Mediterranean Steak Pizza
With fewer than 2 grams of saturated fat in 3 ounces, sirloin is one of the leanest red meats. But what it lacks in fat, sirloin makes up for with plenty of iron, a mineral moms-to-be need to help stave off pregnancy-induced anemia and deliver oxygen for your baby's development. Spinach also provides iron, which helps develop red blood cells.
- DIY Dough (http://www.fitpregnancy.com/nutrition/recipe/diy-pizza-dough)
- 10 sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)
- 1/2 cup sliced roasted red bell peppers
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus 2 teaspoons for frying steak
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper chili flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 6-ounce sirloin steak, thinly sliced
- 1/2 pound pizza dough, pricked and oiled
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 cup (about 4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/3 cup chopped black or Kalamata olives
- 1/3 cup sliced artichoke hearts
- 1 small yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup basil, torn (for garnish)
1. To make sauce, place sun-dried tomatoes in a bowl and cover with hot water until softened, about 15 minutes. Place soaked tomatoes, 3 tablespoons of the soaking liquid, roasted red bell peppers, olive oil, oregano, chili flakes and black pepper in a blender and mix until smooth. Set aside.
2. Fry steak slices with 2 teaspoons olive oil, 6 minutes on each side.
3. To prepare dough, preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Coat a rimless baking sheet with 1 teaspoon oil or top with a sheet of parchment paper. Roll dough into 12-by-9-inch rectangle or 12-inch round no more than 1/4 inch thick. Transfer to prepared sheet, prick crust all over with fork and brush dough with another 2 teaspoons of oil, concentrating on the edges.
4. Spread tomato sauce over pizza dough and top with steak and remaining ingredients, in order. Bake for 15 minutes. Garnish with basil.