Another snow day = no school, back load of work, cooped up kids (and parents). Oh brother…
All of these recent snow days have left me craving comfort food, particularly pizza. While what I really wanted was delivery pizza, I took a deep breath and decided to save some calories–and $ dough–by making a nourishing dinner. Whole wheat pizza with caramelized onions, mushrooms, kale and olives. Served with a side of broccoli. Oh, and a nice winter ale, of course. The best part? It was even tastier than take-out pizza.
Whole wheat pizza crust (I used a Whole Foods pre-made thin crust)
2 cloves garlic (I thawed frozen garlic cubes and rubbed on crust before topping with sauce)
Pizza sauce or freshly crushed tomatoes mixed with herbs
Half an onion caramelized in olive oil, with sliced mushrooms and kale added towards end of cooking
Black olives, sliced
Low-fat mozzarella cheese, shredded
My Food Fix: Homemade whole wheat pizza with onions, mushrooms, kale, garlic and olives
What I saved (and gained) by swapping homemade pizza for delivery pizza: About 100 calories, 2.5 g total fat (2 g saturated fat), 12.5 mg cholesterol, 445 mg sodium without sacrificing protein (about 12 g in both varieties) PLUS gained 4.5 g dietary fiber
How do YOU make healthier versions of take-out comfort food? I’d love to hear from you!