Ever in the mood for a big slice of pizza yet fear that it is not the healthiest thing for dinner during the week? Last night, with little energy to cook something too intricate, pizza was on the menu as a last minute throw together. Although, yes, I’ll admit I took the easy way out for dinner, this healthier spin didn’t leave me feeling too terribly guilty.
The key is using low fat, healthier ingredients and substituting in whole wheat flour tortillas for the crust.
My fridge/freezer and cabinets already contained all of the ingredients. We were good to go!
Flour tortillas, turkey pepperoni, turkey kielbasa, mushrooms, frozen spinach, shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, dried herbs, fresh garlic, olive oil, sea salt, crushed red pepper, and some fresh black pepper.
A few tidbits for guilt-free pizza:
If you are looking for a little thicker, crispier of a crust that won’t snap in half, place on tortilla face down on your tin foil, pour a tsp. of olive oil on top, smear, then place another tortilla on top of that: creating a double-decker.
I love pepperoni and sausage on my pizza. Turkey pepperoni and turkey kielbasa are great alternatives to satisfying those cravings. Slice up the kielbasa prior, sauté in a medium skillet, then pile on your pizza prior to placing it in the oven to achieve a nice crisp.
As a substitute for pizza sauce on the meat pizza, tomato sauce was used and then extra seasoning was added for flavor. Top with low-fat shredded cheese, either on top of your other toppings or underneath… complete personal preference.
For a white pizza, skip the tomato sauce, add some olive oil and more seasoning to the top of the tortilla, then pile with any veggies you’d like. These had sautéed spinach and mushrooms.
Once everything is cooked/melted to your liking, flip the broiler on to crisp up the edges of the tortilla. Be careful to keep an eye on these guys while the broiler is on!!! They can burn quickly if not watched!
Remove from oven and enjoy.