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Monterey Jack Pita Pizza

Monterey Jack Pita PizzaWhole wheat pita bread and low-fat Monterey Jack cheese put a healthy spin on this flatbread pizza.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (6-inch) whole wheat pita bread
1/2 cup shredded low-fat Monterey Jack cheese
2 (1/8-inch thick) slices cooked deli chicken (1 ounce each), cut into strips
1/2 cup diced fresh pineapple or canned pineapple tidbits in its own juice, drained
3 teaspoons pizza or pasta sauce
2 teaspoons finely chopped green onion
Chopped flat-leaf parsley for garnish (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Split pita into 2 rounds by placing pita flat on work surface and carefully cutting around the edge. Separate the 2 rounds and place, cut side up, on a work surface.
  3. Spread each pita round with 1 1/2 teaspoons of pizza sauce. Top each pita with half of the cheese, chicken, pineapple, onion and parsley, if desired.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges are browned.

Makes 2 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/2 of recipe): Calories 230; Total Fat 7 g; Saturated Fat 4 g; Cholesterol 40 mg; Sodium 700 mg; Calcium 25% Daily Value; Protein 20 g (9 grams from dairy); Carbohydrates 24 g; Dietary Fiber 3 g.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of 3-A-Day of Dairy.