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Caprese Salad Pizza

Pesto, yum! Happy Homemade Pizza Week!

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Caprese Salad Pizza

Pesto, yum! Happy Homemade Pizza Week!

Time to get back to my pizza roots with a healthy, homemade, veggie pizza.
Things I learned:
1. I used a lot of evoo to sautée the onions and mushrooms. I made a later pizza with steamed broccoli and baked chicken, which eliminated all of the oil!
2. My first attempt I used the whole wheat Boboli crust on a cookie sheet. It wasn’t as crispy as I like, so the second time I used the regular thin crust directly on the oven rack and it turned out perfect!
3. One Boboli pizza crust says it serves 6. That’s a lie. It makes 3 servings.
4. Finally, your options are endless so it can be a lot of fun to experiment! Plus, it’s so much cheaper and healthier than delivery pizza that we should really all be making it ourselves all the time. Enjoy!

Time to get back to my pizza roots with a healthy, homemade, veggie pizza.

Things I learned:

1. I used a lot of evoo to sautée the onions and mushrooms. I made a later pizza with steamed broccoli and baked chicken, which eliminated all of the oil!

2. My first attempt I used the whole wheat Boboli crust on a cookie sheet. It wasn’t as crispy as I like, so the second time I used the regular thin crust directly on the oven rack and it turned out perfect!

3. One Boboli pizza crust says it serves 6. That’s a lie. It makes 3 servings.

4. Finally, your options are endless so it can be a lot of fun to experiment! Plus, it’s so much cheaper and healthier than delivery pizza that we should really all be making it ourselves all the time. Enjoy!


I’m on a “Single Slice” Diet…
Surprisingly, I’m managing to stay satisfied with this meager portion.

From the classic, I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER
*Thanks to Regina for the link!

I’m on a “Single Slice” Diet…

Surprisingly, I’m managing to stay satisfied with this meager portion.


From the classic, I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER

*Thanks to Regina for the link!

Pizza gets a bad rap. Sure, a double cheese, extra meat, stuffed crust pizza is going to overload you on the calories and fat, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Check out this article below from Men’s Health on how to make a delicious and healthy pizza at home or check out what I do!
I use one of two methods depending on how much time I have:
1. Start with a Boboli whole wheat crust lightly brushed with evoo and pesto and covered in sauteed peppers, onions, garlic and spinach and topped with a sprinkling of part-skim mozzarella cheese. I then slice a tomato and layer that on top of the cheese. Put it in a 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. It’s awesome.
2. The one above doesn’t take much time, but if you just have a minute and you want a quick snack, split a whole wheat muffin in half, cover with a spoonful of marinara, some chopped veggies, a bit of cheese and put under the broiler for two minutes or in the microwave for a minute. Done! 
With all the different veggie, cheese, and sauce options the possibilities are endless. The key to keeping it healthy is to watch the amount of cheese and keep the crust thin and whole wheat. 
More Pizza ideas from Men’s Health:

The Rules of Pizza
As crazy as Americans are for pizza, few ever dare to make it at home. That’s truly a shame, because the pizza we turn to is overpriced, awash in empty calories, and ultimately not all that delicious. Anyone can do better in their home by combining a handful of fresh ingredients and following a few simple steps. And believe it or not, pizza made the right way can make for a truly well-balanced meal. Preheat the oven and follow along.
Recipes HERE


Pizza gets a bad rap. Sure, a double cheese, extra meat, stuffed crust pizza is going to overload you on the calories and fat, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Check out this article below from Men’s Health on how to make a delicious and healthy pizza at home or check out what I do!

I use one of two methods depending on how much time I have:

1. Start with a Boboli whole wheat crust lightly brushed with evoo and pesto and covered in sauteed peppers, onions, garlic and spinach and topped with a sprinkling of part-skim mozzarella cheese. I then slice a tomato and layer that on top of the cheese. Put it in a 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. It’s awesome.

2. The one above doesn’t take much time, but if you just have a minute and you want a quick snack, split a whole wheat muffin in half, cover with a spoonful of marinara, some chopped veggies, a bit of cheese and put under the broiler for two minutes or in the microwave for a minute. Done!

With all the different veggie, cheese, and sauce options the possibilities are endless. The key to keeping it healthy is to watch the amount of cheese and keep the crust thin and whole wheat.

More Pizza ideas from Men’s Health:

The Rules of Pizza

As crazy as Americans are for pizza, few ever dare to make it at home. That’s truly a shame, because the pizza we turn to is overpriced, awash in empty calories, and ultimately not all that delicious. Anyone can do better in their home by combining a handful of fresh ingredients and following a few simple steps. And believe it or not, pizza made the right way can make for a truly well-balanced meal. Preheat the oven and follow along.

Recipes HERE

By far my favorite Super Bowl Commercial - curtains made out of pizza and rain that makes you skinny. Oh wait, don’t forget the blender that plays Lionel Richie! Well done Toyota, well done.

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Miniature Stuffed Pizzas in Springforms
A few posts back I mentioned an all day bike ride through Zion National Park. It was incredible. I left my hotel about 8 am and biked through Springdale into the park, all the way to the far end up a long, winding hill. It was tough and cold, but gorgeous, so well worth it.
Once at the top I locked my bike to a tree, stripped off my bike shorts (don’t worry, I had running pants on underneath), and took off for a riverside trail run. And then just kept repeating the process for the next 8 hours! Ride bike. Lock Bike. Run. Ride bike. Lock bike. Run. It was awesome.
I snacked on nuts and fruit throughout the day, but by the time I got back to the hotel my stomach was trying to eat itself, so I decided to feed it what it wanted: PIZZA. Behold, the “Good For You” pizza from Zion Pizza and Noodle Company:

light sauce, grilled squash & zucchini, sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, with feta & asiago cheeses.

It was every bit as good as it looks. And I ate Every. Last. Bite. No joke! I ate this entire pizza :D And then fell asleep for almost 12 hours. It was incredible. I’m not sure which accomplishment I’m more proud of: the marathon bike/hike/run session? Or the prize-winning eating? I think the combination of the two is just the right balance.

A few posts back I mentioned an all day bike ride through Zion National Park. It was incredible. I left my hotel about 8 am and biked through Springdale into the park, all the way to the far end up a long, winding hill. It was tough and cold, but gorgeous, so well worth it.

Once at the top I locked my bike to a tree, stripped off my bike shorts (don’t worry, I had running pants on underneath), and took off for a riverside trail run. And then just kept repeating the process for the next 8 hours! Ride bike. Lock Bike. Run. Ride bike. Lock bike. Run. It was awesome.

I snacked on nuts and fruit throughout the day, but by the time I got back to the hotel my stomach was trying to eat itself, so I decided to feed it what it wanted: PIZZA. Behold, the “Good For You” pizza from Zion Pizza and Noodle Company:

light sauce, grilled squash & zucchini, sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, with feta & asiago cheeses.

It was every bit as good as it looks. And I ate Every. Last. Bite. No joke! I ate this entire pizza :D And then fell asleep for almost 12 hours. It was incredible. I’m not sure which accomplishment I’m more proud of: the marathon bike/hike/run session? Or the prize-winning eating? I think the combination of the two is just the right balance.

Congress Declares Pizza a Vegetable

- Health Community Confused but Secretly Ecstatic

Haha, I jest. “Secretly Cringing” is probably more accurate.

Now if you want to order a thin-wheat-crust, light cheese, heavy veggie pizza and say you got some vegetable servings, I’m on board. But I remember those lunch room pizzas and there’s not a recognizable vegetable in sight. It seems the argument is that the tomato paste used counts as a veggie serving…meh! Really?? That’s quite a stretch, even for a lobbyist.

Here’s a recap from Notion’s Capital:

Tuesday, by act of Congress, pizza was declared a vegetable. The Spending Bill before our elected officials contained an Agriculture Department provision recognizing that school kids are dangerously obese, and that subsidizing school lunches of frozen pizza and french fries is unwise and unhealthy. The Congressional response: a slice of pizza = a serving of vegetables.

The American Frozen Food Institute spent over $5 million convincing Congress to protect their juicy $11 billion annual school lunch harvest from the pestilence of nutritional common sense, and they prevailed. Result: kids will still eat government-subsidized carbs, fat, and salt, and Big Food will get fatter, too.

And more here from The Today Show.

The Runner's Pie

Thanks to Runner’s World for some simple, yet useful tips on how to build a perfect pizza pie. This is sure to satisfy after a grueling run and give you all the protein, carbs, fat and nutrients you need to replenish your muscles. And the best part? It’s just as gooey and cheesy and tasty as the less-healthy comfort foods you may be craving. So follow the steps below to assemble one great tasting pie (or go to the end of the article for some more convenient frozen choices - there’s no shame in putting the microwave to good use!)

The Runner’s Pie

Feel good creating (and eating!) tasty, low-fat pizza. By Liz Applegate Ph.D. Image by Mitch Mandel From the April 2011 issue of Runner’s World

Runners love pizza so much that most eat about one medium pie every month. Trouble is, many are high-fat disasters with few nutritionally redeeming qualities. One solution? Make your own at home and load it with good-for-you ingredients. Choose your crust, sauce, cheese, and toppings, then assemble the pizza on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 450° F for 10 to 15 minutes.

CHOOSE YOUR CRUST
Look for uncooked whole-wheat dough in your grocer’s refrigerated or freezer case. Or use prebaked options, like focaccia, naan, whole-wheat pita, or French bread. Sprinkle crust with flaxseed meal or wheat germ for an extra boost of nutrients.

SPREAD ON THE SAUCE…

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What to Expect at a Neopolitan Pizzeria

Neopolitan Pizza

Things I’ve overheard in a Neapolitan pizzeria lately:

  • "Oh, wow, there’s not that much cheese on this."
  • "They’re pretty small. You could probably eat one yourself." (Waitress to customer.)
  • "You can’t really pick it up."

I guess that even after the great American pizza renaissance of the 2000s, Neapolitan pizza is still new to some folks. And, whatever, that’s cools. I just figured I’d try to demystify it a bit if you’ve never had it….

Read more at Slice! And if you’re in NYC, check out my favorite Neopolitan Pizzeria, Keste.

There are many amazing things going on here. First of all, an A+ on food photography. This photo makes me want to devour this immediately. Mission accomplished!
Secondly, it links to an easy and delicious recipe. It has you rolling out your own dough, but I use Boboli whole wheat ready-made pizza crust, and it tastes just as good.
And finally, it’s a really cute blog with an adorable name - Pinch of Yum, because life should be yummy. Love it!
gastrogirl:

portobello, red pepper, and pesto pizza.

There are many amazing things going on here. First of all, an A+ on food photography. This photo makes me want to devour this immediately. Mission accomplished!

Secondly, it links to an easy and delicious recipe. It has you rolling out your own dough, but I use Boboli whole wheat ready-made pizza crust, and it tastes just as good.

And finally, it’s a really cute blog with an adorable name - Pinch of Yum, because life should be yummy. Love it!

gastrogirl:

portobello, red pepper, and pesto pizza.

A great example of how pizza can be good for you! Look at all those scrumptious veggies, yummmmm :) It doesn’t have to be vegan either, just sprinkle a little cheese on top and your pizza craving is filled.

Thanks to:
veganexperience:

While Mom was here we made pizza with the veggies we got at the Farmer’s Market. We used Whole Foods 365 Whole Wheat pizza crust and cut it in half so we could each just make it the way we wanted. 8 WW points

A great example of how pizza can be good for you! Look at all those scrumptious veggies, yummmmm :) It doesn’t have to be vegan either, just sprinkle a little cheese on top and your pizza craving is filled.

Thanks to:

veganexperience:

While Mom was here we made pizza with the veggies we got at the Farmer’s Market. We used Whole Foods 365 Whole Wheat pizza crust and cut it in half so we could each just make it the way we wanted. 8 WW points

Celebrate today’s opening with some Potter Pizza!

Celebrate today’s opening with some Potter Pizza!

I love tuna and I love pizza, but I’ve never in my life thought of putting tuna on a pizza. It looks really good though! And it’s certainly a healthier choice than pepperoni or sausage.
Being adventurous in the kitchen can add a lot of variety to your diet, which solves the problem of getting stuck in a food rut - something a lot of people blame for their poor eating decisions. It’s true, too, having the same cereal for breakfast, sandwich for lunch, and salad for dinner may be healthy for you, but it can be really boring and lead to overdosing on something different and bad for you. So maybe it’s tuna on pizza today, Greek Yogurt in place of sour cream tomorrow  - whatever the change just give it a try and see what new food loves you might discover!
Thank you!
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I love tuna and I love pizza, but I’ve never in my life thought of putting tuna on a pizza. It looks really good though! And it’s certainly a healthier choice than pepperoni or sausage.

Being adventurous in the kitchen can add a lot of variety to your diet, which solves the problem of getting stuck in a food rut - something a lot of people blame for their poor eating decisions. It’s true, too, having the same cereal for breakfast, sandwich for lunch, and salad for dinner may be healthy for you, but it can be really boring and lead to overdosing on something different and bad for you. So maybe it’s tuna on pizza today, Greek Yogurt in place of sour cream tomorrow  - whatever the change just give it a try and see what new food loves you might discover!

Thank you!

boyfriendreplacement:

realcasual submitted

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