My concern about serving pizza from take out to the kids is twofold, though. While the expense is not inconsiderable, the nutritional value of these pies is dubious at best. Even the extra fancy version available at Whole Paycheck is very very salty, doesn't come with any vegetables and isn't particularly tasty.
We are definitely buying that house so I will be serving a lot of pizza over the next few weeks, I wont be buying it from take out.
1 package Thomas' Whole Wheat Pita (6 medium) or fresh whole-wheat pita if you can get them
1 container of red gravy (my people call it gravy). Not the jarred kind, just throw together some crushed peeled tomatoes with garlic, a little olive oil, basil and oregano and simmer for about 1/2 hour.
1 package frozen spinach thawed and drained (But not squeezed dry)
1 cup shredded mozzarella (Shred it yourself- Supreme if you can get it)
1 tbsp chiffonade (chopped to you and me) basil
1 tsp chopped fresh garlic
pepperoni or sausage
salt and pepper as you see fit.
Put your pitas on a lined baking sheet. Top each one with about a 1/4 cup of the red gravy.
Place these in a 350 degree oven for about 10 min.
When the sauce is warmed through, top with spinach, basil, garlic, salt and pepper, and some cheese
Toast in oven about another 5-7 min
Serve with a salad on the side
It works out to about $2 rather than $8 per serving for a family of 5.