What to have for lunch? Since hubby and I both work from home, that seems to be a daily dilemma around our house. Of course, we're much easier to please than those two teenage boys who seem to drift in and out. Many times we eat leftovers, which can be okay or OKAY!
This was one of those OKAY! days.
The family came over Sunday and we did pizzas on the grill. (you can find that recipe here) Which meant we had all kinds of toppings left over.
Turkey sweet Italian sausage, bell pepper, onion, ham, mushrooms, mozzarella...
You get the idea.
Now hubs and I have both been doing Trim Healthy Mama since early April. I've lost 27 pounds and he's lost over 20. So we don't want to undo even an ounce of that weight loss by splurging on pizza.
(Insert Superman music here)
Trim Healthy Mama tactics to the rescue.
For us, the crust is what will throw the meal out of whack. All those carbs...(shakes head).
Here's our happy (and tasty) alternative.
You've heard me tout the Joseph's Pita bread before. Low in carbs, full of flavor, protein and omega-3s.
I get mine at my local Walmart, in front of the deli counter.
So you start with your naked pita. Sorry, no pix of this. We don't do nudity here at the cafe.
Oops, wait a minute. I skipped a step.
The first thing you do is preheat your oven (or grill). I programmed my convection oven to 400 degrees, and then it made the adjustment to 375. If you don't have a convection, you could go either way, 375-400. You're not cooking anything, just melting. And crisping.
The best part of these pizzas is building your own. Making it just how you like it.
I did a layer of sauce with little bit of the turkey sausage, some ham, onion, bell pepper, mushrooms and, of course, cheese. This was actually a blend of cheeses I grated for the gang. Some whole milk mozzarella, part skim mozzarella and some Parmesan. Perfecto!
Now put the assembled pizza into your heated oven for 8 minutes, then check to see if it's done.
These actually went for 11 minutes, but you'll want to monitor yours to make sure it's cooked just how you like it.
A no-fuss, low-carb, completely delicious and satisfying meal.
And did I mention the crispy crust?
Just the way I like it.
So, do we have any writers in the house?
How's your writing coming along these days? Ruthy, you're not allowed to answer because you will likely outshine us all and we don't want to hang our heads in shame. However, we would love to hear what you're working on this week. :-)
I'm working toward a November 1st deadline, hoping to have a good chunk pumped out before ACFW Conference in September.
Which reminds me... Who's going to ACFW?
Jan, I know you'll be there. Tina, too.
I love conferences. So much neck-huggin'. One can't help but feel the love.