Monday, April 21, 2014

Supreme Pita Pizzas


Sometimes when we try to eat healthier, we get this notion in our heads that our food options are limited to salads. This is definitely not the case. There are so many ways you can eat healthy and enjoy a wide variety of meals. In fact, during my first round of 21-day fix, I ate something different so every dingle dinner- not one repeat…

So, over the next few days I will be sharing some of the best fix-approved dinner recipes I have whipped up thus far. Enjoy friends!

Let’s start with one food everyone loves but no one would expect it could be eaten on a “diet”… pizza!


Homemade Supreme Pizzas
Yield: 2-4 pizzas 
Fix Portions (per pizza): 1 red, 1 blue, 1½  green, 1 yellow

Ingredients
·         1 whole wheat pita flatbread (per pizza)
·         1/2 pound lean ground turkey (93% fat free)
·         3 low sodium deli ham slices (diced), or 3 slices turkey bacon (cooked and chopped)
·         Mushrooms, chopped
·         Bell Peppers, diced
·         Onions, chopped
·         1 can san marzano tomatoes (without salt added) OR clean tomato sauce (the one with the best taste, best ingredient list, and best price is Classico Traditional Pizza Sauce- only costs about $2 a jar)
·         Mozzarella cheese
·         Dried oregano or Italian seasoning
·         Garlic and onion powder

Directions
1.      Preheat oven to 400
2.      Place pita directly on the rack and cook for 5-7 minutes (this allows the pita to become crispy like a pizza crust)
3.      Meanwhile, brown ground turkey in a skillet. Season with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper
4.      If you are using a prepared tomato sauce, skip to step 5. If not, keep reading: Mash san marzano tomatoes using a potato masher- it will become the consistency of pasta/pizza sauce. Tip: pour extra sauce in a freezer Ziploc and store in freezer- you can use this later for additional pizzas or pasta.  
5.      Once you remove the crust from the oven, spread sauce (about ½ a green container- or less if you prefer).
6.      Layer 1 red container of mixed ground turkey and ham or bacon
7.      Layer 1 green container of mixed vegetables
8.      Top with 1 blue container of mozzarella cheese and sprinkle dried oregano or Italian seasoning over top
9.      Bake for 5-7 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly

Bonus Variations

Instead of using a pita, you can always make mini-pizzas using a whole wheat English muffin, WW deli round, or WW bagel…or even a WW tortilla

I made a buffalo chicken pizza the other night that was delicious- sub Tabasco for the sauce, shredded chicken for the protein (tossed in extra tobasco and garlic powder), sharp cheddar cheese, and some green onions and peppers for the veggies- hit the spot!


And, if you're looking for another way to jazz up your pizza, make it Mexican! Use Mexican hot sauce (I used Cholula) as the sauce, top with shredded chicken or lean ground turkey (that has been tossed in your favorite, preferably clean salsa), diced bell and jalapeno peppers, black beans, and sharp cheddar or mexican blend shredded cheese. Get creative and top with shredded lettuce, avocado, extra salsa, or some plain nonfat greek yogurt (as a sour cream substitute)




P.S. If you are looking for a great take-out pizza, I recommend Brixx Wood-Fired Pizza. They have a whole wheat crust option for all pizzas and the following are fix-approved (and cost only around $10)...
  1. Margherita
  2. Wood- Roasted Vegetable
  3. Wild Mushroom
  4. Zucchini White
  5. Chicken Florentine (minus bacon)
  6. Rosemary Chicken and Mushroom


Interested in trying the 21-Day Fix for yourself? For more information, please click here or visit www.beachbodycoach.com/melheywardfitness

13 comments:

  1. WOW!!! THANK YOU I WILL DEFINITELY TRY THIS

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    1. Definitely! So great that you can eat pizza and still be eating healthy and losing weight!!

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  2. Best pancakes ever - healthy eating couldn't be better than this. Just love 21 day this day 6 and I'm rocking it -thanks

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    1. LOVE 21-day fix! Keep it up- wishing you the best results!

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  3. GettingbettereverydayFebruary 18, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    How many servings in the pizza and how do they correlate to containers?

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    1. The portions are listed in the recipe above... These are the containers you would check off for every pita: 1 red, 1 blue, 1½ green, 1 yellow. Hope that helps!

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  4. Looks amazing! What brand of flatbread do you use for this? Thanks!

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    1. Thanks! I used the Toufylan (spelling?) whole wheat pitas :)

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  5. THIS WAS AWESOME!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  6. I've been doing this way before the 21 day fix even came out, only I use a whole wheat tortilla, top with classico pizza sauce, turkey pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, and sprinkled with Italian seasoning; baked at 350 (preheated) for 10 minutes. Taste great! You can use other toppings I've used chopped veggies, sausage, etc...

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  7. Do you eat the whole pita as a serving? The 21 day fix booklet says that one half of a small pita is one yellow.

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