Nutritional Upgrade: Pizza

Pizza is delicious. It is there with its cheesy temptation at many social gatherings and whenever we are too lazy to cook for ourselves. However, nutritionally it isn’t the best. We typically eat it from pre-packaged frozen dinners or from the pre-packaged frozen dinners cooked professionally by delivery services. They usually have crust with similar ingredients as the cardboard box it was delivered in, sauce that is more high fructose corn syrup than tomato and cheese that resembles plastic. I have concocted a solution to this dilemma with a recipe that takes about 10 minutes to prepare, is nutritionally reasonable and uses real food.

Dominos Plain Pizza

Cheese-Pizza

dominos nutrition facts

Homemade Pizza

pizza

pizza nutrition facts

Ingredients:

  • Whole grain pita
  • 1 oz. Low-fat mozzarella
  • 1/8 cup Tomato sauce (any type with real ingredients works)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • onions
  • cherry tomatoes

Directions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Fry onions in a pan
  • Spread olive oil on both sides of pita
  • Spread tomato sauce on top-side of pita
  • Put mozzarella on top of tomato sauce
  • Put cherry tomatoes (cut in halves) and onions on top of mozzarella
  • Bake for about 5 minutes (or until it looks ready)

 

 

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