So today I finally found whole wheat pizza dough… I have been looking for it at different grocery stores for years, and, of course, Trader Joe’s carries it. Yippee! TJ’s is awesome.
So tonight was homemade pizza night. I used less than 1/4 of the dough (I read the nutrition info, and based on that, took about 200 calories of dough). I DO NOT count calories but I am aware of them- I think there’s a big difference.
I rolled out the dough using my hands and some impromptu instruments because I (don’t laugh!) don’t own a rolling pin. I just don’t bake, but it was embarrassing to realize today that we don’t even have a basic rolling pin!
For my pizza sauce, I used a ground turkey tomato sauce that I made from scratch about 3 weeks ago. Making sauce is a long process, so when I do, I make a lot and freeze it in small ziploc bags. I was so happy to see it in the freezer because I wanted to add some protein to the pizza, but I wanted it to be healthy. I topped the pizza with some ricotta leftover from my squash blossoms last weekend. Ricotta is a great cheese for anyone watching their weight because it is rich and creamy but, like cottage cheese, it is low in calories- 90 calories for 2 ounces. Pretty good! I also topped the pizza with mushrooms and a spoonful of olive tapenade. I love olives but I didn’t have any. The tapenade was great, though!
I sprinkled the pizza with red pepper flakes, black pepper, and a little bit of garlic salt. The crust was nice and doughy.
A crunchy, juicy apple!
I’m currently veging out on my couch and watching Twighlight…. Sometimes, nights (and dinners) alone are really nice. I can watch and eat what I want! 🙂 Girls night in!
See you all in the morning!