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Make Half Your Plate Fruits & Veggies

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Topping a cooked frozen pizza with a fresh salad is a flavorful and colorful way to serve a meal the whole family will enjoy. Vary the veggies included in the salad for new twists, such as a southwestern-style salad that includes corn and black beans.
 
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 5
 
Pizza

1 JACK’S® Naturally Rising™ Cheese Pizza
Chopped Salad

  • 4 cups finely chopped romaine lettuce or other leafy greens, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup canned no-salt-added chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • ½ small onion, finely diced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ chopped cucumber
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ⅛ tsp pepper
Preheat oven according to package directions on pizza, and follow the instructions for cooking the pizza. Meanwhile, toss the greens, chickpeas, tomatoes, onion, peppers, and cucumber in a large bowl. Whisk the oil, lemon juice, and pepper together in a small bowl. Toss the dressing with the vegetables. Remove the pizza from the oven as indicated by package directions. Cut pizza into individual servings and top each slice with 1/5 of the salad just before serving. Serves 5.

Complete this Plate: Serve with orange wedges and a glass of water with lemon wedge.

Tips for Fast, Nutritious Meals

  • Pizza is a favorite food for many families. Serving cooked frozen pizza topped with a salad can be a great way to bring the family together to try new and interesting vegetables at home. The salad can be prepared while the pizza cooks for a unique, colorful meal.
    For extra convenience, purchase a pre-packaged salad.
  • Look for frozen meals with whole grains, < 500 total calories, < 600 mg of sodium, and < 30% of calories from fat per serving, then add more fruits and veggies as side dishes or toppings and voila, a fast, nutritious meal!
  • Time is money. Consider the time (and thus money) saved by not having to assemble ingredients or clean pots and pans. Use the time savings to be sure healthy fruits and vegetables are on the table!
 
Fruits & Veggies per Serving
1.75 Cups

JACK’S® Naturally Rising™ Cheese Pizza. Nestleusa.com

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