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Lite'n It up Feature: Healthier Pizza Bagels

Lite'n It up Feature: Healthier Pizza Bagels

Due to the frozen pizza recall last week, we've been forced to get our pizza fixes other ways. Being that most frozen pizzas are not healthy, the silver lining was that this was a good opportunity for all of us to rid our freezers of them anyway.

User steen, not willing to tempt fate by buying any more frozen pizzas, found a fabulous recipe for Power Pizza Bagels from that was too good not to share with everyone!

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Good for You Pizza Bagels from steen

I found a great recipe on for pizza bagels! I imagine it'd be something your kids could help make but it's definitely adult-friendly as well. It involves making two purees: orange, made with carrots and yams, and white, made from cannellini beans. Naturally, I'd suggest making those beforehand and sticking them in the fridge.

1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup White Puree
3 Tbs Orange Puree
4 mini-bagels, sliced in half (preferably whole wheat)
1 cup grated part-skim mozzarella

  1. Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees. Combine tomato sauce with White and Orange purees. Mix well.
  2. Spread 1 to 2 tablespoons of sauce on each bagel half, and then top completely with 2 tablespoons grated cheese (without covering the hole). Bake 5 to 6 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Per serving: 124 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated), 327 mg sodium, 8 mg cholesterol.

Not too bad when you compare it with Bagel Bites [200 calories, 6 g fat (2.5 saturated), 550mg sodium, 10 mg cholesterol], which don't have the added benefit of veggies!

Do you have your own healthy recipes? Be sure to share them in the Lite'n It Up Healthy Recipe Group.

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