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Eat Pizza to Lose Fat?

I'll be honest, pizza is one of my favorite foods…

…but most is loaded with calories, fat, saturated fat, and junk carbs.

Except this.

Try it in your house when you're in the mood to order some "pie" — it's a regular at the Mohr House.

31 Responses to Eat Pizza to Lose Fat?

  1. Tammi T March 15, 2010 at 9:31 am #

    That looks really tasty.  I will have to try it.  Have you every played around with making your own tortillas?  I just started recently and was pleasantly surprised at how little time it took to make them.

    • Chris and Kara Mohr March 15, 2010 at 9:49 am #

      It’s great, thanks Tammi. No, would love to hear more, though — please share your recipe!

  2. Jennifer M. March 15, 2010 at 9:32 am #

    Chris – looks yummy, thanks for sharing!  I will definitely try this with the kiddos.

    • Chris and Kara Mohr March 15, 2010 at 9:50 am #

      It’s perfect for kids — gives them (and their parents) their pizza fix, but is significantly healthier (and easy to do).

  3. Sandy March 15, 2010 at 9:33 am #

    Our company website does not allow us to view the videos that are posted so I can't get to the recipe.  Is there a way that this could be sent to my email?  Just the recipe, not the video.  Thanks

    • Chris and Kara Mohr March 15, 2010 at 9:52 am #

      Sure, the recipe is simple — sprouted grain tortilla (or your favorite whole wheat brand) as the crust, top it with sauce, your favorite toppings (we liked roasted veggies), then some mozzarella cheese, and put it in the oven or toaster oven at 500 for about 5-7 minutes, or until cheese is toasted. Enjoy!

  4. Mark March 15, 2010 at 10:05 am #

    Great idea. I purchased some flax seed pitas the other day that would also make a healthy crust.
    Did you say approx 200 cal per pizza ??

    • Chris and Kara Mohr March 15, 2010 at 11:23 am #

      It would be around 200-300 calories, yes. Great idea!

  5. KEN EBACHER March 15, 2010 at 10:16 am #

    HI CHRIS AND KARA!  GREAT VIDEO ON PIZZA.  ANOTHER SUGGESTION – THESE TORTILLAS CAN BE USED FOR LOW-FAT, HEALTHY QUESADILLA,BURRITOS AND CALZONES!  I'M SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE OF USING THEM DURING MY MOST RECENT DEPLOYMENT TO IRAQ.  THE WORK GREAT ON A GRILL OR ON A PANINI-GEORGE FOREMAN MACHINE.

  6. Kevin Lin March 15, 2010 at 10:18 am #

    dammit…looking at that pizza is giving me hunger pangs…….lmao…..GREATEST PIZZA IDEA EVER!!!!!!!! =)

  7. mary March 15, 2010 at 10:41 am #

    Looks yummy – will be making it this week!

  8. Dianne March 15, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

    We've been doing the Friday night make your own tortilla pizza's in our house for the last couple of years.  I look forward to it. I really load mine with the veggies..spinach, sliced zucchini, mushrooms, onion, sundried tomoatoes, roasted chicken and for the cheese sometimes use just a bit of goat cheese sprinkled on top.
    I eat ezekiel bread all the time but haven't started using the tortillas. I use another type….La Tortilla factory….I know they are not as nutritious but it is a way for me to keep my carbohydrates on the lower end especially for the evening.  I do wish there was a lower carb sprouted grain tortilla out there.  The brands I have seen are fairly high .  Any comments on this would be appreciated.
    Also what are your thoughts on this whole wheat thing. So many fitness/nutrition "experts" claim that wheat is just plain bad for you.  I do limit my wheat and what kind but I am also not physically effected by eating it.  Still I do stick mostly to oat, millet, and other whole grains with the exception of ezekiel which I guess would techinically be considered a wheat product since part of it is sprouted wheat.
    Again any comments would be great.
    thanks……

    • Chris and Kara Mohr March 15, 2010 at 12:08 pm #

      Hi Dianne, great questions! I would rather focus on whole grain, high fiber carbs that “low carbs.” It’s the quality that matters most…of course within reason. I prefer ezekiel over La Tortilla Factory for quality and flavor, but of course our tastes are different too. I am not familiar with a lower carb sprouted grain tortilla.

      I think the “wheat thing” has gone a little too far — whole wheat has health properties. With that said, we also stick with the grains that you said most of the time, but I don’t think everyone is running around allergic to gluten or wheat. If I learn differently, you’ll all be the first to know!

      Thanks for the questions

  9. Debbie March 15, 2010 at 12:50 pm #

    Hi, Chris.  I have an unrelated question for you.  Can tomato soup considered a broth-based soup?

    • Chris and Kara Mohr March 15, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

      As long as it isn’t a “creamy” tomato soup, which I have seen.

  10. Kristi Jedlicki Levenhagen March 15, 2010 at 5:25 pm #

    Friday night is our traditional pizza night, and lately, I have been buying a whole wheat crust and letting the girls add their favorite toppings, such as mushrooms, ground turkey breast, broccoli, and peppers, to it.  They love making their own pizza.  I have seen turkey pepperoni used in homemade pizza recipes, too, but wonder if it is a good choice to use.  Thanks!

    • Chris and Kara Mohr March 16, 2010 at 6:44 am #

      Sounds great, Kristi! Turkey pepperoni would have less fat/calories than regular pepperoni, so in that sense it would be better if there are pepperoni fans in your house.

  11. Julia Pike March 15, 2010 at 8:00 pm #

    This is the ultimate thin crust pizza!  The crust develops a satisfying crunch around the edges and after you've eaten it you don't have that feeling that there is a doughball in your stomach.  You are limited only by your imagination and tastes.  I like one with sauteed spinach, mushrooms and red bell peppers, then throw on a little raw chopped onion and green pepper for some added crunch.  First time I made it I couldn't think of eating pizza without meat, so I bought some turkey pepperoni.  Decided it didn't really enhance it so now its just veggie all the way.  And its just fun to make your own pizza.  Hadn't done it in years.

    • Chris and Kara Mohr March 16, 2010 at 6:45 am #

      It is such a nice difference from traditional “heavy” pizza, right? Keep up the great work!

  12. David March 16, 2010 at 11:42 am #

    EXCELLENT video Chirs!! Love it, I'm making that this week.  Great to see you at the weekend!

    • Chris and Kara Mohr March 16, 2010 at 11:45 am #

      Thanks — good stuff and super easy! Let me know what you think. Great hanging with you too…glad you had a safe trip back to the UK

  13. Jodie March 16, 2010 at 7:58 pm #

    What's your opinion on the Extreme Wellness brand tortillas? I've found them at Kroger— maybe made by Ole?? Low cal, high fiber, high protein and yet they are quite surprisingly very tasty.  I don't know how they wedge 8 grams of protein & 12 grams of dietary fiber into only 71 calories per tortilla, but please tell me they're not too good to be true!!

    • Chris and Kara Mohr March 17, 2010 at 4:28 am #

      Hey Jodie — I haven’t tried this brand of tortillas, but I’m guessing they do that with soy flour (high in fiber and protein). Since you like the flavor, go with ‘em (I’m guessing they’re trans fat free, but haven’t seen their label)

  14. Amy Schwoeppe March 19, 2010 at 1:47 pm #

    Chris/Kara, this is awesome!
    I have used this method to help feed those pizza cravings and it works! I sometimes change it up and use a pre-toasted wheat english muffin (for those that enjoy the crust as much as the toppings) along with a side salad…makes a great light meal.
    Thanks for the post!!!

    • Chris and Kara Mohr March 22, 2010 at 2:15 pm #

      Thanks, Amy — it is so tasty — we always did the English Muffin pizza when we were little! I’ll have to revisit with sprouted grain English muffins.

  15. Jennifer O'Dea March 22, 2010 at 8:41 am #

    Chris/Kara – I wasn't able to view the video either, but gathered from the messages and your recipe what it was about.  I make a very similar pizza using Multi-grain Flat Out bread.  What are your thoughts on that type of bread?  I will definitely try the sprouted wheat tortillas. 
    Also, here is something else to try for appetizers.  I use the Flat Out as the crust and brush with olive oil.  Then add spinach, diced tomatoes, mozarella and a little bourbon smoked salt.  YUMMY!  And for the fish lovers, I make one with the same crust brushed in olive oil and top with smoked salmon, capers, red onion, and mozarella (or goat cheese for a special treat).
     

  16. Jennifer O\'Dea March 22, 2010 at 8:42 am #

    Chris/Kara – I wasn't able to view the video either, but gathered from the messages and your recipe what it was about.  I make a very similar pizza using Multi-grain Flat Out bread.  What are your thoughts on that type of bread?  I will definitely try the sprouted wheat tortillas. 
    Also, here is something else to try for appetizers.  I use the Flat Out as the crust and brush with olive oil.  Then add spinach, diced tomatoes, mozarella and a little bourbon smoked salt.  YUMMY!  And for the fish lovers, I make one with the same crust brushed in olive oil and top with smoked salmon, capers, red onion, and mozarella (or goat cheese for a special treat).

    • Chris and Kara Mohr March 22, 2010 at 2:13 pm #

      Great tips — thank you!! We recommend carbohydrates have at least 3 grams of fiber/serving. I am not familiar with that particular brand, though.

  17. Chris and Kara Mohr August 21, 2010 at 11:11 am #

    Thank you — we update daily, M-F

  18. Garrett July 26, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    I was really surprised when i saw the tortilla, thanks for the awesome video I’ll definitely give it a try.

  19. Garrett July 26, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    I was really surprised when i saw the tortilla, thanks for the awesome video I’ll definitely give it a try.

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