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KATHRYN591 Posts: 30
3/26/12 3:25 P

If you want portion control..Papa Murphy's has a new mini murph. It's for kids but the size is perfect 7".
I didn't calculate the calories yet, but the dough weight about 4 oz and it comes with a small container of sauce, one with cheese , and if you want, one with pepperoni. I loaded mine up with veggies and it was VERY GOOD!!!!

1GROVES2 Posts: 10,182
3/26/12 2:13 P

I discovered a cracker that is "Tuscan Herb" I think they are Keebler and they are about 2 in. wide and 5 in. long. My grandson & I sprinlked Mozzarella cheese on them & microwaved for a few seconds, they tasted just like pizza. This is just a snack idea.
i use Betty Crocker pizza crust mix when I make homemade pizza, though

NANFILL58 SparkPoints: (1,207)
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3/8/12 3:21 P

Here is a different take on pizza:

1 (4 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breast -- pounded out fairly thin.
pizza sauce
red pepper -- sliced in thin strips
mushrooms -- sliced
black olives -- sliced
turkey pepperoni -- about 6 slices
weight watchers or other low fat shredded white cheese

Spray a pan with non-stick cooking spray and saute the chicken breast on both sides until no longer pink. Turn off the burner but leave the chicken breast in the pan. In a different pan, saute the sliced pepper and mushrooms until just tender. Top the chicken breast with pizza sauce, then place the turkey pepperoni slices on top of the pizza sauce. Next, top with the peppers and mushrooms and black olives. Finish off with the shredded white cheese. Turn the burner back on low and cover the pan with a lid. Let the chicken cook until the cheese is melted.

This really tastes like a pizza, but without all the calories and carbs from the pizza crust. I didn't include measurements for some of the ingredients because each person may like more of one than the other. Just remember to count all of the ingredients when counting your calories, etc.

Enjoy!!

LKMCKEE2008 Posts: 8
3/3/12 5:34 P

I tried this. Really liked it. Thanks!

VIVAVEE SparkPoints: (380)
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3/3/12 2:05 A

I just posted this in the "breakfast besides cereal" topic, but this is great any time of day...

I use Trader Joe's low-fat spicy spinach flat-breads/pizza as my crust. On it's own it's kind of bland, but with a few tweaks/additions it makes an incredible breakfast pizza.

I add a big handful of finely chopped fresh spinach. Make a little "well" with the spinach and drop a raw egg in the "well" so that the whites don't run off the pizza. Top with a few chopped kalamata olives, a sprinkle of red pepper flakes, fresh ground black pepper, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, and shaved parmigiano-reggiano or crumbled feta.

Put it in a 400 degree oven for about 7-10 minutes depending on how you like your eggs.

Enjoy!"

MRSJOCCO SparkPoints: (23,433)
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3/2/12 11:48 A

If you find yourself with time on the weekend to make dough, you can refrigerate it for several days before using it. Here is a wonderful (and so far fail-proof) recipe: www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/mario-batali/p
izza-dough-recipe/index.html


Its flavor stands out because it is made with red wine and honey. I have also made it with water, as my kids don't like the flavor of wine.

(fyi: 1.5 oz of yeast+3 TBSP) emoticon

My kids make Hawaiian pizza every weekend: Canadian bacon (lean ham), canned pineapple, olives, mushrooms...

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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3/2/12 9:56 A

I make my own crust because it is easier than going to the store. When I make pizza I make one white and one red. For both I do the same except I add some sauce to the red. I cover crust with ground black pepper and Parmesan cheese. Then tomato sauce if using. Then I top with caramelized onion and mushroom; and wilted fresh spinach. Put in 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes and it is pizza time:)

MRSJOCCO SparkPoints: (23,433)
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2/25/12 11:36 P

Both Trader Joe's and Fresh & Easy have very good pizza doughs in the refrigerated section. emoticon

SMOKYHILLS SparkPoints: (3,465)
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2/24/12 2:39 P

I make my own personal pan pizza...use one whole wheat pita, add some pizza sauce, italian seasoning, any veggies you would like, I also like turkey pepperoni so add that, top with some mozzarella cheese and bake in the oven :) YUMMY! Everyone can tailor their own to their desires!

HEIDIANKRUM Posts: 312
2/23/12 8:54 A

I use whole-wheat Boboli thin crust. I top it with marinara, roasted veggies, fresh mozzarella and parmesean.

RETURNTOTHIN SparkPoints: (37,545)
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2/20/12 11:30 A

I know this sounds crazy, but I take a rice cake and put 1 tbsp of grated cheese on it and pepperoni if I have it. Melt the cheese and a very low calorie snack! But if I was using bread I would use an open pita bread for pizza.

KSANDIEGO SparkPoints: (7,261)
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2/20/12 10:29 A

A great mini pizza can be made using mini whole wheat pitas, 1 tbsp spaghetti sauce, bunch of fresh spinach, a slice of red onion, 2% mozzarella cheese grated on top. Yum

HPSANDDOLLAR Posts: 518
2/20/12 6:07 A

English muffins. Small loaves of French Bread cut in half. Portobello mushrooms as a base.

FOOD_LOVER SparkPoints: (4)
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2/16/12 11:52 P

I always wanted 2 makw Pizza at home

REDPEPPERS Posts: 18,862
4/20/11 11:28 P

Try calling nearby pizza places -- some may be willing to sell you some uncooked dough for a dollar or two.

GWYNFROMNC Posts: 17
4/20/11 10:52 P

i like to take the 100 calorie English Muffins. Top as you like, bake till melted...YUMMY!!

ALECIA0823 Posts: 446
4/20/11 8:43 P

The grocery stores in my area carry a pre-made crust called "Mama Mary's" that is really good. It comes regular, thin crust, and whole wheat. I spread mine with a small amount of olive oil (like 1/2 tsp) and sprinkle it with Italian seasoning, then bake (no toppings) for 5-7 minutes, before adding the toppings and baking until the cheese is melted (7-10 min longer). This is my family's favorite meal, and I make every Saturday, and if I don't, I sure hear about it!

BUUKWORM14 SparkPoints: (58,926)
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4/18/11 1:19 P

My basic recipe is a high fiber tortilla. spray a baking sheet with some baking spray and cook the tortilla until crispy. Add sauce, cheese and toppings then bake until melty. Done!

FITTINGIN130 Posts: 1,066
4/18/11 10:44 A

Wow! Who would have thought there are so many ways to make a pizza! haha. I mean, other than the toppings themselves of course. Thanks everyone.

BSZYMCIK Posts: 48
4/18/11 10:30 A

Trader Joe's carries a whole wheat flatbread --I don't recall the brand name--that makes a great piza crust. It's a Trader Joe's exclusive so I don't use it too often as I don't get their store very often, but it is yummy.

AURORA629 Posts: 2,388
4/18/11 8:29 A

I actually like to make my own dough, but like you, most of the time, I don't have time for that.

I think they do sell already done whole wheat pizza dough where all you have to do is roll it out and add sauce, cheese and other toppings and bake. I sometimes use an English muffin for my homemade pizza.

For the cheese, I recommend Sargento Reduced Fat 4 cheese Italian. Most health sites tell you to do veggie pizzas. That doesn't work for me. I use things like Hormel Turkey pepperoni, Turkey Liquica, 96% lean ground beef for a hamburger pizza and the like. To me, veggies go in a salad, not on a pizza. If you disagree, go for it. Your pizza will be healthier then mine. You can buy canned pizza sauce or make your own. I usually make my own following the recipes in the book Fast Food Fix. Good luck and enjoy your pizza.

SMARTYPANTS24 Posts: 268
4/17/11 10:30 P

I use whole wheat soft pitas (not pita pockets, more like a panini flatbread, but smaller and round)

Easy portion control, keep them in the freezer so I'm not tempted to go make another if the first one doesn't satisfy the craving.

Use a good lo cal low fat lo salt pizza sauce, lots of veggies, good cheese, turkey bacon or cooked chicken breast...yum!

SNOOPY1960 Posts: 1,681
4/17/11 11:54 A

Quick pizza for one !!

Take a large whole wheat pita pocket. Slice in half so you have two circles. Place on a cookie sheet, add a bit of sauce, low fat mozzarella cheese and lots of veggies. Sprinkle Italian seasonings or basil and oregano and sprinkle of parmasan cheese. Bake 400 degrees for a few minutes. The pita is thin so it will burn it you don't watch it. A few minutes is all you need. Once the cheese is melted you are good to go !

Edited by: SNOOPY1960 at: 4/17/2011 (21:23)
RONDAREBAL Posts: 26
4/15/11 5:48 P

I use frozen bread dough. Heat your oven to 200 degrees fahrenheit with a cake pan of water on the bottom shelf. Put your frozen bread dough on a olive oil sprayed pizza pan. Turn off the oven and put the dough on the pan into the oven on the shelf above the pan of water. It will thaw in about a half hour. Spread it out over the pizza pan, add toppings (sauce, cheese, vegetables, meat or what ever you want) and bake 20 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees fahrenheit. I really enjoy it because it tastes good and it is easy.

FITTINGIN130 Posts: 1,066
4/15/11 3:40 P

Does anyone have any good recipes/meal ideas for homemade pizza? I don't have time to make my own crust. What kind of pre-made would you recommend?

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