Put the phone down. Before you call for delivery pizza tonight, consider creating your own gourmet version.
This Mediterranean Beef and Vegetable Flatbread is easy to assemble, and the nutrition facts show it is far better for you than a stuffed-crust pizza.
In recent years, pita bread has become a supermarket staple. Pita is known throughout the Middle East for its culinary versatility: It can be used to scoop up hummus, cradle sandwich fillings or as a base for toppings.
Pita is typically available in regular and whole-wheat versions. Traditional pizza dough is made from white refined flour, but whole-wheat pitas are a healthier substitute. Instead of pepperoni and sausage, add a lean cut of grilled sliced beef and pile on the veggies.
Instead of mozzarella, a sprinkling of reduced-fat feta cheese crumbles gives a bit of tang without excessive calories.
Cooking tip: Add a medium onion, thinly sliced, if desired; saute along with the red pepper and mushrooms.