nav
contact

Mealtime Makeover: Whole-Wheat Pizza

Mealtime Makeover: Whole-Wheat Pizza

By using whole-wheat crust, part-skim cheese, turkey pepperoni, and mixed vegetables, this pizza offers kids more of the nutrients they need, with less fat and fewer calories.

Prep time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

This Recipe:

  • 1 ready-to-bake whole-wheat pizza crust (10 inches in diameter)
  • 1/2 c. pizza sauce
  • 1 c. shredded part-skim, low-moisture mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 c. (17 slices) turkey pepperoni
  • 1 c. sliced mushrooms

Traditional Recipe:

  • 1/3 (2 slices) medium pizza (typical delivery-style pizza with pepperoni and thin crust)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F (204° C).
  2. Spread pizza sauce on crust.
  3. Spread cheese on top of the sauce.
  4. Sprinkle sliced mushrooms and pepperoni on top of the cheese.
  5. Bake approximately 15 minutes. Cut into 6 wedges.

Serves: 3

Serving size: 2 slices

Nutritional analysis (per serving):

This RecipeTraditional Recipe
395 calories570 calories
22 g protein22 g protein
11 g fat26 g fat
3.6 g sat. fat10 g sat. fat
52 g carbohydrate62 g carbohydrate
8 g fiber3 g fiber
24 mg cholesterol26 mg cholesterol
980 mg sodium1507 mg sodium
160 mg calcium259 mg calcium
1 mg iron4 mg iron
n/a mcg folic acidn/a mcg folic acid

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:

Use some of your favorite veggies for toppings instead of pepperoni and mushrooms. Peppers, broccoli, spinach, or fresh tomatoes are good options.

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD