Eat– for Good Health

Before we co-authored GOLD STANDARD OF THIN, our daughter Janice (now a senior at CSU Chico) made the pizza-delivery guy her regular date.  After gaining ten pounds, they had to break up.  He was no good for her.  The slice he brought was about 380 calories, full of saturated fat and sodium.  Janice started making her own smarter option using a whole wheat pita as the crust.  Here are some of her ideas for tossing up a lighter personal pie for about 250 calories:  1) lean protein with chicken breast, spicy lean turkey sausage, prosciutto. Chop toppings into small pieces and spread evenly.  2) Switch from traditional pizza sauce to canned crushed tomatoes.  Drain well and coat dough with a thin layer, and then sprinkle with minced garlic and basil. Lately Janice is using less tomato. 3) Ease up on fatty cheese.  Switch to the part-skim variety.  4). Veg out.  Saute’ mushrooms, peppers, and onions.  Finish with peppery arugula and a drizzle of olive oil.  Keep Parmesan and red pepper flakes handy.

Pita Pizza


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