Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Pizza made Healthier

You can have your Pizza and eat it too!  We try to eat healthy, but we are human and still crave our old favorites like Pizza. So my Stud Muffin challenged me by asking for Pizza. Well we all know that Pizza is not normally diet food, but this way you can still enjoy an old favorite and not feel deprived. I make sure that I use Pita bread that is healthier for the Pizza dough. My brand was 0g Fat and 5g Fiber. Use a low fat cheese and sprinkle on some Parmesan just before eating, it's a low fat high calcium cheese. Watch out in your Pizza sauce because sometimes they sneak in extra fat and sugar, mine was 25 calories per 1/4 cup, 0.5 g Fat and 2g Sugar with 1g Fiber. It's important to read the nutrition labels. So we all know how everyone has their favorite toppings and mine is to pile on as many veggies as possible without any meat or just plain cheese. If you are a Pepperoni lover please try the reduced fat Turkey Pepperoni.

  • whole wheat pita bread
  • Sargento reduced fat 4 cheese grated Italian
  • 1 can Pizza sauce, I used Furmano's
  • granulated garlic powder
  • Toppings are optional; onion, black olives, pepper, mushrooms, or reduced fat turkey Pepperoni.
  • Optional garnishes: Parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Meanwhile chop and prepare veggies. On a large cookie sheet place up to 6 Pita's, add about 1/4 cup or less of Pizza sauce, add 1/4 cup grated cheese then sprinkle cheese with a generous amount of garlic powder, now add the optional toppings. Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with optional garnishes just before eating. Enjoy!

If you are worried about the Pizza sticking just put a dusting of corn meal on the bottom of the cookie sheet before placing Pizza's on it. It creates an air pocket and they will not stick.

This is a peek of my secret ingredient list. Fast, Frugal and Healthy! What's not to love here?

You can even have a Pizza party and have everyone custom make their own.

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