I have some great news for you. If you’re dieting, you do not have to give up pizza. You just have to make your own at home, and have it in moderation.
Pizza is absolutely without a doubt, my husband’s favorite food. We are trying to lose our baby weight, so I am making it at home using low fat cheeses, turkey peperoni, and lots of cheeses. 1/6th of this entire pizza has only 259 calories. Not bad. Not bad at all. One piece was plenty to fill me up. Of course the reduced fat cheese doesn’t give you quite the same melty greasy quality that makes really bad for you pizza so delicious, but this is great diet food. 🙂
I bought refrigerated pizza dough and went from there. You could make your own if you wanted. The dough in my recipe consists of 960 calories for the whole pizza.
1 refrigerated pizza crust dough (Pillsbury)
1/2 cup pizza sauce (Contadina)
1/2 cup part skim mozzarella (Kraft)
8oz sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup sliced onions
34 slices turkey peperoni (Hormel)
1/4 cup feta cheese (Athenos)
1/4 cup Reduced Fat 4 cheese Mexican blend (Sargento)
Preheat your oven to 400°
Spray a pizza pan with cooking spray and roll your dough out onto it. Cover with pizza sauce, going all the way to the edges. Top with 1/4 C of the mozzarella, the 4 cheese blend, and the feta cheese. Place peperoni on top of cheese, and veggies (onions and mushrooms) on top of that.
Top with remaining mozzarella and bake about 15 minutes until crust is brown and cheese is melted.