Healthy Pizza- yes, you read that right!!

There is no way around it. I love food! Even more though, I love when I can make typically unhealthy indulgences in a healthy way. I attribute it to portion control and ingredients. Tonight I made homemade pizza for the hubby and me. A typical pizza can run you any where from 250-400  calories a slice! Per slice??? I can’t stop at one slice of pizza, so I opt for a homemade, lighter option. Tonight I decided that I  wanted a simple margherita pizza. I bought all of my ingredients from Trader Joe’s. From start to finish it took about 40 minutes, which isn’t bad since I was making two different pizzas.


I used chopped basil, sliced Roma tomatoes, 1/2 cup of Trader Joe’s Pizza Sauce, and 1 1/4 cup of Trader Joe’s Reduced Fat Mozzarella Cheese (the Canadian bacon and mushrooms were for my hubby’s pizza).



I then rolled out the dough (whole wheat pizza dough from Trader Joe’s), with my hands, onto the pizza pan (which I had previously sprayed with non-stick spray).


Next, I added the sauce, cheese, tomatoes, and basil. I placed it in the oven, (preheated to 425 degrees) on the top rack for 13 minutes, then moved it to the bottom rack for another 10 minutes.


After removing it from the oven, let it stand for about 5 minutes.


Then cut it into 8 even slices for a delicious dinner! I calculated the calories for this pizza, and per slice the count was 168…. I allowed myself to indulge in 3 slices… for a total of 504 calories! So delicious and guilt free!

~ Shannon <3


  1. WOW sounds great. I will definitely try this.

  2. Annette Roberts says:

    Sounds fabulous……..this is the perfect weekend for that recipe !!!


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