Valentine Mini Pizzas!

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Nothing too fancy about these pizza but they are cute!  They are super simple to make using the frozen dough below.  Using these dough rolls is  the perfect portion size!  I am a huge bread/crust fan for pizza and I always clean up my kids’ extra crusts that is not always a good thing for me but now I can enjoy yummy crust in this pizza, too (that is if I make one for myself)! 

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And yes, look at the label 100% whole wheat rolls; good source of fiber, 100% whole grain! 

The nutrition facts for one roll: 130 calories; 1.5 g fat; 0 g saturated; 0 g trans fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 220 mg sodium; 25g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 4 g sugars; 5 g protein; 6% iron. 

Not too shabby! Remember I used these for Easy Pizza Pockets.   And if you cannot find them at your grocery store, I would recommend asking hounding them to bring in this product, especially if you are a bread fan like myself.

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I made these for my kids for Valentine’s day and after all the candy they were excited to eat a heart-shaped pizza, however once my daughter took a bit of it and realized it wasn’t heart-shaped anymore she wasn’t very hungry, those little stinkers!

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Whole Wheat Mini Pizza (Serves 1)

Ingredient

1 whole wheat dough ball

1 tbsp pizza sauce

2 tbsp shredded cheese

Preparation

Thaw dough  for at least 4 hours.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Roll dough out to 4 1/2-inch-by-4 1/2-inch circle.  Place dough onto a greased pan.  Place in the oven for  10 to 12 minutes.  Remove pizza from oven and top with sauce and cheese.  Bake pizza in the oven for 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

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Below is a nice illustration of the importance of whole grains.

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Following the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans it is  recommended that all Americans make half or more of their grains whole grains. For everyone age 9 and up, this means eating 3 to 5 servings or more of whole grains every day. Whole Grains Council Dietary Guidelines.  Whole grains help boost the amount of fiber in the diet.  Many Americans only get 10 to 12 grams of fiber each day, that is less than half of the recommended level of 25 to 30 grams each day.

When a grain  is refined, much of the nutrition is removed including the bran (fiber) and the germ, which is also known as the nutrient powerhouse.   The germ contains a variety of nutrients including, vitamin E, iron, protein, health fats and other minerals. 

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