If you started with a New Year’s resolution of eating healthier and getting fit by now you are tired of being good, your eating choices are boring and you are ready to give up, right?
I know that feeling. I have been making small changes in my health since August 24th and it is HARD. The eating portion of being healthy will always be my biggest struggle.
What can I say I love food! And not just any food. Cinnamon rolls, cookies, candy, and chocolate kinda food.
My guess is that in three months it will be even better. I thought I would share with you some recipes that help me maintain a lower calorie, balanced type of diet.
I love me some pizza. I grew up in the Chicagoland area so good pizza runs in my blood. While I would love to eat Giordanos pizza every day (All you Chicagoans give me a whoop whoop!) I would weigh as much as a small house if I did.
I still splurge on good yummy grease-infested pizza once in a while. But for the majority of my pizza eating I try and cut down the calories. The things that makes pizza such a heavy meal is the crust and the toppings.
I have tried English muffin and sandwich-thin bread crust. They are pretty decent but my new find is the Flatout Breads.
I was perusing Kroger’s deli/bakery section the other day and decided to give the Light Sundried Tomato a whirl and I am officially hooked.
- One Flatout Bread Light Sundried Tomato (90 calories)
- 2 ounces of cooked shredded chicken breast (80 calories)
- 1/4 cup of pizza sauce (30 calories)
- 1/2 cup of reduced fat mozzarella cheese (140 calories)
- Optional: 1 tbs basil pesto (this adds 60 calories – but it is so good)
How To make the 350 Calorie Chicken & Basil Pizza
1. Set your oven to 375 degrees. Once heated, warm the Flatout bread in the oven for 3 minutes to crisp up the crust.
2. Optional: Spread 1 tablespoon of pesto over crust.
3. Spread 1/4 cup of pizza sauce. Then add chicken, basil and cheese.
4. Bake for another 7-10 minutes.
So good and less than 350 calories without the pesto. 400 calories with the pesto.
That makes a great lunch or dinner and it is really filling.
You could obviously add more veggies to it. Unfortunately eating greens for me is a challenge and I would rather not subject my pizza to them.
However, I added tomatoes to it the other day and that was yummy too. What other healthy option pizza have you tried and liked?