Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Mexican Pizza

5 WWPP Posted by 5 years ago 18 Comments

I took a vacation day from work today after a fabulous trip to Boston. I don’t know about you but I always need a vacation from my vacations. :)

Anyway, I wanted to make a quick brunch and I happened to have a can of refried beans opened from some quesadillas I made on Thursday with the little guy. You guys know me and my pizza addiction so it shouldn’t be that much so this idea shouldn’t be that much of a surprise.

I only made one today and the toddler asked for a bite. He said he didn’t like yet he kept asking for more. You be the judge. lolMexican Pizza

  • 1 whole wheat/low carb tortilla (I made a list of 1 point tortillas here)
  • 1/4 cup fat free re-fried beans (60g)
  • 2 tbsp of our favorite salsa (30g)
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • about 1/4 cup diced peppers (I used a mix of red and green)
  • 1 oz mozzarella cheese (or Mexican cheese blend– I just didn’t have any :)
  • Sprinkle chili powder and dried cilantro

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Pierce the tortilla with a knife a few times and bake for about 2 minutes until crispier.

Mix the beans, salsa and salt together. Smear it on the tortilla. top with the peppers and cheese. Bake for about 5 minutes.

After pulling it out of the oven sprinkle with chili powder and cilantro.

Nutritional information will depend on the tortilla you use. Approximate nutritional information based on the brand I used.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 1 Pizza
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
225 6g 6g old: 4 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
3g 3g 29g 13g

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    Andrea @CeleryInTheCity

    January 25, 2010

    that looks SO yummy..the peppers on it look so colorful :) Reply

    Tonyne @ The Unlikely Success Story

    January 25, 2010

    Yum. I love Mexican pizzas. Will definitely be trying this! Reply

    Kelly

    January 26, 2010

    Now I REALLY wish I had tortillas, salsa, and refried beans... :( I have a truck load of mixed bell peppers that I would like to use up before they get wrinkly. I guess the grocery store needs to be visited soon. Reply

    Trish @IamSucceeding

    January 26, 2010

    Oh I love that!! Reply

    mary

    January 26, 2010

    duh-huh...i LOVE mexican pizza from taco bell...and I can't believe no one thot of experimenting w/ this at home...what a GREAT idea Roni! Reply

    christine

    January 27, 2010

    all of the lo-carb/whole wheat tortillas i have bought (including two on your list) get chewy when baked. any suggestions? Reply

    roni

    January 27, 2010

    christine - I'm not sure what brands you are using but you can always try a "flat out" too. Are you pre-baking? That get's mine crunchy. Experiment with times and bake yours a little longer. Hope that helps Reply

    Nina

    January 27, 2010

    Christine, I had four ideas right now which might help: 1. Bake them a little longer, or at a higher temperature. Every oven is different. 2. Pre-bake them in a non-stick pan without any fat at low or medium heat, maybe the pan will work better than the oven. 3. Grill them in the oven or, if you don't have a grill in your oven, bake them very close to the top and thus closer to the heating wires of the oven. 4. And the only idea with a little more calories: brush or spray the tortilla very thinly with good olive oil, oil sometimes makes things a little crispier. Please tell me if that helped and/or which idea worked if you try them. ;) Reply

    Nina

    January 27, 2010

    And Roni, what a great idea, thanks! I will definitely try one or another version! Reply

    kyree90

    January 28, 2010

    Looks delicious. I, too, always need a vacation from my vacation. It's good to know I'm not the only one who feels that way! :D Reply

    FoodFitnessFreshair

    January 30, 2010

    This looks absolutely delicious! I will definitely be making this soon. Thanks for sharing. Reply

    Brittany

    February 8, 2010

    My husband and I tried this for the Superbowl and now we're hooked! Having it again for lunch. <3 Thanks! Reply

    christine

    February 9, 2010

    i did try the flat out and the high fiber wraps from the tortilla factory, but didn't like either. then i made mini pizzas with arnold thins and loved them. Reply

    Jessica

    February 10, 2010

    Making this for dinner tonight. Yum! Reply

    Kalyani

    February 11, 2010

    Thanks for the recipe!!! It's healthy, flavorful and extremely enjoyable!!! Reply

    Linda Black

    February 27, 2010

    I made this tonight, and it was delicious, quick, and easy, and my husband liked it! Thank you for the recipes! Reply

    Laura

    May 21, 2010

    I made mine with flatout bread. I baked my bread for a little longer to make it really crispy. Then I added the beans and salsa on top. I then added my cheddar cheese on top and baked for 5 minutes. Then I added chopped onion and lettuce and a little extra salsa after I took it out of the oven. It was delicious. We were having taco night at home, so the only other item I had to have for mine was the flatout bread and still kept within my calories. Thanks for the great recipe! Reply

    venkatesh chilveri

    September 2, 2011

    very nice thin and crispy pizza Reply