carefully add the water to the toasted quinoa. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, then reduce to a simmer. This is when I added in some random seasonings (dried parsley, basil, salt, pepper, oregano — whatever you like). Put the lid on and let the quinoa cook for about 15 minutes. Remove the lid and turn the heat to low. Cook 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally (evaporating excess moisture). Transfer the cooked quinoa to a large bowl and let it cool for at least 10 minutes.

Let’s make the crust!
Cooked Quinoa1 cup (185 grams)
Egg Whites3 Tbsp (46 grams)
Grated Parmesan2 Tsp (5 grams)
Olive Oil1 Tsp (5 mL)
Fat Free Shredded Mozzarella1/4 cup (28 grams)

Mix all of the ingredients for the crust together and spread out onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake at 425 degree F until golden.

This is when you get to add whatever toppings you like! I will share what toppings I used below!

Fat Free Shredded Mozzarella1/4 cup (28 grams)
Ragu Simply Pasta Sauce1/2 cup (~100 grams)
Sliced Mushrooms1/4 cup (~50 grams)
Vegan Hot Dog1 Link

I put the pizza back in the oven until the cheese is melted. Then I broil for a minute or two just to crisp up all the toppings.

There you have it!
1 giant, nutritious pizza that will keep you satiated for hours!

Remember, if you are counting macros, scan your ingredients, weigh your ingredients, and track them appropriately into the My Fitness Pal app.

I hope you try out this recipe! Feel free to experiment with the toppings and make sure to share with me on instagram! @risenshinefitness

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