Tomato Basil Pizza Snack

Note: This recipe is especially for teens with diabetes, but it can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet. Teens with diabetes may need to pay extra attention to the amount of carbohydrates they eat to maintain control of their blood sugar levels.

This is a quick and easy-to-make afterschool snack. Try adding ham or chicken as a topping for added protein!

Prep time: 5 minutes


1/2 whole wheat English muffin
2 tbsp. no added sodium tomato sauce
2 tbsp. part skim mozzarella cheese
1 tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
2 tsp. tomato, diced


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Place English muffin on a small baking sheet.
  3. Spread tomato sauce over top of muffin.
  4. Top with cheese.
  5. Sprinkle fresh basil and tomato on top.
  6. Broil until cheese is brown and sauce is bubbly.
  7. Serve immediately.

Serves: 1

Serving size: 1/2 muffin (1 snack size pizza)

Nutritional analysis (per serving):

154 calories
10 g protein
6 g fat
3 g sat. fat
15 g carbohydrate
3 g fiber
16 mg cholesterol
239 mg sodium
227 mg calcium
1 mg iron

Diabetic exchanges:

1 carbohydrate exchange

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:

Consider trying different toppings for a variety of flavors.

Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, LD/N
Date reviewed: March 2009

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