This was sooo good! I didn't expect it to turn out so awesome but it did! It was crunchy, cheesy, gooey, warm, & everything a pizza should be! So now you can eat pizza and still know you are working towards a healthier life!
-2 pieces of rye or elekiel bread(could also use whole wheat)
-2 large tbsp of pizza sauce or pasta sauce(I used prego pasta sauce & added additional oregano)
-3 thin slices of low-fat or no-fat cheddar or marble cheese
-1 tsp green olives chopped
-A few very thin slices of tomato(this is the best part for me personally..)
-1 tbsp finely chopped green pepper(heat, covered with a little water in the microwave for 40 seconds before-hand to soften)
-1 piece of black forest ham shredded or 5 slices of turkey pepperoni
-canola oil or olive oil spray
**OPTIONAL ADD-INS: shredded turkey or chicken breast, red peppers, black olives, crumbled turkey bacon pieces, pineapple etc.!
Directions: Like a regular grilled cheese, heat a pan over low-medium heat and spray with canola oil. Now assemble your grilled cheese by spreading both bread slices with tomato sauce and on one half place on top, cheese, tomato, ham & other toppings. Next put the two slices together and spray the top of the bread with oil and place that sprayed side down in the pan. Now spray the top of the other side. Covered the pan with a lid and lower the heat to help the cheese melt. After bread begins to brown on the bottom, flip and do the same for the other side. Press down with a spatula at one point to flatten everything together and help to melt cheese. Once toasted to your liking take off heat and serve! Now eat up and don't feel guilty about eating pizza for lunch!
Nutrition Facts: 9g fat(or 3g fat if using fat-free cheese), 2-5g sugar(depending on pizza sauce of choice), 34g carbs, 15g protein