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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Delicious Goat Cheese & Low Calorie Goat Cheese Pizza

chavrie goat cheeseI'm a huge fan of goat cheese -- I love its silky texture, and I think it actually tastes better on a pizza than mozzarella (see more about this below). Having only ordered goat cheese in a restaurant until recently, I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered some goat cheese made by Chavrie at my local Whole Foods that was only 50 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, and 3 grams of protein per 30 gram serving (which is a very big portion of such a light cheese).

The Chavrie goat cheese is totally delicious. I personally like it more cooked more than I do raw out of the package. This particular brand of goat cheese also comes in a Basil and Roasted Garlic flavor (for the same calories) if you like these flavorings as I do.

So, as I mentioned above, I now love to make and eat my own low calorie goat cheese pizza at home. Here are the ingredients I use to make it:

- One La Tortilla Factory Soft Wrap
- One quarter cup of Ragu tomato sauce
- One serving of goat cheese (I weigh it on my food scale)
- 8-10 grams of pine nuts or walnuts (I weigh them on my food scale and then crack them into tiny pieces)
- Crushed fresh garlic (to taste)
- Sliced onions (to taste)

Oven time/temperature varies on how you like your pizza cooked and how crispy you like your tortilla crust. You really can't get it wrong.



Anonymous said...

Pine nuts are so good- I really have to pick some up :) Glad you enjoyed Lite for Life! It was way too expensive for me to get a lot of stuff, but they had interesting things to look at.

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

I haven't actually tried goat cheese yet... but as you're recommending it, I'll definitely try it! Does it have a stronger flavor than mozzarella?

Marisa @Loser for Life said...

That is my favorite brand of goat cheese! It is nice and mild:)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE goat cheese!! I had it, along with a little skim mozz and tons of veggies, on my grilled pizza Saturday. A little goat cheese goes a long way.

Corrinne said...

Hi Juliet, Thank you for a wonderful recipe! I work Chavrie and we love to see recipes that highlight the health benefits of goat cheese! 30% Less calories, less cholesterol, less fat... Gluten free and of course Chavrie and is completely all-natural! Thanks for a great post!

lauren said...

goat cheese is my favorite!!

Anonymous said...

Goat cheese is one of my favorite foods in the world. Period. I love it! I often eat it on salads, I love it on pizzas, and I even just like it spread on crackers with a bit of jam.

I had a goat cheese cheesecake at a local restaurant for the first time two years ago, and... holy smokes! It was so good!

I'm glad you found some yummy cheese and a great way to use it!

Anonymous said...

Yum...Goat Cheese! What's not to like?! I love it on a spinach salad.

The Diva on a Diet said...

Great idea for a pizza, Juliet. I love all goat cheese ... hot, cold, flavored, unflavored. Delish! Though it is especially nice when its all melty. :)

Caitlin said...

I love love love goat cheese, the recipe sounds awesome!

Anonymous said...

Yum cheese. I haven't quite gotten used to goat cheese yet, so I think I should keep practicing at it. Eating more cheese couldn't hurt ;)

Anonymous said...

How many calories are in the pizza?
It sounds FANTASTIC! :)

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