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Hooray! It’s tomato season! I’m one of those weird picky eaters who LOVES tomatoes! But I also love pizza. However, since I started working out/eating better, I’ve lost over 16 pounds and I know I can’t eat pizza like I used to, so in order to feed that craving I make these Tomato & Basil Frozen Pizzas using English muffins and load them up with fresh veggies (like tomatoes), light cheese, and usually some chicken as added protein. I love to try to see how many tomatoes I can pile on top of each pizette. Aside from the tomato sauce base, I try to include two types of tomatoes on top – usually on-the-vine tomatoes as well as diced cherry or grape tomatoes. And if two pizettes isn’t enough food for you – add a side salad! Throw some tomatoes and chicken on top of that salad and you’ve got a pretty solid meal. And you can make them ahead of time and freeze them! Such a time saver as well as a life saver for those nights when you get home late but didn’t have dinner and don’t want to cook – simply pop a couple pizettes in the oven and by the time you’re done putting your stuff away, checking the mail, etc., dinner is ready. The Mister came home late sometime last week and complained that he was still hungry. I told him to go pop in a couple pizettes in the oven and as he was eating them he said, “Wow! These do NOT taste like frozen pizzas!” I don’t remember my response, but it was probably something like, “Yeah, I know. I made them!” So what I do is make the entire package of English Muffins into pizettes. I toast all the English Muffins in the oven for 8-10 minutes to make sure they stay crispy, then I top all of them with tomato sauce, light mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, frozen chicken, and a chiffonade of fresh basil. Then I package up all of them, except for 2. The 2 go in the oven and the rest go into the freezer. Easy. Here’s the more exact recipe, but remember, you can make these pizettes all your own – add mushrooms, zucchini, pineapple, olives, bell peppers, onions, etc. Whatever you like on your pizza! This just happens to be what I like on MY pizza!
- Package of English muffins, each cut in half
- 2 Tbsp tomato sauce per English Muffin slice
- 2 cups light mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 4-5 on-the-vine tomatoes, diced
- 8-10 cherry or grape tomatoes, diced
- 1 cup frozen chicken pieces
- handful of basil leaves, sliced
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
- Lay out all the English Muffin slices on a baking pan and pre-cook them for 8-10 minutes so they get crispy.
- Remove from the oven and cover each slice with 2 Tbsp tomato sauce, a handful of light mozzarella cheese, a handful of diced tomatoes, a few pieces of frozen chicken, and a bit of basil.
- If heating right away, bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.
- If heating from frozen, bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until cheese in the center is melted and warm.
And Sam’s Club is THE place to get your tomatoes. They have stacks upon stacks of tomatoes and they smelled SO good!
Plus, Sam’s Club is a great place for all your essentials for a great meal including fresh produce, fresh and frozen meats and fish, and all of your other healthy living needs. Since I started eating better, I learned that to eat healthy, you really have to stick to meal planning. And you can purchase all your meal planning essentials in bulk at Sam’s Club.
And did you know that Sam’s Club is committed to its members and healthy eating? Select Sam’s Club stores offer free health screenings on the second Saturday of every month with the next one happening on 6/11. Be sure to check with your local Sam’s Club to see if they offer this service. Plus, Sam’s Club produces an online magazine, Healthy Living Made Simple, that is the ultimate place for all of your health and wellness needs. Here’s this month’s article on June’s superfood: tomatoes! It’s discusses the fruit or vegetable question and even brings in the Supreme Court!
Before you read the article, let me know your best guess in the comments below as to what the Supreme Court decided: FRUIT or VEGETABLE?