Ayurvedic Pizza (a great way to sneak vegetables into your child's diet)

Ayurvedic Pizza

Who doesn't like Pizza?  This recipe uses Chapattis for the pizza dough. And, it's so brilliant. By blending cooked brocolli and tofu, and spreading it over the Chapattis with your favorite sauce, you get a great tasting pizza that is healthy to eat. If you are not into dairy products, you can substitute the organic mozzarella cheese for your favorite vegan cheese. 

Ayurvedic Pizza

 

Makes 3 individual pizzas

by Kumuda Reddy, M.D. and Linda Egenes

Ingredients

  • 6 organic, whole-wheat flour tortillas or chapattis
  • 2 cups freshly-made pesto sauce, or fresh pizza sauce, or 1 jar of organic pizza sauce or pesto
  • ¾ cup broccoli florets
  • ½ lb. organic tofu
  • 1½ cups fresh organic mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup olives
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Oregano to garnish

 

Directions

  1. Steam broccoli and tofu until tender and salt to taste. Blend in blender until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a separate fry pan, dry roast the whole-wheat tortillas about 40 seconds on each side over a medium heat.
  3. Make fresh pizza sauce with the spices. Set aside.
  4. Place three tortillas on a baking pan. Spread a thin layer of cheese over each tortilla and then place another tortilla on top.
  5. This makes a thicker crust and makes it easier to eat. Brush the top tortilla with olive oil. Then spread a layer of pizza sauce.
  6. Next comes the tofu mixture. Spread a thin layer of it over the sauce. Spread the cheese over the tofu mixture. Garnish with olives and a pinch of oregano.
  7. Place in a 350 ˚F preheated oven and bake about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Recipes excerpted with permission from the book Super Healthy Kids: A Parent's Guide to Maharishi Ayurveda by Kumuda Reddy, M.D., and Linda Egenes.

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Disclaimer
The sole purpose of these articles is to provide information about the tradition of ayurveda. This information is not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease. If you have any serious acute or chronic health concern, please consult a trained health professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. If you are seeking the medical advice of a trained ayurvedic expert, call or e-mail us for the number of a physician in your area. Check with your doctor before taking herbs or using essential oils when pregnant or nursing.

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In 1959, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi embarked on a global quest to revive the practice of a simple meditation technique known as Transcendental Meditation®, with the goal of helping people achieve lives free of stress and infused with inner peace. Since then, millions of people, in over 50 countries, have learned Transcendental Meditation. The importance of turning inward and relieving stress is now widely accepted around the world due to Maharishi's efforts. As part of his revival of this ancient wisdom, Maharishi introduced Ayurveda to the western world. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda literally translated ...

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