Fitness Food Friday: Pizza Night!


Homemade Pizza

I'm so excited for tonight because its pizza night at our house and I feel like I deserve an award for all the hard work I put in this week. Nothing is better then homemade dough but who has time for that. I love Sirnas gluten free dough. Whole foods, trader joes and heinens have a wonderful whole wheat dough as well. You can buy it frozen or thawed. Its all the same.

Grocery list

Pizza dough

Fresh garlic ( chopped)

Bunch of arugula

Goat cheese (I use Mackenzie...keeping it local)

Fresh figs quartered( optional)

Red onion sliced

2 bell peppers roasted( I use red and yellow for color)

Good olive oil

1/2 cup of flour or as needed


You can find roasted peppers at any grocery store but i always like to make my own because it is so simple and takes little time to do. Start by roasting the peppers. To do that cut peppers in half and clean out the seeds. Place on a roasting rack on broil at high heat. Watch them carefully because they burn easily. I know they are done when peppers start to turn light black. Transfer them to a bowl and cover with siran wrap until cooled. When they are cooled start to peel skin off and slice them longwise. Next slice the onion and put in a with olive oil and cook on a low heat until you can see it start to carmalize. When the peppers and onions are done put aside. Lay the pizza dough on a counter with a little flour and roll it out with a rolling pin until you get the size you want. Then brush the dough with olive oil and spread the chopped garlic on top. Add arugula, peppers, figs, onions and top it off with the goat cheese. For the cheese break it apart and place pieces all over pizza. Finally drizzle some olive oil and bake at 400 until done.

Meet the Author

Sarah Williams is a graduate of the Art Institute of Colorado with a Culinary degree and a background in nutrition. She has spent time honing her skills in local restaurants including Giovannis and Fire. For the past three years Sarah has been a personal chef for elite and professional athletes, designing menus that adhere to strict dietary needs. When she is not cooking, Sarah is a mom to two active children and enjoys yoga, biking, and cross training workouts with her husband. Being physically fit, healthy, and knowing where her food comes from are passions of hers. If you would like to reach Sarah personally, email her at Every Friday, Sarah will have a new healthy and delicious recipe to share with the fitness community. Stay tuned for next week's recipe!

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