Some evenings, you just feel like cuddling up on the couch… and if it’s been a long week, you might not feel like making dinner either. You’ve worked hard and earned a much needed relax night. That is why they invented pizza night, after all!
Pizza night is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, which is why so many of us like to celebrate it several times a month.
But if you’re working hard at eating healthy, pizza can be a slippery slope when you’re tired and hungry – unless you have the will power of Shera or He-man.
So if you want to have your cake and eat it too, here’s a great recipe for an easy-to-make pizza that won’t leave you feeling guilty about blowing your whole diet and fitness program out of the water. It’s so quick you can make it faster than ordering your favorite pie.
My favorite part: the pizza is individual-sized which is great for portion control. Have a whole family to cook for? Throw a few more pizzas on the pan with very little effort.
Guilt-Free Vegan Pizza Recipe
- 1 whole wheat pita
- ¼ cup pizza sauce
- 10 veggie pepperonis
- 3 tbsp. shredded soy mozzarella style cheese
- herbs – a small sprinkle of your favorite or whatever is fresh in the garden (optional)
Preheat oven to 400F. Place the pita onto a non-stick baking sheet. Top pita with sauce, and spread evenly around. Place pepperonis on the pita in a nice little design. Evenly spread the soy mozzarella cheese on the pita. Top with a small sprinkle of your favorite herbs if you’d like an extra boost of flavor, or can you douse it in hot sauce after it bakes like my husband likes to do.
Wait for the oven to finish pre-heating because that is how quick it was to make your pizza. Bake until cheese is melted and edges of the pita are a light golden brown, approximately 8 minutes. Cut into triangle slices, the more triangles, the more pieces you get ;-).
It varies depending on what brands you use, but here is an approximate calorie breakdown using the brands I purchase:
Whole Wheat Pita – 130 calories
Pizza Sauce – 50 calories
Veggie Pepperoni – 50 calories
Soy Mozzarella Style Cheese – 68 calories
Total: 298 calories
This is a great recipe to remember for the busy school year, and when you’re rushing around to sports practices. It alleviates the guilt of getting take-out and is much friendlier on the wallet too!
With love, gratitude, & yummy bites,