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Tuesday
Jan312012

Go-To Dinner: Skillet Tortilla Pizza Redux

Well we made it to Tuesday, my least favorite day of the week. It's ok. Tonight I'm having dinner with my bestie Lindsey and so that makes Tuesday a good day!

I have to tell you about something. Ever since I started on Weight Watchers I've been on the hunt for easy peasy dishes and snacks that can be my 'safety' food. Things that I know I can eat guilt free and still be excited about eating them. A tall order?

I thought so.

In keeping with my recent tortilla obsession, I have been eating a lot of skillet tortilla pizzas. They are incredibly easy, come together in about 5 minutes and are incredibly tasty. Who needs a thick, doughy crust? Ok, usually I'd say me...but not if I have a crispy tortilla pizza around!

Skillet Tortilla Pizza Redux

4 WW Points+ for 8" size tortilla (taco size)

6 WW Points+ for 10" size tortilla (burrito size)

1 low carb, whole wheat tortilla (like Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat)

1/4 C tomato sauce

1/4 C reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese

dried oregano

dried basil

kosher salt (optional)

cooking spray

Spray both sides of the tortilla with cooking spray. Lay in a dry skillet over medium heat. As soon as it starts to bubble slightly and brown on the bottom, flip over and lower the heat. Pour on tomato sauce and sprinkle with oregano, basil and just a big of salt if desired. Sprinkle cheese over top. Lower heat or turn off completely and cover with a lid for 2 minutes to melt the cheese. Cut into quarters and enjoy!

I really love this as a quick meal for one, or even for a heartier lunch on the weekend. It's so quick, so easy and feels like such a treat! And for just 6 Points+, it's perfect with a side of veggies for a delicious, light meal.

Happy Tuesday all!

Questions of the Day:

What are you go-to dinners? Snacks?

What foods do you always have on hand to keep you in the safety zone?

 

psst...Kimberly is sharing an A-mazing article today about overcoming workout fears! My favorite article yet!

Wednesday
Jul272011

Skillet Tortilla Pizza for One

First thing's first. After you've read this stimulating blog post (;)), and The Peach & The Pit, please check out my Chocolate Glazed Golden Grahams Cookies guest post over on The Sunday Sweet today! Next week I'll be donating a batch of these for auction at The Sunday Sweet's online bake sale, so check back to bid!

 

The summer is always super busy for Shaun and me.

Lately it has seemed as though one of us has been out almost every other weeknight. Sometimes, I'll make a couple of trays of food on Sunday to be eaten throughout the week, but on a weekend like this past one spent at the Jersey shore (where we barely had time to pick up groceries, let alone prep for the week), it just doesn't get done.

I'm trying to stockpile some Dinner for One recipes so that I can quickly and easily whip up a delicious dinner for myself - or one that Shaun can make for himself - should either of us be solo and without a premade dish. I'm planning an article featuring all these recipes at some point!

Last night, I came up with a new one that I think you're going to like. It was so super easy and tasty. And it can be altered to fit your own tastes or dietary needs! Yay!

I love using the tortilla as a base because it's easy to work with, is healthy and is not as doughy or filling as a real pizza crust (not that there's anything wrong with that either) but can still be crispy. Nutritious and delicious. Ok maybe not that nutritious, but it's not unhealthy either :)

Oh and for more fun with tortillas, you may see my homemade healthy tortilla chips over at The Peach & The Pit!

Skillet Tortilla Pizza for One
1 8" tortilla (I used whole wheat)
1/4 C tomato sauce (or thereabouts, I used just enough to cover most of the tortilla)
1/4 C mozzarella cheese (I used part skim)
2 tsp grated parmesean cheese
dried oregano
fresh (or dried) basil
2 tsp light butter

Lightly butter both sides of the tortilla and lay in a skillet over medium heat. When bottom starts to brown, flip it over.

Spread some of the tomato sauce on top (don't use too much or it will be squishy!)

Layer on some oregano and {fresh} basil, followed by the cheesy goodness...

At this point, turn off the heat and cover with a lid for 2-3 minutes until the cheese melts.

Cut into quarters and get in there! Yummmm!

Oh and you can also add some turkey pepperoni, onions or diced bell peppers too! Though I'd cook the peppers and onions first to soften 'em up.

I loved eating this for dinner last night. Serve it up with a side of sauteed or roasted veggies and you're set. 'Mmmmm.

So what do you think? What's your favorite Dinner for One? Have you ever changed up a classic pizza?

Some of mine include a plate of cheese & crackers, a black bean quesadilla, stir fry, or even a glass of wine + cupcake!

Psst...if you like what you see here, please check out my other blog that I write with my 2 fab sisters, The Peach & The Pit Of It! Hope to see you over there!