Being vegan isn’t as bad as some people may think. I still eat yummy food! One of those yummy foods is vegan pizza!
I became vegan in July 2017. (WOW, it’s been a little over a year! I hadn’t been keeping track. ) after watching the documentaries Forks Over Knives and What The Health. It was eye-opening! I talk about that more here. Also, my son has multiple food allergies so our selection of food was already limited. I didn’t mind the change to a vegan diet which we were very close to with the exception of meat. I talk about his allergies and how we have adjusted here.
Onto the vegan pizza. I used to LOVE pizza! The cheesy goodness! YUMMY!! On Saturday nights if my husband and I had a stay at home, movie date night sometimes we would order pizza. Well, takeout pizza stopped and it was something that I was missing. I tried a few types of vegan cheese, plus made some at home, but didn’t find any that I liked until Follow Your Heart. I was skeptical about trying it out but I tried it and I actually like it! So when in the mood for a pizza my little helper (son) and I make ourselves a homemade pizza with Follow Your Heart Mozzarella Shreds. Recently, we gave Daiya Mozzarella Style Shreds a try again. It wasn’t bad.
Making homemade vegan pizza requires only a few ingredients:
- Premade pizza crust
- Pizza sauce
- WHATEVER toppings you like
- Vegan cheese (We enjoy Follow Your Heart Mozzarella Shreds)
- Homemade Vegan Parmesan Cheese
My son keeps his pizza pretty simple when it comes to toppings. (Spinach and tomatoes) I like a little more. (Spinach, tomatoes, pineapple, bell peppers, mushrooms) Of course, you can put WHATEVER toppings you like when you make your homemade pizza. The Vegan Parmesan Cheese is from The Minimalist Baker. It is yummy and only has FOUR ingredients. She has a lot of good vegan recipes on her website. She’s one of my favorite food bloggers.
Making this vegan pizza not only satisfies my craving for pizza but it also gives me the opportunity to do something fun with my son. I’m teaching him that his allergies/food lifestyle doesn’t mean that he can’t have yummy food, we just have to make it a little different.
What vegan cheese do you like/make? Do you enjoy cooking in the kitchen with your little ones?