Healthy Cal-zone: A quick, clean version of an Italian favorite.

Woo Hoo! Cal-zones for the 21 Day Fix!

By on September 26, 2015

Eating healthy and clean does not mean you have to give up all your favorite foods.  We love pizza, Stromboli and cal-zones….. Who doesn’t!  Weekends are made for these Italian delights!  The problem is they don’t always fit into our clean eating, healthy meal plans…  However they can and these cal-zones do!  To top it off they are easy and quick to make using whole wheat “flat out” bread for the crust (this bread is also great for making a single serving healthy pizza). My husband does not even realize that this is a healthy version of one of his favorite meals.  I will change it up by varying the vegetables (mushrooms, broccoli, fresh tomatoes, sweet peppers…) and even adding in some Italian turkey meatballs on occasion. For the one pictured I added a few little yellow pear tomatoes (our garden was overflowing with these gems).  Serve these Italian delights with a fresh veggie salad and you have a complete healthy meal!  If following the 21 day Fix plan the recipe below will count as 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 blue and 1/2 purple.

Healthy Cal-zones

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup of low fat  part skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup of shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh basil
  • 1 cup of chopped fresh spinach leaves
  • coconut oil or olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 slice whole wheat “flat out” bread
  • 1 egg white (optional)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup marinara sauce

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  • Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  • Mix cheeses, spinach and seasonings together.
  • Spray the flat out bread with cooking spray (this will help seal the edges when you fold it over)
  • Place mixture on one side of the flat out bread.
  • Fold the bread over and pinching the edges together and using a fork to seal it.
  • Place the cal-zone on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Brush the cal-zone with the egg white to give it a shiny finish (optional).
  • Bake the cal-zones for 20 minutes or until brown.
  • Heat 1/2 cup of marinara sauce in a small dish to serve on the side for dipping.

Note: You can make variations by changing the filling.  Use different veggies or even meatballs!

Healthy Cal-zone A quick, clean version of an Italian favorite.

Healthy Calzones
Serves 1
An Italian favorite made quick, easy, delicious and healthy!
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Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup of low fat part skim ricotta cheese
  2. 1/4 cup of shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  3. 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  4. 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh basil
  5. 1 cup of chopped fresh spinach leaves
  6. coconut oil or olive oil cooking spray
  7. 1 slice whole wheat “flat out” bread
  8. 1 egg white (optional)
  9. 1/4 – 1/2 cup marinara sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Mix cheeses, spinach and seasonings together.
  4. Spray the flat out bread with cooking spray (this will help seal the edges when you fold it over)
  5. Place mixture on one side of the flat out bread.
  6. Fold the bread over and pinching the edges together and using a fork to seal it.
  7. Place the cal-zone on the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Brush the cal-zone with the egg white to give it a shiny finish (optional).
  9. Bake the cal-zones for 20 minutes or until brown.
  10. Heat 1/2 cup of marinara sauce in a small dish to serve on the side for dipping.
Notes
  1. Note: You can make variations by changing the filling. Use different veggies or even meatballs!
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