Personal Pizza Family Dinner


The trick to keeping the family happy is serving your meals in parts. This allows everyone to make their version of the meal, whether the American favorite or your ultimately skinny version. 

Here is a picture of what you need available on hand to serve this dinner:

  • white pita pockets
  • whole-wheat pita pockets
  • pizza sauce
  • hummus
  • chopped bell peppers
  • chopped tomatoes
  • chopped onions
  • minestrone soup
  • artichoke hearts
  • pepperoni
  • chicken
  • spinach
  • pineapple
  • cheese
  • olives

We’ve created three plates to reflect how different one meal can look when built with parts.

Meal #1 - Typical Pizza Meal

Most people enjoy cheese pepperoni pizza. In our example we topped two white pita pockets with sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. 620 calories, 5g fiber

Meal #2

For a slightly healthier version, we cut down calories by eating just one pizza and adding minestrone soup. Our pizza was made using a white pita, pizza sauce, cheese, green peppers, tomato, pineapple, and spinach. 529 calories, 9g fiber

Meal #3 - Skinny Pizza

Our most slimming pizza was made on a whole-wheat pita. Instead of sauce and cheese we used hummus and topped it off with green peppers, onions, tomatoes, spinach, and artichoke hearts. In addition to the minestrone soup, we added steamed broccoli. 495 calories, 20g fiber

Full Plate Living is a small-step approach with big health outcomes. It's provided as a free service of Ardmore Institute of Health.

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