This Shrimp Pizza recipe features seafood cocktail sauce instead of tomato sauce for a different taste to a traditional food. This would also be good served as an appetizer.

Shrimp Pizza Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Ready In: 30 min

Servings: 6

Ingredients
10 oz thin Pizza Crust
½ cup Seafood Cocktail Sauce
1 cup (4 oz) grated, Reduced-fat Cheese (mozzarella or cheddar)
2 cup de-veined and cooked Shrimp

Directions
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place pizza crust on pizza pan. Spread cocktail sauce on the pizza crust. Top with cheese. Bake for 5 minutes.
Top with shrimp and continue to cook for 3-5 minutes or just until shrimp is heated and cheese is melted.

Tips & Notes
This recipe is higher in sodium and should be limited by those on a low-sodium diet.
While shrimp may be small in size, they are huge in terms of nutritional value and the health benefits they offer. Shrimp can help you lose weight, provide you with important beauty nutrients — such as the antioxidant astaxanthin — and add cancer-fighting minerals to your diet.
Loaded with protein, vitamin D, vitamin B3, and zinc, shrimp are an excellent, carbohydrate-free food for anyone determined to shed off pounds. Zinc supplementation of zinc deficient subjects has been shown to increase the levels of circulating leptin. Leptin is a hormone that plays a key role in regulating the body’s energy expenditure, fat storage, and appetite. Insufficient leptin levels are believed to be the primary cause of food cravings, overeating, and obsession with food. The iodine in shrimp is good for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland which controls the basal metabolic rate, or the rate at which the body consumes energy at rest. Iodine deficiency can result in sluggish thyroid activity which in turn can lead to weight gain or hinder weight loss.
Shrimp are loaded with selenium. Several population studies suggest that the risk of death from cancer, including lung, colorectal and prostate cancers, is lower among people with a higher intake of the trace mineral selenium. Death rates from cancer are significantly lower in areas of the world where selenium is abundant in the soil than in areas where selenium levels are low.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories: 259
Total Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 110mg
Sodium: 710mg
Total Carbohydrates: 28g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 5g
Protein: 21g

Source: DiabetesCare.net

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