Healthy Temple: Vegetarian Pizza!

Pizza and pasta are my favorite foods. Of all time. Ever.

However, they are not always conducive to weight-loss, nor are they generally ‘low cal’. So, when I was was 40+ pounds heavier, I thought, “How the heck am I going to be able to lose weight?! Pizza is too good!”

But determined I was, and after a bit of experimenting, this recipe is what I managed to come up with. It’s low cal, incredibly delicious, and super fast to put together! Also, my “meat eater” husband says this is his favorite meal I cook!

Disclaimer: I am not a certified nutritionist, I am not a certified fitness instructor or anything of the sort. I’m a normal, everyday person, and this is just what helped me to feel I was indulging, and still being healthy at the same time.

Here are the ingredients I used. You can switch it up and use whatever vegetables you love most!

Don’t these look delicious?

1 cup Spinach

3 Baby Bella Mushrooms, sliced

3/4 of a bell pepper, diced (I used Red, Green, and Yellow)

1/4 cup Red Onion

2 Tbls Basil Pesto (or enough to spread as a sauce)

1/2 cup cheese ( I used Colby-Jack)

1 Tortilla

1 serving = 1/2 – 1 full tortilla pizza

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Take out the Tortilla, this will be your crust.

I used Mission Wraps Sun-Dried Tomato Basil.

Get out a knife and open up the Basil Pesto.

This is freakin' ambrosia, I swear. I use this all the time!

This is freakin’ ambrosia, I swear. I use this all the time!

Spread the 2 Tbls pesto onto the tortilla. Make sure you don’t use too much or it will soak the crust, and won’t be as tasty.

Dice up all your preferred veggies. I find it works best to put the spinach on the bottom, and layer the veggies on top. This might seem like a lot of veggies, but it will really make you feel full, for a small amount of calories.

Oops! Almost forgot the onions! I threw them on with the cheese.

Now put it onto a pizza pan, and put it in your oven for 5-7 minutes, depending on how crispy you prefer it.

And, voilà! A gourmet, delicious, healthy pizza to satisfy your craving!

(The shadow is me ready to chow down! lol)

(The shadow is me ready to chow down! lol)

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do, guys. Let me know what you think!

Peace and Love!

Rhed

 

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