Happy Monday everyone. Hope you all have had an amazing start to your week! I’m so excited to share this recipe with you. I’m obsessed, I’ve seriously been making it everyday for lunch. Best part is it’s super simple to make which is perfect for someone like me who gets impatient waiting for yummy food. It’s my easy low calorie Mexican Pizza! This recipe is great for weight loss because it’s filled with healthy fat and fiber which helps you feel full and satisfied. It also happens to be gluten free and vegetarian but this recipe is versatile so feel free to make swaps to make it all your own. It’s just a template to inspire ideas! Just remember to track those calories or stay within the guidelines of whatever your plan is if you decide to make changes. It’s so easy to start adding stuff and before you know it your healthy low calorie meal turns into a 1,000 calorie one. I know personally from making that mistake too many times!
Ingredients and Tools
1 corn tortilla (Mission extra thin yellow corn tortilla)
¼ cup vegetarian refried beans (Rosarita vegetarian refried beans)
¼ cup shredded Mexican cheese (Wisconsin Premium Mexican cheese)
1/2 tsp peanut oil (or whatever your prefered oil is)
1/4 avocado (medium-sized)
2 Tbsp salsa (Mission medium salsa)
pan and lid to cook with
pizza cutter or knife
Directions for my easy low calorie Mexican pizza
Once you have all your supplies ready start by placing the corn tortilla on your plate and evenly spread your ¼ cup of vegetarian refried beans. Add 1/4 cup of shredded Mexican cheese on top.
Heat 1/2 tsp of peanut oil in pan. Usually almost 1 minute on high heat is perfect for me. Move the pan around while it’s heating to spread the oil a bit. Don’t worry it doesn’t have to be perfect!
Lower heat to medium and use a spatula to place the Mexican pizza in your pan. Safety first! Then cover with the lid and let it heat for 3 minutes. After the 3 minutes are up use your spatula to move the pizza around a bit to ensure its heating evenly and not burning. Recover with lid and let cook for another 2 minutes on medium heat.
Remove Mexican pizza from pan with your spatula and place back on your plate. Top off your pizza with 1/4 of a medium avocado and 2 Tbsp salsa. Use a pizza cutter or knife to slice into 4 pieces and enjoy!
If you want to make it just like I did here’s the nutritional facts for my recipe.
How to eat your easy low calorie Mexican pizza
One of the more difficult aspects of losing weight for me was reducing the size of portions. It takes some time to get used to but just like anything else, the more you do it the easier it gets. I promise!
If your still adjusting to smaller portions here’s a few tips:
- Eat your meals with a full glass of water or your go to beverage. Take lots of sips between bites.
- Do you best to take your time but still enjoy yourself.
- Plate your food on a small plate. A full plate is always more appealing!
- If your like me and love going back for seconds switch your focus to something else right after eating. Find a good distraction.
Obviously life happens and eating like that all the time isn’t always possible but when you can, give it a try. They may seem like small unimportant changes but its amazing what a difference it can make in feeling satisfied with smaller portions. As always thank you so much for reading!
To read more about my weight loss story click here.