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 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 stuff 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)
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do, guys. Let me know what you think!
Peace and Love!