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​ National Pizza Day

09 Feb 2024 by Ted Escobedo   1 min read
National Pizza Day on February 9th celebrates one of America's all-time favorite foods. Whether it is thin crust, Chicago-style, deep dish, or anything in between, pizza is an American favorite. Here’s a ‘healthy’ way to celebrate:

1-pound whole wheat pizza dough, or flat bread or cauliflower crust
(A quick substation is to use pre-baked whole wheat pita bread – just remember to cut down on the cooking time.)
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup pizza sauce
½ cup mushrooms, sliced
½ cup grape tomatoes, sliced
½ cup red bell pepper, chopped
1-2 cups shredded chicken
2 cups shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
½ cup spinach
Balsamic glaze for drizzling
• Preheat oven to 450ºF. Lightly brush oil onto a pizza stone or large baking sheet and place dough onto stone or pan. Brush olive oil on top of dough, then sprinkle garlic cloves all over.
• Lightly spread pizza sauce on top with the back of a spoon.
• Top with sliced mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, chicken and mozzarella. Bake until crust is golden brown, and the center is cooked (about 12-15 minutes).
• Remove from oven and top with fresh spinach and balsamic glaze if preferred. Slice and serve!

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