Sunday, July 1, 2012

Mediterranean Pita Pizzas

This meal is a simple meal that is completely customizable! Pre-hubby LOVES pizza, particularly Papa John's. I love pizza too, but this man could eat pizza all the time if he wanted to. To help cut costs and create a healthier option, I discovered this great recipe for Pita Pizzas. A lot less calories, a lot less cost, and way more fun!

4 large whole-grain pita rounds
1 cup spaghetti sauce
8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
2 chicken breasts, diced in 1 inch cubes OR Pepperoni slices
4 cups sliced mixed vegetables (onions, peppers, mushrooms, olives, etc.)

First, heat the oven to 350°F. If you plan on having chicken on your pizza, heat a large skillet on high. After the pan is heated, spray with a big of olive oil cooking spray and cook the chicken for 3-4 minutes, until there is no pink left.

Arrange pita rounds on one or more baking sheets covered with tin foil. Spread about ¼ cup of spaghetti sauce on each pita (use the back of a spoon for easy spreading). Top each pizza with 2 ounces cheese (about 2/3 cup), then arrange your choice of vegetables and the cooked chicken or pepperoni slices on the top.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is lightly browned.

There ya' have it! A quick, healthy, and cheap solution to having pizza! I often make 2 pizzas, one for dinner and one to take for lunch the next day! So yummy!

Let me know if you try the meal and what you think of it!

Peace and Good JuJu,

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