Nerds Gotta Eat: Tasty Tortizza

The short of the long is, Fangirls, that I’m always hungry. This is why I struggle with my weight so much, and why I have such severe body issues; all I want to do is eat garbage. Especially at that oh-so-awful time of the month when everything bloats and I become a walking cramp. It’s not fun to be a woman, but its a thing that has to be dealt with. In loving food so much, I have to force myself to eat not-so-garbage things when I get that obscene hunger that makes me want to explode. Something that has always scratched that CONSUME ALL itch, is personal pizza.


Both my boyfriend and I love pizza (honestly, I can’t think of someone who doesn’t). But we don’t do frozen pizzas because¬†ew and ordering out is not something that should be done regularly; it’s greasy and terrible for you and a girl can only eat cold pizza so many times before she feels like a failure. So, I found a recipe in my “From Junk Food to Joy Food” book for personal tortilla pizzas (now Tortizzas), and I made it.

For each individual tortizza, you’ll need:
1 tortilla (try to go with whole wheat ones so it’s slightly less bad)
2 heaping tablespoons of sauce (I went with Marinara to skip the meat)
Mozzarella Cheese
1 leaf of fresh Basil
Garlic Powder

First things first, switch your oven to broil, pop a tortilla and some aluminum foil onto a baking sheet, and put it in the oven (to be clear, from the bottom up, it should go: cooking sheet, aluminum foil, tortilla). Leave it in there briefly; you’ll want to flip it every minute for 3 – 4 minutes, and keep your eyes on it so it doesn’t burn. Once it’s out, leave it on the cookie sheet.


Finely chop or rip a basil leaf into your tablespoons of sauce, and add garlic powder to taste (I did about 2 shakes worth). Spread that goodness onto your tortizza base, leaving just a bit of space for the crust. Top with mozzarella (the boy also added Feta and Parmesan to his and said it was heavenly), and pop it back into the oven. Again, you’re going to barely leave it in there, because you just want it baked enough so the cheese is all melted; it’s probably going to be about a minute that it’s in there.

These are far more conspicuous looking than I realized.
These are far more conspicuous looking than I realized.

Then you get to take it out, and enjoy!

I really liked making this because I’ve been having some stress over not being able to use the kitchen; it’s been quite some time since I’ve lived with roommates, so I’m not quite used to sharing the kitchen so much. This tends to mean that I do baking before the sun comes up, and I have to rush when I do things after work. But these tortizzas were done by the time one of my roommates got out of the shower, so I was pretty pleased that they were quick, tasty, and not 100% terrible for you. Plus they’re good party food, because you can have everyone bring the type of toppings they like, prep a couple tortillas, and just have them top them however they want for a party or a dinner event. It doesn’t cost a ton, one jar of sauce nd a package of tortillas will last for more than a couple people, and I wasn’t hungry after I ate. Everything is good!

TA ZA! You've made a tasty tortizza.
TA ZA! You’ve made a tasty tortizza.

So make yourself a tortizza, and let me know what you put on it, and how it went! Save yourself the time and grease of ordering in, and stay healthy, Fangirls!











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