Monday, March 10, 2008

Pizza For Everyone!

I love pizza, but it can be so high in calories and greasy that you feel guilty for the rest of the day. Although pizza lovers rejoice! I have 3 different versions for any mood you are in! I have always loved pizza and was extremely excited when I got to go to Naples Italy, the birthplace of this amazing food. It was definitely not the kind of pizza I was used to but it was great none the less. The dough was hot, fresh and a little gooey with all this amazing cheese on it! Even though it was pouring rain and we had to go back to Rome on a train that smelled horrible with a ton of rude locals I wouldn't change it for the world!

As for these pizza's remember you can add any toppings you like, the ones I have are just suggestions. Make these whenever you have a craving for something warm, chewy and tasty.

English Muffin Pizza!
1 serving
1 light english muffin (100 calorie whole wheat or white your choice)
2 tbsp. your favorite tomato sauce with added spices, salt and pepper to taste
1-2 oz Shredded Fat Free Mozzarella Cheese

  • Split english muffin and spread sauce on both sides. Top with cheese and any other ingredients you want (meat-free pepperoni, tomato, mushrooms, meat-free chicken strips).
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes
Nutritional Information:
Calories: 140, Fat: 1g, Sodium: 875mg, Carbs: 24g, Fiber 6.5g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 2g

Meaty thin crust pizza
1 La Tortilla Factory Whole Wheat Low-Carb/ Low-Fat Tortilla; Large Size (or any large tortilla about 80 calories)
1/2 cup fat-free tomato sauce
1/2 cup Morningstar Farms Sausage Style Recipe Crumbles
1 1/2 oz. shredded fat-free mozzarella cheese
  • Preheat oven 375 degrees and thaw crumbles in the microwave for 30 seconds
  • Bake tortilla for 5- minutes on each side or until slightly crispy. Remove tortilla from oven and spread tomato sauce to the edge.
  • Sprinkle crumbles evenly with cheese.
  • Return pizza to the oven for 5 minutes or until cheese has melted
  • Cut and serve
Nutritional Information:
1 serving
Calories: 260, Fat: 5g, Sodium: 1,2000mg, Carbs: 35g, Fiber: 20g, Protein: 25g

Rice cake pizza

Serves 6
6 lightly salted rice cakes
1/3 cup pizza sauce
1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
1/4 cup diced green bell peppers
1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
1/3 cup fat-free shredded mozzarella cheese

  • Place rice cakes on a baking sheet as the oven preheats to 400 degrees
  • Spread sauce evenly on each rice cake and top with remaining ingredients with the cheese last
  • Bake for 10 minutes and serve
Nutritional Information:
1 cake
Calories: 73, Fat: 3g, Chol 6mg, Sodium: 171mg, Carbs:10g, Protein: 3g
Tell me about the different pizza combinations you love!

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