Pizza a Mom Could Love…

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 @ 08:08 AM
posted by mrscaz

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So, one of our favorite meals is pizza. I mean, really, who doesn’t love pizza? It’s one of the best comfort foods out there, but as such, it’s also a very fatty food loaded with calories.

That got me to thinking; how can we enjoy this super tasty meal with out adding inches to my waistline and artery clogging cholesterol to my children’s hearts? My friend helped me with the solution, Pepperoni Flatbread Pizza! This is a great alternative to “regular” pizza. You get all of the pizza flavors without all of the bad stuff. These pizza’s are very filling and super quick. The other plus side, the kiddos get to help out and make their own pizza. It’s so much fun to watch them get involved. After a day full of making toddler belts, a lot of times the last thing I want to do (really ever) is slave over a hot stove for hours and hours (yeah, right) on an uber-elaborate dinner. That’s why I love how fast this meal goes together.  Here is the recipe, obviously you can cut a few more calories by opting out of the pepperoni, but really, what’s pizza without pepperoni?

Pepperoni Flatbread Pizza

¼ cup sliced Onions
2 medium Mushrooms
¼ cup chopped green peppers
2 La Banderita Low Carb Soft Taco Shells
2 tbsps Low Fat Parmesan
1.5 ozs Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese Shredded
¼ cup Ragu Pizza Sauce
12 pieces Hormel Turkey Pepperoni


Serving size is 2 pizza’s!
Pre heat oven to 425. Take 2 low carb soft taco shells and place them on a cookie sheet that you have sprayed with non-stick spray. Put the cookie sheet in the oven until the bottoms of the taco shells begin to brown. Take them out of the oven and flip the shells over (browned side up). Place half of the pizza sauce on each shell, spreading it out to the edges. Top with turkey pepperoni, onions, mushrooms, green peppers, parmesan and then the mozzarella. Place back in the oven and bake until the cheese browns.

Here’s the breakdown
Calories: 484
Total Fat: 19.6 g
Cholesterol: 72 mg
Total Carbs: 44 g
Dietary Fiber: 13 g
Protein: 32 g

My kids love the idea of getting to make their own dinner. We set it up like a pizza bar with all of the toppings set out for the picking. It makes for great family time and a super delicious meal!

Eat and enjoy!


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