Tuesday, 20 January 2015

HEALTH AND FITNESS: SIMPLE, HEALTHY PIZZA

Hi lovelies! If you follow me on instagram I've been doing a lot more cooking than usual lately, to be honest, I've never been the best cook, I've never really enjoyed cooking, but I do like to be healthy and as health and fitness is something that's always been important to me, I decided that 2015 was the year I got properly into cooking. It's not that I've eaten badly in the past, it's just that I'd go for the easy healthy option, rather than homemade. Though I do think the supermarket do some great options now, I wanted to make some meals where I knew for sure exactly what was going in them. So, to kickstart my healthy recipes posts, I thought I'd start with this one, as it was very popular on instagram and on my facebook and come on, who doesn't love pizza? This tortilla pizza is fab because (depending on what topping you use) it's less than 500cal for the whole thing and tastes amazing! Perfect for those with pizza cravings who are trying to diet, or when it's not a cheat day. So without rambling on any more, let's get into it! Here is my easy, quick tortilla pizza recipe!


You will need:
1 Wholemeal Tortilla Wrap
1 Handful of Light Grated Cheese. (I used Kerry Low Low)
Tomato Puree
Toppings (all optional and can be altered to taste!)
1/2 Chicken Breast (a whole breast will generously top two pizzas)
Spices
1 Handful of Kale
A few Jalapenos

Steps:
- Lay your tortilla wrap on a non stick (or very lightly oiled) baking sheet or pizza tray. A pizza tray is best, as it has little wholes in it and allows the entire wrap to get crispy. However, when cooked on a regular baking sheet, your pizza will be slighty more floppy in the middle, which is also very nice!
- Spread your sauce, a typical one is tomato puree, but you can use a homemade tomato sauce, bbq sauce, pesto, whatever you prefer!
- Sprinkle over as much cheese as you like, go lightly if you're watching calories though.
- Load up with toppings! I used chicken, pan fried in garlic, chilli powder and paprika for flavour, baby kale and a few chopped jalapeƱos.
- Bake in the oven at 180 degrees (Gas Mark 4), for around 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the edges have gone slightly crispy. Keep an eye on this while cooking, as it can get over cooked very quickly!
- Enjoy!

Tips:
- Spread your sauce quite thinly, not only to cut calories, but the tortilla isn't very thick and you don't want to make it soggy!
- Thoroughly cook any meat toppings first, as the pizza doesn't need too long to cook, therefore ingredients like chicken and beef won't have time to cook in the oven.
- Load up with ingredients like kale, spinach, peppers etc to sneak in one or two of your five a day.
- Leave the pizza to stand for a minute or so outside of the oven, this gives a second for the tortilla to  cool, which helps the middle to crisp up slightly.

So, that's it, easy as that for a cheap, simple and actually healthy pizza!
Will you be trying this recipe? Let me know if you'd like me to do some more recipe posts, as I love to share these ideas with you.

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13 comments:

  1. This sounds gorgeous! Is it wrong to crave pizza at 9am?..

    styleaked - Rayban giveaway

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  2. I love making tortilla pizzas!


    Sophie x

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  3. definitely not wrong! xx

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  4. they're just the best!xx

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  5. I will 100% be trying this - have bookmarked it! Thanks so much :)

    AMANDA LOVES | UK Beauty and Style Blog

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  6. Great idea :) I made a post on cauliflower pizza, http://idontknxw.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/no-carb-pizza.html

    Emily http://idontknxw.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Looks yummy! You should try to make tart, it's easy, healthy and delicious!

    http://belongstosan.blogspot.com/

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  8. Never thought about using that as a base, very good idea!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  9. it works so perfectly, so yummy! x

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  10. Ooh interesting, will definitely take a peek! x

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  11. Oh fab that's great to hear! Glad you enjoyed lovely! xx

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  12. This looks amazing. I have been trying out alternative pizza bases at the moment, I especially like butternut squash and sweet potato bases x


    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Oooh I definitely need to try that pizza! Thanks for the idea :)

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    Lauren x

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