Who says you can’t have healthy pizza?
You will need:
- 100 calorie La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious whole wheat tortilla
- Marinara/Pesto sauce (For marinara, I use 1/2 cup of Trader Joe’s No Salt Added/Low Fat Organic marinara sauce, and for pesto I use 2 tablespoons of generic basil pesto)
- 1/4 cup of reduced fat mozzarella/italian blend cheese
- 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil
- Garlic powder
- Basil (fresh or dried)
- Spinach, tomatoes, and other assorted veggies
- 1/4 cup of reduced fat feta (best for the pesto pizza) or parmesan cheese (optional)
- Chicken (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Cut up all of your veggies!
- Slather the olive oil on your tortilla before placing it on a cookie sheet. Spread the marinara or pesto onto the tortilla. Sprinkle garlic powder to taste. Sprinkle half of the cheese onto your pizza, arrange the veggies/chicken around your pizza, then sprinkle the rest of the cheese (including the optional feta and parmesan)
- Bake for approximately 7-10 minutes (or until cheese is bubbling and the bottom of the tortilla is brown and crispy)
- Cut and enjoy!
Marinara w/no extras: 343 Calories, 14 g of fat, 17 g of protein
Marinara with chicken: 414 Calories, 16g of fat, 30 g of protein
Pesto w/ feta cheese: 499 Calories, 26 g of fat, 24 g of protein
*Note: The serving size on this pizza is often best split between two people or eaten in halves, because it is the size of a tortilla and the fiber makes it very filling.
As someone who’s from San Diego, I know just how delicious carne asada fries and California burritos are. I also know just how calorie-filled they are. So I was craving a carne asada fry burrito, and wanted to try and come up with a healthier version. Note: This is a substitution recipe. It is still a pretty high calorie meal, and EXTREMELY filling, so one serving is actually better suited as two meals or a shared meal.
Turkey Asada Fries/Burrito
- One small russet potato
- Olive oil
- Morton’s lite salt
- 4 ounces of Jennie-O 93/7 lean ground turkey
- Bell pepper
- Lime juice
- La Victoria green taco sauce
- Pinto beans
- Sargento reduced fat 4 cheese Mexican blend
- La Tortilla Factory smart & delicious 100-calorie whole wheat tortilla (optional)
- Light sour cream (optional)
- Avocado (optional)
- Cilantro (optional)
- For the french fries: Slice the russet potato lengthwise into medium french fries. Place in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the lite salt, and toss until potato slices are fully covered. Place a piece of tin foil on a baking sheet and spray non-stick spray on the foil. Place the potato pieces on the sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes at 450 degrees.
- For the turkey: Spray non-stick cooking spray in a large skillet. Sauté the turkey, bell pepper, lime juice, and green taco sauce until the turkey is fully cooked and gray.
- Boil the pinto beans until fully cooked.
- Heat up the tortilla on an open burner, flipping every 20 seconds or so.
- Place everything into the tortilla for a fry burrito, or skip the tortilla and enjoy turkey asada fries with a fork.
Normal calorie count for carne asada fries with sour cream and guacamole: 1500 (an extra 130 calories would be added for the tortilla if a fry burrito)
Turkey asada fries w/out the tortilla: 620 calories (add an extra 60 for avocado, 30 for light sour cream, and 100 for tortilla)
Normal fat grams for carne asada fries: 76g
Fat grams for turkey asada fries: 29g (add an extra 5 for avocado, 2 for sour cream, and 2 for tortilla)
Turkey Asada burrito without the french fries, with avocado and sour cream: 534 calories, 24 grams of fat
Craving bacon? Love a BLT but hate all the fat and calories? Try this low-calorie, vegetarian alternative that uses provolone instead of bacon, and tastes just as delicious!
“I want to love you, PLT!” Sandwich
- Reduced fat or low sodium Sargento provolone cheese
- Orowheat Healthfull bread (I prefer Hearty Wheat or 10-grain, and they’re only 80 calories a slice!)
- Best Foods canola cholesterol-free mayonnaise
Super easy and simple to make. Throw two slices of provolone on a frying pan. No oil or non-stick spray needed, because the provolone itself has natural oils to aid in the frying. You’ll hear the provolone starting to pop and you’ll see it starting to “breathe.” Flip over the provolone once you see it’s side starting to brown. Then just toast the bread, put 1 tablespoon of mayo on each slice, then add the fried provolone, lettuce, and tomatoes. Enjoy!
Calories in a normal BLT: 550
Calories in a PLT: 390
Fat grams in a normal BLT: 34g
Fat grams in a PLT: 18g
Sodium in a normal BLT: 1094mg
Sodium in a PLT: 750mg
- 2 WhoNu? Crispy Chocolate Chip cookies
- Lite cool whip
- Sliced strawberries
So delicious and only 120 calories a piece and about 3 grams of fat. Pretty awesome! Next I want to make an ice cream sandwich with them….
- That 16.2% of children and adolescents, aged 2 to 19, are considered obese (as of 2008) in the United States? That’s more than triple what the rate was (about 5%) in the 1960s.
- That the general population in the U.S., aged 2 and above, consume only 0.5 cups of fruits and 0.8 cups of vegetables for every 1,000 calories? And only 0.3 ounces of whole grains for every 1,000 calories?
- That the average daily sodium intake in the U.S. was at 3,641 milligrams in 2006? That’s well over 1,200 milligrams more than the recommended intake for a healthy diet.
- That only about 43.5% of adults engaged in aerobic physical activity for at least 150 minutes (2.5 hours) per week in 2008? That number drops by about half (to 28.4%) for adults who engage in aerobic activity for at least 300 minutes (5 hours) a week.
- That in a survey done in 2006, only 3.8% of the private & public elementary schools in the U.S. require daily P.E.? Only 8.6% of middle schools and only 2.1% of high schools require daily physical activity. Of those schools that do require daily physical activity, only 33.3% of adolescents actually partake in the daily physical education at school.
I just wanted to share these with you all, because I was shocked by some of the numbers I was seeing, and this is only for the U.S. It’s great we’re all working to change our own lives and health, but we should also look at the bigger picture. We can take everything we’re learning during this journey and expand it past ourselves. Share what you’re learning with your family, friends, children, and the random people you meet on tumblr. Changing the future can start with us.
Be the change that you wish to see in the world - Mahatma Gandhi
Here’s a healthy substitute idea for you, courtesy of dietsinreview.com! Mix plain greek yogurt with a packet of ranch flavoring. Perfect for salad dressing or dipping sauce :)