It’s Friday night so the kids want to watch a movie and order pizza, now you don’t want to be a party pooper but you don’t want to ruin your weight loss goals either, so how do you tackle this? Here’s a solution you could try. ….
…..Cook with the kids!!
Tell them, “I’ll tell you what let’s have lot’s of fun and make some tasty quality pizza together”.
It’s not always guaranteed to work but it’s worth a try. There aren’t many healthy options when it comes to takeaway food, the healthy grilled stuff is always very expensive, you never really know what’s gone into it until you’ve worked in a takeaway, plus it’s really difficult to resist all the unhealthy sides and desserts etc.
Here is a recipe for a healthier pizza you can try at home. Inspired by Smart Food For Smart Kids: Easy recipes to boost your child’s health and IQ. A book that should be on every health conscious parents shelf, I can’t recommend this book enough it’s been a lifesaver for me on many occasions.
4 Wholemeal Pitta Breads
About 4 tbsp tomato – based pasta sauce, sun dried tomato paste, tomato purée or passata, or enough to cover one side of each pitta bread
For The Toppings
Have a selection of the following: cherry tomatoes, sliced mushrooms sliced courgette, diced peppers, pitted black olives, sliced mozzarella, grated Cheddar cheese or Parmesan shavings plus any of the following optional seasonings: a drizzle of olive oil, a little sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, dried oregano or torn, fresh basil leaves
Preheat the oven to 240ºC/475ºF/Gas 9. Spread the top of each pitta bread with tomato sauce, paste, purée or passata, and then scatter with your chosen toppings and seasonings (except for the basil- add before serving) and cook for 10 minutes.