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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 donít 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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SHADESOFPURPLE 11/7/2010 9:36PM

    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)

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COLOURFULME 11/7/2010 1:13AM

    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

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ALISSAB2 11/6/2010 10:10AM

    emoticon I agree, pizza is the "ultimate" food!!!

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CERIUSLY 11/6/2010 9:06AM

    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!

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BTRTHANEVA 8/18/2010 9:12AM

    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...

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ESSENCEOFM 8/14/2010 10:42PM

    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

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69NURSE 8/11/2010 7:47AM

    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.

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CRIS76 8/2/2010 9:28AM

    Ok - that looks freakin' delicious!

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VEMAN1 8/2/2010 8:57AM

    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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BOGUSANNIE 8/1/2010 11:41PM

    YUM!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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BECKA525 8/1/2010 4:49PM

    Looks yummy. Hadn't thought to use tortillas and make my own pizza.

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