Monday Makeover-Pizza Shorcut

It’s makeover Monday and I have been craving pizza. My favorite pizza is Marcos Pizza, but I can’t afford to fit it in nutritionally because it’s pumpkin spice season. I prefer to allocate my macros towards treat meals with pumpkin spice or candy corn.

baked pizza on top of black surface near filled glass tankard

Pizza doesn’t have to be the enemy with a few simple changes. The crust, loads of cheese, and lack of portion size with the toppings help contribute to a slice of pizza being almost 500 hundred calories. What If I told you that you can a serving of pizza for under 300 calories. can be a great way to add vegetables and protein to your meals.

Tortilla Pizza Recipe

  • pizza sauce
  • Veggies of your choice mushrooms, red onion, green peppers,spinach
  • Protein-diced chicken, turkey pepperoni
  • Store bought sauce
  • Low- carb tortilla under 80 calories

Preheat an oven or toaster oven to broil. ( You can use the microwave too, but it won’t be crispy)

Place the tortilla on a baking sheet covered with aluminium foil and put in the oven for about 3 minutes. (Oven temperatures will vary, so watch your tortilla so it doesn’t burn)

Remove the tortilla from the oven and spread the pizza sauce on majority of the tortilla.

Sprinkle 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese and your favorite veggies and protein.

Add back under the broiler for about a minute, or you can microwave it for about 45 seconds.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: under 250

Carbs:13 protein:12 sugar: 5

Alternate Pizza Crust Options:

Flatout Foldit Artisan Flatbread

Homemade cauliflower Pizza crust

Trader Joes- cauliflower pizza crust

The alternatives to flour crust almost taste like the real thing. I make cauliflower pizza crust when I have the time, and you can add spices, cheese, and butter for a healthier version of pizza crust.

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