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10 Healthy Pizza Recipes

Forget the delivery dude. These easy pizza recipes ditch the grease and amp up the flavor with good-for-you ingredients, making them perfect for your next get-together.

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Maple-Walnut Pizza with Chicken Sausage

When you need to satisfy that sausage craving, opt for the chicken variety over pork to cut calories and fat. And make sure your cheese doesn't have less than 33 percent fat to avoid a rubbery texture and get that oh-so-gooey one.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep:   15 mins 
Total Time:   35 mins 

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Chickpea Pizza with Sausage and Peppers

For a Mediterranean twist, opt for chickpea flour. Unlike the wheat kind, it's gluten-free and packed with protein. Plus it makes a crispy crust, so it's way easier to prep than regular pizza dough.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep:   30 mins 
Total Time:   45 mins 

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Strawberry-Bacon Pizza

Because who are we to deny you bacon? Pair it with fresh strawberries for a sweet-and-savory combo you'll fall for fast.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep:   20 mins 
Cook:   30 mins 

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Veggie Pizza with Arugula Pesto

Just because it's pizza doesn't mean you can't squeeze in a full serving of vegetables. Research shows that the potassium, calcium, and fiber in arugula and chard help prevent high blood pressure, and those cherry tomatoes are loaded with lycopene to help lower your risk of breast cancer and cardiovascular disease. Win-win!

Makes: 4 servings
Prep:   20 mins 
Cook:   35 mins 

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Black Bean Pizza

Add some Mexican flair to your slice with black beans, corn, and avocado. Not only will your taste buds be happy, so will your bod thanks to the protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Olé!

Makes: 4 servings
Prep:   12 mins 
Cook:   20 mins 

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Spicy Chicken Pizza

No time to make your own dough? Don't sweat it. Top the refrigerated kind (we prefer whole wheat) with picante sauce, sweet peppers, and cheese to make a simple, tasty pie the crowd will love.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep:   25 mins 
Cook:   13 mins  to  18 mins  400°F 

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Fresh Tomato and Chicken Pizza

Use plenty of fresh basil and plump tomatoes to bring out the Italian flavors in this low-fat recipe. At only 281 calories a slice, go ahead and have two.

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Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza

Make a classic salad into a gotta-have-it pizza -- just swap the calorie-laden bottled dressing for this low-fat homemade "sauce" to keep your waistline and taste buds happy.

Makes: 4 servings

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Spinach and Goat Cheese Flatbread Pizza

Baby spinach, goat cheese, and pine nuts rest atop sauce to make this meal vegetarian-friendly. We predict even meat lovers will gobble it up.

Makes: 1 servings

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Broccoli Rabe and Smoked Mozzarella Pizza

With a pie this flavorful -- thanks to broccoli rabe, smoked mozzarella, and crushed red pepper -- you can skip the sauce to save on calories. Only 25 minutes stand between you and a warm slice in your hands, so we suggest you start cooking, stat.

Originally published on FitnessMagazine.com, January 2014.

Makes: 5 servings
Prep:   10 mins 
Cook:   15 mins 

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