Pizza is one of my (many) vices… hot, cold, hot then cold then warmed up again – however I eat it, I love it. The spicier and more garlicky, the better – jalapenos are a must, I helpfully remind myself that spicy foods raise the metabolism, therefore burning fat more quickly no? I excel at self-delusion. When I first joined Weight Watchers, I read the most horrifying piece of information that my eyes had ever digested: one slice of stuffed-crust pizza is 10 points. That’s a single slice… a single fucking slice, I’m only allowed 26 points a day! I can hoover up a whole pizza (what, 8 slices?) in the time it takes my husband to work through one slice.
So pizza was off the menu then. Except it so isn’t.
The pizza you see above scores an incredible 7 points. That’s 7 points for the entire pizza. I think we all need to take a moment….
…for those of you who don’t know follow Weight Watchers, we’re talking around 350kcal.
You don’t need to make your own pizza dough and it only requires about 10 minutes in the oven. Here’s what you’ll need:
1 Warburtons Square-ish Wrap
1 tbsp Tomato Puree (I mix a tsp of garlic puree in too!)
Your choice of 0 point topping (onions, peppers, mushrooms, tomato, jalapenos)
50g “wafer” ham
Dash of Worcester Sauce/Tabasco/Balsamic Vinegar (whichever you prefer)
Sprinkling of Italian herbs
30g Cathedral City Light Mature Cheese (this is the only ‘light’ cheese I’ve found to melt properly)
I keep my wraps in the freezer and just take one out and cook it from frozen. Spoon the Tomato Puree onto the wrap and spread evenly to the edges. Top your “pizza base” with the ham, veggie toppings and Italian herbs before sprinkling the cheese over the top. Finish off with a sprinkling of sauce before cooking it in a pre-heated oven at around 200 degrees celsius for around 10 minutes.
Serve with a side salad and feel ridiculously virtuous about it.
What is your biggest foodie vice and do you have a healthier alternative for it?