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Friday Five:  Satisfy Pizza Cravings

Pizza is delicious, like really delicious – but sometimes it can be hard to satisfy pizza cravings in a healthy way. So this weekend instead of passing on your pizza cravings and trying to satisfy them with salad (never works!), let’s make pizza! There are all sorts of ways to lighten things up and everything will still taste delicious. I promise. My personal favorites on this list – Skillet Pizza, BBQ Chicken Pizza, and I still can’t get enough of the low carb Zucchini Pepperoni pizzas even though I haven’t been eating them consistently or over 2 years. How do you satisfy your pizza cravings?

1. Skillet Pizzas, 8 PointsPlus® for whole pizza, 310 calories

This simple and delicious pizza is one of my favorite ways to make pizza because it is simple, quick, and always turns out with a crispy crust. You can add any toppings or cheese and best of all the whole pizza is only 8 points. Just make sure to pay attention to the stats on your pizza dough because they can vary substantially.

2. Portabella Pizzas, 1 PointsPlus®, 50 calories

These simple little veggie pizzas are a staple for me as lunches and snacks. I use all types of veggies as the base, including zucchini rounds, summer squash, and eggplant. Then I mix up the toppings so it always seems like I am having something new. For 1 point a piece, they are a great snack to have around.

3. Use a Pizza Stone

If you are going to make at home pizza in the oven, a pizza stone is a must have for crispy, bubbly, delicious crust. The one I have is from Kitchen Supply. Cooking your pizza on a pizza stone will make your at home pizza taste like delivery. You can also cook bread and calzones on this pizza stone and they will turn out great every time.

4. Boboli Whole Wheat Thin Pizza Crust, 3 PointsPlus®, 120 calories per slice (1/6 crust)

I love the Boboli Whole Wheat Thin Pizza crust. It makes the perfect pizza (even crispier if cooked on a pizza stone) and there are only 3 points in 1/6 of the pie. You can top it with anything you like – my current favorite is this skinny alfredo sauce, chicken, and broccoli. Yum.

5. Barbecue Chicken Pizza 9 PointsPlus®, 310 calories

BBQ chicken is a classic in California and a great alternative to traditional pizza. It is also a great way to use up leftover chicken. This simple and quick recipe is made using Naan or flatbread as the crust and comes together in just about 15 minutes. Delicious and sure to please.

Still looking for more? Consider this cauliflower pizza crust, spaghetti squash pizza crust, Matzo pizza, Corn Bacon & Poblano Pizza, Sweet and Spicy Pizza Puffs, or this Zucchini Pepperoni Pizza.

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3 Response to Friday Five: Satisfy Pizza Cravings

  1. MARIBEL on February 27, 2012

    where can i fine the pizza dough for the skillet pizza. can you help me. due you have a recipe for pizza dough. thx

    • Kristen on February 28, 2012

      I buy pizza dough at Trader Joe’s normally but many grocery stores carry it in their deli section. If not, you can usually buy it from a pizza place for a couple of dollars. I have never made my own, but I am sure you could find a weight watchers pizza dough recipe. Hope that helps.

  2. Kimberly on March 1, 2014

    I make pizza using a light Flatout wrap (2pp). I toast it for a few minutes in the oven first to get it nice a crispy. Then add 1/4 cup of pizza sauce (1pp), 1/4 cup of reduced fat mozzarella (2pp), 9 slices of turkey pepperoni (1pp) and what ever veggies I have in the fridge. Then back in the oven for 5-10 min until cheese is melted. It’s so good! It totally satisfies my pizza craving and for only 6pp!


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