Friday, March 6, 2009

Pizza Night!

You've had a long week at work, but FRIDAY is finally here! You want nothing more than to get home from work, call Dominoes and curl up on the couch to watch a good movie. You could do that...but if you did, what would all of your hard work being healthy through the week be for? Although the version that comes delivered to your door is less than healthy, pizza can actually be a diet-friendly option if you make the right choices - and it doesn't take much more work than calling for delivery!  

Here is my favorite recipe for Hawaiian Pizza. Enjoy!  

You will need:  

- Whole wheat pizza crust (I prefer thin crust.) 
- 1 can - Organic Pizza Sauce 
- 3 cups - Fat free or part-skim mozzarella cheese 
- 1 package of Canadian Bacon 
- 1 small can of pineapple tidbits  


First, spread pizza sauce on top of the crust. Top the sauce with the 3 cups of cheese. Next, evenly distribute the canadian bacon. Drain the pineapple tidbits well, then place them on the top of the pizza. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is completely melted. Let it cool for a few minutes before cutting.  

As an extra tip - cut your 1-2 slices, then go ahead and cover it with aluminum foil and put it out of the way so you are not tempted to go back for more. If you think you might still be hungry, pair it with a veggie-filled salad tossed in a light vinaigrette dressing.