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Eggplant Pizzas

Low-Calorie, Low-Carb, and Totally Delicious Pizza

Love pizza but hate the bloated belly bomb that comes from all that bread? Let fresh produce stand in for the traditional carb-laden crust.

Eggplant rounds are the perfect vessel for all the saucy and cheesy goodness that comes with your favorite traditional slice. These minipizzas make a delicious low-calorie supper on their own, on top of over roasted veggies, or sandwiched between two slices of whole-grain toast.

If you're hosting a get-together at home, consider baking up a few batches for friends. These eggplant pizzas are an easy, elegant, and low-calorie appetizer — each minipie is under 20 calories.

Eggplant Pizzas

From Lizzie Fuhr, POPSUGAR Fitness

Notes

I kept things simple with grape tomatoes, red onion, and basil, but feel free to top off your eggplant pizzas with whatever toppings you wish. I will definitely be making these again with spinach and crumbled turkey sausage.

Eggplant Pizzas

Ingredients

  1. Canola oil spray
    1 large eggplant, sliced into 1-inch rounds
    1/4 teaspoon sea salt
    1/2 cup low-sodium tomato sauce
    1 cup low-fat mozzarella shreds
    10 grape tomatoes, sliced
    1 tablespoon diced red onion
    Fresh basil, to garnish
    Red pepper flakes, to garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  2. Lightly spray two baking sheets with canola oil spray, lay out the sliced eggplant, and sprinkle with the sea salt. Bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove the eggplant trays from the oven, and construct your minipizzas. Spread out a heaping tablespoon of tomato sauce, follow with a sprinkle of mozzarella, then a few grape tomato slices, and a sprinkle of red onion on every eggplant round.
  4. Set the oven to broil, and place the trays back in for 1-2 minutes until the cheese is crisp and bubbling. Watch the oven closely to make sure they don't burn.
  5. Remove the trays from the oven, top with basil, red pepper flakes, or the garnishes of your choice, and enjoy warm.

Source: Calorie Count

Nutrition

Calories per serving
225
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