I can’t believe we are in the last week of 101 days of summer challenge!  While I am not complete happy with how I handled the challenge, I have no one to blame but myself.  I only have 20 pounds to go to get to my goal of 140 – and I am determined to get there by Christmas.  I may start a challenge from Labor Day to New Years – anyone else interested?

I have Jacky to thank for the idea of my lunch yesterday.  You guys knew I couldn’t go a whole week without pizza right?!  Holy cow, this one hits all the marks – the crust was crispy, the sweetness of the fig against the tang of the goat cheese and the mortadella – I think the balsamic and olive oil greens on top brought this pizza all together.

I made a super easy pizza dough – 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup warm water, 1 tsp. yeast and 1 tsp. salt – I used half of the dough for the pizza below.  This whole dough would be 12 points.

Fig, Goat Cheese and Mortadella Pizza

  • 1/2 of simple pizza dough
  • 4 tablespoons fig (I used the leftover balsamic figs Tony made, but you can buy canned figs)
  • 1 ounce goat cheese
  • 1 ounce mortadella, sliced
  • 1/2 cup mixed greens
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon good olive oil

Heat oven to 425.  Roll out dough and pre-bake the dough for 4-5 minutes, or until you can shake it off the pan.  Spread figs on the bottom.  Dot with the goat cheese and sprinkle the mortadella over the pizza.  Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the crust starts to brown.

Chop the greens and toss with the olive oil and balsamic.  Toss over the hot pizza and try not to burn your mouth .

The best part is that this whole pizza was only 13 points!  And since I only had a banana and a 1 point cheese stick for breakfast, I ate the whole thing. 😀

My pizza fix is satisfied, but I can’t wait to make this one again.  Thanks for the idea Jacky!

I did most of the prep work yesterday for my SIL’s birthday Mexican fiesta today.  All I have left to make is the cilantro rice and cook the marinated meats.  But I still have lunches to make:

Have a great Sunday!