The Nutrition Twins Pizza … with Pizzazz

  January 8, 2012  |    Blog>Recipes

Whether you order it in, or heat up a frozen one, pizza is a staple item in many homes. It’s quick, easy, and when you think about it, who really doesn’t like pizza?! Our favorite type is our healthy variety of pizza that we make ourselves. It’s fun to make and tastes great! Enjoy!

Pizza … with Pizzazz!

Pizza,_spinach_olives_tomatoesIngredients:

  • 1 pound of whole wheat pizza dough, thawed if frozen
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce (if you have a good no-sodium added variety that’s ideal from a  health standpoint)
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 cup of mozzarella cheese (low-fat), shredded
  • 1/2 tsp of garlic powder

Toppings:

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  • 4 olives sliced horizontally so they make round circles
  • 3 slices red bell peppers
  • 3/4 cup spinach

Preheat oven to 450°F. Sprinkle flour on a clean flat kitchen surface to prevent dough from sticking. Place dough ball in the center and roll out.  Sprinkle flour on a large baking sheet to prevent sticking and  place the rolled out dough on it. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom. In a medium sized bowl, combine the tomato sauce, pumpkin puree, and garlic powder and whisk them together. Spread sauce mixture over baked dough and sprinkle the parmesan and mozzarella.

If it’s Halloween and you want to get festive, add olives as you would to make eyes on a face and bell peppers to make the smile and nose and eye brows.  Use spinach to make the hair.  Otherwise add the veggies as you choose, in any random arrangement. Bake the pizza for another 10-12 minutes.  Remove from oven when cheese is melted and the edges are crisp.

Each serving is less than 250 calories; and we think it even tastes better than if ordered from an Italian restaurant! Like all of our meals, we serve it with a large salad and a side of steamed veggies. We often also top it with peppers, onions and mushrooms. How do you lighten up your pizza?

 

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The Nutrition Twins Pizza ... with Pizzazz
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound of whole wheat pizza dough, thawed if frozen
  • ½ cup tomato sauce (if you have a good no-sodium added variety that’s ideal from a  health standpoint)
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup of parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 cup of mozzarella cheese (low-fat), shredded
  • ½ tsp of garlic powder
  • Toppings:
  • 4 olives sliced horizontally so they make round circles
  • 3 slices red bell peppers
  • ¾ cup spinach
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Sprinkle flour on a clean flat kitchen surface to prevent dough from sticking. Place dough ball in the center and roll out.  Sprinkle flour on a large baking sheet to prevent sticking and  place the rolled out dough on it. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom. In a medium sized bowl, combine the tomato sauce, pumpkin puree, and garlic powder and whisk them together. Spread sauce mixture over baked dough and sprinkle the parmesan and mozzarella.
  2. If it's Halloween and you want to get festive, add olives as you would to make eyes on a face and bell peppers to make the smile and nose and eye brows.  Use spinach to make the hair.  Otherwise add the veggies as you choose, in any random arrangement. Bake the pizza for another 10-12 minutes.  Remove from oven when cheese is melted and the edges are crisp.

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