Healthy Pleasurable Hawaiian Pineapple & Turkey Ham Pizza Pie
In my parents’ hometown, there’s a pizza parlor called “Papa’s Pizza.” In the middle of the restaurant sits an organ, and a blind man used to play the organ there. We went to Papa’s for any special occasion, and whenever large groups of family were in town. It was where my brother got the high score on Pac Man and my little sister, not even able to see the screen, plugged a quarter into Centipede and by chance got the high score.
My favorite favorite pizza at Papa’s was their Hawaiian pizza: Canadian bacon, pineapple, and fresh tomato.
This is my variation of it. I love turkey ham and pineapple as much as I loved Papa’s Hawaiian pizza.
This recipe yields about 8 good slices with less than 300 calories per slice (277), a whopping 16.3 grams of protein, 36.4 grams of carbs, 7.1 grams of fat and less than half from saturated fat, 5.2 grams of fiber, and lots of vitamin C.
Pineapple contains an enzyme that helps break down protein, which means you can absorb more protein into your muscles where protein needs to go to burn fat. A good turkey ham is a great tasting and healthy alternative to pork and the flavor combination with the pineapple is certainly a classic. Be sure to look for a brand of turkey ham that contains no pork products.
And, be sure to use my easy and delicious whole-wheat pizza crust.
14 oz. whole-wheat pizza crust, about 12″ round
1 cup pizza sauce
8 oz. diced or thin sliced lean turkey ham (95% fat free)
⅔ cup chopped sweet onion (such as Vidalia)
20 oz. can of pineapple chunks, drained
¾ cup shredded Fontina cheese
¾ cup shredded Mozzarella or 6 cheese Italian blend cheese
Preheat oven and pizza stone to 450° degrees F
Spread pizza crust with sauce.
Top with turkey ham, onion, pineapple, and cheeses.
Carefully slide pizza onto pizza stone and bake for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the crust is crisp.
1 Healthy Pleasurable Pizza Pie of about 8 good sized slices.
|Very high in vitamin C|
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