Pizza. It’s one of those forbidden foods when you’re on a diet. Or at least it seems to be. That’s something that has really bothered me because there have been many a night where it was part of our family tradition. Before I started coaching, Friday nights would consist of pizza and movies with my hubby and girls and I kind of felt like that I no longer had that option because I couldn’t find a healthy pizza. So, over the years I’ve tried to find one I’ve liked and one that tasted like “real” pizza and I think I finally did it! You don’t know how HAPPY this makes me feel.
A friend of mind mentioned in a conversation that she had found a new bread and a new pita for her sandwiches and such. I took her recommendation and bought a pack of each knowing I had no clue what I would be making with them. A few days had passed and as I was browsing thru one of my challenge groups, someone mentioned they had pizza. BOOM!! I had an idea. Why couldn’t I make a healthy thin crust pizza? It was worth a shot, anyway. I wasn’t going to let those other failed homemade pizza attempts get in the way.
So, I took out my pots and pans, grabbed veggies from the fridge, some part skim mozzarella cheese, and browned some spicy turkey sausage. Thankfully, I had some pizza sauce that was in the pantry and everything was starting to come come together.
Here’s the recipe for the pizza pictured above.
1 piece Joseph’s Lavish bread
4 tbsp ready made pizza sauce
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 red containers browned spicy turkey sausage
2 green containers sauteed spinach, onions and mushrooms
2 blue containers part skim mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Using rectangular pizza pan, cook bread until browned. You may need to spray your pan with cooking spray (grapeseed or coconut oil work great.). While bread is cooking, sautee veggies using the coconut oil. Once the bread is browned, layer with pizza sauce and then sauteed veggies. Sprinkle cheese over top and cook until cheese is melted.
What I love about this recipe is that Pizza is no longer a “cheat” or something that I have to use as a flex meal. It simply fits into my life and into my 21 Day Fix Meal Plan and allows me to continue those family traditions that are so dear to me. What’s even better? Since this is homemade, we can all fix healthy pizzas to our liking and make even more memories in the process.
I would love to hear what some of what your family traditions are. Comment back by posting in facebook community.
In this together,