James is a dedicated barbecuer. When there is 5 feet of snow on the ground, he’s the guy outside shoveling a path to the barbecue. This means that quick, easy and grillable meals are staples in our house year round. My homemade prosciutto pizza fits the bill and is a lightened up version of our favourite comfort food.
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I mentioned in my protein-packed peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe that I am not a fan of the Whole 30 restriction that advocates against lightening up your favourite meals and desserts. Finding healthy ways to indulge in food that I love has been key to my success as I work towards getting healthier.
We spent most of this past weekend outside while James planted an organic garden and I pretended to be helpful while I worked on refining my submission package for Twist of Fate. We needed quick meals that were easy to throw together and could be cooked outside, so of course we defaulted to healthier pizza!
Avocado oil is a high heat cooking oil that is a staple in our household. Avocados are a healthy source of fat, but keep in mind they are toxic to your furry friends (don’t worry – Buster didn’t have any of the pizza).
Garlic is a super food in our household. It contains many nutrients and few calories, helps to lower cholesterol and can also help to regulate blood pressure and blood sugar.
Oregano enhances the flavour of food (I love the taste!), but it also boosts immunity, increases energy levels and aids digestion.
Sprouted grain bread is better for you than traditional grains because it contains more fiber and allows your body to absorb more nutrients. While it’s not a gluten free option, it does make gluten easier to digest and I don’t have any issues when I consume it in moderation.
Cheese is high in fat, but does provide some calcium and protein. I’ve significantly cut it back in this recipe without impacting the taste. Essentially, I use the least amount as possible to act as “glue.”
Now let’s eat some pizza! What is your favourite lightened up recipe?
Grilled prosciutto pizza
A delicious prosciutto pizza loaded with vegetables and grilled to perfection. Try it for a quick weeknight dinner or a weekend BBQ.
This recipe serves 6.
- 1 sprouted grain flatbread
- 1 tablespoon of avocado oil (I used my Misto to evenly dispense the oil)
- 1 teaspoon of garlic
- 1 teaspoon of oregano
- Black pepper, to taste
- 3 tablespoons of low fat mozzarella cheese (or any cheese of choice)
- 1 small red onion, chopped
- 1 small pepper (I used red in the photo above), chopped
- 1/4 cup of organic spinach, diced
- 6 pieces of smoked prosciutto (I used organic)
- Use a Misto to spray the avocado oil on the sprouted grain flatbread and then sprinkle the garlic, oregano and black pepper on top
- Sprinkle one tablespoon of cheese on the flatbread and then place the prosciutto on top
- Sprinkle another tablespoon of cheese and arrange the onion, pepper and spinach on top
- Sprinkle the remaining tablespoon of cheese on top of the vegetables for extra “glue”
- Fire up the grill! Cook the pizza until the cheese melts and it’s golden brown
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