Pizza With Pizzazz!by The Nutrition Twins
One of the best things that we can do to help moms to keep their wellness New Year's Resolutions is to share some healthy dinner ideas based on the classic, well-known dinners that we all love!
We're sure that when we share this next dinner item with you, most of you will agree that is a common dinner meal in your home: PIZZA!
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?! Tammy’s little ones beg for it at least a couple of times a week.
Our favorite type is a healthy variety of pizza that we make ourselves. It's fun to make and tastes great! Enjoy!
Pizza ... with Pizzazz!
- 1 pound of whole wheat pizza dough, thawed if frozen
- 1/2 cup of no salt added tomato sauce
- 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
Preheat the oven to 450F. Roll out the whole wheat dough on a flat surface (lightly coated with flour so it doesn't stick) and then place it on a large baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom.
Whisk together the tomato sauce, pumpkin puree, and garlic powder. Spread sauce mixture over baked dough and top it off with the parmesan and mozzarella. Bake for another 10-12 minutes or until 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?