Makes: 4 Servings (8 Waffles)


2 cups whole-wheat flour (or 1 cup whole-wheat and 1 cup all-purpose flour)
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp onion powder
½ tsp salt
2 large eggs
1½ cups milk
¼ cup olive oil
½ 450g diced ham
1 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese, plus more for topping
1 green bell pepper, diced
8 thick canned pineapple rounds
2 cups tomato sauce, warmed

1) In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, oregano, onion powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and oil. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix gently until everything is moist. Fold in ham, cheese, and green pepper.
2) Grease a waffle iron with cooking spray and heat. Ladle ½ cup batter for each waffle into the waffle iron and cook until golden brown and set, about 5 minutes. Keep waffles warm in a 90°C oven while you cook remaining batter.
3) Place pineapple rounds on waffle iron, close lid, and heat until tender and slightly charred, about 5 minutes. Serve each waffle topped with ¼ cup warm tomato sauce, a pineapple ring, and additional shredded cheese.

667 calories, 31g protein, 76g carbs, 28g fat

by Matthew Kadey, R.D.