By: Gloria Tsang, RD
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Making flavorful dinner can be easy! Some of you had a chance to try the teriyaki tofu recipe I shared earlier; some feedback I had received said that you don’t always have cornstarch or soya sauce at home to make Asian sauces. Well, today I’d love to share a super easy pizza that’s equally bursting with flavor. Basically, 3 kinds of veggies PLUS hummus and feta cheese on pita bread ! That’s it! No other condiments needed!
Now you may wonder, the recipe doesn’t even have added sugar, why does it show to contain 3 grams of sugar? Aside from added sugars such as honey, maple syrup, and cane sugar, “sugars” is also the name for all types of monosaccharides and disaccharides found in natural foods such as fructose in fruits and vegetables, and lactose in dairy products. When you read nutrition labels, don’t be alarmed when you see the word “sugar” on a Nutrition Facts panels in milk, cheese, or tomato sauce – it’s simply the naturally occurring sugar. The best way to check for added sugar, is to read ingredient list instead.
Easy Pita-Bread Family Pizza
- 1 broccoli cut into bite size
- 1 red pepper sliced
- 4 mushrooms any kind
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 cup hummus
- 4 pita bread 7-inch
- 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1 stalk green onion
- cilantro optional
- Preheat oven to 425F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place vegetables on the baking sheet, then add salt and drizzle with oil. Roast for 8 to 10 minutes. Set aside.
- Meanwhile, prepare another baking sheet and place pita bread on it. Spread ~1/4 cup of hummus and 1/4 cup of feta on each pita bread. Sprinkle with chopped green onions. Set aside.
- Once vegetables are done, divide them evenly on the pitas.
- Bake for 5 minutes. If you'd prefer crispier pitas, you may extend it to 8-10 minutes. Top with cilantro and serve immediately.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by the dietitians at the Canadian Sugar Institute. All opinions are my own.
Gloria Tsang is the author of 5 books and the founder of HealthCastle.com, the largest online nutrition network run by registered dietitians. Her work has appeared in major national publications, and she is a regularly featured nutrition expert for media outlets across the country. The Huffington Post named her one of its Top 20 Nutrition Experts on Twitter. Gloria’s articles have appeared on various media such as Reuters, NBC & ABC affiliates, The Chicago Sun-Times, Reader’s Digest Canada, iVillage and USA Today.