Quick lunch idea: Mediterranean inspired pizza!
One of the best ways to stay energized to eat healthy and accomplish your goals is to add variety to your diet. Nothing too dramatic – just think about the ways you can prepare the foods you love in different ways. Try this easy mediterranean-inspired pizza recipe – you may already have the ingredients so you can make this now!
If you are a Mediterranean recipes fan, you will love my Mediterranean pizza recipe.
So, for this healthy pizza, you’ll need just a couple of ingredients you already have at home, such as leftover chicken or seasonal veggies. This pizza recipe is very quick and easy to make. It is also very customizable, so you can make it when you don’t have time or you want to use the ingredients you have left.
For this recipe, I specifically used wheat pita bread, diced chicken, hummus, 1/4 cup of cucumber and tomatoes, and 1/8 cup of black olives and feta cheese. As I sad, you can add other ingredients, or omit some, depending on what you have or what you like. In addition to cucumbers and tomatoes, you can also add spinach, peppers, avocados, artichoke hearts or anything else. Instead of feta cheese, use mozzarella, or cheese of your choice.
First step is to bake the pizza dough or toast the pita bread in the oven. Instead of using tomato sauce, I spread the hummus on the pizza crust. If you don’t like hummus, spread something else such as pizza sauce or maybe sour cream.
Dice tomatoes, cucumber and black olives. Add veggies on the pizza, then chicken, feta and garnish with fresh parsley and with a squeeze of lemon. Simple, delicious and refreshing. Boom.
Approximate macros for one serving with ingredients I choose are 480 calories, 50g of protein, 41g of carbs and 13g of fat.
- 6oz chicken (diced)
- 1 wheat pita bread
- 3 tbsp hummus
- 1/4 cup cucumber diced
- 1/4 cup tomatoes diced
- 1/8 cup black olives diced
- 1/8 cup Feta
- fresh parsley
Lightly toast pita bread in the oven.
Using your prepped chicken for the week, cut 6oz of chicken breast into cubes.
Assemble the pizza! Use hummus instead of tomato paste. Then, add veggies, olives, cheese and then chicken.
Top with fresh parsley and lemon juice.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hey, I'm Kevin
My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.
By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!