The Evolution of Pizza

Pizza. Yummy, greasy, soft doughed pizza. The scent of it is irresistible. It is a food we can never live without, although I’m not really sure why. In this post I want to share how my own pizza preferences have evolved over time. For most people pizza is the one thing standing between us and our dream bodies but it doesn’t have to be that way 🙂

Pizza number 1: Six months ago I ate regular, carry out pizza like everyone else. I preferred papa johns. I dipped my pizza into the little butter package, as well as ranch dressing. I usually included some chips and soda with my pizza, and often some sugary chocolate dessert, maybe even some zingers or Swiss rolls. Yep, that’s a million calories.

Takeout pizza, not pictured: ranch dressing, chips, and soda.

Takeout pizza, not pictured: ranch dressing, chips, and soda.


Pizza number 2: On the day I purchased my program, I committed to eating at home. No more fast food or carry out. My pizza turned into the frozen version. I liked Jacks frozen pizza. Hey, at least I wasn’t gorging on papa johns right?

Pizza number 3: I knew frozen pizza wasn’t healthy enough, so I started making my own homemade pizzas. We bought dough, Prego, and some toppings. I still dipped my pizza in ranch. I knew this wasn’t a much bigger step up than frozen pizza, but it’s worth mentioning in the evolution of the pizza.

Homemade pizza on pita bread

Homemade pizza on pita bread


Pizza number 4: woooooooo portion control! I started making little mini pizzas on wheat pita bread. It’s so simple! Lay out five pitas, spread Prego on them, sprinkle cheese,and some turkey pepperonis. As you can tell, at this point I wanted to eat healthier meat. I also started measuring out my cheese and following the portion sizes on the shredded cheese wrapper. I limited myself to only two of these mini pizzas at a time, and only one if possible. By this point, I also replaced chips with crunchy salads, and started making my own ranch dressing with Greek yogurt and ranch seasoning. I would seran wrap the extra pizzas for leftovers.

Pizza number 5: getting extreme! I replaced the wheat pita bread with portabella mushroom caps. I know I know, mushrooms are slimy right? Well at a certain point you try new things and realize they are actually good! I sliced my mushroom caps really thin to create more mini pizzas. I also started making my own pizza sauce (say goodbye to sugar loaded Prego!). I get cans of tomato paste and mix them with Italian seasoning. I like my sauce thick. And at this point, I skip pepperonis altogether (sausage is scary anyway). I top my pizzas with mozzarella cheese and veggies like onion, green pepper, and black olives.

Portabella pizzas. Yum!

Portabella pizzas. Yum!


Pizza number 6: For some variety, I sliced up a big green squash and made pizza on it. Delicious! I have tried different Greek yogurt ranch dressings, although I seem to keep reverting back to seasoning packets for that. And one thing that has always remained constant: those yummy spicy banana peppers.
A portabella pizza with carrots, sweet potatoes, and coleslaw.

A portabella pizza with carrots, sweet potatoes, and coleslaw.


I hope you try making some of your own delicious veggie pizzas, and enjoy your hot sexy new figure. Next time people gorge on that doughy, calorie laden pizza, you won’t even crave it cuz you’ve got portabella pizzas of your own.
Pizza on sliced squash with turkey pepperonis and portioned cheese.

Pizza on sliced squash with turkey pepperonis and portioned cheese.

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