Sunday, March 11, 2012

Low Carb No Guilt Tortilla Pizza Plus Video

I know all too well how hard a diet is to stick with. After 5 months, I decided I needed to eat some of my favorite foods again. I worked so hard to get down to my goal weight and don't want to start climbing back up to ruin my accomplishments. So here is a no guilt pizza, crisp light, low calories unless you choose to add more, it's your call!

Even my husband who isn't as faithful to a diet as I,
was sure pleased with this tasty thin crust pizza,
 with no guilt here, he loved this one!
Oh course if you love thick oily crust with everything on it, not dieting,  this recipe isn't for you ..... so here it goes.
  Without pepperoni it's only around 125 calories and you can add as many vegetables to the top as you want
 with no additional points on weight watchers!

Low carb Flour Tortilla (5 carb) found on the shelves in the Mexican isle of your supermarket, you may even find them less!
Homemade or bottled sauce 2 or 3 tablespoons for each tortilla pizza
Lowfat shredded mozzarella cheese
optional: fresh or dried parsley, basil, oregano, cayenne pepper and garlic powder
Low fat topping suggestions: chopped peppers, broccoli, spinach, eggplant, mushrooms, olives, turkey pepperoni, sliced tomatoes, grated zucchini, baby shrimps

For White Pizza:
Low fat mozzarella
fat free ricotta cheese two to three tablespoons
2 teaspoons fresh minced garlic
fresh parsley chopped
fresh basil chopped
salt, pepper to taste
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

Place a tortilla an oil sprayed piece of parchment paper or foil lined cookie sheet.  Top with above suggestions starting with sauce, then vegetables or meat of choice then cheese. Sprinkle the cheese with herbs or spices desired.

For White Pizza: start with tortilla,  spread a light coating of ricotta, sprinkle on the salt, pepper garlic and herbs on top, mozzarella and drizzle with olive oil.  Bake as directed below.

 Bake on a preheated hot oven of 400 degrees until the edges are dark brown but not burnt. This takes approximately 15 minutes but watch it, depending on the tortilla some cook faster. Transfer onto a plate, cool a few minutes as these get really hot!
Enjoy!

16 comments:

Leticia's Cook Book said...

great idea for keeping it light!I love your diet recipes! Thanks for posting. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Cookin' Canuck said...

Claudia, I know what you mean by not wanting to blow everything with a fat-laden pizza. This is a great way to still get the taste, but without the guilt.

Greg said...

I used to make tortilla pizzas for the kids. They loved them because they could have what they wanted on their pizza.

Federica said...

what a great idea for a quick and light pizza, but very tasty ^_^ Bye, have a great Sunday

Lizzy said...

I could not say no to pizza for too long, so glad you found a lower cal option that looks perfectly delicious~

kale @ tastes good to me! said...

Lately I have been making these and tossing a salad together and calling it supper. The husband hasn't complained, it's too delicious! Plus you don't have to wait long for dinner.

Magic of Spice said...

I love crispy crust on pizza...this is such a great idea! Love it :)
Hope you are having a great weekend!

Alida said...

Great idea. Looks very inviting as well as being healthy. Take care XX

ARLENE said...

Back to WW for the past month, so I can sure relate to the need to eat foods you enjoy. Have used tortillas for pizza in the past as well as pitas and, most recently, Flatouts. Just bought some part skim ricotta, so may just have a white pizza for lunch tomorrow. Thanks for the idea.

Claudia said...

I will be doing this - we have been dieting here (well - it went out the window this weekend) and Paul really has a need for pizza once in a while - nice to find something that won't totally de-rail us!

Catherine said...

Dear Claudaia, Delicious, healthy and easy. A good combination. Blessings, Catherine xo

Kiri W. said...

I love making tortilla pizza! :) So nice and crispy, too.

Cucina49 said...

Diets are so hard--I agree, having a favorite food makes it easier. This looks fantastic!

Spicie Foodie said...

I've never made tortilla pizza, but loving the idea. It would make a quick and healthy lunch. Thanks for being a part of the YBR :)

albertocook said...

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Bye from Italy
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realitaliandish said...

Hi I’m Alberto from Italy, you have a good blog of italian recipes…
I’m start a blog wwww.realitalindish.wordpress.com where i write the recipes of my family, if you want to give a glance I would be honorable of it.
Bye from Italy
Ciao