Sunday, May 1, 2011

Who Says Eating Healthy has to be Boring???

Often times it seems that people think that eating healthy has to be boring or bland. That they will loose the flavor or have to eat boring things.. well... you're wrong!! There are sooo many GREAT and HEALTHY alternatives!! I know for me personally I always try to check the nutritional facts and comparisons.. I opt for low-fat and turkey alternatives 95% of the time just because it's what I like! Granted I know for some people that sort of transition will be hard at first, but you will get used to it... and you waist line will thank you!

I found a few recipes from the amazing Kati Heifner's blog and went ahead and kind of mixed things together and made it my own.. so here it is...

Flat bread Veggie and Turkey Pepperoni Pizza

Mine is the bottom pizza and it was roughly about 300 calories total.. filled with all the good carbs and fiber and loaded with veggies.. light on the cheese and pepperoni! My husband's is the top one which has about 3x more cheese and pepperoni, but it was still only about 400 maybe a little more calories! So here is the breakdown!

I bought Flatout Bread -Multigrain with flax which are delicious for wraps etc, but for today this is our pizza crust, crush tomatoes no salt to use for the sauce [highly recommend this over spaghetti sauce which is packed with hidden sugars and way more calories!!], fresh basil and garlic for seasoning, fresh spinach, fresh green peppers, fresh mushrooms, black olives, extra virgin olive oil, light or low fat mozzarella balls and turkey pepperoni. 

First things first, preheat your oven to 475 and heat up a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a pan. Chop up 2 tablespoons of garlic and saute them in the oil. Next throw in the peppers and mushrooms this would also be a great time to add onion if you so desired and any other veggies, let that saute about 5-10 minutes until soft and then add in the spinach I used about 2 cups for the 2 pizzas. Cover your pan and let saute until your spinach wilts.

In the mean time spray a cookie sheet with cookie spray and place the number of flatbreads you want on them. Next place about 3 tablespoons of crushed tomatoes on each of your pizzas. When the veggies are done, top the crushed tomatoes with your veggie mixed. Next put on black olives, and a few cheese balls and turkey pepperoni slices (keep it light on all of these if you are watching your calories). At the end sprinkle with some fresh chopped basil (I used about a tablespoon and a half total for both) and a few sprinkles of ground black pepper. Place in the oven for about 10 minutes, but watch it and when the cheese is melted and the crust starts to brown you know its finished!!

Just a side note: I used about 6 mozz balls and 7 or 8 pepperoni slices on mine.

Also when you are done cooking, pull them out and let them cool, and then serve. Super yummy, great to fold in half like a sandwich and definitely need a fork to eat all the goodness that falls on your plate!



  1. Rock it momma!!! Trader joes has them pre made as well :)

  2. Premade foods have wayyy more sodium though and that is something I really need to work on! I consume wayy too much as it is. So this is a better way for me to get the goodness and limit that ;]


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