Friday, October 14, 2011

RECIPE: Homemade Low Calorie Pizza

So the hubby and I have been trying to find healthier options for the foods that we love, and our most recent craving was PIZZA! If you don't love pizza then you might just be a zombie @-@  So much guilt can come from filling your face with a super carbed up greasy pizza from the local joint.  So save yourself the guilt, the heartburn, and a little cash and try out my hubbies latest pizza recipe!!

This pizza serves 3, so if you are feeding more you will want to double the ingredients.  You will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 box of Jiffy Homemade Pizza Mix
  • 1 can of Pizza Sauce
  • 1 package of Hormel Pre-Cooked Chicken (or anything that you might have leftover that needs to be used up)
  • 1 package of fresh Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package of fresh Spinach
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 1 Red Onion
  • Fresh Garlic, minced
Start by cutting up and preparing all of your ingredients.  You want to have everything ready to smack onto your pizza. Be sure to cut the green peppers and onions pretty thin, unless you like crunchy things..then please make them as fat as you would like.

Next follow the instructions on the box for making your is super simple to do, the only hint I will give is that when your dough has finished setting for 5 minuets and you are getting ready to knead it, be sure you have floured your hands.  The dough will be super sticky at this point and you want to kind of use your floury hands to make it into a ball before you take it out of the bowl.

After your dough as baked in the oven for about 3 minuets it will be time to add your toppings..of course you want to start with the sauce..but after that it is up to you which order you would like your toppings.

Cook that sucker for like 18 minuets...until the cheese is all melty in the pan and your kitchen smells so good it makes you want to throw rocks at your Grandma...that's when you know its ready..mmmm..yum..

We also let Eliza make her own personal pan pizza using her favorite toppings (or I should say "topping" since it is only sausage) because there isn't a 4 year old out there who should be eating "healthy" pizza...I am not saying I encourage childhood obesity or anything..but let your kids live once in a while people!

For this pizza all we needed was an extra box of crust and some sausage, we used the Fresh Mozzarella for hers too and we used a small pie pan to make it "deep dish"...yummmm