Friday, December 2, 2011

Zucchini Pizzas

Healthy pizza? Yes, and it is delicious! You can still have that yummy taste of pizza, but take away the portion size of a 13" piece and loads of fat.

2 zucchinis
1/3 cup pasta sauce
1/3 cup cheese
8 pepperonis
olive oil

pre heat oven to 400
-Half 2 zucchinis (one per person)
-Hollow out the middle part of the zucchini, it will look like a mini canoe!
-Smooth olive oil inside the zucchini
-Bake zucchini until they look a bit crispy, about 10minutes
(while you are waiting, cut the pepperonis in fourths, making small pieces to put on the zucchini)
-Remove from the oven
-Fill each zucchini with pasta sauce
-Cover with cheese and place small pepperonis on top.
-Back in the oven for another 8-10 minutes, or about 2-3 minutes after the cheese has melted.

Take out and try not to scarf them right away! Eating 2 halves was enough for me

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Antioxidant Rich Salad

Over Thanksgiving I set a new goal. Make my own dressings! So many times I look at the nutritional facts of a dressing bottle and find it is equivalent to the sugar amount of a can of pop! Excuse me? Salads are supposed to be healthy, right? My challenge for myself is to cut out ALL the unhealthy dressings and make my own! This first dressing is simple but yummy.

1 cup Arugula (my favorite leafy green to eat)
2 morel mushrooms thinly sliced
1 Tbl feta cheese
1-2 Tbl dried cranberries
Red Wine Vinegar
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

WASH your arugula. Even if the case says triple washed, studies have shown that even triple washed leafy goods contain bacteria! So please, eww, wash your leafs. Wash your mushrooms and thinly slice over your bed of arugula, and add your feta and cranberries! Next, lightly dash Red Wine Vinegar over the salad. You don't need much, and you can always add more, later. Be a bit more generous with your Olive Oil but just enough so it covers the leaves (pour for about 2 seconds). Mix and enjoy!