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pizzog! (pizza blog)

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Pizza is my all time favorite food; I would rather eat pizza than anything, and I know I'm not alone in this. I went through a period where I literally ate pizza every night. For years, we've been making our own relatively healthy pizza, but in my desire to make it healthier and have fewer calories, it's gotten even better recently. For those of you who also cannot live without pizza, I'll share my 'recipe'.

crust: Boboli mini 100% whole wheat pizza crust (400 calories)
sauce: none. I don’t like sauce, but you could add some. I used to use EVOO but no more.
cheese: 1/4 cup Kraft fat free shredded cheddar (45 calories) + 1/4 cup Sargento reduced fat 4-cheese Mexican (80 calories)
toppings: veggies, veggies, veggies - Hungarian hot peppers, bell peppers, roasted red peppers, onions, artichokes, tomatoes, whatever you like
Bake at 450 for 15 minutes.

This whole pizza comes out to less than 600 calories, depending on the toppings, and it is delicious and filling. In the picture below, I used grape tomatoes, onions, and Hungarian hot peppers. I added 2 tablespoons of crumbled goat cheese and cut back on some of the other cheese. To really cut back on calories, use Lawash whole wheat flat bread (70 calories) instead of Boboli, or a small 50 calorie whole wheat tortilla. It's not as good, but still good.

YUM! I have one at least once a week for dinner.

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