Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Champion Nutrition Recipe of the Week - Ole!

Greetings from Sunny Mexico! Though it's humid as heck, we're loving the R&R after all the show prep. I'd like to thank Champion Nutrition for all their support as I reached for the stars, and a big shout out to Mike at Champion!! Wooohoo!


In honor of my Celebration Vacation, I'm sharing my recipe for Mexican Pizza. This is so good!! You can boost the protein (I often do) by adding shredded chicken breast or shredded beef/bison. I've been making this pizza for years, and it's a fast and nutritious dinner that won't derail your diet, as long as you have room for some carbs. :-)  There's also a no-crust option below! 

This isn't my pizza, but it looks really similar.

Chelle's Recipe
Ingredients:
1 Pizza Crust - Alvarado St Bakery, Sprouted California Style, Original
1 can black beans, low sodium, drained & mashed
1/2 tsp Mrs Dash Southwest Chipotle
Dash of Mrs Dash Extra Spicy
2 cups ground lean beef, cooked
1/4 cup chopped red pepper
1/4 cup sliced black olives
3/4 cup shredded medium cheddar
2 tbsp crumbled feta
1 cup lettuce, chopped
salsa

Directions:
Place crust on pan. Drain and mash black beans and mix with Mrs Dash. Spread mashed black beans over crust (like you would sauce). Spread cooked ground beef over the beans. (you can add shredded chicken to boost the protein). Sprinkle olives & peppers, then top with cheddar and feta.
Bake at 450 for 10 minutes. Allow to rest for a couple minutes, then slice. Top with shredded lettuce & salsa.
Makes 8 slices
 
Topping options: Chopped tomato, diced green chili, shredded chicken.
Nutrition info is figured on NutritionData.com. This is a rough estimate, per slice. 
Nutrition Info for Chelle's Mexican Pizza

NO CRUST OPTION:  Training diet doesn't allow for the pizza crust? Swap it out for an egg white "tortilla".  2 egg whites, pour into a hot skillet and spread them out like a pancake. Sprinkle with Mrs Dash Southwest Chipotle if desired.  Cook until you can flip it over without "spilling"  it, continue cooking until lightly brown on both sides. Use as a crust - top with the beans, meat, cheese (omit if necessary), etc. 

View more of my recipes here: http://billandchelle.com/fitness/recipes.html



2 comments:

  1. I am totally going to make this.

    Have fun on vacation!!!

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  2. I always look forward to your recipes - Have a wonderful vacation!!!

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