I used to think that eating clean meant plain chicken and rice and lots of plain veggies. I was so wrong. I started my clean eating journey about 5 years ago now and am still learning more and more every day. Eating Clean Doesn’t always mean that you can’t have things that taste good. One of the things I love to eat is pizza. Here is a clean and easy way to have your pizza that you love while not adding in all the extra calories. I am all about finding things that are simple and will make extras for lunch or dinner too. Add a little venison or ground turkey meat to the sauce recipe, pour over a quinoa or whole grain noodles and you will have a fabulous pasta dish.
What You Need:
4 whole-wheat pita breads (about 7 1/2 inches)
1 yellow bell pepper, seeds removed and julienned
3 oz. fresh mozzarella, grated
Fresh basil, sliced
1/4 tsp. olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 bay leaf
1/2 of a 28 oz. can whole peeled tomatoes, roughly chopped
1/4 cup tomato paste (optional)
A little Pink Salt and Pepper to taste
What to Do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic about 4 minutes then add the rest of the sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer for about 35 minutes. Sauce should become thick.
Place Pita Breads on two baking sheets or Pizza Stones. Spread about 1/3 cup of sauce on each Pita Bread. Add bell pepper slices and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese has melted and crust is slightly browned. Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh basil.