Okay, so I have a new favorite lunch. I don't have this very often, but being that I live in a tiny, beautiful, cotton-farming, Mexican-food-loving town, sometimes I want something different, out of the ordinary, and even a little gourmet. Okay...I want something a LOT gourmet, but I'll settle for a little.
We don't even have a decent sandwich shop here, for crying out loud! (...I know. Don't you feel bad for me?! It's a rough life but somehow I manage.)
Speaking of gourmet, right?! I mean...boxed pizza. But hey - don't knock it 'till you try it. Trust me.
3 pieces of this stuff (1/3 of the pizza) is 360 calories, so 1 1/2 pieces is only 180 calories!! Not bad for a low-cal lunch option. You can slice the pieces yourself, of course, so just be careful and make sure you have people over to share with.....otherwise you'll do what I do and wonder where on EARTH the whole thing went. oy.
All you need is some shredded greens, the healthier the better. (And "iceburg lettuce" doesn't count. It's lame. You'll need something that involves baby spinach and arugula.) Parmesean cheese, crumbled goat cheese, and some lemon to squeeze. That's it! Oh, and get a pizza or two. I like this particular brand, but get your favorite thin crust variety.
And about goat cheese......it's SO GOOD!!!!!! If you haven't joined the goat cheese camp, you should at least give it a try. If you genuinely despise it, well, I won't judge, but seriously..... This would be a great way to ease on in to the goat cheese camp without fully commiting. You could sprinkle a little bite with some crumbled goat cheese and see if you really want to live the rest of your life without it. But I am leaning towards the idea that you will like it. Just open your mind, open your pallette, and let the flavors work for you!
Let the pizza cool off a bit and then just pile it all on there and squeeze that lemon on top!
I like to start with the goat cheese because it gets all melty on top of the hot pizza and creates a little barrier so the greens don't wilt as quickly. They will wilt if you add them too quickly to the hot pizza.
Have a happy day!!!
(and let me know if you try and like this! )