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3 Point BBQ Chicken Pizza

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I am always looking for new ways to make my addiction: pizza!

I have eaten this at restaurants and wanted to make some of my own instead of going out to eat last night.  We are trying to save money for the house so we stayed in last night.

Here is what you need:

1 whole wheat TJ’s pizza dough at room temp.

4 tablespoons BBQ sauce (recommendation: Sweet Baby Ray’s)

a couple pieces of onion

3/4 cup of mexican lite TJ’s cheese (I had mine divided into 1/4 portions)

1 can of TJ’s chunk white chicken (I got the bigger can-sorry, I don’t remember how many ounces it was-it had 6 servings of chicken in it)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Roll out dough onto a foiled pan.  I sprayed mine with PAM and added a little flour so the dough would not stick to the foil.

Spread dough out with hands.  I have found this to be the best method for TJ’s pizza dough, otherwise it sticks to my rolling pin.

Spread two tablespoons of BBQ sauce per half of pizza.

Add onion slices on BBQ sauce.  I did only a few, you really don’t need that many.

Add 1/4 of cheese to each half of the pizza. 

Add 2 1/2 servings of chicken to the pizza.  Each serving is 1/3 cup and then I added another 1/6 to the whole pizza.  Since the chicken is packed, you need to spread to out in the measuring cup with a fork.

Add the last 1/4 of the cheese to the top of the pizza.

Cook 8-10 minutes depending on the thickness of the crust.  The chicken will look slightly browned on top.

*WW Point Value: 3 per yummy slice!  It makes 8 servings so that is 3 points per serving. Much cheaper (money and points wise) than going out to eat!

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Pepperoni Calzone

I lost my creative-ness on the name of this. If you can come up with a creative name for a calzone let me know… I tried “Cal-in the-zone,” but I didn’t like it…oh well…

I usually use Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat pizza dough and make a pizza once a week, but this week I really wanted a calzone. It is 2 points per slice of pizza and Brandon (the husband) and I usually split one. I love pizza. I kind of have a pizza addiction. Ok pizza and I have a relationship just don’t tell Brandon 😉

Calzone Ingredients:
Trader Joe’s whole wheat pizza dough
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/4 cup TJ’s fat free pizza sauce
17 slices Turkey Pepperoni
2/4 cup TJ’s lite mexican blend cheese
Any other toppings and spices you like on your pizza. I used red and green peppers, oregano, onions, and tomato slices. (Points will vary depending on what you use)
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees
Lightly flour your pizza pan then roll out crust. Make sure crust has been sitting out to get to about room temp. I usually free the dough and then let it sit in the fridge for about 8 hours then Brandon takes it out to sit on the counter about 2-3 hours. If you don’t freeze it, then just set it out maybe an hour or two before you use it. It just stretches easier. I use my hands to spread the dough, it often sticks to my rolling pin.

Spread the tomato paste on first, then the pizza sauce.
Then add the cheese, and other toppings. Cover the toppings with the pepperoni.
Fold over and press the edges together with your fingers. Cut several (4-5) slits into the top of the calzone to let the steam escape.
Cook for about 15 minutes depending on your oven. I cooked it until it looked brown on top. The dough should feel pretty hard on top when finished.

The point value for the whole meal is 26. We cut ours in two and it came out to 12 points per serving. If you cut it into four servings, it would be 6 points per serving.

Quick Pita “Pizza” Lunch

Hubby and I came home from church this morning and wanted a quick lunch.  I have made different sandwiches, but not actually a “pizza”. 

Quick Pita “Pizza” Lunch (5 WW points):

  • Preheat the oven to 375
  • Two Trader Joe’s Apocryphal Whole Wheat Pitas, place them on a lighthly sprayed pan (I used PAM)
  • One tablespoon Trader Joe’s organic tomato paste (one tbsp per pita)
  • One tablespoon Trader Joe’s fat free pizza sauce (one tbsp per pita)
  • 1/4 cup TJ’s Lite Mexican Blend Cheese
  • 8 slices Turkey Pepperoni

Bake about 5-7, just until pepperoni curls up and cheese looks melted.

So yummy and super filling!


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