For an easy, quick and festive Meatless Monday (or any day of the week), all it takes is a handful of ingredients for a healthier, meat-free and satisfying meal. And who doesn't love pizza? From toppings galore to different types of crusts and ways to prepare it, pizza is the perfect mealtime choice! Add a green salad and you've got the makings of a great meal.
Eliminating meat from your diet even one day a week can help keep your weight down, fight diseases, reduce pollution and even help you avoid risk to food-borne illnesses. Cutting back on meat is good for the environment, too. For example, anywhere from 1,800-2,500 gallons of water go into producing a pound of beef vs. 220 gallons of water for a pound of tofu. So what are your options? Try these meat-free pizza ideas!
Some of these combos might not be new to you, but if they are, give them a try! Show your adventurous side and mix-and-match toppings for a true "personal pizza." Whatever you think you might like, go for it. When you run out of ideas, think about your favorite restaurant pizza and try to recreate it at home!
Everyone has a favorite pizza crust, from thick to thin, oven baked to wood-fired or grilled. There are several ways to prepare the perfect pizza. Check out the following ideas:
Try a calzone or stuffed pizza, deep-dish or thin crust pizza.
Make a gluten-free pizza.
In a pinch? Use crescent rolls as pizza dough topped with cream cheese and your favorite veggies.
Fix a flatbread pizza. Flatbread is a simple and rustic bread, and typically pretty thin. It's usually maybe without yeast so the dough doesn't rise. Make the base flatbread recipe and top with your favorite ingredients or try this SheKnows flatbread pizza:
Serves 6 to 8 people
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