Sunday, August 15, 2010

Simple Sunday

I love pizza for so many reasons. It's a familiar comfort food. It's warm and tasty and gooey. It's easy, especially if you have it delivered or if you "make" it yourself (i.e. take it out of the freezer and pop it in the oven).Unfortunately, those methods usually also give you over-sized portions and tons of extra fat. I have a recipe that's simple and lower in fat that is great for busy days.

I use whole wheat pitas as the crust and turkey pepperoni, diced garlic, some veggies as my toppings. All you do is pile on your toppings and toss it in the oven and wait for it to bake. It doesn't get any simpler that that!

And when it's done (in a whopping 10 minutes!), you have a delicious filling entree!

Yes, that is fruit cocktail. And that's salad from a bag. This is Simple Sunday, after all!

Much lower in fat, but I will admit, still very high in sodium. You could lower it by making your own marinara or omitting the turkey pepperoni and adding extra veggies or some fresh meat.

What's your favorite go-to meal on busy nights??

Here's the stats:

Nutritional Information
Servings Per Recipe: 1
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 373
Fat: 1.4 g
Sodium: 994 mg
Fiber: 8.5 g

And the recipe:

FNF Pita Pizza

1 whole wheat pita
1/4 c marinara sauce
1/4 c mozzarella cheese
1/2 tbsp diced garlic
~10 spinach leaves
6 turkey pepperoni rounds

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place pita on baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Cover with marinara, then the garlic, then cheese. Top with spinach and turkey pepperoni.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese has melted.

1 comment:

  1. I love using whole wheat pitas as the base for simple and so delicious. I also make my own pizza sauce to cut back on sodium. This is making me want to make some right now!