Weight Loss Support - This is definitely going to brighten my day!




m3k
07-25-2012, 06:00 PM
So my gentleman and I went to the grocery store last night and as we were wandering through the aisles figuring out food for the rest of the week, I had an idea. Homemade pizza! :chef:

We looked around, and found the ingredients (of course checking nutrition facts along the way). Then, today, we were on a drive, and he suggested stopping to pick up produce for our awesome pizza, which, was an awesome gesture in itself.

So, tonight, we're going to spend the evening making, baking, and enjoying a healthy homemade pizza free of grease and gunk. Yay! Bonding time and food. I love it! :cloud9:

Anyone else make their own pizza? :jeno: Or maybe another special diet-friendly homemade food?


seagirl
07-25-2012, 06:01 PM
Yes! I love homemade pizza. My favorite is homemade pesto, arugula, shrimp, red onion and a little of whatever cheese I have around. I make the dough so I know the calories and can make the crust quite thin.

m3k
07-25-2012, 06:11 PM
Mmm. That sounds delicious! I think I'm going to look for a whole wheat dough recipe too.

I can't believe I didn't think of pizza before today though. Homemade makes the difference! I just figured pizza was something that I couldn't/shouldn't eat.


Northernrose
07-25-2012, 06:16 PM
That's funny - I just planned a home-made pizza night for tomorrow! I've made them before, and it's great fun. I do find my bases gets a little soggy from the sauce, though - I've heard a pizza stone would help with that.

m3k
07-25-2012, 07:11 PM
I'm actually finally getting to use my new pizza stone! Hehe. It seems to be getting nice and crispy.

Hotaruchan
07-25-2012, 07:50 PM
Tomato, basil, onion, and sliced garlic cloves on homemade pizza...oh man...so good. Now I wish that I had an oven :(

Munchy
07-25-2012, 08:36 PM
I make pretty much everything at home. Tonight I baked a high fiber tortilla shell into a taco bowl and filled it with romaine, turkey taco meat with homemade taco seasoning, a mixture of sauteed onion/black bean/corn, chopped tomatoes, shredded sharp cheddar and monterey, avocado, cilantro and scallion with a Greek yogurt/milk/salsa dressing and served it with sliced limes to squeeze. Taco bowl!

m3k
07-25-2012, 08:58 PM
I make pretty much everything at home. Tonight I baked a high fiber tortilla shell into a taco bowl and filled it with romaine, turkey taco meat with homemade taco seasoning, a mixture of sauteed onion/black bean/corn, chopped tomatoes, shredded sharp cheddar and monterey, avocado, cilantro and scallion with a Greek yogurt/milk/salsa dressing and served it with sliced limes to squeeze. Taco bowl!

Oooh! That sounds good. = ]

The pizza turned out awesome. I sauteed some onions, mushrooms and peppers to put on top. Very filling! I'm definitely going to do this again.

ValRock
07-25-2012, 08:59 PM
I *LOVE* making 'pizza' on a big mushroom cap. I pile on the veggies and sauce. SO good.

ChickieChicks
07-25-2012, 09:21 PM
We are obsessed with homemade pizza here!

The kids love white and red sauce mixed, with turkey pepperoni, bacon bits and mozzarella.

I like mine with light white sauce, tons of spinach and garlic, turkey pepperoni, mozzarella or feta and Roma tomatoes.

Hubby takes whatever. ;-)

I love it too much, because I made it three times this week. :-/

sontaikle
07-25-2012, 09:24 PM
I love making homemade pizza with my mom :) It's so much fun and much better for us!

Munchy
07-25-2012, 09:40 PM
There is a place near me that does a chicken and spinach pizza with garlic and a little white sauce and fresh squeezed lemon. That's my next pizza plan. My new pizza stone has been in my trunk for almost 8 months :o

Yeah, I kept it there for moving day, lol!

Katbot24
07-25-2012, 09:58 PM
We're mostly packed up, so homemade pizzas are on the menu until we move on Wednesday - feta cheese and hot salami.

m3k
07-25-2012, 10:35 PM
All these ideas sound sooo good. I'm thinking next time I might try to do a bruchetta pizza. There's an awesome produce stand nearby with some fantastic tomatoes. Pick up some fresh mozzarella and basil. Yum yum!

Riddy
07-25-2012, 11:12 PM
I'm not eating pizza right now, but this recipe is yummy -
http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/food/recipes/spinach-feta-greek-pizza/

I used to make 2 smaller pizzas, and make it on the grill.

Valrock, I love the portobello pizza crust idea - that I can eat now!

EricAnn
07-26-2012, 12:09 AM
That's funny - I just planned a home-made pizza night for tomorrow! I've made them before, and it's great fun. I do find my bases gets a little soggy from the sauce, though - I've heard a pizza stone would help with that.

You can always try baking the crust for a bit before adding the toppings too!

Munchy
07-26-2012, 12:19 AM
I love making bbq chicken pizza with bbq sauce, sauteed onion, spinach and peppers and finished with cilantro and basil or a buffalo chicken pizza w homemade blue cheese/hot sauce, chicken covered in hot sauce(s), onion, pepper, mushroom, spinach, blue cheese crumbles and topped off with oregano and scallion.

Hotaruchan
07-26-2012, 05:01 AM
So many sad faces...I want to try all of these, but I don't have access to an oven or a good chunk of the ingredients :( Maybe I'll have to look up a low-cal dough recipe and try making a mini pizza in my toaster oven. It's probably too hot to bake it properly, but better than the other option...Japanese pizza...not so good. Also, they inexplicably seem to ALWAYS put mayonnaise and corn on it. I hate mayonnaise, and corn just seems weird on pizza...