Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My Healthy Pita Pizza Recipe

My favorite dinner to make when I’m not in the mood to cook is a healthy pizza. It takes about 1 minute to prepare and 15 to cook.

You'll need :

One whole wheat pita (or other round whole wheat bread)

Your favorite pasta sauce (use whatever kind you have already open)

Low-fat shredded cheese

Cherry tomatoes

Spread the sauce evenly on the pita and leave a ¼ inch rim for crust. Sprinkle the cheese right over the sauce. I like to top the pizza with some dried basil or oregano and cut up cherry tomatoes but you can be creative and use whatever you can find.

I like to put my personal pizza into the toaster oven on 350 degrees for 15 minutes. I take out the pizza when the tomato skins get a little wrinkly. Cut into four pieces and enjoy!

For pizza with a little more protein, grill a piece of chicken and cut it into small slices and top the pizza with it.

For a Hawaiian flair, add small pieces of pineapple. Let the pizza bake for 5 minutes then add the pineapple for the remaining 10 minutes.

What toppings would you add to your personal pizza?

1 comment:

  1. Personally, I prefer the brick-oven-style pizza with very few toppings. Pizza as we know it today was created in Naples, Italy, back in the late 1800s. A Neapolitan pizza-maker made the first pizza -- to honor Queen Margherita -- out of a traditional flat-bread recipe topped with fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and a little bit of basil (supposedly to represent the colors of the Italian flag of that time).

    This very simple pizza, still popular today, became known, of course, as a margherita pizza. I like mine with a little pepperoni or sausage and garlic ... but you just can't beat the simple yet delicious combination of wood-fired crust, tomato, cheese, and basil flavors in a margherita.

    I highly recommend trying out a traditional Neapolitan-style pizza locally at Amadeo's in Lagrangeville, only 20 minutes from Marist College. They import authentic Italian tomatoes, mozzarella cheese made from water buffalo milk (mozzarella di bufala), and bake it in a brick oven imported from Italy and made by craftsmen that came from Italy to construct it. You can find directions and a menu for Amadeo's at

    Bon appetito!


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