If you’re like me, you get sick of eating the same ole’ things over and over again. When I went through P90X the first time my main goal was to drop weight, and while doing this canned chicken and tuna became staples in my diet. Although I think they’re great for what they are (canned food), I definitely realized that I was growing very tired of eating them all the time. I knew something had to give or I was going to go crazy!
Luckily for me, I was able to keep my “sanity” and achieve awesome results in part due to my wife’s willingness to cook different balanced meals at home. I like new stimuli, and doing the same thing over and over just doesn’t cut it. For me, being able to eat different foods and switch it up (just like my workouts) is very important, and I truly believe that this was a HUGE factor in my success.
Anyhow, what I wanted to do is start a new “series” of posts that concern ONLY healthy recipes that I think are P90X worthy. All of the recipe posts should be titled “Healthy P90X Recipes -” and I will try to supply a new recipe every week or so. Every recipe will be something that I have used before and think is great!
This first recipe is one of my absolute favorites, and something that my wife has mastered in making….HOMEMADE WHOLE WHEAT PIZZA!
I mean, really… everyone loves pizza, but you obviously can’t eat it from Pizza Hut, especially if you’re trying to lose weight. This recipe provides a WHOLE WHEAT alternative that can be really healthy with the right ingredients.
***Now with this recipe, you definitely don’t want to eat half the pizza or anything… but a couple of slices isn’t going to kill your diet.
Ok, here goes:
I used whole wheat flour. This recipe makes the dough kinda thick so when I make it I either cut the recipe in half or make two pizza crusts out of 1 recipe.
No yeast pizza dough:
- 2 1/2 c. flour
- 2 3/4 tsp. baking powder (if using baking soda use half and omit salt)
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tbsp. oil
- 3/4 to 1 c. water
Mix dry ingredients. add 3/4 cup water and oil. Stir until it forms a ball. If dough is stiff, add more water.
The dough will be soft, not sticky. Knead on a floured surface for 3-4 minutes.
Add toppings and Bake at 400°F for 15-25 minutes.
Toppings I Like to Use:
- 1 8oz can of tomato sauce (I sprinkled minced garlic, red pepper flakes, and Italian seasoning on the tomato sauce before adding the other toppings)
- Frozen chopped onions to taste
- Frozen chopped bell peppers to taste
- Pickled jalapeños to taste
- Turkey pepperoni (about 20 slices)
- Sliced black olives
- 4oz Mozzarella cheese
- baby spinach
- sliced tomatoes
This recipe made the total calorie count 1510 (1510/8 slices is about 190 per slice). However, I recommend that you cut the recipe in half as I mentioned above. This will bring your total calorie count to 960 (960/8 slices is about 120 per slice).
Take a couple of the 120 cal slices and add a nice side salad to the meal, and you’ll have you a “Healthy P90X Recipe” that you’re going to love!