Years ago, probably over 30 or so, I used to order a Mexican pizza at a local restaurant. It was smothered with cheese and heaped four inches tall with lardy refried beans. Not really a healthy vegetable to be seen. Those were the days when I actually had a metabolism and a waist! Nowadays that would be a TOTAL splurge. Ordering something like that would send me into a guilt pattern of thinking for at least a week! Not to mention the time and energy it would take to possibly work it off!
Here's a meal you can throw together in a matter of minutes. Perfect for a week day when most of you are short on time and energy! The amounts aren't exact, but this isn't rocket science! It's a much healthier version of my Mexican pizza of the past. Enjoy!
4 medium size whole grain or combination corn/wheat tortillas
1 can nonfat spicy beans
1 cup shredded reduced fat Mexican cheese blend or jack cheese
about 3-4 sliced mushrooms, 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1 medium zucchini or summer squash, sliced
1/4 cup vegetable stock
roasted garlic fresh salsa (optional)
avocado slices (optional) for garnish
non fat sour cream (optional) garnish
Saute the vegetables in stock first and set aside. I like to heat the beans in a small saucepan as I do the veggies. To make one pizza, spread a tortilla with beans, top with veggies, add 1/4 cup cheese. Put on a plate and microwave for about 40 seconds. Remove and garnish with your choice of salsa, avocado. sour cream, etc. Do the same for the rest of them.
This is a great "beginner" recipe for kids, just be there to supervise.