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Healthified Mediterranean Beef Pita Pizzas

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56% less sat fat • 28% less sodium than the original recipe. Fresh ingredients deliver big flavor in these delicious mini pizzas. The pita round crusts make prep work a snap!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

6
ounces lean ground beef or lamb
1/4
cup finely chopped onion
2
cloves garlic, minced
1
8-ounce can Muir Glen® tomato sauce
1
teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
2
6-inch whole wheat pita bread rounds
1/2
cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (2 ounces)
1/2
cup shredded fresh spinach
1
medium tomato, chopped
1/4
cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese (1 ounce)
12
pitted kalamata or ripe olives, quartered

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 400°F. In a medium nonstick skillet, cook ground beef, onion, and garlic until meat is browned; drain off fat. Stir tomato sauce and rosemary into meat mixture in skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes.
  • 2 Carefully split pita bread rounds in half horizontally; place pita halves, rough sides up, in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake for 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  • 3 Top toasted pita bread with meat mixture; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake for 2 to 3 minutes more or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven. Top with spinach, tomato, feta cheese, and olives. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 100
  • Fat Reduced By 12g
  • Dietary Fiber Added 2g
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 pita-half pizza
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
840mg
840%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Before After
6 ounces ground beef or lamb 6 ounces lean ground beef or lamb
1 teaspoon garlic salt 2 cloves garlic, minced
2 6-inch white pita bread rounds 2 6-inch whole wheat pita bread rounds
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (2 ounces) 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (2 ounces)
1/2 cup shredded iceberg lettuce 1/2 cup shredded fresh spinach
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (2 ounces) 1/4 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese (1 ounce)
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
360 (before)
260 (after)
Dietary Fiber
 
 
3 g (before)
5 g (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
9 g (before)
4 g (after)
Sodium
 
 
1160 mg (before)
840 mg (after)
Total Fat
 
 
22 g (before)
10 g (after)

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/24/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 pita-half pizza
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
840mg
840%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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