Friday, February 12, 2010

Dinner on the Fly!

Are you thinking about take-out again for dinner tonight?

I know you have a had a busy day, you are tired and the last thing you want to do when you get home is spend hours preparing a healthy meal for your family.

Making dinner doesn't have to be another chore. By getting the entire family involved, you can make a wonderful meal in 30 minutes.

But how do you find a dish that pleases both parents and kids? Its easy: PIZZA!

Here is a wonderful recipe for a simple Margherita pizza. If you are feeling ambitious, throw on some extra veggies such as broccoli, peppers and mushrooms.

Dough for one pizza

1 28-ounce (795-g) can peeled tomato, crushed
1 clove garlic, minced
6 basil leaves, chiffonade
Extra virgin olive oil
1/2 lb (230g) mozzarella, shredded


Preheat the oven to 500°F (260°C). Lightly oil 17-inch (43-cm) pizza pan.

Spread the dough onto the pizza pan and top with half of the peeled tomatoes. Add garlic and basil. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake 10 minutes; then slide the pizza off the pan onto an oven rack and bake 5 minutes.

Slide the pizza back to the pizza pan and top with mozzarella. Bake until cheese melts (3 to 5 minutes).

Stay Healthy,

Recipe courtesy of Truestar Health


  1. Love this recipe and it's such a great idea. YOu can get excellent whole wheat and nonwheat pizza crusts as well. Thanks for reminding me of this!!

  2. Love this!! You can also get great whole wheat and non-wheat pizza crusts in the freezer section for extra fiber. Thanks Tracy for reminding me of this great meal idea.



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