June is National Dairy Month, and I’ve partnered with GoVeggie foods to bring you three grilled vegan pizzas! Just because it is National Dairy Month doesn’t mean that if you are 100% dairy free or majority dairy free (hello, that’s me), that you have to break the diet, or just not celebrate. Because also… who isn’t looking for something to constantly celebrate?
I am majority dairy free myself, I do not buy any dairy products. I drink almond milk, I don’t buy cheese (but I do dabble in the occasional cheeseboard or cheeseburger… I love cheeseburgers and will not ever give them up), I don’t buy ice cream (I even quit my beloved Halo Top), I don’t buy yogurt (aside from dairy a lot of yogurts have hella sugar in them), I don’t even have a stick of butter in my fridge. I use coconut oil or olive oil to cook with.
My body is overall sensitive. My mom and I have discussed we are fairly positive that I have some intolerance to dairy. When I was a baby, I was a pain in the ass… aka I just cried all the time (from what I’m told). My mom started feeding me soy milk, and my attitude changed…. thennnnn she went back to just giving me regular milk. My mom isn’t a super fan of soy, and allllllllllll the way back in 1993 there wasn’t as many other non-dairy milk options as there was now.
So, growing up, I would drink milk at dinner every night. I would eat cereal with milk every morning. I had such bad acne as a teenager, I had these super skinny limbs and then this gut, even in the summer (still) I get super bad dry skin… Like, I’m not kidding my entire body is sensitive… makes up for my lack of emotions, I guess.
Come to living on my own in college, the rise of Netflix, and my growing love for all things documentaries, I started watching food documentaries and paying attention to what I was eating. I realized that 1. the skim milk I was buying had so much sugar in it 2. skim milk isn’t natural, so these factories/farmers/what have you, had to go through this whole process to cut down the milk (that freaked me OUT) 3. these cows were not treated right, and I really don’t even trust if a milk claims to be “organic” because I feel as though the FDA has too loose of terms to consider something “organic”
So, I started buying unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and that was about how far I went with no dairy for the past few years. Now, I’m dairy free like 80-90% of the time. Which is why I am so happy that GoVeggie sent me these products. I tried GoVeggie in college, then just fell off the wagon. Let me tell you, I am 100% back on. GoVeggie has a ton of different cheese products for you to choose from. So let me start with the fact that they have just lactose free, lactose and soy free, and then vegan cheeses.
Then, building off of that, they have single slices of cheese (so you can go and throw that on your burgers- veggie or regular), they have shredded cheese, cream cheese, spreads + mini containers of cheese (perfect for your lunch), and then they have bars and parmesan cheese. I tried the vegan bars and the parmesan cheese.
You might be like “why didn’t she just use the shredded cheeses for these pizzas?” Well, I wanted more of a margharita/chunky cheese pizza. These bars crumbled just easy enough that it was not any extra work and they were the perfect size.
So let’s talk pizza. Yes, this pita is vegan. Don’t know how to tell if your pita bread is vegan? Read this article right here. The three kinds of grilled vegan pizzas we have here are
- Sun-Dried Tomato + Basil with White American GoVeggie and a vegan pesto/sundried tomato blended sauce
- Spinach + Artichoke with White American GoVeggie and a simple olive oil spread for sauce
- Roasted Garlic Mushroom + Fire Roasted Red Pepper with White American + Meatless Bacon GoVeggie and a simple tomato red sauce. Need to tell if your red sauce is vegan? Read this article here
This pizza right up here, is the roasted garlic mushroom + fire roasted red pepper pizza. here’s what you’ll need for this pizza.
- Roasted Garlic Mushrooms – in a small pan over medium heat, heat up 2 tbsp olive oil. Mince or chop 2 cloves of fresh garlic, and put that in your pan. Allow your garlic to brown for a minute or two. Add in your mushrooms and sautee until they are cooked to your desire.
- Fire Roasted Red Peppers- I just bought these from the store.
- Vegan Tomato Sauce
- GoVeggie White American + Meatless Bacon Style Bar, crumbled
This bad boy right up here is the spinach and artichoke pizza. Here’s what you’ll need for this one
- Marinated Artichokes
- Fresh Spinach
- Olive Oil
- GoVeggie White American Style Bar, crumbled.
Then last, but not least, the sun-dried tomato basil pizza.
- Sun-Dried Tomatoes
- Fresh Basil
- Vegan Pesto(ish) Sauce- for this i blended together 3-4 basil leaves, 2 sun-dried tomatoes and 2-3 tbsp olive oil.
- GoVeggie White American Style Bar, crumbled
Let me tell you….. these pizzas were some of the best pizzas I’ve ever had. This cheese melted is SO CREAMY. One may think that because it is vegan and not cheese that it wouldn’t be legit. I honestly want all my pizzas made with this cheese. Even my mom and dad said the pizza was so good. That’s when you know. For more information about GoVeggie you can find their website and social medias below!
Below you will find the instructions for how to grill these pita pizzas!