Low-fat Pizza You Say? No Way!

Hello lovely readers. I haven't blogged in 5 days (oh my gosh!) and I will tell you the reason why.
I have been re-assessing myself.
I've been on this weight loss journey now for 2 years and let me tell you, it has been the hardest thing I have EVER done, and I haven't always been successful at it. I took a few days away from the technology and stresses of modern day life to really focus on why I started this journey in the first place and why I want to continue.
This year, for the first time, I have booked a girly holiday with one of my best friends to Spain :) This is the first year I can afford it, thanks to my job, and I am so determined not to be sweltering in the late August heat. So ladies with the half-naked beach hunks always in the back of my mind, my weight loss journeys begins again; this time with a low-fat pizza!

Individual Cheesy Aubergine (Eggplant) Pizzas

Serves - 2
ProPoints - 7

Ingredients -
Low fat cooking spray
Half a 144g pack of pizza base mix
1 small aubergine (eggplant), sliced thinly
2 teaspoons pesto (you can use the red or green kind, whichever you like most)
2 tomatoes, sliced
75g light mozzarella, drained and sliced
Salt and pepper
Fresh basil leave, to garnish

Method -
Preheat the oven to gas mark 7. Spray a non stick baking sheet with the cooking spray and set aside.

Make up the dough according to the packet instructions, kneading for 5 minutes before dividing it in two. Shape each piece of dough into a 15cm circle and place on the baking sheet. Set aside in a warm place to rise for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat a griddle pan/frying pan until it is really hot. Spray the aubergine slices with the cooking spray and then cook over a high heat for 3-4 minutes, turning once, until softened. Drain on the kitchen paper.

Spread the dough with the pesto and top with the aubergine, tomato and mozzarella slices. Season and bake for 10-15 minutes until the dough is golden and the cheese is bubbling, Serve garnished with some basil leaves.

Variation - You can use courgettes (zucchini) instead of aubergine.

H xo

6 comments

Janna Renee said...

That.looks.awesome. I LOVE veggie pizza! The "personal" pizzas are the best because then you aren't tempted to over eat ;)(That is as long as you only make one per person)

Helen said...

Thanks for your comment Janna. It does look yummy. I might even make it again next week! :) xo

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

Yum!! This looks super good!! I was thinking about doing a weight loss challenge on my blog. Would you be up for it?

Helen said...

Definately! :) xo

Fash Boulevard said...

omg. thank you so much for adding my button, love. you're the best. this looks super yummy. totally going to make it this weekend. thanks for sharing, hun. love to hear what you think of my latest. xo

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Charlotte Annabel said...

I ADORE pizza and any pizza that is low-fat is even better! Thanks for the recipe :) following

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