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Lighten Up: A Healthy Pizza Recipe

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Our low-cal pizza recipe gives you the ooey-gooey taste you love -- without the fat.

A Slimmer Slice: Fresh Tomato & Chicken Pizza

Makes: 4 servings

Nonstick cooking spray
1 tablespoon cornmeal
1 10-ounce package refrigerated pizza dough
3 medium plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
4 ounces cooked chicken, cut into 1-inch cubes
3 tablespoons snipped fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese

1. Coat a 12-inch pizza pan with cooking spray; sprinkle with cornmeal. Press refrigerated dough into pan, building up edges.

2. Arrange tomato slices and chicken on dough. Add basil and pepper, and top with mozzarella.

3. Bake in a 425-degree F. oven for 13 to 18 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.

Nutrition facts per serving (1/4 of pizza): 281 calories, 20g protein, 31g carbohydrate, 8g fat (3g saturated), 2g fiber

Healthy Cooking Tips

Shake the Salt
Subbing tomatoes for store-bought sauce reduces sodium and belly bloat. Plus, packing your pie with produce ups the filling factor.

Choose Chicken
Swap out greasy pepperoni for grilled chicken. "Season it with oregano and basil," says chef Juan-Carlos Cruz, author of The Juan-Carlos Cruz Calorie Countdown Cookbook.

Make the Cut
To chop basil, stack the leaves in a neat pile and roll lengthwise, like a cigar. Use shears to slice across the bundle.

Say Cheese
Low-fat cheese melts better than fat-free. Before baking the pie, mist with cooking spray. "A bit of oil helps the cheese melt," says Cruz.

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naha1111marti wrote:

Makes me hungry...yum!

7/27/2013 10:37:52 AM Report Abuse
marmaleenie wrote:

Subtract 120 calories if you lose the chicken.

1/5/2011 05:51:04 PM Report Abuse
amymayol wrote:

I LOVED this pizza! However, I can't eat fresh tomatoes so I subbed this for tomato paste.

3/5/2010 02:57:57 PM Report Abuse
huntingmom44 wrote:

I like the pizza recipe, but is there a cheese out there for any of us that are dairy intolerant? Thanks!

12/26/2009 07:02:01 PM Report Abuse

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