Who Says Pizza Can’t Be Healthy?

Satisfy pizza cravings with this chicken hummus spin.

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Why tip the delivery guy when you can have a guilt-free pizza night at home? Each slice delivers a healthy mix of protein and complex carbs to help a body in motion recover better. Not just a dip, hummus gives this pizza a creamy element in lieu of heaps of cheese along with an extra dose of hunger-quelling fiber.

Chicken Hummus Pizza


Makes 4 servings

  • 12-inch whole-grain pizza crust
  • ¾ cup hummus
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 2/3 cup sliced roasted red pepper
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a 12-inch store-bought whole-grain pizza crust on a baking sheet and cook until golden brown, about 6 minutes. Remove pan from heat, flip crust and turn on the oven broiler. Spread hummus over crust and scatter on shredded rotisserie chicken, sliced roasted red pepper and crumbled feta. Broil for 1 minute, or until crust is golden and crisp, being careful not to burn the crust. Before serving, top pizza with arugula and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Matthew Kadey, M.S., R.D., is an author and journalist who specializes in sports nutrition and is the recipient of the 2013 James Beard Award for Food Journalism.

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