Low Calorie Pita Bread Pizza

Hello everybody!! how was your weekend? mine was wonderful, on Valentine’s Day we ended up going out for dinner despite the crazy low temperatures, and we survived. Today feels like a lazy Tuesday for me, is one of those days when you want to be in your Pj’s all day, catch up with your favorite shows and eat pizza.

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I got to do the first two (check those grandma Pj’s) but pizza is not an option right now (with me trying to eat healthy and everything) so a while ago I came up with a solution to calm my pizza cravings. What if I told you, you can enjoy pizza any day without worrying about eating 1000 calories? Oh yeah!!! Can I hear a hallelujah!! This Pita Bread Pizza is really yummy and guilt free with only 300 calories.

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You’ll need 1 loaf of white pita bread (160 cal, you can use wheat pita bread and slice your calories even more), 1 tsp of ketchup (10 cal), 1/4 cup low-fat shredded mozzarella (80 cal), 1 slice of ham, cut in little pieces (35 cal), 3 green olives, sliced (15 cal) and some crushed oregano. Start by preheating your oven to 300 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place your pita bread on it. Spread 1 tsp of ketchup all over the pita bread.

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Add 1 slice of ham, cut into little pieces. Then evenly distribute 1/4 cup of low-fat shredded mozzarella.

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Slice 3 green olives and place them over the cheese and finally sprinkle with crushed oregano.

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Bake for 5 minutes in your preheated oven and broil for around half a minute, or until the top is slightly golden and the cheese is bubbly. Let it sit for a minute (if you can resist the amazing smell), eat and thank me later!!

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There you have it, Pita Bread Pizza, low on calories but high on awesomeness. I love sharing these recipes with you as much as I enjoy eating them after taking all the pictures, lol!!! Today is $5 Tuesday at the movies and we are going to watch Kingsman, I don’t know if I’m more excited about the movie or the free popcorn, I love popcorn!! Have a great week my friends, see you soon!!

Pita Bread Pizza

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf of pita bread
  • 1 tsp ketchup
  • 1 slice of ham, cut in small pieces (I used brown sugar ham)
  • 1/4 cup low-fat shredded mozzarella
  • 3 sliced green olives
  • crushed oregano

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place your loaf of pita bread.
  2. Spread 1 tsp ketchup on the pita bread and then add the small pieces of ham.
  3. Evenly distribute 1/4 cup low-fat shredded mozzarella over the pita bread and then add 3 sliced green olives.
  4. Sprinkle with crushed oregano and bake for 5 minutes in your preheated oven. Broil for around half a minute, or until the top is slightly golden and cheese is bubbly. Let it sit for a minute and enjoy!! (guilt free)

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Healthy snacks for a food addict

Hello and Happy Hump daaayyyy!!!! I’m full of great vibes today and I’m really excited to share my favorite under 200 calories healthy snacks!! I had so much fun taking the pictures for this post (and eating the snacks too, lol!!) I think my photography skills are getting a little better. After my snackathon, I baked lots of cookies for my parish meal program, which made my house smell amazing… not a good idea when you’re trying to eat healthy, the struggle was real!!

Last weekend I ate like there was no tomorrow, this week I decided to give my body a break. I like to slice half a lemon and throw it in my water bottle to help my body get rid of toxins. Did you know lemon infused water has benefits like helping purifying blood, digestive aid, helps dissolving gallstones, calcium deposits, kidney stones, it even helps building strong bones for a baby during pregnancy.

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But drinking lemon infused water alone will not make your body feel like new again, you need to watch what you’re eating. I love to snack, I feel hungry every two hours, so a few months ago I started looking for healthy snacks that were full of flavor, under 200 calories and maybe had some Nutella (Oh sweet Nutella…) Pick one and lets watch the new Pretty Little Liars episode!!

Easy Tuna Toasts (170 calories)
These are so good and so easy to make, they’ll keep you full for a long time. You need whole grain toasts, 1 can of chunk light tuna in water, 1 tsp of light mayonnaise, 1/4 tsp of Dijon mustard, 1 tbsp of lemon juice, cilantro to garnish, salt and pepper.

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Drain the water from the tuna, mix it with the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Spread in the toasts and garnish with cilantro. Drizzle with lemon juice and enjoy!!!

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Air popped popcorn (100 calories)
My hot air popcorn maker was the best gift I got for Christmas. I really hate microwave popcorn, it leaves a nasty taste in my mouth, yuck! This is my favorite snack to watch Pretty Little Liars. Not only it’s tasty and low-calorie, but provides whole grains, fiber and antioxidants!!! How I make this wonderful snack? I put 1/8 cup of kernels in my machine and let it pop, then drizzle with 1 tsp of olive oil, season with salt and voilà!!

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Banana and Nutella bites (200 calories)
When I told my friends and family about this snack they were like WHAAAT, nutella makes you fat!! Well if you eat the whole jar of course you’ll get fat, but 1 tablespoon only has 100 calories. Cut 1 medium banana in bite size pieces, or any other fruit of your choice, and top them with nutella, one tablespoon for all the pieces, NOT in each piece, that will be cheating. Eating nutella while you’re trying to lose some weight or just be healthy (even if it’s only a tablespoon) it’s a huge help for me.

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Cheese in a blanket (155 calories)
String cheese (90 calories) is a must for healthy snacking!! I love Pepper Jack cheese, but when it’s wrapped in a slice of low-sodium brown sugar ham, I love it even more. You can use any kind of ham, just be sure that each slice has no more than 40 calories. I like to eat my “cheese in a blanket” with five olives (25 calories) I took this picture today, this was my mid-morning snack.

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Nut for Nuts (70-100 calories)
Snacking wouldn’t be complete without nuts. The FDA suggest eating 1.5 oz per day of most nuts, about 3 tablespoons. I love almonds!! I try to eat 8-12 almonds every day, their high content of healthy fats, protein and fiber help with weight loss and maintenance, and they also protect your heart!!

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These are my favorite snacks, I really hope you like them, they’ve been a huge help in my constant war with hunger. I’ll try to share different snacks every month so we don’t get bored. Have an awesome day, and snack, snack, snack!!!