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Recipe for Healthy Pizza

March 17, 2010 by  
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Yep, you read that right. Pizza can be healthy. It just requires a little thinking outside the box–the pizza delivery box, that is. Here’s an easy recipe for making a low-calorie, personal-size pizza  that packs lots of calcium, antioxidants, and a good amount of protein. Load this pizza up with as many veggies as you like; it won’t significantly impact the number of calories per serving. I recommended my favorites below. The one downside to this pie is it’s a little high in sodium, so drink lots of water with it and watch your sodium intake for the rest of the day. Treat yourself to this delicious and nutritious lunch or dinner as part of a healthy diet and living the fit life.

1/4 cup Kraft Fat Free Shredded Mozzarella
8 slices of red and/or green bell pepper
1/4 cup sliced baby portabella mushrooms
1/4 cup (or less) Classico Tomato and Basil pasta sauce*1 Joseph’s 10” Whole Wheat tortilla
Oregano and crushed red pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spread sauce on tortilla leaving about 1/2 inch around the edge clear. Pile on veggies, shake on seasonings, and put the cheese on top. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
275 calories
2g fat
855mg sodium
4g fiber
16g protein

*Substitute with Joseph’s 8” Oat Bran, Flax, and subtract 100 calories and 40 mg sodium, and add 3 g fiber.

–Laura DeLallo, Founder, Living Fit
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One Response to “Recipe for Healthy Pizza”
  1. Susan says:

    I love these little pizzas! They totally satisfy my craving for pizza, without all the fat and calories of delivery (cheaper too!). Also, after eating these, I don’t get that tired feeling that seems to come with loading up on delivery or restaurant pizza. The spices add a lot – I like to add fresh basil from my garden!