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Tortilla Pizzas

Tortillas

Did you know that your kids are more likely to gain weight during the summer than while they’re in school?

Help your kids maintain a healthy weight this summer by keeping them active and trying some new low-calorie, kid-friendly recipes. This one provides 1 cup of healthy vegetables per serving!

Ingredients

  • 12 small corn or flour tortillas

  • Vegetable oil

  • 1 16-oz. can refried beans

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion

  • 2 oz. canned green chili peppers, diced (optional)

  • 6 tbsp. red taco sauce

  • 3 cups chopped vegetables, such as broccoli, mushrooms, spinach, and bell peppers

  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

Brush one side of each of two tortillas with water. Press the wet sides of the tortillas together to form a thick crust for the pizza. Brush the outside of the tortillas with a small amount of vegetable oil. Evenly brown both sides in a heated frying pan. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas. Set aside.

Heat refried beans, chopped onion, and half of the diced chili peppers together in a medium saucepan, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

Spread about 1/3 cup of the bean mixture on each tortilla pizza. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon taco sauce, then top with 1/2 cup chopped vegetables, 1 teaspoon of diced chili peppers if desired, and 1 tablespoon of shredded cheese for each pizza.

Return to frying pan and heat until cheese melts. Serve immediately.

Makes six servings

Each serving contains 270 calories, 7 g fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 370 mg sodium, and 42 g carbohydrates.

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