Healthy Pizza Recipe: Kale, Chicken, Squash | Fit Pregnancy

Squash, Chicken and Kale Pizza

A savory prenatal pie recipe with ingredients to feed your baby's brain

Squash, Chicken and Kale Pizza
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A winter squash spread replaces tomato sauce and packs vitamin A to help boost your immune system during pregnancy. Kale adds vitamin C, which aids in the development of your baby’s brain.

Related: Your Guide to Healthier Pizza (3 More Recipes)

This Recipe:
Skill Level
Beginner
Serves
4
Start to Finish
45 min
Prep
30 min.
Cook
15 min.
Ingredients:

DIY Dough
1 cup frozen winter squash purée, thawed (or mash thawed cubed squash)
1 tablespoon fresh sage, finely minced (or 1 teaspoon dried)
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 leek, thinly sliced
4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
½ pound pizza dough, pricked and oiled
1 ½ cups chopped kale
4 ounces crumbled pasteurized goat cheese
6-ounce chicken breast cooked in 2 teaspoons of oil
1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms
3 tablespoons pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

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Directions:

1.  Combine squash, sage, salt and pepper in a bowl. Set aside.

2.  Saute leeks in 2 teaspoons of oil in a skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until lightly browned (about 10 minutes). Stir in sugar and balsamic vinegar. Remove from heat.

3.  To prepare dough, preheat oven to 450º F. Coat a rimless baking sheet with 1 teaspoon oil or top with a sheet of parchment paper. Roll dough into 12-by-9-inch rectangle or 12-inch round no more than ¼ inch thick. Transfer to prepared sheet, prick crust all over with fork and brush dough with another 2 teaspoons of oil, concentrating on the edges.

4.  Spread squash mixture over pizza dough. Top with kale, cheese, leeks, chicken and mushrooms. Bake for 15 minutes.

5.  While pizza cooks, toast pepitas in a dry skillet over medium heat until they begin to pop, then add to pizza.

Per serving:  (2 slices)  575 calories,  25 g fat (8.5 g saturated fat),  31 g protein,  57 g carbohydrates,  7 g fiber,  640 mg sodium,  180 mg calcium,  6.7 mg iron,  166 mcg folate

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