The second week of February is the time to get in the kitchen and bake your own homemade pizza. And when you make your own, you control the ingredients by adding vegetables, lean meat, low-fat cheeses, whole-grain crust, as well as decrease the amount saturated fat and salt.
1 refrigerated pizza crust, 12-inch diameter
3/4 cup canned tomato sauce
1 teaspoon oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 small onion, sliced
1/2 small green pepper, thinly sliced
1 cup mushrooms, fresh, sliced
1 cup mozzarella cheese, part skim milk, shredded (about 4 ounces)
Preheat oven to 450 degrees (very hot). Place crust on ungreased pizza pan or baking sheet. Mix sauce, oregano, and garlic powder. Spread evenly over crust. Place vegetables on top of tomato sauce. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake until cheese melts and vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes. Makes four servings of 2 slices each. Each slice is 241 calories.