Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Slimming World: Low Calorie Pizza

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to your weekend pizza delivery or like to enjoy your food without worrying about the calories, then this low-calorie pizza is just for you! 

I make these following the Slimming World allowances however, if you’re watching your calorie intake, it’s a great alternative to help save some of your calories for sweet treats or, to not feel as guilty as you would if you demolished a 10 inch Dominos... 

Take a look for recipes and cooking instructions below and I have included a calorie guide too! 


Ingredients: 
Toppings: Can be whatever you want! I try and stick to vegetables to bulk it out as much as I can and it’s a great way to get your 5 a day in too! I like to use Peppers, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Onions, Pineapple and Ham on my regular pizzas but you can put anything you have on it! 

Base: I use a Weight watchers wrap (SW = 1x Healthy Extra B Choice) 128cal per wrap
Tomato puree (Use the Garlic or Chilli ones as it gives more flavour) (SW = Free) Under 10cal
Cheese Grated Finely (SW = 40g reduced fat = 1x Healthy Extra A Choice or 3.5syns) 260cal 
Toppings of choice will be no more than 100cal (SW = All items should be speed or protein foods)
Seasoning: Salt, Pepper, Oregano and Basil / Mixed herbs

Fries: I use Butternut Squash to make my fries giving me more speed foods. You can buy them ready made however, buying a whole squash and slicing yourself gives you more for your money. You can season these however you want, I usually use Peri Peri Salt or Cajun seasoning (SW = Speed) 45cal 


Method:
Pre-heat grill to high
- Grill the wrap on either side until no longer soft (this gives it a crispy ‘Pizza’ like base)
- Start by adding tomato puree then your toppings followed by the Cheese and then sprinkle with herbs/seasonings of choice
- Grill until the cheese has melted and/or any meats have cooked 
- Slice up and serve

Fries Method:
- Slice and prepare your Butternut squash by first, cutting into rounds with skin on, then remove the skin leaving octagonal type shapes. Slice into ‘wedges’ or you can use a crinkle cutter if you have one! 
- Microwave for 2 minutes to soften*
- Add to a baking tray, spinkle with seasoning of choice and coat in fry-light
- Bake for around 20 minutes (200) or until they look crispy
*Note - only microwave what you plan on cooking, you can bag the rest up and keep in the fridge for 3 days or freezer them! 

In total, the Pizza and Butternut squash fries is under 450 calories! 
(Dependant on toppings)