I feel like I’ve been dipping in and out of Slimming World since I was in utero. My problem is 50%that I have absolutely no will power, and 50% that I alternate each day between ‘Omg gurl you so fat please hide in a hole’ and ‘YASSSSSS curvy sister you own that thickness’.
Anyway, over the years I’ve tried and tested many of the SW recipes, and I can vouch for most of being f*cking delicious, filling and a small portion of the fat of their ‘regularly cooked’ meal. One of my all-time favourites has to be the ‘pitta pizza’, not to be confused with the ‘chicken topped pizza’, because what the hell is that? You can’t call something without bread in it a pizza. If anything, it’s chicken topped lies. Pitta pizza is simple, fun to make, and even I can’t balls it up.
You will need:
- Wholemeal pitta bread (1 per person)
- Tomato puree
- Low-fat cheese
- Toppings of your choice (as you can see, I went for olives, ham and an already half-demolished chicken)
- Salt & pepper to taste
If you’re looking for a snack, the pizzas should be just fine on their own. If you’re looking for something a bit heavier though, why not pair them with some Slimming World chips? Again, super easy and a fraction of the fat. Simply peel and chop some potatoes into… chip… shapes(?), par boil, whack them on a baking tray and spray them with some Fry Light (saviour, BTW). Cook for 40 minutes and presto, carby-goodness sans guilt.
Cut your pitta into two halves.
STOP! Don’t literally cut them in half, cut around the pitta so they remain the same size, but half the thickness, like this:
Squirt the tomato puree generously onto the two halves. Go completely overboard with this, because tomato puree is delicious. Just be careful in case of a soggy bottom. Lol.
Chop up some tomatoes really small and sprinkle around the pizza base. Don’t go overboard with this, because tomato puree’s solid sister can’t make love to your tastebuds like she can. You should probably pre-heat the oven now too. The sooner it’s cooked, the sooner you can slip into a food-coma.
Add your toppings and go MENTAL with it. What’s the point in a partially topped pizza? Pile that mother high. If you’re a Slimming Worldie, you’ll have to syn your toppings (ham and chicken is free!).
Put your pizzas onto a baking tray and grate some cheese. If you’re following SW, you’ll have to weigh and syn it. If you’re not on Slimming World, grate directly onto the pizza because YOLO. Also grate directly into your mouth.
Put your pizzas in the pre-heated oven. If your oven isn’t pre-heated you have only yourself to blame. I warned you.
Depending on your preference, keep them in until the cheese melts, or until it starts to brown. If anyone’s wondering, my preference was ‘get this pizza into my mouth as soon as humanly possible before I die or starvation’, so excuse me if they look slightly undercooked.
Season with salt and pepper, then chow down. You’ve earned it.
What’s your favourite SW recipe? Let me know in the comments below, or on Twitter at @dimmickhead!