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.

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Margherita Pizza
Photo: Oxmoor House

East: Margherita Pizza

BASE: 1/2 cup lower-sodium marinara sauce

TOPPINGS: 1 cup thinly sliced fresh mozzarella cheese + 1/3 cup small fresh basil leaves.

SERVES 8 (serving size: 1 slice)

CALORIES 194; FAT 4.9g (sat 1.9g); SODIUM 369mg







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