The Revolution: Margherita Pizza Recipe
Today marks the five month point in Revolution Hero Jenny Cahalan’s transformational journey. Her total weight loss and diet results are the best of anyone on the show so far. Her son Ryan has been by her side throughout the journey.
Ryan joined Ty Pennington and Harley Pasternak to learn about a healthier approach to his favorite food, pizza. 94% of Americans regularly eat pizza, and Harley said that almost everyone can find some type of pizza that they like.
The Revolution TV: Calories In Pizza
Harley Pasternak said an average small pizza has more than 1,000 calories. The classic regular crust Pepperoni can pack on over 2,600 calories. Since Jenny and Ryan’s favorite food is pizza, he showed Jenny how to make a healthier pizza swap, and now he’s sharing that recipe with everyone.
The Revolution: Pizza Swap
Harley’s approach gives you the flavors you love about pizza, with only 260 calories. Ryan said he loves the cheese and the crust of pizza, while Harley likes the tomato sauce.
Tortillas get crunchy quickly, giving you the crust texture. Tomato Sauce has Vitamin C and Lycopenes, which are good for your health. Adding vegetables to pizza is a good way to get yourself to eat them.
Harley recommends keeping fresh herbs in your kitchen, or even starting your own small herb garden. If you can’t find Low Fat Mozzarella in your grocery store, Harley said you can substitute a smaller amount of regular Mozzarella Cheese instead.
If you don’t think tortillas are thick enough or can’t find some that you like, you could also try making smaller versions of this recipe using Whole Wheat English Muffins.
Harley’s Margherita Pizza Recipe
- Whole Grain Tortilla
- 1 cup Tomato Sauce
- 2-3 Roma Tomatoes, sliced
- 6 Turkey Pepperoni Slices
- ½ cup Low Fat Mozzarella
- Spread the tomato sauce on a tortilla, using the back of a spoon to ensure it spreads evenly.
- Add tomato slices and turkey pepperoni to the sauce. Top with basil.
- Sprinkle mozzarella on top.
- Cook in a saute pan or toaster oven until cheese is melted.