Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Pizza Pocket

With my new diet and exercise program (Body for LIFE and Eating for LIFE), I have found that the most difficult part is managing some of the cravings when it's not my free day. If the kids have pizza, I want it too! I have substituted a personal pizza made with a pita as the crust, fat free cheese, turkey pepperone, etc, and found it really satisfies some of those cravings.

So based on that success, I came up with this Pizza Pocket as a quick and healthy lunch.

Pizza Pocket

Mix together in a bowl:
2 slices lower fat ham, sliced into 1/2" by 1" pieces
6 slices turkey pepperoni, cut into quarters
1 cup fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
2 T fat free mozzarella cheese
Other "pizza" toppings as desired... chopped red onions, bell peppers, sliced mushrooms, etc

Spread 2 T pizza sauce into one half of a whole grain pita. Warm pita slightly in microwave first if necessary, to soften it for filling. Fill with half of above topping mixture, and microwave for approximately 30 seconds, just until spinach wilts.

Makes 2-3 pizza pockets.


Balloon Pirate said...

yum. must buy pitas tomorrow.


buddha_girl said...

Hellooooo I've done Body for Life...and am back on the wagon again. Good stuff, sister!

I'll make this for din din on Friday!

Lara said...

You're doing it too, BG? I have several other online friends doing it as well!

I've been impressed with how well it's been working... though eating all that protein did make one ratio of my recent blood test out of range!

Hope you both like 'em. :)