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Tomato Recipe

Pita Pizzas

Makes 6 pizzas

Whole-wheat pita bread makes a perfect crust for a child-size pizza and children enjoy assembling them once the vegetables have been chopped. In addition to the toppings listed, you could also add fat-free vegetarian pepperoni slices.

  • 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic granules or powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 6 pieces whole-wheat pita bread
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.

Combine tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic, basil, oregano, and thyme.

Turn a piece of pita bread upside down and spread with 2 to 3 tablespoons of sauce. Top with green onions, bell pepper, and mushrooms. Repeat with remaining pita breads. Arrange on a baking sheet and bake until edges are lightly browned, about 10 minutes.

Note: You will only use about half the sauce. Refrigerate or freeze the remainder for use at another time.

Per pizza

•    Calories: 153
•    Fat: 1.4 g
•    Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
•    Calories from Fat: 8.4%
•    Cholesterol: 0 mg
•    Protein: 6 g
•    Carbohydrates: 32.3 g
•    Sugar: 8.4 g
•    Fiber: 5.1 g
•    Sodium: 538 mg
•    Calcium: 24 mg
•    Iron: 2.5 mg
•    Vitamin C: 40 mg
•    Beta Carotene: 656 mcg
•    Vitamin E: 1.8 mg

Source: Healthy Eating for Life for Children by Amy Lanou, Ph.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D.

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