I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just
need really want a slice of pizza. You know? All that cheesy goodness and pepperoni. Yum! Yep, I love a good pizza!
But when I became conscious of exactly what I was eating, I decided that maybe all that yumminess wasn’t really worth it. If you’ve been following my weight loss story, you know that I live by the rule of “I choose NOT to have it.” I can have it if I want, but I’m choosing NOT do. Big difference between that and I CAN’T have it. I mean, all that grease will just make me feel sluggish and gross not to mention all the work it will take to rid my body of those calories. I did a quick internet search on how many calories are in a slice of pizza. I found estimates ranging from 230 calories per slice to over 400 calories–per slice! And I don’t know about you, but I usually want at least 2 slices of pizza, right? Holy cow! Those 2 slices of pizza would take up almost half of my daily calorie budget right there! And let’s not even talk about the fat and sodium content…yikes!
So sometimes I decide to spend my calories on pizza, but most of the time it’s not worth it to me. But, I still love the taste of pizza! That’s why I invented a way to have my pizza and eat it too–Pizza Quesadilla!
What you need:
Whole wheat flour tortillas (I like low carb tortillas)
Turkey pepperoni (or you could use turkey sausage, chicken, whatever pizza toppings you like)
Onions, mushrooms, peppers, etc.
Here’s what you do:
- Place a tortilla in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
- Spread pizza sauce on half the tortilla. It will only take about 2 teaspoons.
- Place toppings on top of the pizza sauce.
- Sprinkle with a small amount of cheese.
- Fold the tortilla so that the “clean” half of the tortilla covers the toppings.
- Let the quesadilla brown. Flip and brown on the other side.
- Voila! Pizza for about 150 calories and 6 grams of fat (depending on toppings).
So there you go. Let me know what you think. Could this be a potential substitute for pizza for you?
Talk to me:
What other ways have you tried to “healthy up” pizza?
What’s a recipe you invented?