200-Calorie Pizza Slices

Healthier pizza toppers, any way you slice it. By Sidney Fry, MS, RD

Healthier Pizza Toppings

Photo: Randy Mayor

Healthier Pizza Toppings

Customize your own 200-calorie slice of pizza, complete with toppings galore. Start by rolling a 1-pound ball of fresh dough into a 14-inch base. Top with one of these tasty topping combinations, bake, and divide by 8. Buon appetito!

A Little Comparison:
All that cheesy cheesiness promoted in TV ads adds calories to single plain slices of hand-tossed—mostly from cheese.

Little Caesars: 250 calories
Domino's: 290 calories
Papa John's: 290 calories
Godfather's: 313 calories
Pizza Hut: 320 calories

Watch: How to Use a Pizza Stone

The Farmers' Market Pizza Topping

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The Farmers' Market

Base: 1/3 cup part-skim ricotta cheese

Toppers: 2 cups fresh cut asparagus + ½ cup spring peas + 1½ tablespoons olive oil + 2 tablespoons grated lemon rind + ½ cup fresh grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

The Greek Austerity Cure Pizza Topping

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The Greek Austerity Cure

Base: ¾ cup ready-made Greek-style hummus

Toppers: 6 sliced plum tomatoes + 1/3 cup black olives + ½ cup crumbled feta cheese + ½ cup chopped fresh basil

The BBQ Yardbird Pizza Topping

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The BBQ Yardbird

Base: ½ cup ready-made barbecue sauce

Toppers: ½ cup sliced roasted chicken breast + ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese + ½ cup sliced red onion + ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

The Peppery Pig Pizza Topping

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The Peppery Pig

Base: 1½ tablespoons olive oil

Toppers: 4 ounces sliced prosciutto + ½ cup shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese + 4 cups fresh baby arugula + cracked black pepper

The Bagel-And-Lox Treatment Pizza Topping

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The Bagel-And-Lox Treatment

Base: 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice + ½ cup 1/3-less-fat cream cheese

Toppers: 4 ounces sliced smoked salmon + 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion + 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

The Chicken Pesto Party Pizza Topping

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The Chicken Pesto Party

Base: ¼ cup prepared pesto

Toppers: ¾ cup shredded roasted chicken breast + ½ cup sliced red bell pepper + 1/3 cup grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

The Can't-Beet-This Combo Pizza Topping

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The Can't-Beet-This Combo

Base: 1½ tablespoons olive oil

Toppers: 8 ounces sliced roasted beets + 1/3 cup toasted walnut halves + 1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese + 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

The Happy Hawaiian Pizza Topping

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The Happy Hawaiian

Base: ½ cup lower-sodium marinara sauce

Toppers: 4 ounces turkey pepperoni slices + 1 cup pineapple chunks (fresh or canned) + ½ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

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http://www.cookinglight.com/eating-smart/smart-choices/low-calorie-pizza-toppings-00412000074403/