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A Great Low Calorie Pizza Sauce Recipe

Watching your weight, but craving pizza? Having that piping hot pie does not have to mean the end of your diet. There are ways to put together a low calorie pizza that will not sacrifice taste, and will satisfy that craving. A low calorie pizza crust is one important part of making the perfect weight watching pizza, too.

This one includes lots of flavorful ingredients, so you do not have to use much. Spread it thinly on a low calorie, cracker style crust and top with a small amount of strong cheese, plus plenty of veggies. You will not miss the calories, and you will not bust your healthy eating plan, either.

Choose a thin and crispy pizza crust or make your own dough. Because you are watching your figure you will want to use a thin one instead of a thick, doughy one which is much higher in carbs and calories. Something else you could do is make individual pizzas using tortillas or pita bread rounds. These are lower in calories still.

This sauce combines tomato paste with oregano, basil, garlic and onion, which are all typical ingredients in pizza sauce. In addition you can add red pepper flakes and hot sauce to spice it up and give it a special taste. The ingredients need to be simmered in a pan to incorporate them well and bring out all the beauty of their flavors. This low calorie sauce which is oil-free is sure to satisfy your pizza craving without pushing you over your calorie allowance for the day.

Low Calorie Pizza Sauce Recipe
Summary: Rich in flavor including garlic, herbs and tomato, this delicious pizza sauce is low in calories but does not taste like a diet food. This really is tasty.
Cuisine: Italian
Recipe type: Pizza
Serves: 6
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  • 1 six ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ⅛ teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 drops hot sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer twenty to thirty minutes, or until desired consistency.
  3. Allow to cool slightly and spread on pizza.
(Tops 1 to 2 pizzas)

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Pizza might not be considered diet food, or even a healthy dish, but look at this low calorie pizza sauce which is packed with fresh produce and tasty herbs. Yum! You will get plenty of authentic Italian flavors in here and even though it does not contain oil, butter or another fat, the taste is really rich and satisfying. Choose a thin pizza crust and healthy toppings and you will be able to experience comfort food made in a healthy way. Whoever know a low calorie dish could be this delicious?


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