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Homemade Healthy Pizza

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Total: 20 min.
With the healthy whole wheat crust and veggie toppings, this recipe is good news for pizza lovers trying to watch their waistline.


  • 1 lb Whole wheat fresh pizza dough (look for one with low calories and high fiber)
  • 1 cup Low-fat pizza sauce (check the ingredients and make sure there’s no added sugar! That’s where all the unnecessary calories from pizza sauce comes from)
  • 3/4 red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1/2 red onion (diced)
  • 1/2 cup Baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tomato (cut into thin slices)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese (you don’t have to use the whole cup – that’s the max amount we have ever used)


  • Preheat oven to 450°.
  • Lightly spray a pizza pan with cooking spray – use as the base to spread out the dough. One tip for spreading out the dough: use your hands (sprinkle flour on the dough and on your hands), knead it, and then spread it with the palms of your hands.
  • Once the dough is spread out, top with pizza sauce.
  • Sprinkle garlic, red pepper, onion, and tomato slices over the sauce.
  • Top with grated Parmesan and spinach leaves.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes until the crust is golden-brown and the cheese is bubbling and slightly golden.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 195
  Calories from Fat 50 (26%)
(9%)Total Fat 6g
(12%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
(4%)Cholesterol 11mg
(12%)Sodium 293mg
(5%)Potassium 189mg
Total Carbohydrate 27g
(3%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(18%)Protein 9g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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