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Low-Cal Pizza Recommendations?

Tonight I'm staying in and catching up on my fave shows and I am craving pizza! I was just wondering what everyone's favorite low cal pizza brands are (preferrably ones that you can find easily at the grocery store). Thanks everyone!

Fri. Feb 3, 3:07pm

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My friend's trick (who is a size 2 but not too thin, she lifts weights and is hot!) is to take off 1/2 the cheese and then spread the rest around. She doesn't even miss the cheese. I do it now and she's totally right. I don't feel deprived at all. This could be for any kind but I like Amy's the best.

Friday, February 03, 2006, 3:11 PM

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If you want really low carb, try googling a recipe with cauliflower. I read a recipe once (i don't remember which website it was from) that made the crust from mashed cauliflower, and then topped it like a regular pizza.

Friday, February 03, 2006, 3:19 PM

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Lean Cuisine- the best by far in my opinion!

I adore Lean Cuisine frozen pizzas! My favorite is the 4 cheese, by I've tried everything, even the deep dish varieties. They max out around 10g fat/400 calories- but you get the whole thing, unilke something vicious like Totions where 1/4 serving is 8g of fat and 200+ calories! They even crisp up in the microwave.

As an aside- I also here the organic AMy's pizzas are good and California Pizza Kitchen varietys aren't too unhealthy.

Friday, February 03, 2006, 3:53 PM

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I have found that ordering thin crust cuts the calories nearly in half. You can have two slices of a large "skinny crust" Round Table pepperoni pizza for about 500 calories. Frozen pizzas: California Pizza Kitchen thin crust pizzas are good. DiGiorno has a "Harvest Wheat" line and they now have thin crust wheat pizzas also. I am a huge pizza lover. I also agree with the last poster about Lean Cuisine pizzas. Great for lunch. Had one today!

Kate

Friday, February 03, 2006, 3:59 PM

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Round Table will also do extras. We get the skinny crust and ask for it real skinny and with only half the cheese they normally put on it and of course veggies but they are always willing to do it they even knock off 2 bucks. You'd be shocked how much cheese they use.

Friday, February 03, 2006, 4:29 PM

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I love pizza too!! It is one of the few things that I truly crave.
I like to top a portobello mushroom cap with all of the things I like on pizza. For me, pizza sauce, light mozzarella cheese, black olives, and turkey pepperoni. Then, I just bake it until the cheese is melted and golden. You have to eat it with a knife and fork, but this is good, pretty light, and fullfills my cravings.

Saturday, February 04, 2006, 10:30 AM

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papa murphys thin delight

along with thin crust, they also offer it in veggie, with fresh spinach and lots of other veggies. You can ask them to cut back on the cheese when you order.

Sunday, February 05, 2006, 5:32 PM

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Try Amy's Roasted Vegetable pizza for a good change of pace. This will sound weird, but it is awesome... It has a sweet balsamic vingar-based sauce and no cheese, but tons of peppers and artichokes. It's fab... the pizza has three 270 calorie servings, and I usually eat two servings on a splurge and save one for breakfast!

Amy's other pizzas have similar calorie counts and great ingredients.

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Sunday, February 05, 2006, 5:34 PM

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Any pizza with Soy cheese is going to be lower calorie. It tastes pretty good, and it did not used to.

Sunday, November 19, 2006, 9:45 AM

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Bravissimo does a roasted-veggie pizza (frozen) which is pretty low-cal and yummy. I think a little cheaper than Amy's, too.

But there is no substitute for making your own!

Sunday, November 19, 2006, 10:31 AM

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Most frozen diet pizzas are 300-350 calories and are very bready. A slice of NY-style pizza, plain, is 350-380 calories (learned this from Weight Watchers). By not eating the end crust, you can deduct 30-50 calories, making your real slice of pizza equal to a Lean Cuisine.

Also, consider the benefits of a slice of white pizza (no tomato sauce, just mozzarella with dollops of ricotta) - ricotta is one of the few sources of whey protein out there (whey protein is the kind they powder and make protein shake formulas from). It adds about 50 calories to your slice though.

To satisfy my almost daily pizza craving, I make English muffin pizzas in the toaster oven. Muffin (split in half to make 2) is 120 cals, 1/3 cup of tomato sauce is 40 cals, 1.5oz shredded mozz is 120 calories. Mm, that reminds me, I really should have them more often.

Sunday, November 19, 2006, 1:55 PM

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If you live on the West coast or a heavily populated city, you might have a Z pizza near you. It's REALLY good, and is really good for you. The pizza isn't greasy, and their default is skim milk mozz. They also have wheat crust. It's about 180 cals/slice.

I also like the extremely cheap Tortino's pizza. It's about 620 for a cheese pizza, but it's very filling.

Finally, I like to get the small, fresh, individual shells at the store, and fill them the way I like. That way, I can control the calories, and the pizza won't be greasy. The only problem is it's very "bready."

Sunday, November 19, 2006, 7:23 PM

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I second the rave for Papa Murphy's Thin De-Lite. Another fix for a pizza craving-whole wheat pita pizza- take a whole wheat pita (TJ's has a great one) topped with your favorite sauce and healthy toppings.

Sunday, November 19, 2006, 9:33 PM

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I like the South Beach Diet and Zone Personal Pizzas. They sell them at most major grocery stores. I know Whole Foods carries the Zone ones. Really yummy and good for you too!!
BTW, Papa Murphy's rocks!!! There's not one by my house, but whenever I visit my sister I insist we get a pizza from there!! :)

Monday, November 20, 2006, 1:40 AM

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Many personal pizzas or frozen individual meal - lean cuisine, healthy choice, stouffers, etc., - would be a good bet just b/c it's a single size. Any pizza, if you eat too much of it, will be high-cal. So, if it's just you, I'd highly advise a single-serving pizza, even if you end up going for one that's higher cal than 1 serving of a whole pizza. I'd end up eating multiple slices of a normal pizza if i bought one, so I wouldn't buy a whole.

Monday, November 20, 2006, 10:02 AM

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I like the idea of making your own with english muffins, I am going to try that one....

I have made my own using saltines the same way. Top 'em and nuke 'em just enough to melt the cheese.

Monday, November 20, 2006, 10:51 AM

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I've had the "pizza muffins" and actually practically lived on them through college.

I like Tombstone extra cheese (frozen pizza) 340 cal for 2 slices (1/4 of the pizza).

Pizza slices are like chips - can't eat just one!

Monday, November 20, 2006, 10:57 AM

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Hubby and I get thin crust pizza's (usually Amy's). We get plain and usually pile our own fresh peppers, onions, and tomatoes on top before we bake it. It's very yummy! We're acctually going to have that tonight! I try to save more calories than usual because eating 1/2 a pizza usually consists of 500-700 calories.

Monday, November 20, 2006, 12:44 PM

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I love pizza too! I could never give it up completely. I often have the Digornio Wheat Crust pizza - I think it is 1/3 less calories, fat, etc. Also, Dominos and Pizza Hut chains seems to have much less calories than the NY style pizza -- they have nutrition information posted on their websites. As for toppings, if I do any I like ham and pineapple. Then all my food groups are covered! :)

Monday, November 20, 2006, 3:20 PM

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This is great, low cal, low fat, and tasty.

Flour tortilla, marinara sauce, smart bal cheese or low fat cheese, and any good topping you like. I do sun dried tomatoes, mushroom, red peppers. But spray the tortilla w/ olive oil first. Bake in 500 oven for 5 min or until crispy.

Monday, November 20, 2006, 5:43 PM

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I also love the english muffin pizzas or you can make them with bagels - the small lenders bagels have 150 calories.

Monday, November 20, 2006, 8:45 PM

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Healthy Pizza

I make my own pizza. The dough consists of a 50/50 portion of whole wheat flour and bread flower. Bread flour is higher in protein. The fiber in the whole wheat flour slows down the absorbtion of carbs and hence less triglyceride producing fat. Small quantities of cheese are used. Use partially skimmed cheeses where possible. Also try very small quantities of feta and ricotta. These cheeses contain quite a bit of flavor and large quantities of cheese are not required. I can fix myself a small pizza and still lose at least two pounds for the week.

Sunday, April 13, 2008, 1:35 PM

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low cal pizza

I do pizza with whole wheat tortilla, sauce, low fat cheese, and lots of veggie toppings! Matter of fact, just had it tonight for supper! Baked in oven at 400 till golden and crunchy crust! Was sooo yummy! Oh, I also put a bit of veggie protein in the sauce. Can be found in the meatless freezer section of your grocery store. Cheers!

Sunday, April 13, 2008, 2:10 PM

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Pizza is actually easy to make (and super cheap)--- no rise time or anything--- in 20-30 minutes it's in the oven. It gives you control and knowlegde about what's really in there. I have a great sauce recipe too. I find the sauce really makes the pizza taste like pizza.

Monday, April 14, 2008, 2:09 AM

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I just had to agree with the flour tortilla idea. Pizza is the one thing I cannot live without. And so when I found out you can make your own with a tortilla I was so excited. I have only done it a few times because since I don't feel deprived of it I don't crave it so much.
I ordered a pizza hut pizza last month on my day off and it was awful. Funny how our tastes change when you are used to eating healthy.

BY the way I love Ragu's chunky garden vegetable sauce. It is a perfect pizza sauce.
I could eat it by the spoonful. Except for the calories.

Monday, April 14, 2008, 3:30 PM

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Pizza fit n' free

Go to www.pizzafree.com you can only order online, unless you live in driving distance of their shop (OH). They only come with cheese, but their website has a ton of topping ideas. And the price is not bad, I have to hide them from my husband:o)

Monday, April 14, 2008, 4:25 PM

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When ordering out, I always order thin crust hawaiin pizza. The place I get it from only has about 200 cals per slice.

When making it at home -- I make pizza bagels - using lenders whole wheat bagels, pizza sauce and part-skim milk mozzarella cheese. About 300 cals.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 12:02 PM

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Healthiest Pizza on the Planet ... and it's Delicious!!

You have to try AC LaRocco Pizza, it’s the healthiest pizza on the planet and it’s delicious!!! All of AC LaRocco’s pizzas are high in fiber and whole grains, a good source of protein while being light in sodium (they offer the pizza with the lowest sodium on the market), low in fat and low in calories. All of the pizzas are made with organic and all natural ingredients and 7 out of 8 of their pizzas are vegetarian. They use fresh frozen vegetables, frozen within 4 to 6 hours of harvest to lock in the highest level of nutrients.
They are Diabetic and Weight Watchers Friendly (4-5 points for 1/2 of a pizza depending on the variety).
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Thursday, August 12, 2010, 6:32 PM

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Either Pizza Hut thin crispy crust, or homemade, or store bought thin crust.
Salt free pizza sauce if possible and the following toppings:
Onion, Tomato, Feta Cheese, Chicken, Black Olives
and half the usual mozzarella that is used.
Delicioso!
Me and hubb's favorite pizza.

Thursday, August 19, 2010, 10:58 PM

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Oh, forget the low cal pizza BS. Pizza isn't healthy. It never will be. It's meant to taste delicious and be oozy gooey with fat and salt. Buy one slice of the best pizza you can find and eat it in tiny bites so it lasts longer. And eat your salad first.

Friday, August 20, 2010, 10:41 PM

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