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Fall into healthy eating: Pita pizzas

Get creative with healthy toppings, and bake up a pizza that’s good for you!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Number of servings: 4 (serving size = 1 pita pizza)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup grilled boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced (about 2 small breasts)
  • 1 cup broccoli, rinsed, chopped and cooked
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, rinsed, dried and chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 4 (6½-inch) whole-wheat pitas

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven or toaster oven to 450° F.
  2. For each pizza, spread ¼ cup tomato sauce on a pita, and top with ¼ cup chicken, ¼ cup broccoli, ½ tablespoon Parmesan cheese and ¼ tablespoon chopped basil.
  3. Place pitas on a nonstick baking sheet, and bake for about 5-8 minutes, until golden brown and chicken is heated through. Serve immediately.

Nutritional information per serving: 275 calories; 5 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 32 mg cholesterol; 486 mg sodium; 7 g fiber; 20 g protein; 41 g carbohydrates; 362 mg potassium

Recipe courtesy of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Learn more about selecting the right types of food in the right portions

Call 706-721-8637 to make an appointment with an Augusta University Health dietitian.

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