Love pizza, but hate the sodium, fat and cholesterol content of most restaurant chain or bake-at-home-pizzas? There’s a better way to enjoy pizza, and you don’t even have to make it from scratch. Using fresh, organic ingredients, and only a few minutes of time during your busy weeknights, you can have these hot, delicious variations on traditional pizza pie on the table in no time.

BBQ “Chicken Wing” Pizza

Serves: 4
Total time: 15min

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C sliced organic celery
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 organic whole wheat pizza crusts
  • 2/3 C organic barbecue sauce
  • 1 C shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 oz crumbled blue cheesePizza
  • organic olive oil cooking spray
  • celery leaves

Directions:

1. Prepare grill for medium-high heat.

2. Combine 1/2 c sliced celery with 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice and marinate 10 minutes.

3. Unwrap 2 whole wheat pizza crusts and lightly coat 1 side of each with organic olive oil spray.

4. Put crusts oil side down on grill and heat until bottoms are golden brown, about 2 minutes.

5. Flip crusts and spread evenly with 2/3 c barbecue sauce.

6. Sprinkle 1 c shredded cooked chicken and 2 oz crumbled blue cheese evenly over top of crusts.

7. Grill until bottoms are golden brown, about 2 minutes longer. Remove.

8. Top pizzas with drained marinated celery and garnish with celery leaves.

9. Cut each pizza into 4 slices.

Healthy Recipe Courtesy of Rodale Recipe Finder,
posted at: http://www.organicgardening.com/cook/bbq-chicken-wing-pizza

 

PIZZA CHICKEN

All the delicious taste of pizza, but without the bread!

1 boneless chicken breast, pounded flat if thick
Salt, pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning, to taste
1 tablespoon organic pizza sauce
4 slices organic pepperoni
1 teaspoon butter or oil
2 fresh organic mushrooms, sliced
2 thin organic green pepper rings
1 ounce mozzarella cheese, shredded

Season the chicken with salt and other seasonings; grill. Meanwhile, sauté the mushrooms and pepper rings in butter or oil until slightly tender, but not mushy; set aside. Spread the sauce over the chicken, then top with the pepperoni, the pepper rings, mushrooms and then finally, the cheese. Sprinkle with a little additional Italian seasoning, if desired. Bake at 350º about 10-15 minutes or until hot and the cheese is melted. Serve at once.

Makes 1 serving
Can be frozen but the peppers will get soft

Per Serving: 310 Calories; 16g Fat; 36g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 2g Net Carbs
Recipe from: Jax Skinny Friends– Weight loss support group