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Hungry Girl Today: 11.09.07
GIRLS BITE OUT
It's PIZZA PARTY TIME, people! Check out HG's pizza awards, a HOT new
recipe, and our recipe round-up...
We've chewed plenty of pizza -- from restaurants, the frozen food aisle and
more. Here are the best and worst in the world of guilt-free, cheesy, sauced-
Most Deceiving Restaurant Slice - Papa John's Thin Crust Pizza
PER SERVING (1 slice, 1/8th of a 14-inch large pie): 240 calories, 13g fat,
500mg sodium, 22g carbs, 1g fiber, 2g sugars, 10g protein -- POINTS®
You don't need us to tell you that stuffed-crust pizzas, triple-meat-topped
pies, and thick-crust creations with extra cheese are high in calories and fat.
But we found the stats on this plain thin-crust pizza pretty shocking.
Obviously, all thin crusts are not created equal. Also disappointing is the fact
that Papa J's doesn't offer their thin crust as an option for the medium-sized
pie, just the large. And, any way you slice it, 13 grams of fat for a single
piece is pretty high.
Best Pizza Snack - Amy's Cheese Pizza Toaster Pops
PER SERVING (1 Toaster Pop): 150 calories, 5g fat, 220mg sodium, 23g
carbs, 1g fiber, 2g sugars, 5g protein -- POINTS® value 3*
These insanely delicious things are like the lovechild of a Pop-Tart and a
pizza pie. You get tomato sauce (with a slightly sweet kick!) and melty
mozzarella wrapped up in a rich, doughy pocket. These may be the best-
tasting pizza item the frozen food aisle has ever seen. BTW, they're also
organic and kosher, which we think is pretty cool.
Most Worthy of Online Ordering - Pizza Fit 'n Free
PER SERVING (entire 6.4-oz. pizza): 252 calories, 0g fat, 450mg sodium, 43g
carbs, 3g fiber, 0g sugars, 19g protein -- POINTS® value 4*
If youre the type who has sworn you'd never do any food shopping from a
computer, now is SO the time to reconsider. Were talking completely fat-
free personal-sized pies that are loaded with protein and fiber too. Add
veggies, turkey pepperoni, meaty soy crumbles -- even pineapple if you like!
Or just eat this cheesy treat as is (pretty plain, but good!). We REALLY love
these because you can dress 'em up with lots of stuff and STILL have a
totally guilt-free meal.
Best Overall Freezer Aisle Find - South Beach Diet Pizzas with Harvest Wheat
PER SERVING (entire pizza, 6.3 - 6.8 oz.): 330 - 350 calories, 10 - 12g fat,
600 - 700mg sodium, 36 - 37g carbs, 9 - 10g fiber, 4 - 5g sugars, 30 - 31g
protein -- POINTS® value 7*
This particular award had quite a few worthy contenders. But in the end,
South Beach Diet's line of pies won out for several reasons. For starters,
these pizzas are packing serious amounts of fiber -- a whopping 9 - 10
grams each! Also, there are four delicious varieties available: Grilled Chicken
& Vegetable, Deluxe, Four Cheese, and Pepperoni. Plus, the serving stats
listed are for the entire impressively sized pie, which we like. And finally,
these pies are microwavable, so they are PERFECT for stashing in the office
freezer and nuking for lunch. Yay!
More guilt-free frozen finds...
Kashi All Natural Frozen Pizzas - Five Cheese Tomato, Mediterranean, and
Roasted Garlic Chicken
PER SERVING (1/3rd of an approx. 13-oz. pizza): 290 - 300 calories, 9g fat,
570 - 650mg sodium, 37 - 39g carbs, 4 - 5g fiber, 3 - 4g sugars, 14 - 16g
protein -- POINTS® value 6*
Lean Cuisine Brick Oven Style Pizzas - Gourmet Mushroom, BBQ Recipe
Chicken, and Roasted Garlic Chicken
PER SERVING (entire 6-oz. pizza): 320 - 350 calories, 7 - 8g fat, 620 -
670mg sodium, 49 - 50g carbs, 2g fiber, 3 - 10g sugars, 15 - 20g protein --
POINTS® value 7*
Amy's Spinach Pizza in a Pocket Sandwich
PER SERVING (One 4.5-oz. pocket): 280 calories, 9g fat, 460mg sodium, 37g
carbs, 3g fiber, 3g sugars, 13g protein -- POINTS® value 6*
Lean Pockets Made with Whole Grain Supreme Pizza
PER SERVING (One 4-oz. sandwich): 220 calories, 7g fat, 490mg sodium,
30g carbs, 3g fiber, 10g sugars, 10g protein -- POINTS® value 4*
Superb-y Herby Sauce-Exposed Pizza Bagels!
PER SERVING (entire recipe): 152 calories, 2g fat, 630mg sodium, 28g carbs,
7g fiber, 3g sugars, 9g protein -- POINTSPLUS® value 4*
Sometimes the sauce wants the spotlight...
1 Western Bagel The Alternative Bagel, Roasted Onion
1 wedge The Laughing Cow cheese, Light Garlic & Herb
2 tbsp. canned tomato sauce
salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, onion powder; to taste
Slice bagel in half, and spread cheese wedge evenly over both halves.
Season sauce to taste with salt, pepper and spices. Spread sauce over the
cheese. Place bagel halves in the toaster oven and toast for about 5 minutes,
until sauce is hot and bagel is crispy. (If you don't have a toaster oven, you
can pop 'em in the oven at 450 degrees and cook until hot 'n crispy.) If you
like, season the tops as you would a regular slice. Now chew!
MAKES 1 SERVING
Pizza Recipe Round-Up!
HG Warning: Not all of the pizzas in this round-up are actually round...
"Meaty" Thin Crust Pizza - Veggie-friendly and supremely satisfying.
Perfect Pepperoni Pizzas - Need we say more?
Inside-Out Meat-Lovers Pizza - Pizza in a pita!
Rice Cake Pizza Party! - 84-calorie pizza?!? Rock on, rice cake!
Super-Duper Spaghetti Pie - Pizza, meet spaghetti. Spaghetti, pizza.
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