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Pizza That is Healthy? Sign Me Up!

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I am completely in love with junk food. Brownies? Burgers? Milkshakes? I’m in.

I’m also a health nut when it comes to food.

The two don’t really match up. That is until I adopted HungryGirl as my new best friend. If I get a craving for anything, I’m talking anything at all, I just call her up and she has a recipe for it with half the calories.

And with February being National Pie Month, HungryGirl has provided us with a handful of healthy recipes for the best pie out there….pizza pie, of course!

Seriously, now our late night study cravings can be fulfilled without waking up a guilty, bloated mess in the morning!

They even have vegan pizzas and breakfast pizzas!

Here’s my favorite recipe- check out their website for more!

The Great Greek Pizza

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 277 calories, 4.75g fat, 990mg sodium, 38g carbs, 8.5g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 19g protein — POINTS® value 5*

Ingredients:

1/2 cup chopped spinach, thawed from frozen, squeezed dry

2 tbsp. crumbled fat-free feta cheese

1/2 tsp. crushed garlic

1 stick light string cheese

1 whole-wheat or high-fiber pita

3 tbsp. canned crushed tomatoes

2 thin slices red onion, rings separated and halved

1 tbsp. sliced black olives

4 slices plum tomato

Dash dried oregano or 1/4 tsp. fresh oregano

Optional: salt and black pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine spinach, feta cheese, and garlic. Mix well and set aside.

Break string cheese into thirds and place in a food processor or blender — blend at high speed until cheese takes on a shredded or grated consistency. (Or just tear string cheese into pieces and roughly chop.) Set aside.

Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray, and lay pita in center. Spread crushed tomatoes over the pita, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edge. Evenly top with spinach-feta mixture, and then cover with shredded/grated string cheese.

Place onion, olive, and tomato slices on top of your “pizza,” and sprinkle with oregano.

Bake in the oven for 8 – 10 minutes, until pizza is hot and string cheese has melted.

If you like, season to taste with salt and pepper. Cut into wedges, and enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

-Brianna Steinhilber, Features Editor

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