Make Healthy Comfort Food: Crab-Corn Pizza

Ever since I met my husband, I've been on a mission to prove that just because something is healthy, it doesn't mean that it tastes bad. My husband is one of those people who truly believes that the worse a food item is for your health, the tastier it must be.

Clearly, I have my work cut out for me. And yes, it is an ongoing process.

So I decided to start with pizza. After all, when you think of pizza for dinner, I doubt that the term "health food" comes to mind. In fact, you may well believe that pizza is a splurge that will have to be followed by careful eating and a tough, calorie-blasting workout. This fact made pizza an absolutely perfect item to prepare for my dear husband, as I knew he would come to the table without prejudice.

My secret: you can make a delicious pizza that won't blow your diet out of the water. If you can satisfy cravings knowing you've prepared a healthy meal you've found the sweet spot, right?

With that in mind, I wanted to share my latest pizza creation, because it is tasty and healthy. My 2-year-old daughter even loved this pizza. (Minus the cayenne pepper, that is). That makes it a winner, in more ways than one.

Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think of it. Better yet, send me your own ideas!

Crab-Corn Pizza:
1 lb of whole wheat or multi-grain pizza dough
1 8 oz. tub of fresh crab meat
2 fresh ears of corn, sliced off the cob
5oz. of frozen spinach
1/2 cup pesto sauce
cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 450F

Roll out pizza dough and place on a baking sheet. Though it's not pretty, I usually roll it out and cut it in half, placing each half on a cookie tray.

Spread pesto out on the dough, covering it. Sprinkle on spinach, corn, and crab meat. Finish by sprinkling on cayenne pepper.

Bake for 10 minutes, or until the dough is golden brown.

Serve with a salad and a great bottle of red. Enjoy!

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