Friday, May 1, 2015

The BEST Pizza Ever!

So let’s face it. Pizza is good! It is probably one of the most eaten foods in America! Why in the world would anyone want to stop eating it, even when they are working on losing weight? I don’t think that we have to give it up! Ever 😉 I think we just have to tweak it a little bit!

So we used to load it with fatty meats- pepperoni, sausage, bacon, etc… but not anymore! Here is our recipe that even the kiddos will eat!

First- we use a STORE BOUGHT PIZZA CRUST! Yes- we do. Okay- do I KNOW that homemade is better for us? Yes. Do I KNOW that we should do the cauliflower crust- sure! But in all honestly- I DON’T LIKE IT. (There I said it 😉 ) So, you know what? Our pizza crust we use is not super ‘clean’ but for once a week saving us from going through a Dominos or Pizza Hut- this takes the cake! We are human and just do our best!

So- we use THIN CRUST! It is super thin and the brand name is Mama Mary’s. We really love to get the little personal pan size ones too and let our kids make their own! It’s fun and gets them involved in making healthy choices for their toppings.

We lay out the crust and then add a drizzle of EVOO to the top and spread it around.

Next- sauce! We do choose an organic pizza sauce- it is honestly whatever brand we can find on sale or that they have at the store. ANY BRAND WORKS! it’s just sauce!

Then we sprinkle the sauce covered crust with some garlic powder and onion powder.

Then comes the mozorella- again- any kind! I do buy the shredded cheese. Again- quick, easy and it works.

Then we load it with HEALTHY OPTIONS!

I do turkey pepperoni bc our kids love it. Then we always have mushrooms, sliced colored peppers, banana peppers, onions and whatever we feel like! That is it most of the time. Sometimes we get funky and do a hawaiian pizza! Really whatever you want- just choose wisely to get your veggies in!

Then-we have a size of salad or asparagus! And usually a La Croix sparkling water to make us feel like we are drinking some pop with it 😉

So- there you have it! Our favorite meal- revealed!!

Hope you enjoy!

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Mini Pita Pizzas


I am guessing that we are not the only family that has a love affair with pizza? My kids would literally eat it every single day! (Who am I kidding, so would I!!) So, with this recipe we can eat it and not feel crappy afterwards! My kids love it with or without the veggies.. it was a fight at first with vegetables, but now they don’t even question them!! (Most of the time. KIDS ARE KIDS!! Sometimes they just want to argue 😉 )

So, give these a try and I promise they won’t disappoint!


  • 100% Whole Wheat Mini Pitas
  • Olive oil
  • Shredded Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese
  • Natural Pizza Sauce
  • Any veggies!!!!   I have used sauteed mushrooms, spinach, red peppers, garlic, red onions, fresh tomatoes and basil.  You can also experiment with sliced chicken, ground turkey, ect.

Arrange pitas on a cookie sheet and lightly brush with oil.  Top with pizza sauce, veggies and mozzarella.  Bake on 400 degrees until cheese is melted.  Enjoy as an appetizer, snack or meal!  We serve with a big side salad!

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