Say, I was intrigued by this thread because I dig pizza and thought I would pitch in my recipe for a South Beachy version. I use home made whole wheat pizza crust but "doctor" it up with lots of fresh pressed garlic and dried italian herbs. I sometimes toss in a 1/4 cup or so of grated parmesan for flavor. I skip the red sauce and spread dried or fresh herbs (basil, parsley, oregano), a bit parmesan and a handful or so of part skim mozzarella. Then, I saute spicy italian turkey sausage (casing removed), add sliced zucchini, mushrooms, onions, garlic, fresh herbs. Spread on the pizza crust with chopped sundried tomatoes and more mozzarella. Bake at about 400 until crust is crispy. I roll my dough super thin because then I can eat a couple of slices without getting bogged down by too much "bread." Below is the actual recipe (SUPER easy) for the pizza crust from the South Beach website.
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough - South Beach Diet Recipe (Phase 2)
WHOLE WHEAT PIZZA DOUGH
Prep time: 5 minutes
Start to finish: 15 minutes
To make ahead: The dough will keep, in a plastic bag coated with cooking spray, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Degree of difficulty: moderate
1 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1 package quick-rising yeast, such as Fleischmann's RapidRise
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/2-2/3 cup hot water (120-130Â°F)
2 teaspoons olive oil To make:
1. Combine whole-wheat flour, yeast, salt and sugar in a food processor; pulse to mix. Combine hot water and oil in a measuring cup. With the motor running, gradually pour in enough of the hot liquid until the mixture forms a sticky ball. The dough should be quite soft. If it seems dry, add 1 to 2 tablespoons warm water; if too sticky, add 1 to 2 tablespoons flour. Process until the dough forms a ball, then process for 1 minute to knead.
2. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Spray a sheet of plastic wrap with cooking spray and place it, sprayed-side down, over the dough. Let the dough rest for 10 to 20 minutes before rolling.
Starting Weight: 210 (post-baby #2)
Current Weight: 165
Ultimate Goal: 130