Prep Time – 5 – 10 Minutes
Cooking Time – 10 – 15 Minutes
Serves – 1 – 2 People (Depending how hungry your ‘people’ are) 😉
Have you been missing out on Pizza whilst trying to lose fat?
Pizza is usually a high calorie meal, lots of oil and high fat cheese is added to an already high calorie base, making most Pizza’s well over 800 calories, which isn’t accommodating for most, when trying to lose fat.
I thought about ways I could replicate a similar ‘Pizza Taste’ without sacrificing so many calories – there are many ways to do this and this is just one of them.
Pizza Toast is essentially the quickest, most efficient way to achieve the Pizza Experience whilst staying on track – I love this recipe purely because I can get home from the gym, lay it all out on a cooking tray, whack it in the oven whilst I grab a shower and by the time I am out, it’s all cooked.
Efficient, tasty and low calorie. Winner in my books.
Anyway, let’s find out how to make it!
– 2 – 4 Slices of Your Favourite Bread.
– A Low Calorie Tomato Based Pasta Sauce.
– Your Chosen Toppings ( I use – Spinach, Mushrooms, Peppers, Low Fat Cheese, Ham and Pre-Cooked Chicken as my ‘go-to’ options).
– FryLight Sunflower Oil.
1 – Preheat the oven to around 180 – 200 degrees (doesn’t really have to be pre-heated as your toppings are cooked already)
2 – Cover a baking tray with silver foil, spray the foil with FryLight (Sunflower Works the best in my opinion)
3 – Spread out your bread (don’t toast it before you add it, it will toast in the oven) over the tray and cover with a ‘base layer’ of your tomato pasta sauce/pizza base.
4 – Cut up your vegetables and other toppings and chuck them on-top of the pasta sauce.
5 – Once your toppings are on, spray the top of the pizza’s with a spray of FryLight to achieve a crispy topping.
6 – Place in the oven for 10 – 15 mins (might want to keep a close eye so you don’t burn them, optimal is around 180 degrees for 11 – 12 Minutes.)
7 – Remove from the oven, transfer onto a plate using a spatula (they will be hot), arrange them in an aesthetically pleasing manner on a plate or tin foil if you are serving them to a group of people.
8 – Eat.
Macros / Calories:
The picture above is around 600 kcals. – (4 slices, lots of cheese etc)
You could easily make two slices for under 300 kcals,
Breakdown for the Picture Below –
Carbohydrates – 86g
Fats – 10g
Protein – 43g
Fibre – 9g
Tips and Tricks for Toppings and Lower calorie options
- Hi-Lo Bread is a great option for this recipe, you can usually find this bread in Sainsbury’s, it is a higher protein, lower carb bread and will save some calories for toppings or cheese.
- When it comes to cheese, this is where you can add a lot of calories – I would recommend using weight watchers grated cheddar, or go one better and use a cream cheese like lightest Philadelphia, you will still get the creamy, cheesy taste without a load of calories.
- Adding protein is easy with this recipe, Tuna is probably your best option because you won’t have to pre-cook it or worry about it heating up to a safe temperature in the oven. Pre-cooked chicken and meats are fine but you might end up worrying about whether it has heated up to a safe temperature.
- An easy way to get a couple of servings of vegetables into this recipe is using things like peppers, courgette or mushrooms. These are all low calorie and can very easily be added to the top of the Pizza and cooked to perfection in the oven.
- You could use a Pizza Base for the sauce but it will come at a higher calorie price tag as opposed to the Pasta Sauce – You can find ‘lighter options’ pasta sauces in most supermarkets and they will only typically add 50 calories to the recipe. Another great idea is to use a chilli con carne sauce and add mince meat for a ‘Meat Lovers’ Pizza. (It does taste good I promise).
Give it a try and let me know what yours looks (and tastes) like!