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Shelly's Artichoke Heart & Ricotta Tortilla Pizza - Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Fajita Size Tortilla topped with Marinara Sauce, a slice of Provolone, Artichoke Hearts, dollops of Ricotta Cheese and Italian Seasonings.
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How to make them: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. I put 1 drop literally of olive oil on the cookie sheet and spread it around. Place tortilla on cookie sheet. Spread the sauce on the tortilla (pesto, marinara, alfredo, bruschetta sauce, whatever.) Put a slice of cheese on top of that and then any combination of toppings or leftovers I can find bumping around the fridge. Sprinkle with grated parmesan if desired. Pop in oven. 10 minutes exactly. Have the oven hot before you do the toppings **Do not let them sit. Pop them in the oven right away or the toppings will make the tortilla soggy versus the yummy crispy porn pictured above.
Tortilla Pizza FAQ's:
How much is a serving?
The answer is: serving size can vary. What I eat as a just over 4 1/2 year weight loss surgery post-op is a very different amount than a 3 month, 6 month, or 1 year post-op.
For me if the toppings are protein dense like the Philly Cheese Steak Tortilla Pizza or Meatball or Chicken then I eat 2 wedges and call it a day. If they are lighter just cheeses, veggies or pepperoni. I can eat the whole pizza but remember these are 6" fajita size tortilla (not typical size tortillas.) If it's lighter toppings and I'm having a scoop of bean salad or a green salad with it I eat 2 wedges.
My standard line is go with what your medical posse recommends.
What's the nutritional value on (insert Eggface recipe)?
I don't put the nutritional info on my recipes because frankly that can vary so widely. I use full fat cheeses (the good stuff) others may use low fat or (horror) non fat, the % fat on beef, differences in packaged products, brand of protein, etc. will change the info dramatically.
I eat full fat (cheese, mayo, butter, olive oil, etc.) Fat = flavor. I eat it in moderation (thanks to my pouch) if I ate Reduced Fat or Fat Free (aka nuclear waste) I wouldn't be satisfied and in an hour I'd be thinking about my next meal. I eat yummy, lip smacking stuff so I never feel like I'm on a diet or suffering in my new life.
What I do when I need to find the nut info is go to fitday.com type in each individual ingredient, You'll get the total protein, carbs, fats, calories, take those totals and divide by the # of servings I get from the dish (what a 4 year post op can eat will vary from a 4 month post-op) It's not exact but it's close enough for me.
Where do you get the Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Fajita Size Tortillas?
I get mine at Albertson's, Vons, Winco. If you don't have those stores near you the Mission Tortilla web site has a product locator.
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