Thursday, December 17, 2009

Healthy Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza with Gorgonzola Ranch Salad

This is my healthy version of California Pizza Kitchen Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza.

I came up with this recipe because I love California Pizza Kitchen Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza with Gorgonzola Ranch Mixed Green Salad and I just had to come up with a healthier version. Enjoy!


Whole Wheat Pizza Dough from Trader Joes
1 small Sweet Onion, sliced into thin rings
1 small Pear, cored and thinly sliced
3/4 cup low-fat Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
1/4 cup Gorgonzola, crumbled
1/4 cup Hazelnuts, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Sprinkle a little bit of cornmeal on a baking sheet or use parchment paper.

Shape pizza dough on baking sheet. Let rest.

In a pan heat 1 tbsp of olive oil of high heat. Lower heat to medium and add sliced onions to pan. Turning the onions frequently. Cook until onions have reached a medium dark, rich brown color.

Remove Onions from pan and set aside.

In a small bowl add sliced pears and 1 tbsp of Agave Syrup. Coat pears with Syrup. Transfer Pears to pan you used for the onions. On medium heat cook pears until pears appear soft.

Remove pears and set aside

Top dough with mozzarella cheese. Arrange caramelized onions and pear slices on top of cheese, then top with pieces of Gorgonzola cheese and hazelnuts.
Bake at 450 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

4 cups Spring Mixed Lettuce
2 tbsp. Gorgonzola Ranch Dressing (recipe below)

Gorgonzola Ranch Dressing
1/2 cup non-fat Plain Yogurt
2 tbsp low-fat Buttermilk
1/2 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
1/2 tsp Agave Syrup
1 tbsp dried Parsley
1/4 tbsp Tarragon
1/4 tbsp Oregano
1/2 tbsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tbsp Onion Powder
1/2 tbsp Pepper
1/2 tbsp Salt
1/4 cup Gorgonzola, crumbled

Mix all together. Store in the refrigerator.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Season It Seasoning (No Salt)


5 tbsp Hungarian (Sweet) Paprika
4 tbsp Garlic powder
2 tbsp Onion powder
2 tbsp Cayenne
2 tbsp Dried Oregano
2 tbsp Dried Marjoram
2 tbsp Black Ground Pepper
1 tbsp White Ground Pepper

Mix it all together.
Store in an airtight container.
20 - 1 tbsp servings.

Nutritional Info

* Servings Per Recipe: 20
* Amount Per Serving
* Calories: 19.2

* Total Fat: 0.4 g
* Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
* Sodium: 2.0 mg
* Total Carbs: 4.1 g
* Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
* Protein: 0.8 g

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Healthy Lavash Bread Pizza (Base)

This is my base recipe for my Whole Wheat Lavash Bread Pizza.
I use Trader Joe's WW Lavash bread


1 Lavash Bread - Whole Wheat
1/4 Cup Healthy Tomato Sauce
1/2 Cup Reduced Fat Low-Moisture Part Skim Mozzarella Shredded Cheese
5 Basil leaves


Pre-heat oven 325 degree
On a baking sheet place lavash bread.
Spread tomato sauce over bread.
Sprinkle Cheese evenly across the bread.
Bake for 15 minutes.

If adding additional toppings you may need to bake a little longer depending on what and the amount of topping you choose.

Healthy Toppings Ideas
Peppers (Red, Green and/or Yellow)
Artichoke Hearts
Yellow Squash
Also try Roasting the vegetables first - Yummy!

Nutritional Info (base recipe only)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 103.4
Total Fat: 3.0 g
Cholesterol: 7.5 mg
Sodium: 179.4 mg
Total Carbs: 13.0 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
Protein: 6.8 g

Healthy Marinara Sauce Recipe

I use this as a pizza sauce alone and as my base to several of my pasta sauces. This recipe makes 5 - 1/4 cup servings.
I also double the recipe and freeze into 1/4 servings sizes for quick meals when I don't have the time to make from scratch.


1 Onions, medium, chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Canned Whole Tomatoes no salt added, chopped 14.5 oz.
1 tsp. Double Concentrated Tomato Paste
1/4 tsp. Dried Basil
1/4 tsp. Dried Oregano
1/4 tsp. Sea Salt
1/4 tsp. Black Pepper

In a saute pan heat olive oil over medium heat.
Add onion and garlic until onions are translucent.
Add the chopped tomatoes and juices from can and tomato paste.
Simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes.
Add the dried herbs and salt and pepper.
Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
Transfer to blender and blend til smooth.
Freeze or transfer back pan and reheat.

Number of Servings: 5

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 5
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 53.6
Total Fat: 2.8 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 127.0 mg
Total Carbs: 6.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
Protein: 1.1 g