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Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Biggest Loser Recipe

Each week I watch the Biggest Loser, for tips and inspiration. Today I was looking at the Biggest Looser Family Cookbook and found this recipe for Thin and Crispy Gourmet Hula Pizza. My family loves pizza so if we can find a way to still enjoy pizza without all the guilt I am willing to try it out.

Thin and Crispy Gourmet Hula Pizza

1 (about 8”) low-fat, whole wheat flour tortilla
2 tablespoons traditional barbecue sauce (7 grams carbohydrates or less per 2 tablespoons)
¾ ounce (about 3 tablespoons) goat cheese crumbles
3 tablespoons drained canned diced pineapple in juice, or drained pineapple in juice, or drained pineapple rings in juice chopped into bite-sized pieces
1½ teaspoons finely chopped cilantro, or more to taste

Preheat the oven to 400° F.

Place the tortilla on a medium nonstick baking sheet. Bake for 2 to 4 minutes per side, or until crisp. If air bubbles form while baking, poke them with a fork, then use a spatula or oven mitt to carefully press the air out.

Remove from the oven and top evenly with the sauce, then the cheese, pineapple, and cilantro. Bake the pizza for 2 to 4 minutes longer, or until the cheese is completely melted. Slice into 8 wedges and serve.

Makes 1 serving

Per serving: 217 calories, 7 g protein, 35 g carbohydrates, 7 g fat (3 g saturated), 10 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 484 mg sodium


By using a low-fat, whole wheat tortilla for the crust (the recipe book strongly suggests that you do not attempt this recipe with a low-carb tortilla), you can enjoy a thin and crispy pizza without guilt.

Your only limit in creating a healthier pizza for you and your family is your imagination. You create your own thin and crispy pizza with Marinara Sauce, low-fat cheese, and plenty of lean protein and veggies.

Pizza will be on our menu one night this week.


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