Bellissimo! The original Pizza Margherita was designed with Italy in mind. The green basil, red tomato sauce, and white cheese reflect the colors of the Italian flag. Our recipe for Margherita Pizza Toast respects that old-world custom while adding a deliciously tasty twist by swapping out the traditional mozzarella and replacing it with Lifeway Farmer Cheese. Our small-batch cheese is an incredibly versatile ingredient that elevates your favorite meals. It enhances your pizza with a tangy bite and nutritional benefits. You’ll never look at pizza the same way again.
Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You Actually Need to Know
With increasing research linking the correlation between probiotics, gut health, and immunity, it’s no secret that the integrity of our gut is vital to our health. Although additional factors such as stress, antibiotic usage, and individual health conditions can contribute to the condition of our gut, a focus on healthy food choices is one of the easiest ways to support the microbiome.
Several studies have shown a strong association between the gut-brain-microbiota. Probiotics introduced to the gut have been found to support immunity, improve allergies, and improve digestion.
Studies have shown that reduced diversity of healthy gut bacteria during early years is associated with an increase in food allergies during school-age years. In addition, kefir made from whole fat milk helps absorb key nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin K is important because it helps your bones absorb calcium. It’s important to know that kefir contains a special trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health. Lifeway Farmer Cheese is also a great source of all these nutrients, just in a different format for all the cheese lovers out there.
Prebiotics + Probiotics = A Healthier You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of fiber-rich plant foods. Your body actually can’t digest prebiotics, so they’re what probiotics feed off of to remain actively working in your digestive system. They help the digestive system by promoting the growth of good bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics work together in balance to make sure our digestive system stays on track and regular. Research has found that consuming a variety of prebiotic and probiotic food sources may improve your body’s natural functions, including both your immune and digestive systems.
- 1/4 cup Farmer Cheese
- 2 small tomatoes
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
- 2 sliced sourdough loaf
- 1 garlic clove
- 4 tbsp pizza sauce of choosing
- 2 tbsp oil
- salt + pepper for taste
- Finely chop the garlic clove and add to the olive oil, set aside.
- Slice your bread to be about 1-1/2 inch thick and drizzle the garlic olive oil over each slice.
- Top your garlic bread with a spoon full of pizza sauce, fresh tomatoes and dollops of farmer cheese. Place in a 350 degree oven till everything starts to become bubbly and golden.
- Top the pizza toast with fresh basil, salt, and pepper. Enjoy!