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Eat Well LiveWell: Spinach and Feta Pizza

Eat Well LiveWell: Spinach and Feta Pizza - UnityPoint Health

You heard it here: pizza can be part of a healthy diet! The key is moderation and good ingredients. Using whole wheat pita bread ensures the base of your pizza will provide quality carbohydrates, protein and fiber. It also makes portion control easy!

Next to-do is the toppings. Topping your pizza with tomatoes, spinach and mushrooms adds valuable vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The addition of flavorful cheeses, like feta and parmesan, means you can use less to achieve the same salty, tangy tastes. Throw your personal, pita pizza together, and pair with roasted vegetables or a green salad. Make pizza night a healthy night in your house, too

Spinach and Feta Pizza

Servings: 6
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 12 minute

Ingredients:

  • 1 6-ounce tub sun-dried tomato pesto
  • 6 6-inch whole wheat pita breads
  • 2 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 bunch spinach, rinsed and chopped
  • 4 fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Ground black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Spread tomato pesto onto one side of each pita bread, and place them pesto-side up on a baking sheet. Top pitas with tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, feta cheese and Parmesan cheese; drizzle with olive oil and season with pepper.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until pita breads are crisp, about 12 minutes. Cut pitas into quarters.

Nutritional Information:

395 Calories, 14g Protein, 15g Fat, 56g Carbohydrates, 9g Fiber, 826mg Sodium