Did you hear about the new law in Congress, allowing 1/8 cup (2 Tbsp.) tomato paste to count as a serving of vegetables in school lunches, instead of the half cup required of other vegetables? It inflates pizza's nutritional profile.
I was musing on this as I made pizza for supper the other night. School pizza is made of white flour crust, tomato paste and corn syrup, and cheese. No flavor, no whole grains, just some high-sodium tomato paste and cheese product mozzarella.
Homemade pizzas are different.
Exhibit A: 100% whole wheat crust, homemade pizza sauce thickened by hours of simmering, not tomato paste, mozzarella, Parmesan, green olives, mushrooms, and onions
Exhibit B: same healthy crust, sauce and cheese, just with lots of spinach, blue cheese, and garlic
I am a wife and mother of two. I am a stay-at-home mom, part time cookbook editor, a Mennonite, and a city dweller. I like to make things (see the blog categories below). This blog is a record of what I make and the ways I try to be thrifty. Welcome!
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