01.30.2013

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.

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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).

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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).

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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.

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

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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

Comments

  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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