BBQ Chicken Mini Pizza

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BBQ Chicken Pizza is one of my favorite "bad" meals.  Back in my glory days of unhealthy eating, I would eat a small BBQ Chicken Pizza (4 slices) for lunch–by myself.  I seriously thought it was a SINGLE PORTION, until I looked up the nutritional information online and discovered it had a whopping 1,200 calories in one pie… and sooo much saturated fat! Eck!

 

I’m a firm believer than any meal can be transformed into a more healthy alternative.  Tonight, I made a seriously yummy BBQ Chicken Mini Pizza–which, at around 500 calories, I can inhale guilt free!.

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BBQ Chicken Mini Pizza

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 WW pita (approximately 140 calories)
  • 1/8 cup of pasta sauce
  • 1.5 oz. chicken breast
  • 1 pineapple ring
  • 3 tablespoons Anne’s Organic BBQ Sauce for marinating, another 1/2 tablespoon for drizzling on the pizza
  • 1/2 tablespoon goat cheese
  • 1/8 cup shredded Italian cheese
  • 1/8 cup cheddar cheese

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Preparation:

 

  • Chop chicken into small, bite-sized pieces, and marinate chicken breast in BBQ sauce for approximately 20 minutes.
  • Bake chicken at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, prepare pizza base.  Spread pasta sauce in middle of pita and add cheddar and goat cheese on top.
  • Chop pineapple ring into tiny pieces and layer on top of cheese.
  • When chicken is cooked, add chicken to pizza.
  • Drizzle pizza in 1/2 tablespoon of BBQ sauce and 1/8 cup shredded Italian cheese.
  • Bake pizza at 350 degrees for 7-9 minutes, or until pita begins to crisp.
  • Enjoy! And feel indulgent. šŸ™‚

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Mid-Evening Snack

 

I didn’t eat my pizza until 8:30, so around 6:30 I had a small bowl of cereal + yogurt with a few dried cranberries on top.

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The cereal was Uncle Sam Original, an admitting ghetto-looking cereal that I got for like $2.50.  However, the nutritional information looked pretty good, so I snapped it right up!

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A "toasted whole wheat and flaxseed blend," this cereal was definitely lower-calorie by volume than my usual cereal pick.  But, Uncle Sam’s is high in fiber, low in sugar, and contains Omega-3s.  Score!

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See you tomorrow for a 4.0 miler…. or a 6.0 miler! I’m sure ITCHING to run again! :)  Good night!

{ 1 comment }

 

  • Diana Cullum-Dugan July 22, 2009, 6:39 pm

    Uncle Sam's rocks! It's the ugliest box you'd ever imagine for cereal, usually not in-line with the level of the eye, but one of the best high-fiber cereals around – tasty and nutricious. I add it to other cereals that might be a bit low in fiber (< 5 grams per serving) to boost up fiber overall.

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