Pita Pizzas

Alright, guys, these pizzas are pretty life changing, not gonna lie! I am obsessed! I’ve been wanting to try these for so long and I finally did while I was home over Thanksgiving break! Last week I had a week off of school and it was much needed. Only less than 3 weeks left of this semester and then an entire month off for Christmas break! I’m so excited to have an even longer break and utilize that time to work on becoming a Certified Personal Trainer and creating content for my website! I’m so excited to have this up and running and continue to have more recipes, and eventually other content on here as well for you guys!

For these pizzas, I used Joseph’s Pita Bread and they’re amazing!! 🙂 I have seen so many people use them, as well as other Joseph’s products, and I can definitely say I will be using these more often! In one pita there in only 60 calories and 10g of carbs! Which is perfect because that means you can have multiple pizzas, and who doesn’t love more pizza?! When I made these, I actually made 3 and loved all of them! I did 3 different toppings: cheese, pepperoni, and chicken/spinach! That’s what I love about these, is that you can really personalize them however you want; and since the pizza “crust” isn’t full of calories and carbs you can get really creative with your toppings! So let’s get to how I created these savory pizzas 🙂

These are the exact ingredients that I used. As you can see, this includes the toppings for all 3 pizzas that I made.

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STEP 1: Preheat your oven to 500°F. If your oven doesn’t go this high, then preheat it to the highest that it can go. Just know that it may take longer then!

STEP 2: Spread 45g of pizza sauce onto your pitas. I used the Walmart brand of pizza sauce, and 45g is actually less than one serving size. Be careful with the type of sauce that you choose, because this is where you can load up on unnecessary calories. And you probably don’t even need a full serving size for each pita either! If you are weighing/measuring out your food, I just put the pita right on my food scale and measured out my ingredients that way, super easy!

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STEP 3: Add 1/4 cup (28g) of fat-free mozzarella shredded cheese to your pitas! 1/4 cup is one serving and is the perfect amount for each pizza!

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STEP 4: Now for your toppings! Like I said, I did three different toppings:

  • Chicken – 44g (1/2 serving) of Oscar Meyer Carving Board Chicken + spinach (I didn’t measure this out, just eyeballed it and ripped it into smaller pieces)
  • Pepperoni – 8 slices (1/2 serving) of turkey pepperoni, found this at Fareway in Harlan and it has way less fat than the regular pepperoni
  • Cheese – I just added another 28g of reduced fat cheddar shredded cheese on top of the mozzarella

*The recipe below is for the pepperoni pizza, but can easily alter it for whatever toppings you want!

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I also topped all 3 pizzas off with Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb seasoning and Mrs. Dash Tomato Basil Garlic seasoning, which worked perfect for these!

STEP 5: Pop them in the oven for 10 minutes!

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And voila! You’ve got yourself some pretty tasty pizzas 🙂 I made these 2 more times over break, so I can promise you that you’re going to love them!


MEAL PREP

I didn’t necessarily prep these for a week’s worth of lunches or anything. But, I did want to include that I did prepare the pizzas, pop them in the fridge, and then when I got home from work I put them in the oven and they were perfect! So if you are planning to have them for lunch or supper and are going to be gone in between then, you can definitely put the pizzas together with all your toppings etc., and then just put them into a container so that they won’t fall over/get anything on them, and refrigerate them until you’re home!


NUTRITION

for the entire pepperoni pizza

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 36.9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.1g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.7g 4%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 21.5mg 7%
Sodium 1006.8mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 14.9g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4.7g 19%
Sugars 1.4g
Protein 19.9g 40%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

for the entire chicken & spinach pizza

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 28.8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.2g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 37.5mg 13%
Sodium 993.6mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 14.9g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4.7g 19%
Sugars 1.4g
Protein 26.7g 53%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

for the entire cheese pizza

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 73.8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.2g 13%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 958.6mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 15.9g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4.7g 19%
Sugars 2.4g
Protein 22.7g 45%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

*may vary depending on the brand of ingredients you choose


Pita Pizzas

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 pita
  • 45g pizza sauce
  • 1/4 cup fat-free mozzarella shredded cheese
  • 8 slices turkey pepperoni

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 500°F.
  2. Spread 45g of pizza sauce on top of the pita.
  3. Add 1/4 cup of cheese to pita and place pepperoni slices on top.
  4. Cook in the oven for 10 minutes.

I hope you enjoy the recipe! Be sure to tag me or hashtag #kristenskitchen if you try it 🙂

Kristen

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