Friday, January 15, 2010

Fit Friday and Makeover Fruit Pizza

Good morning everyone!  It's been a busy week here - we've had more basketball games this week, more games this weekend, work has been busy for me and for Carl, blah, blah, blah.  One good thing that has happened this week ----- it's warmer than it was last week and we are happy about that!  I want to share a recipe with you that is supposed to be a healthier version of fruit pizza.  I found this on the Taste of Home website and this recipe supposedly has less fat, calories, and cholesterol than the traditional version. I hope it's good because I'm planning on making it when we go watch football with friends this weekend.

Makeover Fruit Pizza

1 c. all purpose flour
1/4 c. confectioners sugar
1/2 c. cold butter
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese - light
1/3 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. fresh strawberries, halved
1 can (11 oz) mandarin oranges, drained
1 c. fresh blueberries

5 tsp. cornstarch
1 1/4 c. unsweetened pineapple juice
1 tsp. lemon juice

* In a large bowl, combine flour and confectioners sugar.  Cut in butter until crumbly.  Press onto an ungreased 12 inch pizza pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until very lightly browned.  Cool on a wire rack.
* In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth.  Spread over crust.  Arrange the strawberries, oranges and blueberries on top.
* For glaze, in a small saucepan, combine the cornstarch, pineapple juice, and lemon juice until smooth.  Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.   Cool slightly.  Drizzle over fruit.  Refrigerate until chilled.

Makes 16 servings - 1 slice equals 170 calories, 9 g  fat, 25 mg cholesterol.

I'm going to head on over to Colleen's place and see she's been cooking up.  I've always found some really good recipes over there - why don't you join me?

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Now onto Fit Friday.  Has everyone been trying to treat their body a little better by eating right and exercising a little more?  I have to say that I have been exercising more and I have been trying to eat better - it hasn't happened every day, but I'm trying. 

Speaking of eating better, has anyone tried a new food or new recipe lately?  Tempt your tastebuds and try something new - you might just find your new favorite food.  Yesterday for break Rochella brought a turnip to share.  She is a healthy eater and is trying hard to show us (all the girls at work) how easy it is to eat "healthy snacks".  I think it's safe to say that we all liked the turnip, especially when it was dipped in a little bit of ranch dressing.  Ok, maybe that part isn't so healthy, but we're working on it.  Turnips taste a little bit like a radish, but not as "hot" and I did like the crunch factor too.  After doing a little research on turnips I have found out that they are good with sea salt sprinkled on them and have some good nutritional value.  Turnips are also low in saturated fat and cholesterol, high in dietary fiber, vitamin C, manganese, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, potassium and copper. 

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Have a great, warm, wonderful weekend.  I hope you find some new recipes to try over at Colleen's blog, try a new food, and find some type of exercise that makes your body feel good.


Full Cup Blessings said...

Hi!! Your Fruit Pizza looks wonderful. I will certainly have to try it. I'm Linda and new pretty new to blogging too. I'm having a lot of fun, learning lots and have enjoyed looking at your blog. Pop over to mine when you get a chance!! Would love to have you follow. I'm trying to be more faithful in posting...but everybody has a full plate these days. Thanks :)


Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

Oh yes ... fruit pizza sounds delicious -- and bright -- right about now, Pam! Thanks for sharing such a fun recipe with us all this week.

Love your Fit Friday posts...

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