Monday, April 4, 2016

80--- Bean Puree Pizza Sauce

Confession: we eat a lot of pizza in this house (homemade pizza that is). So I'm constantly looking for ways to health-ify it.

This is just one of those ways. 

Use a bean puree as your pizza sauce and you have added plant protein and fiber to your meal without much effort (and without freaking out the toddlers in your home).

Bean Puree Pizza Sauce
Makes ~ 1 1/2 cups

1 can cannellini beans (or other white bean), no sodium added, drained and rinsed
8 oz marinara sauce (look for no added sugar and lower in sodium)
1 Tbsp minced garlic
5 large fresh basil leaves
1/4 tsp fennel seed
Dash ground black pepper
Dash salt (to taste)

Blend all ingredients in a large food processor until smooth.

Use as you would any other pizza sauce, layering heavily if using uncooked crust to prevent it from drying out.

Nutrition info per 1/8 recipe: 42 calories, 0 g fat, 2 g protein, 9 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber

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