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Summer Squash Pita Pizza

2 1/2 fat, 1/2 grain,  1 protein, 2 vegetable20140323-150733.jpg

To be honest, I wasn’t expecting this recipe to be as good as it came out to be. It was quick, easy, and cheap! I was pleasantly surprised and will definitely be making this again soon…maybe even for lunch tomorrow.20140323-150738.jpg

Summer squash is known for it’s antioxidants. The specific antioxidants found in summer squash are especially good for your eyes. Furthermore, the combination of antioxidant and anti inflammatory nutrients are suspected to provide anti-cancer benefits. 20140323-150744.jpg1 small summer squash [1 vegetable]

1 small tomato [1 vegetable]

1/2 onion

1 whole wheat pita [1/2 grain, 1/2 fat]

1 oz cheese (I used 1/2 parmesan, 1/2 gouda) [1 protein, 1 fat]

1 tsp olive oil  [1 fat]

>>Preheat oven to 400F. Sauté chopped onion in oil until clear. Add summer squash and a pinch of salt. Meanwhile, place the pita on a cookie sheet and lay sliced tomato on the pita. Top with your sautéed squash and sprinkle with cheese. Bake in the oven for ~6-10 mins.

Sprinkle oregano, chili flakes, basil, etc. on top. Be careful of the hot juices that will leak from the pizza!

Vegan? Replace with cheese with nutritional yeast or make your own “cheeze” sauce.

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