Guilt-free Pocket Pizzas
Did you know: One slice of a restaurant made Hawaiian pizza contains 8.3 grams of fat and 227 k/calories per slice. Most pizzas have eight slices. Many people think nothing of knocking over an entire pizza in one sitting. That equates to a whopping amount of fat and calories that will turn your cheat meal into a cheat week! If you love pizza, don’t despair you can still enjoy the taste of a great pizza with this healthier version. It’s quick, easy, and when consumed inside the Metabolic Window, it’s completely guilt free!
Preparation & Cooking time: 10 minutes
- 4 slices lean leg ham, cut into thin strips
- ⅔ cup of fresh pineapple pieces
- 1 medium red onion, sliced
- 1 green/red capsicum, sliced
- 1 medium tomato, sliced
- ½ cup pitted kalamata olives, sliced
- 30g low-fat feta cheese, cubed/crumbled
- 2 large wholemeal pita breads (100g each)
- 4 tbsp pizza tomato paste
- fresh cracked pepper, to taste
- 1 tsp coriander, finely chopped
Turn on grill. Place pita breads onto a baking tray or pizza tray. Evenly cover bases with tomato paste using a spoon. Apply toppings beginning with ham, pineapple, onion, capsicum, tomato and finally olives. Add cheese over the top. Place under grill and cook until cheese has melted. Remove from grill and slide onto plate. Garnish with pepper and coriander sprigs.
TIP: Use small pita pockets. These make great meals to eat inside the Metabolic Window. Enjoy them hot or cold, and if you like a little more of the Italian influence, top pita pizzas with some light mozzarella grated cheese.
Per serving (1 Pizza Pocket)
Dr Paul Cribb is an award-winning sports scientist, author, personal trainer and the creator of mp-body.com – the first ever science-based, research-proven, nationally accredited body transformation program. Learn more here