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Spinach Tortilla Pizza

Nutritional needs vary during cancer treatment. Any number of factors can make the prospect of eating less appealing, and affect your body's ability to take in and use nutrients. Using tortillas makes this pizza a light, healthy meal or snack. Spinach is a great source of beta carotene and folate.

Healthy eating is important for everyone, but people with cancer often have special concerns. The Lurie Cancer Center's Supportive Oncology Team includes Registered Dietitians who provide up-to-date research-based nutrition advice throughout cancer treatment and into recovery. Contact them at 312.695.0990

MAKES 12 Slices

2 large (10-inch) flour tortillas
2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 large tomato, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion (scallion)

Preheat the oven to 450F. Place the tortillas on a baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven, and reduce the temperature to 350F. Spread the sour cream evenly over the tortillas. Top each with the spinach, tomato, salt, and pepper to taste. Next, sprinkle evenly with the Monterey Jack cheese. Bake for 5 minutes more or until the cheese is melted. Sprinkle with the green onion. Cut each tortilla into four slices, and serve immediately.

Nutritional information per serving
Calories 65, Protein (g) 3, Carboyhydrate (g) 9, Fat (g) 2, Saturated Fat (g) 1, Dietary Fiber (g) 1, Cholesterol (mg) 3, Sodium (mg) 108

Recipe courtesy of Eating Well Through Cancer

(Last updated on June 20, 2013 )