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Recipe for a Healthy Thyroid ~ Quinoa Pizza

It is with great joy that I present to you the recipe for Quinoa Pizza. Delicious and actually good for the thyroid…and the soul. I have not had a slice of pizza in 13 years, since that fateful day when I discovered that gluten and I could no longer be friends. Since then I have been gazing longingly into pizzeria windows, dreaming of the day when I would once again be able to have a slice of my own. That day is finally here and I am celebrating with my very own pizza party.

First, I must thank the genius blogger who came up with the original quinoa pizza recipe. Charity Dasenbrock of www.forlifepersonalchef.com, my hungry thyroid and I would like to express our sincere gratitude.

I have made a few minor tweaks to Charity’s recipe and in the spirit of ease, I will just reprint the original recipe with my own modifications. I created my pizza in a rectangle glass pan, as that is what I had available. Others have used a cake pan or a skillet pan.

For the amazing nutritional information on how quinoa nourishes the thyroid and for detailed instructions on how to prepare quinoa, check out this post. In addition to the goodness from the quinoa, the veggies on top support a healthy thyroid. Onion aids the liver in detoxifying chemicals. Mushrooms contain selenium and are heavy in the B-vitamin family. They also contain a good amount of copper, which helps produce thyroxine, a thyroid hormone. The high vitamin C content of zucchini makes it a great antioxidant.

Quinoa Pizza

1 ½ cup quinoa, rinsed and soaked overnight
¾ cup water
1 t salt
¼ cup olive oil
zucchini, mushroom & onion, sliced thinly and marinated in little oil and spices (salt, pepper, oregano, etc.)

1. Drain quinoa and blend with water and salt until smooth.
2. Put pan in oven and preheat oven to 450 degrees.
3. Once pan is hot, pour olive oil in and place back in oven for 5 minutes.
4. Put marinated veggies in separate container in oven, uncovered.
5. Pour quinoa mixture evenly into pan.
6. Cook for 25 minutes, spray with oil and then flip over. Add sauce, veggies and any other toppings your heart and thyroid desire.
7. Cook for another 15 minutes. Serve!

Cool thoroughly uncovered. Store refrigerated up to a week. Quinoa pizza is great cold and acks well for lunch. YUM!

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  1. gina

    Wow, this looks so yummy! the quinoa is the crust? very cool! I don’t eat gluten any more either……and it’s been a good thing! thx for sharing this!
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    1. Mikelle

      Hi Gina~ Yes, quinoa is the crust and it really tastes like dough! It’s great and I am excited to further explore what can be done with blended quinoa. Definitely must figure out some dessert. Anyway, if you make it, make sure you get the pan really hot before putting the quinoa batter in (I learned this the hard way!)

  2. becca

    The pizza really does look delicious! My mom had a tumor on her thyroid many years ago and had to undergo surgery to remove it. She still has a scar from ear to ear where they made the incision.
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  3. armywifeandmom

    Love your blog! Thank you for the recipes and information. I absolutely loved your post on acceptance. I have been going through some of the same things.


    1. Mikelle

      Hi Andrea~ Thanks for the comment! Your blog has some great recipes too, as well as great info on how you are navigating the Sea of Hashi. Hope you are feeling well today 🙂

  4. Sandy

    So, the whole uncooked quinoa is just soaked and than pureed with water, salt and olive oil in a blender? I just wanted to check before I made the endevor. Thanks.

    1. Mikelle

      Hi Sandy! Yes, that is all you have to do. So easy. Honestly, I think the hardest part is washing the quinoa because it is so little that it is easy to spill out. But once you have soaked it (which is absolutely necessary), it is super simple.

      I would love to hear how your pizza turns out!

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