BBQ Chicken and Blue Cheese Pizza

Everyone loves pizza, but the restaurant pizza chains are typically loaded with calories and fat. Save some calories and make a fun night in by making your own pizza! Look for whole-wheat crust and reduced-fat cheese to make a more nutritious pizza. Don’t forget to load up on veggies! Try this BBQ chicken pizza with blue cheese & delicious veggies for a unique twist on a typical pizza. Substitute low-fat mozzarella if you don’t like blue cheese. 

Ingredients:
1 (8-0z) prebaked thin pizza crust (look for whole-wheat!)
1/3 cup barbecue sauce
1 1/2 cups shredded skinless, boneless cooked chicken breast
1/2 cup vertically sliced red onion
1/2 cup coarsely chopped yellow bell pepper
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
2. Place pizza crust on a baking sheet or pizza stone. Spread BBQ sauce over the crust leaving a 1/2 inch border.
3. Top pizza with chicken and then remaining ingredients.
4. Bake 10 minutes or until cheese melts and crust is crisp. Cut into 12 slices.

Yield: 6 servings (2 slices)

Nutrition Information per Serving: 252 calories, 8.5 g total fat, 3.1 g saturated fat, 16.7 g protein, 27.4 g carbohydrate, 38 mg cholesterol

Adapted from a recipe in Cooking Light, August 2011

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