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Whole Wheat Pita Bread Pizza

An age old classic and all round crowd pleaser, the pizza. We all love it but sometimes the guilt is just a bit too much to enjoy it to the full. We may have found the perfect alternative. The Eat Yourself Skinny blog has come up with a low calorie, easy-to-make option. Great for making with kids or just as a simple, filling meal after a busy day at work this recipe is made using simple ingredients you are sure to have lying around the house. Great with a salad and home-made coleslaw, give these tasty pitta pizzas a try – you won’t be disappointed!

Ingredients:

For the pizza:

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

For the sauce:

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

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

To make the tomato sauce, heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic until fragrant and slightly browned (about 4 minutes) then add the rest of your ingredients. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low, allowing tomato sauce to simmer for about 35 minutes. Sauce should become thick.

On two baking sheets, assemble pita bread and spread about 1/3 cup of sauce on each. Add bell pepper slices and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Transfer to the oven and bake for roughly 20 minutes, until cheese has melted and crust is slightly browned. Remove from oven an sprinkle with fresh basil. Cut into slices and enjoy!

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