If I had to choose 1 food that I can’t live without, it would be pizza. Even while trying to lose weight with eating low carbohydrates , or low calories, I still need my pizza fix 😎 . My easy quick homemade “271 Calorie Pizza for One” is fantastic for lunch when you are on a low calorie diet plan. It is so filling that when I made the pizza in the photo, I couldn’t even finish the entire thing! 271 calories is not a lot of calories for lunch, and this version is packed with protein (cheese/pepperoni), fiber (fiber rich tortilla), and the tomatoes & mushrooms are good for you. By the way, if you are looking for a low carb pizza, this is what I use. Meanwhile, back at Red’s pizza parlor, let me show you how I do this in about 10 minutes flat. Oh wait, add 2 minutes to eat it 😆 .
I’ve tried many tortillas in my day, and this lower carb version is my favorite. It tastes just like a regular tortilla and is very soft. The photo below shows how I like to spray the tin foil covered pan, and the tortilla first. This prevents the tortilla from sticking after it comes out of the oven, and it also helps the edges crisp up a bit without burning. If you don’t like cooking spray, use olive oil, but your calories will increase dramatically. The second photo shows you what the package of tortillas looks like at the store. I also use these for breakfast by heating up the tortilla on an unsprayed no-stick pan, and adding a fried egg and mashed avocado. They are also great for soft tacos or fajitas.
Dressing up the pizza is one of my favorite parts. You can switch this up any way you desire! I’ve also used canned artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, and even sautéed veggies that were left over. Anything goes, but just remember to adjust your calories accordingly. This is how my “271 Calorie Pizza for One stacks up” calorie wise:
Here’s how it looks after approximately 7 minutes of baking time. You can always go longer if desired to get it crispier, on put it directly on the grate.
I hope you give it a try…
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