Friday, August 19, 2011

Day 136 - Healthy Pizza? Yes - It's Possible!

My love for steel-cut oats pulled through yesterday. I changed my breakfast up a little since I wasn't feeling satisfied throughout the day, and the oats helped today. No ravenous hunger and I cut down on the quantity of food I took with me to school. Good day!

Now for the pizza! I changed my dinner up last night, too, and I would like to share it with you (not the actual pizza, it might go bad in the mail). I was in the mood for avocado all day, but I had already prepared chicken and sauteed zucchini for the whole weeks worth of dinners. I'm eatin' the zucchini--I love it--but it shall remain separate from it's amigo, the chicken.

Avocado Chicken Pizza - made with salsa
        Avocado Chicken Pizza
  • 5oz. (1/5 of a prepared package) fresh pizza dough
  • 1/4 cup salsa (I like Escabeche style)
  • 3oz. grilled chicken breast, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mexican style shredded cheese
  • 1tsp. olive oil
  • Green bell pepper to taste
  • 1/2 of a small avocado, sliced
  1. Stretch dough to a rectangle 12" x 5" on a greased sheet tray (or silcone baking mat).
  2. Spread the salsa evenly over dough.
  3. Sprinkle chicken over the salsa, then the cheese over the chicken.
  4. Add bell peppers.
  5. Bake according to the directions on the dough package.
  6. Top with sliced avocado and drizzle with olive oil.
  7. Enjoy!
(This makes a large single serving and totals 13 PP if you're my visiting Weight Watchers family! It also provides: 1 serving heart healthy oils, 1-2 servings veggies, and lean protein.)

This is easily one of the best things to have entered my mouth recently. It wasn't planned out, it wasn't a recipe I saw elsewhere. It was just a creative combination of what I was craving, what I had on hand, and what GHGs I still had to get in for the day. And let me tell you... WOW!

Tomorrow: My interview with Matt- a fellow culinary student successfully dropping extra pounds. A guy's perspective.


  1. P.S. I tried this with a whole wheat pizza dough crust and it was good, but I prefer the regular pizza dough.

  2. I love the idea of using salsa instead of pizza sauce!! Oh the possibilities!

  3. come and visit my ur comments and join my member list :)

  4. Love this pizza! I am obsessed with avocados, not sure why I have never put them on pizza before!

  5. Looks delicious! I bet it gets super creamy with the avocado :)

  6. What a delicious pizza, and healthy too!! Love it! :)

  7. This pizza has some tasty ingredients! I crave pizza quite a bit but luckily do not make it as much as I crave it because mine is not the healthiest version. I will need to try yours. I know I could benefit from a squelched pizza craving via a lower in fat and calorie version. Yum!

  8. I used to make a pizza like this, almost on a daily basis and had completely forgotten about it until now. I love the salsa for the sauce, but I had never done the avocado and chicken combo. So yummy!


Share your support:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...