Fruit Pizza

Makes 12 servings Ingredients 1/2 cup margarine 1 cup sugar (divided in half) 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (divided in half) 1 egg 2 cups flour (use half whole-wheat flour) 2 teaspoons baking powder 8 ounces light or reduced fat or fat-free cream cheese Sliced strawberries, kiwifruit, bananas, mandarin oranges, pears, peaches, blueberries, or grapes Directions … Read More


Snack Pizza

Makes 4 pizzas Serving Size: 1 pizza Ingredients 4 reduced-fat refrigerator biscuits 1/2 cup tomato sauce 1 teaspoon oregano 16 slices pepperoni or 1/2 cup diced ham 1/2 cup shredded low-fat cheese, any kind NOTE: You may substitute pizza sauce for tomato and oregano. Directions Wash hands and surfaces. Preheat oven to 400°F. Pat each … Read More


Quick Pizza

Makes 2 servings Serving Size: 1/2 English muffin or 1 slice pita bread Ingredients 1 English muffin or pita bread, halved 1/2 cup low-sodium spaghetti sauce 1/2 cup pineapple tidbits in own juice, drained 1/2 cup lean diced ham 1/4 cup reduced-fat mozzarella cheese, shredded Directions Toast bread or muffin until very lightly browned. Preheat … Read More


Pizza Wraps

Makes 4 servings Serving Size: 1 wrap Ingredients 1 tablespoon margarine 4 10-inch whole-wheat tortillas 1 cup shredded low-fat cheddar and/or Monterey Jack cheese 1/4 cup pizza sauce 4 oz. sliced turkey pepperoni, or cooked chicken or beef NOTE: For variety, add chopped green or red pepper or onion, or use a different cheese. Directions … Read More


Pizza Food Group Funny Face

Makes 2 servings Serving Size: 1 slice Ingredients 1 whole grain English muffin 2 tablespoons of pizza or spaghetti sauce 1/4 cup cup of shredded mozzarella cheese 1/4 green pepper, cut into various sized pieces 1/4 cup cubed ham pieces 2 tablespoons pineapple tidbits Directions Use an English muffin as a base for a funny … Read More


Pizza? Spaghetti? Why not both?

I love recipes. No, I mean I REALLY LOVE recipes. I can often be found at night searching the internet, magazines, and my cookbooks for recipes to inspire me in my meal planning. While searching for recipes, I came across the “What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl” site that features several on-line cookbooks such as The White … Read More


Quick and Healthy Homemade Pizza

When my children were young, they always asked for pizza, so I decided that we would start making our own. Ours were not only healthier pizzas, but also more economical. This also gave us an opportunity to “cook” together, providing us with another fun family activity. Here are some of my suggestions: Start with a … Read More


Pizza Meat Loaf

Looking for recipes that will help you prepare balanced meals for your family on a tight budget? Check out the cookbook. It’s a great guide created specifically to help those of us on a budget plan and prepare healthy, thrifty meals for our families. Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, this cookbook is a winner! … Read More


Add a healthier crust to your pizza

Most of us already know what toppings to add to a pizza to make it healthier, but have you ever thought about the crust. To make healthier pizza crusts, try: Whole-wheat flour. Forgo the traditional white-flour crust and make your whole wheat flour for some extra protein and a yummy, nutty flavor. Thin sandwich bread. Take your favorite deli … Read More


Kid-Friendly Individual Pizza

Ingredients 1 whole wheat pita round 1 ½ tablespoon low-sodium tomato sauce ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning ¼ cup low-fat shredded cheese, divided variety of veggie, fruit and/or meat toppings Directions Place the whole wheat pita on a cookie sheet. Spread tomato sauce evenly over pita. Sprinkle seasoning over sauce. Top with ½ of the cheese. … Read More


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