Spring Break Savory & Sweet Treats || BBQ Chicken Pita Pizza & One-Minute Brownie

As always, Chris and I loved hanging out with our friends at Good Morning Arizona today to talk about two of our passions—our brand new app, TRANSFORM with Chris and Heidi, AND food (healthy junk food, that is). I can’t think of a more perfect combo to start off the week. And to celebrate Spring Break—or just to take a quick (and tasty) break from life if you’ve already returned from break and need another—I’m sharing two of our fave savory and sweet treats to enjoy with the family. Or to enjoy alone…because sometimes we need that time. 😉

First up…savory. This recipe has been—by far—one of our most popular, and it’s the kind of recipe you can whip up in just a few minutes as soon as that “I need pizza NOW!” mood hits. I mean…seriously…just look at that picture. It tastes as delicious as it looks.


Barbecue Chicken Pita Pizza


1 whole wheat pita flat bread
2 tablespoons reduced-sugar barbecue sauce (we like the smoky mesquite flavor)
½ cup shredded Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheese
2 ounces cooked and shredded chicken
Red onion, thinly sliced


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Spread the barbecue sauce on the pita, then layer ¼ cup cheese, chicken, red onion, cilantro, and remaining ¼ cup cheese.
3. Bake on a baking sheet for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!

Nutritional information (makes 1 serving): 495 cals; 16g fat; 53g carbs; 40g protein. Helpful hints: 1) To turn this amazing pizza into a vegetarian option, simply sub your fave vegetarian protein for the chicken! 2) To make this a lower fat option, use 1/4 cup reduced fat cheese in place of the 1/2 cup of cheese in the recipe. #yourewelcome

So that’s the savory…now for the sweet (because when would you EVER want to skip the sweet??). Check out the video below for one of my all-time faves—THE One-Minute Brownie. #yourewelcomeagain 😉

Now before you bake this bad boy, know that it’s packed with a few cals. Instead of calling this an every day treat, this one must fit your macros. It’s more of a healthier indulgence…a brownie packed with protein. And I even added 2 tablespoons of fat free Cool Whip today on the segment because…why not? 😉

And now I’m hungry! I know I’m going to thoroughly enjoy my pizza and brownie today—I hope you enjoy yours too! 🙂



PS: If you haven’t checked out our app, EVERY person who downloads it gets one week free! There’s an amazing, totally customizable meal plan (which we’re adding to continually), a workout program with videos AND instructions AND alternate and modified moves for every single movement. Most importantly, we share Life Lessons to help you make YOUR transformation a life-long one! It’s available in both Apple and Android, so click below!



Related reading:

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
My (Almost) Famous Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats!
Macro Tracking For the Win! All of Your Questions Answered
Gluten-Free Maple Bacon Protein Donuts
Green Chili Turkey & Cilantro Rice Bowl
1-Minute Breakfast in a Mug


  1. Madison Culliton - April 13, 2018

    fave blog post!! Love this recipe! Commenting for Instagram contest!!! Insta handle is @maddyyebert

  2. Jenna - August 23, 2017

    Would the Pita Pizza be considered a low crab dinner? I’m new to carb cycling and wanting to change my lifestyle!

    • Team Powell - August 24, 2017

      Hi Jenna: The Chicken Pita Pizza is a great reward meal option! 🙂

  3. Dena Ellis - June 6, 2017

    Do you have a cookbook out for carb cycling? I’m interested in getting started with your program.

    • Team Powell - June 7, 2017

      Hi Dena: All of Chris and Heidi’s books have recipes in them, and their newest book, “Extreme Transformation” (http://amzn.to/2eTGrVy) does have a complete 21 day meal program with 5 meals a day. 🙂

  4. Sherri - April 15, 2017

    Ive read the Extreme Transformation book. Can someone tell me if Iam suppose to count calories along with observing the low and high carb days rules? A little confused.

    • Team Powell - April 17, 2017

      Hi Sherri: You can count calories if you’d like to, although you will be fine following the meal plan without counting calories since everything is figured out for you. Whichever you prefer!

  5. Beverly Snow - April 8, 2017

    With Easter a week away, how do you handle Easter dinner which always consist of Ham, I can substitute the potatoes with mashed cauliflower and do green beans? It’s also my granddaughter’s 10th birthday so how would handle a piece of her cake?

    Thank you

    • Team Powell - April 8, 2017

      Hi Beverly: For those special occasion days, you can change your reset day to that day, then switch it back when that day is over. It will change up your meal plan a bit, but you should be fine. If there’s a meal that’s not an option, just sub it with a meal with about the same calories and macros. So for your granddaughter’s birthday cake, find a reward meal that is similar. Hope that helps!

    • Beverly Snow - April 9, 2017

      What is reset date, and how do you do the reset. I picked the easy cycle and don’t see where to reset?

      Thank you

    • Team Powell - April 10, 2017

      Hi Beverly: The Easy Cycle on the app has reset/reward meals instead of a reset day, so follow your plan, and you’ll be good to go!

  6. Shandy - April 7, 2017

    Can I use sirloin steak for some of the recipes that use pork? I noticed that all of the recipes use either pork, chicken, lamb or seafood. Will there be more recipes with beef? I am wondering if a grilled sirloin would be just the same as grilled pork loin for a low carb meal.

    • Team Powell - April 8, 2017

      Hi Shandy: You can use lean cuts of beef in the meals in place of pork and chicken, and we’re working on adding more recipes to the app!

  7. Autumn - April 6, 2017

    This looks Amazing!!! Any idea on how many grams of Fiber this pizza has? Thanks in advance.

  8. Vanessa - April 6, 2017

    Are you going to be posting more recipes on the app? I would love more low carb recipes.

    • Team Powell - April 6, 2017

      Hi Vanessa: We’re working on adding more amazing recipes – stay tuned!

  9. Alison - April 5, 2017

    Would the pizza be for the reset day since it’s carbs and fat?

  10. Nina Hargrove - April 5, 2017

    What is the difference between whey Protein powder and protein powder I don’t know which one to buy !! Help please!!!

    • Team Powell - April 5, 2017

      Hi Nina: Whey is often easier for many people to digest, so that’s why we usually recommend it. For protein powders in general, aim for low fat (less than 3g), low carb (less than 7g), with around 20-25g of protein per serving. Other than that, go with what you like best!

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