Healthy Gluten-Free Veggie Pizza | Nutrition Stripped
Eat Well Feb. 23. 2021

Garden Veggie Pizza

Feb. 23. 2021
McKel Hill Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Hill Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Founder of Nutrition Stripped and the Mindful Nutrition Method™

This Garden Veggie Pizza is topped with a variety of vegetables and nutrients, making it a great balance of nutritious and delicious!

If you’re looking for a satisfying way to incorporate more veggies into your day, this is an easy way to do so!

Not only can you top your pizza with a mix of several veggies that give you a variety of nutrients, but making homemade pizza is also a way to bring a little more enjoyment to the process.

This recipe is a combination of some of our favorite ingredients that taste well together to give you inspiration but using this template, you can make the gluten-free veggie pizza recipe your own by using any veggies, sauce, and cheese you prefer!

Using the Foundational Five to Make a Garden Veggie Pizza

A Foundational Five Nourish Meal is any meal that contains all 5 elements within our Foundational Five system: non-starchy carbohydrates, starchy carbohydrates, healthy fat, protein, and the Flavor Factor.

The Foundational Five supports you in nourishing your physical body so you can learn what to eat, which is the first step in mindful eating. The remainder is knowing how to eat and to experience your food positively.

By including these 5 elements on your Gluten-Free Veggie Pizza, you’re supporting your physical body on a cellular level, ensuring you’re consuming the nutrients you need to have a sharp focus, calm digestion, lasting energy, sound sleep, and vibrant long-term health.

Here are the following Foundational Five Elements in this Gluten-Free Veggie Pizza (as always, you’re encouraged to make this your own by adjusting to your unique preferences within the guidelines of the Foundational Five):

1 • Non-starchy Carbohydrate

2 • Starchy Carbohydrate

  • Simple Mills Almond Flour Pizza Dough Mix

3 • Healthy Fat

  • Olives
  • Olive oil
  • Cheeses of your choice (we love homemade Almond Ricotta)

4 • Protein

  • Tempeh crumbles
  • Hemp seeds

5 • Flavor Factor

  • Any additional spices and herbs 
  • Tomato sauce
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The Recipe

Serves 2-4



Simple Mills Almond Flour Pizza Dough Mix

Apple cider vinegar

Olive oil


Your favorite tomato sauce 



Brussels sprouts 


Cherry Tomatoes

Red Pepper


Red pepper flakes (to taste)

Hemp seeds


Optional: your choice of cheese, homemade almond ricotta, or omit the cheese

Any other pizza toppings you like!


Step 1

Make the Simple Mills Almond Flour Pizza Dough according to the directions on the box. Bake without toppings for 15 minutes. 

Step 2

While the dough is baking, chop all of the veggies and chop the tempeh into crumbles.

Step 3

Once the crust has baked for 15 minutes, layer on your favorite tomato sauce, vegetables, tempeh, spices, cheese, and any other toppings you enjoy. Bake for another 15 minutes. 

Step 4.

Sprinkle on hemp seeds to taste!


Have Leftovers? Here’s What To Do With Them:

As always, store in an airtight glass container that we recommend from the NS Shop. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Can’t wait to see you try it!

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