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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 Parenting.com 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 parenting.com 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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eightthirty eightthirty 9 years
I use english muffins!
eightthirty eightthirty 9 years
I use english muffins!
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
I made this last night. It was really good! I DO NOT in any way, shape, or form subscribe to the 'sneaky foods' movement so I only made them for the lower calorie and fat. They were great, and I can totally see plenty of ways to make things with the orange and white purees. I LOVED the orange, which is funny since I detest cooked carrots. Anyhow, they were a hit with my friends too. :)
klandrach klandrach 9 years
I make a similar recipe on whole wheat pitas, for an alternative.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
Not a bad recipe, but I don't know if I'd use the orange puree. It sounds kind of, well, icky. I might put grated carrots on it though.
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 9 years
The puree idea at first gave me the twitch, but the more I think about it...
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Yum!!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Yum!!
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
Oh that sounds great. I'll have to try that. :)
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
i love these little things!! but i make them from scratcH! :) and put all sorts of toppings on them mmmm yummie!
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