Meal prepped pizzas are unchartered territory for me.
No, this is not the first and only pizza recipe on my blog BUT it’s my first original pizza recipe.
Although, we can hardly call it original, because let’s be real: this Greek combo can be found everywhere, especially in salads!
This was one of the easiest, fastest meal preps I’ve ever done, and that’s why I had to share it! Especially because this week happens to be all about time management on the blog.
Meal prepped pizzas are also very easy to customize.
You can throw whatever you want on there and it will still taste great. Yes, that’s a challenge! Make it your own — I dare you.
Here’s another pizza I made today that looks a little different, but was equally as tasty:
It has red sauce, zucchini, red onion, kale and cheddar. Simple, but tasty.
Let’s talk pizza crust for a second.
I used a small, personal sized pre-made thin crust from Kroger. It’s 260 calories and the ingredients are just okay. I didn’t spend too much time looking for a great personal sized crust because I was so tired when grocery shopping for this prep, but I was happy with the taste and texture.
There are many crusts to choose from, and the only thing I’d look for is something with no sugar in it if possible.
You can, of course, make your own crust. You can also get pizza dough from your local pizza shop to prep with, but if you want your prep to be fast, just buy pre-made.
No secrets in this sauce.
I used a Prego red sauce in this pizza because I was looking for a 25 oz jar under $4. Most jars are bigger than that, so my choices were limited.
But if I wanted to splurge, I would have gone with Rao’s, a very high-quality pasta sauce made with natural ingredients in small batches, which usually goes for about $7.
Again, like with the crust, if you’re buying pre-made marinara or pizza sauce, read the label to see how much sugar is in it.
Best practices for reheating meal prepped pizzas:
There are three solid ways to reheat a prepped pizza.
- Ideally, use a toaster oven. This will keep the pizza nice and crispy! I reheated mine for about 5-7 minutes and it came out perfect. Just keep your eye on it!
- The next best method would be using a normal oven. Preheat to 400 F and let the pizza reheat for about 5-10 minutes.
- If you’re at work with no toaster oven, use the microwave. Add a piece of paper towel to the microwave when reheating, this helps soak up some of the moisture and you’ll end up with crispier pizza. Reheat for one minute and 30 seconds for best results.
I know you might be thinking, why would I go through all this to meal prep pizza when I can just get a slice at work? Here’s why: Control. Pizza made in most dollar slice places might taste great when you’re drunk, but it’s just not an ideal meal if you’re trying to maintain good energy levels throughout the day.
Making your own pizza means being able to control every ingredient based on your goals… and still get the benefit of eating pizza. It’s a win/win for your body, wallet and mind.
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