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Grilled Pizza

Posted: October 8, 2011 in Recipes
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Who doesn’t love pizza? Unfortunately, pizza can be packed with tons of calories.  Up to 300 – 400 calories per slice depending on the pizza, and who eats just one slice?  Check out our SUPER easy and SUPER healthy version of a thin crust pizza with fresh ingredients.

We hope you enjoy this as much as we do!  Oh, it also goes great with BEER!

What You’ll Need:

1 Josephs pita pocket  (only 60 calories per loaf!)

2-4 Tbsp.  pizza sauce with NO ADDED fructose corn syrup or any other unpronouncable ingredients.

chopped peppers

chopped onions

chopped jalepenos

1/4 –  1/2 cup of reduced fat Italian blend cheese (or whatever kind you like)

sliced olives

reduced fat feta cheese

sliced mushrooms

and whatever else tickles your fancy when it comes to pizza 🙂

What To Do:

Preheat the grill, get the temperature to around 400-450 deg. Then turn the temprature down to low.

Meanwhile, fold a piece of aluminum foil just slightly larger than the pita pocket, and spray with a non stick cooking spray. Or coat lightly with some olive oil.

Place the pita pocket on the foil and cover it with all of your fresh toppings. Be creative here,  there are all sorts of things you can use; fresh garlic, different cheeses, artichokes, turkey peperoni, fresh basil from your herb garden,  left over grilled veggies from last nights dinner, etc… there are endless combinations that you can create.

We like ours with the fresh basil, onions, peppers and olives. We also tend to place the veggies under the cheese, except for the olives, as you can see.

Now place the pizzas on the top section of your grill. If you don’t have a top section that is OK, just watch close if the crust gets to close to the direct flame.

Cook the pizzas for about 8-10 minutes. Cooking times may vary according to you grill or  how you like your pizza cooked. Cook until the edges are a little crisp and the cheese begins to brown.

After the pizzas are cooked carefully remove them from the grill, the foil will be hot. Slice them into quarters and Enjoy! And yes, I made a smiley face on my pizza in honor of World Smile Day  that was on Oct 7th.

We hope you like our healthier version of pizza. Give us some feedback –  what did you put on pizza?


Donna and Matt