Healthy Cooking With The American Heart Association

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Diet and exercise are big factors in the fight against heart disease, and our guest today has some easy changes to bring to the dinner table.

Chrissy from the American Heart Association shares a heart healthy recipe.


Whole-Grain Tortilla Pizzas
Serves 8; 2 pieces per serving

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium orange bell pepper, diced
  • 4 6-inch fat-free whole-grain tortillas (lowest sodium available)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 4 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.

2. In a medium skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the bell peppers for 7 to 9 minutes, or until tender and well browned, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat.

3. Warm the tortillas using the package directions.

4. Place 2 tortillas on each of 2 baking sheets. Spoon 1 to 2 tablespoons tomato sauce onto each tortilla. Using the back of the spoon, spread the sauce over the tortilla, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Spoon the bell peppers over the sauce. Sprinkle the mozzarella and Parmesan, then the pepper and red pepper flakes over the pizzas.

5. Bake for 5 minutes, or until the cheeses melt and begin to turn golden brown. Remove from the oven.

6. Sprinkle the pizzas with the basil. Cut each pizza into 4 pieces. Serve immediately for the best texture.

Nutrition Analysis
Calories 79
Total Fat 2.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Sodium 181 mg
Carbohydrates 13 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 5 g

Dietary Exchanges
1 starch

This recipe is reprinted with permission from Healthy Recipes for Your Heart. Copyright © 2018 by the American Heart Association. Available on, while supplies last.

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