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While we’re all tempted to call it quits on cooking and let the local pizza place deal with dinner, a healthy and nutritious meal doesn’t always mean slaving in the kitchen all night long. Pizza’s can be healthy meals (without the guilt), if you just swap some ingredients for a healthier alternative. Try this quick vegetable pizza recipe the next time you’re feeling peckish.


1 crown broccoli, broken into florets

1 teaspoon olive oil

2-3 tablespoons prepared pesto

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes

Handful of basil leaves

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Start off by preheating the oven to 400ºF (or 200ºC).
  2. Then simply line a tray with baking paper and drizzle a few drops of olive oil before adding the pieces of broccoli.
  3. Now is the best time to season the broccoli with salt and pepper, then pop into the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes or until it starts to brown. Remove the tray, and leave to cool.
  4. Whether you choose to make your own base from scratch or simply buy one from the store, line another tray with baking paper and pop on the base. Then spread a thin layer of the pesto onto the centre of the base.
  5. Chop up some capsicum and top off with mozzarella cheese before baking in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown.
  6. Remove the pizza from the oven and sprinkle over the roasted broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes and basil to taste before cutting and serving.

Recipe and image via Oh My Veggies

By Felicia Sapountzis