Not only is pizza one of our favorite indulgences, it’s also great for a quick meal when the family is rushing home from work, school, and back out to sports practice. While we want to argue pizza as a well balanced meal, (carbs, veggies, and dairy, what more could you ask for?) we have a simple recipe that can save you time and money when dinner time hits.
Requiring only a few ingredients to keep on hand, our personal pizzas can help you keep your calorie count in check, will take just as much time as calling and waiting 15-20 minutes for a take-out pizza to be ready, and will please everyone in your family since they can add on whatever toppings they choose, so your picky eater won’t fuss. Best of all, we like to pack on some protein to make our pizzas JERSEY STRONG.
What you need:
Whole wheat pita rounds
Jar of your favorite tomato or pizza sauce
Package of low fat mozzarella cheese
What you can add:
Veggies: green peppers, onions, mushrooms, etc.
Spice it up: garlic, crushed red pepper, basil
Now for the fun part, assemble your pizzas!
Spray your baking sheet or foil with no fat olive oil spray to prevent sticking. Add up to 1/4 cup tomato sauce to pita. Top with 2 oz. low fat cheese. We like to crack an egg on top and have it bake right onto our pizza, this will call for a longer bake time as you’ll be able to judge when your egg is baked, but we love the added protein especially if we do not have grilled chicken already cooked. Bake pizza at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes, until cheese is melted.
Whether you want to get the kids involved in making their own pizzas, or just want to make your own personal pita pizza to control your portion size, these pita pizzas are a great way to be able to make something with few ingredients on hand, keep your calories low, and easily add protein to your meal.
What are your favorite toppings you’ll be adding to your pita pizza? Let us know how you’ll be topping your pizza with protein!