Even though I live in the third largest city in America which is chock full of good restaurants that deliver to your doorstep, I rarely order food for delivery. I love the concept, but I am intimidated by it at the same time, as ridiculous as that sounds. I grew up in the country where not even the local Pizza Hut would deliver. The thought of having food brought to your door was exotic! I have lived in Chicago for almost 7 years and I can count on one hand how many times I have had food delivered. I think I get overwhelmed by the amount of places and choices. Often, if I have a craving for something I buy the groceries to make it myself.
I don’t want to knock the famous deep dish Chicago pizza, because it is really something to appreciate, but I prefer thin crust. I love to make thin crust pizza on homemade or even store-bought pizza crust, but this particular version is made using Flat Out Wraps. I love these things. I usually get the light versions which have about 90 calories, 2.5 grams of fat and 9 grams of fiber each.
The Perfect Pairing for this Healthy Pizza concept is a pizza craving… while on a diet. I am not promising that this healthy version is going to replace restaurant pizza forever but it does a great job of satisfying a pizza craving! The crust is crispy and tastes great with any of your favorite pizza toppings.
I started using Flat Out Wraps years ago but it took me a few attempts before I figured out the best way to use them for pizza crust. The key is to toast the wrap first, before you put on your toppings. Here is what I do….
· Preheat your oven to 415 degrees F
· Spray both sides of the wrap with cooking spray and place on a baking sheet
· I like to sprinkle a little garlic salt on the wrap before toasting it
· Toast in the oven for about 6-7 minutes or until it starts to brown around the edge. It should look like this…
After the wrap is toasted I top it with my favorite ingredients. This time I used pizza sauce, a sprinkle of garlic powder and red pepper flakes, sautéed chicken sausage, caramelized onions, and reduced fat mozzarella. I put it back in the oven for about 6 minutes until the cheese is melted. I topped it off with arugula after it came out of the oven. Even with all of that good stuff loaded on top it is still crispy. Proof….