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Spinach and Swiss Appetizer

Ingredients:

1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese
1/2 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
1 green onion, sliced
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tube (10 ounces) refrigerated reduced fat pizza crust
1 egg white
1 teaspoon water
1/4 cup shredded low fat Parmesan cheese

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Bring pizza dough to room temperature. Roll out dough and slice into 6 inch squares. Cook spinach as direction on carton. Drain. In a large mixing bowl mix spinach, Swiss cheese, ricotta cheese, onion, basil, garlic powder and pepper together. Being sure to mix well. Place 1/3 cup of the spinach mixture in the center of each dough square. Dampen edges of dough with water. Fold corner over spinach mixture. This should form a triangle. Crimp edges together. Be sure to seal tightly. Spray a large baking dish with low fat canola nonstick cooking spray. Place triangles in a single layer in the baking dish. Poke tops slightly with fork. Beat egg white and water together. Brush egg over top of triangle. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until brown. Serve warm.

Tip: Green leafy vegetables are high in serotonin which helps fight against stress.

Additional Nutritional Information:

268 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 579 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 18 g protein.

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