Healthy Conversion: Pepperoni & Sweet Pepper Pizza

Pepperoni and Sweet Pepper Pizza

We HIGHLY encourage you to read the below DJD post on dieting to get the ‘big picture’ perspective on how these recipes may just save your waistline and health.  As promised, here is the first installment of Delicious Health.  Who doesn’t love pizza?

  • 1 Flatbread from Trader Joe’s*
  • 12 slices turkey pepperoni
  • ½ cup tomato sauce (no sugar added)
  • 5 small sweet peppers sliced thin
  • ½ cup fat free mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup mix of oregano, parsley, basil, black pepper, and crushed red pepper


Note: This is not a prop.  Last night’s dinner and it was unbelievably delicious!

Regular Pepperoni Pizza Flatbread Pepperoni Pizza
Serving size 2 slices 1 flatbread pizza
Calories 814 390
Total fat 36 g 4 g
Saturated fat 16 g 1 g
Carbohydrates 86 g 48 g
Sugar 8 g 6 g
Glycemic index 51 30
Glycemic load 43 14

* If you are not fortunate enough to have a Trader Joe’s by you, your local supermarket may have flatbreads but beware of regular pre-made pizza crusts that often have upwards of 1,000 calories (compared to only 220 for these!).  Bake in the oven (right on the rack) at 350 for around 10min until you can see brown around the edges for a nice crisp.  Enjoy!

Stay tuned and stay healthy!

10 thoughts on “Healthy Conversion: Pepperoni & Sweet Pepper Pizza

      • Cole, I’ve been searching for a flatbread with lower calories. If you are aware of any, can you please forward me the name of makers with 100 kcal whole flatbreads? Thanks!

    • These flatbreads are quite large, so there are two servings in the picture shown for a total of 220 kcal (110 calories per serving) for the flatbread itself

    • Hi Kay! Sorry for the delay! I consider a serving to be one flatbread pizza, so the nutrition info is for the whole pizza. Granted, it’s a large serving but that is what most people would eat in one sitting.

  1. Costco has a product called flatbread roll-ups and I use them to make this very thing at home. They have a whole wheat version and it is wonderful for this.

  2. That’s not 1/2 cup of cheese! Try it. I’ll wait right here while you figure out it only covers half the bread. Grrrrr.

    • Hi Anonymous, thanks for your comment. I typically spread my cheese thin b/c I’m lactose intolerant so I spread 1/2 cup across one whole flatbread and find that it melts with a pretty nice spread, which is what’s pictured. However, adding more cheese would only improve the nutritional profile, as long as it’s fat free or 2% cheese. Enjoy!

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