Real life sometimes involves “grab-and-go” eating when you’re running out the door.But, we ask: Can that food be healthy and affordable and fabulous at the same time?
We here at FFF know the reality of busy lives. Anne is a busy mom of a preschooler. Enough said. I myself have a stressful 50-plus hour a week job as a prosecutor handling child abuse cases and sex crimes, plus volunteer work that takes about 10 hours a week and adult children and a hubby that regularly need my time and attention. Not to mention co-blogging on two food blogs. Whew!
Yes, we are slow foods advocates here at FFF. We love the luxury of leisurely cooking, hopefully with a loved one. We try to do this as much as humanly possible. I believe strongly deep down in my bones that cooking and eating together regularly as a family is one of the most important things we can do for our well-being – physically, emotionally, spiritually.Â But. There are times when you just need to get something into everyone’s mouths pronto.
Today we begin a new feature- Fab Five. We take on the challenge of making dishes that use only FIVE ingredients and take only FIVE minutes from grocery bag to table. And, here’s the real challenge: with healthy ingredients and as few processed foods as possible!
These pita pizzas fit this bill perfectly. You just throw them in the oven right on the racks slathered with a three cheese mixture and then drizzle pesto on top. Fabulous in Five. What’s better than that?
PESTO PITA PIZZAS
2 cups ricotta cheese
2 ounces mozzarella cheese, grated
2 ounces parmesan cheese, grated
4 whole wheat pocketless pitas
1 cup pesto sauce
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. (If you don’t have time to heat the oven, turn on your broiler.)
Mix the cheeses together, reserving a little parmesan to sprinkle on top as a garnish. Spread the cheese mixture onÂ the pitas, leaving a border around the edges.
Place at top of oven directly on the oven racks. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until cheese begis to bubble.
Remove from oven and spread pesto and reserved parmesan on top. Cut each pita into four triangles. Serve immediately.
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— posted by Donna