Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween English Muffin Pizzas



Happy Halloween!

I hope you and your family are enjoying plenty of festive halloween activities like trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, exploring haunted houses, carving jack-o-lanterns, and watching horror films.

Halloween themed snacks and food recipes are available in abundance, however I could not go without sharing one more.  The "pumpkin" themed mini pizzas are not only lower in calories and fat, but also simple to prepare.  They can be served as a meal, snack, or even as appetizer for your next halloween party.  I think it goes without saying that they are fun for children to assemble - but for safety reasons the veggie toppings (ie. stem, mouth, etc) should be pre-cut.

I choose to top (decorate) the pizzas with tomatoes and green peppers, however various other substitutions would work.  Such options include basil, olives, broccoli, or turkey pepperoni.  Be creative!



Looking for some more halloween themed treats?  Check out some of my previous blog posts.
What are your favorite Halloween activities?!
360FN

Ingredients:
1 whole wheat English muffin (split in half)
1 tablespoon pizza sauce
¼ cup low fat cheddar cheese
1 strip of green pepper; into into 2-4 pieces
1 slice of tomato; cut into eye and mouth shapes

Directions:
1.     Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit
2.     Split English muffin into two
3.     Spread pizza sauce evenly on one side of each half; top with cheese
4.     Place green pepper on top for stem; place tomato pieces for eye and mouth shapes
5.     Cook for 7-9  minutes or until cheese lightly browned.


Nutrition:  
Servings size: 1 half  •Servings: 2 • Calories: 102.0 kcal • Protein: 7.1 g  •  Sodium: 252.5 g • Carbs: 14.7 g • Fat: 2.1 g • Fiber: 2.4 g • Sugar: 0.0 g






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