Personal Pizza with Garlic, Spinach & Mozzarella

This quick and easy clean eating pizza uses pita bread for a traditionally thin and crispy crust. Vary the toppings to your taste preferences: add diced Roma or sun-dried tomatoes, chopped olives or even leftover cooked broccoli.
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Nutritional Bonus:
Fresh basil leaves contain volatile oils (such as estragole, linalool, eugenol and limonene, to name a few), which may help inhibit unwanted bacterial growth. Plus, eugenol, in particular, may help reduce inflammation by blocking the activity of an enzyme in the body called cyclooxygenase; over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen work by attempting to inhibit this enzyme.

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  • 2 pizzasServings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup natural salt-free tomato sauce
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 2 or 3 medium cloves garlic, passed through a garlic press or very finely minced
  • 2 whole-wheat, sprouted-wheat or gluten-free pitas
  • 1 cup loosely packed spinach or other winter greens, finely chopped
  • 2 oz fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced into rounds
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh basil leaves

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine tomato sauce, red pepper flakes and garlic; stir to mix well.
  3. Place both pitas on a baking sheet. Using a pastry brush or spoon, evenly divide sauce mixture between pitas, leaving a 1/4-inch border around edges. Sprinkle with spinach, then arrange mozzarella rounds over top of greens, dividing both evenly.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until greens are wilted and mozzarella is melted. Remove from oven, sprinkle with basil, dividing evenly, and serve immediately. If you're enjoying 1 pizza, loosely wrap remaining pizza in aluminum foil or store in a sealable container for up to 2 days in refrigerator. Reheat in a warm oven or serve at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 pizza
  • Calories: 183
  • Carbohydrate Content: 24 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 18 mg
  • Fat Content: 5 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 3 g
  • Sodium Content: 351 mg
  • Sugar Content: 3 g