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Skinny Pizza: Over 100 healthy recipes for America's favorite food [Kindle Edition]

Barbara Grunes
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Pizza is America's national fun food. And now--thanks to Barbara Grunes' innovative recipes--pizza qualifies as America's national good-health food, too. These 100-plus recipes trim away the excess fat, cholesterol, and calories that usually come with pizza, so families can enjoy all the great tastes without sacrificing good nutrition.

Starting with easy-to-make (and store) recipes for basic crusts and sauces, Skinny Pizzas shows you how easy it is to top pizzas with fresh, low-fat, high-fiber vegetables, dairy products, fruits, poultry, meat, and fish--everything from zucchini and pears to smoked salmon. From hearty one-dish meals to pizza snacks, appetizers, party dishes, and even desserts--all slimmed down for today's healthful lifestyle--home cooks can feel good about serving pizza any time and for any occasion.

Tomato-based pizzas: Shrimp, mushroom, chicken, spinach, tuna, peppers, artichoke, eggplant, and more.
Non-tomato-based pizzas: Teriyaki, salmon, bok choy, goat's cheese, clam, turkey, stir-fry, zucchini, and more.
Pizza on the grill: Fajita, vegetarian, Thai-flavored, salsa, olive, ratatouille, mango, barbecue, and more.
Specialty pizzas: Creole, Szechwan, smoked turkey, scallop, focaccia, crab cake, nacho, English muffin, and more.
Dessert pizzas: Apple, mint brownie, cheesecake, strawberry yogurt, rum-raisin, and more.

All recipes include diabetic exchanges and nutritional specifics on fat, cholesterol, sodium, calories, and percent of calories from fat. Recipes conform to the American Heart Association guidelines regarding the percent daily intake of calories from fat.

Product Details

  • File Size: 664 KB
  • Print Length: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Agate Digital (July 10, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008ET6Z3U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #833,608 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Looks like good pizza September 14, 2012
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This is a nice little cookbook. I thought the book would be kind of, well, *skinny,* but there are a *lot* of pizza recipes in here. Many traditional Italian ones, including a nice recipe for a red sauce, as well as many recipes for white pizzas (no red sauce) and lots of non-traditional recipes like Thai Pizza and Mango Salsa Pizza. (That one looks *really* good. Yum!)

There are several hyper-linked indexes (Main, Red Pizza, White Pizza, Grilled Pizza,) which makes navigating around the ebook much easier.

Good cookbook.

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Recipes November 11, 2012
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I've only made one recipe so far, the cornmeal pizza crust, and it came out really good. One caveat however, the calorie information listed is COMPLETELY off. If you add up the actual calories in the ingredients and then divide by the serving size you get a different number than what is listed. For the cornmeal pizza crust, you get closer to 57 calories per serving (24 servings), almost twice the 33 calories that is listed. Other than that, the recipes seem good. The pizza crust cooks really nicely and ends up very crispy and sturdy to hold up the toppings (even though it's very thin). I look forward to making the other pizza crust recipes once I've used up all the cornmeal dough that I made. Also, I had divided up the dough and froze most of it. I have not had any trouble defrosting and using the dough as need, which is GREAT since I didn't know what to do with all that dough otherwise! So, the recipes are good, just don't rely on the calorie information.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who knew Pizza could be this good! ( and good for you! ) September 13, 2012
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This pizza cookbook is jammed with loads of new recipes to make your favorite dish not only tasty, but healthy as well! Packed with hints, and some great recipes for different varieties of crusts and sauces. It also includes sections on grilled pizzas, dessert pizzas, specialty pizzas and party pizzas. The comprehensive guide to making every kind of pizza in a more healthy and delicious way. Great!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great ideas for some tasty pizzas January 10, 2013
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I enjoy making pizzas at home but after a while I noticed I was getting stuck into a bit of a rut, making old favorites over and over again. This book gave me some new ideas to try out along with the needed techniques. I did notice that there were some problems in that some measurements were omitted (cups, tablespoons etc). As an experienced cook I can deal with this but novice cooks might run into some problems. I also question the accuracy of some of the calorie counts provided. For anyone on a medically required calorie restricted diet this could be a problem, and it could lead to some frustrations for those attempting to lose weight.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars mmm Pizza December 25, 2012
By Kay R
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I enjoyed this book. Lots of variety in the toppings. Some nice ideas. Pizza made easy.
definitely worth a read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Skinny pizza December 19, 2012
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Good recipes. Well organized book. We like pizza at our house. Always looking for recipes to make good pizza less fattening. I feel we found the right book. I would recommend it to any cook also looking to make their own pizza.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great recipes November 14, 2012
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My sister was the first to find these recipes and shared them with me. They are easy to make and my family loves the pizza's. With very active boys, it's a healthy choice for a snack, lunch, or dinner.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nicely Done Cookbook... October 25, 2012
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More than 100 pizza recipes that are actually healthy for you, what more could one want? What makes this cookbook different than any other 'pizza cookbook' is the layout. Not just instructions and ingredients, but this cookbook has nutritional data for nearly every recipe. Calories, fat, sat. fat, cholesterol, sodium and the exchanges; you see this type of chart on a can of soup or other prepared foods, but it's not that common in a cookbook, but is much appreciated. With recipes for pizza crusts, red and white pizzas, pizza on the grill, specialty, dessert and party pizzas this cook book gives you lots of options.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Kindle order, if not would not have ordered it, not something to use a lot.
Published 6 months ago by Debbie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great basic crust recipe alone, makes this 5 stars
We just tried the basic pizza crust recipe. Made it on the grill. It was our best, ever home-made pizza. If this was the only recipe, it would rate a 5.
Published 7 months ago by PalmCoast
5.0 out of 5 stars Not the usual pizza recipes!
This book is well worth purchasing if you enjoy pizza and/or if you are health conscious. The book provides many unusual recipes and more importantly, full nutritional value for... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Marie M
2.0 out of 5 stars Missing a chapter?
Some interesting ideas but I think a chapter was omitted. Unless I missed something there was nothing at all about the sauce except one mention of how it was a critical part of... Read more
Published 7 months ago by G. Levens
1.0 out of 5 stars again ?????
this is another item i do not remember ordering maybe it is a kindle book one of the kids got on the computer and ordered i am seeing several books on here i do not remeber... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Heather Bogenschutz
3.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring ideas for pizzas to make
A few too many artificial ingredients for my taste, but great ideas for crusts, toppings and cooking methods. I will grill pizza before the year is done.
Published 16 months ago by LAURA A SLUSHER
5.0 out of 5 stars Eat up
Free books are not always free. They go up in price alot of times so why not give it a read and find out if you look the author.
Published 17 months ago by DC
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Food Goes on a Diet
Again, I have to admit the recipe books on Kindle are not one of my favorite things in this world. It is hard to work with while cooking! Read more
Published 19 months ago by Al Milliren
3.0 out of 5 stars Not exactly what I call "Skinny"
But there are some fun recipes in here. And since it was free, I decided to add it to my cookbook collection on my Kindle.
Published on May 19, 2013 by Kate Ransdell
3.0 out of 5 stars skinny pizza
enjoyed reading this but only liked a couple recipes so i wrote down what i liked and erased the book
Published on March 26, 2013 by ravin0206
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