Happy Hump Day! I know I say this every week but I am honestly always a bit surprised when I wake up and realize it’s Wednesday already. I’ve been somewhat of a busy beaver, so that’s probably why I lose track of time. But GOOD NEWS: my first health story airs tonight! I’m a little nervous because I’m used to being behind-the-scenes and haven’t done any real on-air reporting since my sophomore year of college. We’ll see how it goes!
I have a new recipe to share for The Lazy Chef! It was inspired by Miss Gliding Calm’s tortilla pizzas, but I changed up the ingredient list a bit. The combination of flavors came together quite well!
Humbecue Tortilla Pizza
Ingredients (serves 1):
- 1 whole wheat tortilla – I love La Tortilla Factory Garlic & Herb!
- 1 tbsp. hummus – I used Sabra
- 1 tbsp. barbecue sauce – I used Annie’s Smokey Maple
- 1/2 cup spinach (approximately)
- 3 slices deli ham
- 1/8 cup reduced-fat Mexican cheese
- 1/2 oz. feta cheese
Start with a tortilla “My, how ingenious of you, Jenn,” you might say!
Spread on 1 tbsp. hummus evenly across tortilla.
Add half of your spinach (approximately 1/4 cup) over the hummus.
Spread 1 tbsp. barbecue sauce evenly over the spinach.
Top spinach with three slices of deli ham (or alternative meat product).
Spread the rest of the spinach (approximately another 1/4 cup) on top of ham.
And finally – CHEESE PLEASE! Top the pizza with 1/8 cup reduced-fat Mexican cheese and 1/2 oz. feta cheese to give it that ooey gooey yumness.
Place the uncooked pizza into an oven and set to broil.
“Oooh, aaah,” you might say. Or not. Anywho, broil the pizza until the cheese is melted and starts to brown. For me, that was roughly four minutes.
Pull the pizza out of the oven and place it on a plate. Then stare at it in wonder and awe for approximately three seconds before cutting into slices and serving to yourself Mm, a whole pizza just for you! Enjoy!
I really liked the taste of this pizza! It’s not your typical tomato-style because the hummus and barbecue sauce stay a little more liquid-y (for lack of a better word) than tomato sauce, which typically turns into more of a paste. BUT combining hummus and barbecue sauce together (aka humbecue) is fabulous and if you don’t want it on a pizza, you can always use it for other things!
**Please note my nutrition information is always based on the ingredients I used. I included brand names just in case you want to replicate it, but obviously you can use any tortillas, hummus or sauce that you want to use!**
Nutrition Information (per serving):
- 225 calories
- 11g fat
- 21g carbohydrates
- 10g fiber
- 22g protein
Hurray for pizza! Alright everyone, I’m off to cover the news! In case your wondering, my story tonight is based on health concerns surrounding the proposed Amethyst Initiative. It’s a very interesting new idea going on across the country – for more information, click here!
And because as a journalist, I’m always curious – what do you think of the initiative?
**EDITED TO ADD: The site might be a bit confusing, but basically the initiative is looking into lowering the drinking age back to 18**
Wish me luck – and please know that I am always reading your blogs even if I’m not commenting and I will get to commenting eventually! But as always, I love and appreciate every single comment I receive and feel so lucky to “know” you all Have a great night!