Weight Loss: You Can Be a 'Biggest Loser,' Too (cont.)
Says Alexander: "Yes! You can have pizza and eat healthy. And you don't have to feel guilty about it. I always serve this pizza at my Super Bowl parties and when I invite girlfriends over for TV nights. My friends always rave and swear there's no way it's low in fat. This recipe is particularly great for kids, too!"
2 tablespoons barbecue sauce (7 grams carbs or less per 2 tablespoons)
1/2 cup (2 ounces) finely shredded Cabot 75% Light Cheddar Cheese
2/3 cup (3 ounces) chopped grilled chicken breast
1/4 cup slivered red onion
11/2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Note from Alexander: "It is critical that you do not attempt to make a pizza 'crust' from a low-carb tortilla. It will smoke and burn, without becoming crisp. Most barbecue sauce is high in sugar and carbohydrates. I always look for one with 7 grams or less of carbs per serving. Although you can use 'low-carb' barbecue sauce, I have not found one that I enjoy, so I opt for one that contains less carbohydrates rather than one that's called 'low-carb.'"
Yield: 1 serving
Per serving: 381 calories, 45 g protein, 32 g carbohydrates, 9 g fat (3 g saturated), 78 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 861 mg sodium
Recipes from The Biggest Loser Cookbook (Rodale Books, 2006). Republished with permission.
Published June 22, 2007.
SOURCES: Devin Alexander, chef; author, The Biggest Loser Cookbook; host, Healthy Decadence on the Discovery Channel. Kim Lyons, personal trainer of the Red Team on The Biggest Loser. Biggest Loser participant quotes courtesy of NBC's The Biggest Loser show.
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