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pizzog! (pizza blog)

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Pizza is my all time favorite food; I would rather eat pizza than anything, and I know I'm not alone in this. I went through a period where I literally ate pizza every night. For years, we've been making our own relatively healthy pizza, but in my desire to make it healthier and have fewer calories, it's gotten even better recently. For those of you who also cannot live without pizza, I'll share my 'recipe'.

crust: Boboli mini 100% whole wheat pizza crust (400 calories)
sauce: none. I don’t like sauce, but you could add some. I used to use EVOO but no more.
cheese: 1/4 cup Kraft fat free shredded cheddar (45 calories) + 1/4 cup Sargento reduced fat 4-cheese Mexican (80 calories)
toppings: veggies, veggies, veggies - Hungarian hot peppers, bell peppers, roasted red peppers, onions, artichokes, tomatoes, whatever you like
Bake at 450 for 15 minutes.

This whole pizza comes out to less than 600 calories, depending on the toppings, and it is delicious and filling. In the picture below, I used grape tomatoes, onions, and Hungarian hot peppers. I added 2 tablespoons of crumbled goat cheese and cut back on some of the other cheese. To really cut back on calories, use Lawash whole wheat flat bread (70 calories) instead of Boboli, or a small 50 calorie whole wheat tortilla. It's not as good, but still good.

YUM! I have one at least once a week for dinner.

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    Looks so good! I have used Bobboli, They are great. So easy and taste good too. Yours looks AWESOME. So what time is dinner? Lol :O)
    2299 days ago
    Don't know the ingredients you mention.
    It really looks like a pizza!! WOW! Mine doesn't.
    The tortilla is good idea at least my pizza would look round.
    Thanks for sharing. Oh yes en my ready made pizza from the supermarket comes in at 633 calories. So not that bad. Pizza Ristorante Vegetale!!! emoticon
    2300 days ago
    emoticon I agree, pizza is the "ultimate" food!!!
    2300 days ago
    I've tried the ho-made substitutes. I agree they are healthy, but to me it just doesn't seem like pizza. Yours looks great!
    2301 days ago
    I don't know if you're read Eat, Pray, Love - but it's a great read and the writer actually has a relationship with her pizza. Just dragged my husband to see the movie - it's not bad, but don't go on an empty stomach.

    I'll be trying your recipe, looks yummy!

    Good for you for not excluding your fav food by keeping it in moderation. It's all a question of balance...
    2381 days ago
    For the first time ever, I made a homemade whole wheat pizza crust, it turned out wonderful and just the right amount of chewiness, but I did not figure out the calorie content. I love pizza and my family is loving the homemade kind. You have motivated me to look at the caloric value. I can always make me a mini pizza with all the veggies I like...hubby and kids like meat pizza! emoticon
    2384 days ago
  • 69NURSE
    I've been avoiding pizza since I started SP, but this looks great. I did use another store bought crust last week since we hadn't had any for so long and it too was yummmy. Thanks for sharing - I've never had pizza w/o sauce, humm interesting.
    2388 days ago
  • CRIS76
    Ok - that looks freakin' delicious!
    2396 days ago
  • VEMAN1
    I like it! So, here is a Food Network question, New York or Chicago style for ultimate enjoyment? For the quick I go New York. For the luxurious I go Chicago all the way.
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    2397 days ago
    YUM!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe.
    2397 days ago
  • BECKA525
    Looks yummy. Hadn't thought to use tortillas and make my own pizza.
    2397 days ago
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