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Secret Service Pizza Delight

“Recently, I have had to change my diet because of tummy troubles. So, for the last month, we have been eating ‘clean’ and gluten, dairy, and corn free,” says Ava. “My favorite foods are veggies and pizza, so we decided to make a pizza I could eat. It's really yummy and healthy, and I hope you love it as much as my mom and I do...and I really hope you love the secret ingredient as much as we do, too!” - Ava Nebben, Age 9, Minnesota

Makes 4 Servings


For the Crust:

  • 1 ½ cups almond flour
  • ¼ cup tapioca flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup flax seed meal
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ tablespoon butter or grapeseed oil

For the Sauce:

  • ¾ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon basil pesto or grapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon pizza seasoning

For the Toppings:

  • ¼ cup diced red bell peppers
  • 1 cup spinach
  • ¼ cup dairy-free cheese, or regular cheese if you can have dairy
  • ½ cup diced zucchini
  • Drizzle of hot sauce (shhh, that’s the secret ingredient)


  1. To make the Crust: Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a large mixer bowl, thoroughly combine the crust ingredients with a mixer paddle or a wooden spoon. Line a large baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper, and place the dough on top. Place another piece of parchment paper on top and roll the dough out with a rolling pin until it's a thin even circular crust. Take off the top piece of parchment paper and bake the crust for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, mix the sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Once the pizza crust is light brown, remove it from the oven and raise the oven temperature to 400°F. Remove the bottom piece of parchment paper, and place the crust back on the baking sheet. Evenly spread the sauce on the pizza crust, and put the diced red bell peppers on top of the sauce. Place the spinach on next and then sprinkle the cheese over the spinach. Finally, evenly place the zucchini on top of the pizza and drizzle some hot sauce on top if you like spicy food. Put the pizza back in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Remove from oven, and enjoy! I hope you liked the secret ingredient.

393 calories; 19g fat; 45g carbohydrates; 12g protein

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