Lighten Up, America!

We sent Cooking Light's tireless contributing editor, Allison Fishman Task, on a mission: to crisscross the country in search of favorite regional foods and to lighten them for a country that is starting to think hard about what it eats. Buy the Book: Lighten Up, America!

Regional Favorites: Perfect Pizzas

These unique pizzas really deliver! To create any of these delicious pizzas at home, roll a 1-pound ball of fresh dough into a 14-inch base. Add the ingredients, and then bake according to package directions.

Smoked Salmon & Dill Pizza
Photo: Oxmoor House

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Pizza has become an integral part of American food culture, with each part of the country giving it their own flavorful touch.

The Northeast likes to top their pies with Smoked Salmon & Dill.

BASE: 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice + 1/2 cup 1/3-less-fat cream cheese

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

SERVES 8 (serving size: 1 slice)

CALORIES 203; FAT 5.1g (sat 1.9g); SODIUM 529mg

Watch: How to Use a Pizza Stone

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