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New Year, New Diet.. right?

I wanted to post a blog on healthy recipes since I don’t always want to eat out. Portions are usually large, you have no idea what you’re even eating. Below are a few of my favorites. Enjoy!

PIZZA

One of my favorite foods is and always will be pizza. I don’t know many people who don’t like pizza and if they don’t I don’t know that I would trust them.. I like to change it up sometimes from ordering out all the time – although Westshore Pizza is so legit and amazing.. Sometimes I like to make my own. It is so easy and quick to do and it’s much less calories if you follow how I make mine.

Ingredients:

  • Pizza Sauce
  • Cheese
  • Flatbread (I love Flatout thin crust flatbread –Spicy Italian)
  • Pepperoni + whatever other toppings you want to add.

I would recommend toasting your flatbreads in the oven for a couple of minutes then take them out and add your sauce. I like mine pretty saucy!! I use 2% mozzarella and turkey pepperoni’s.. you know.. to cut out SOME of the bad stuff..at the end of the day it IS pizza and we all need it! Add in your cheese to your liking and then from there just throw on whatever toppings you want. From here you just need to pop them in the oven for a couple of minutes until the cheese is melted and it is the amount of crisp that you want.

QUINOA with GRILLED VEGGIES

I love quinoa with vegetables. My favorite is the rosemary and olive oil quinoa – follow the back of the box on how to make it and then throw in some veggies. I like to use brussel sprouts, pineapple and onions. Get a pan with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil and start the pineapple first. Then throw in your brussel sprouts and onions. Let this simmer until the brussels and onions are tender and then add in some soy sauce. I prefer the low sodium. The soy sauce will soak up the rest of the juices and start to darken your veggies so make sure you watch them so they don’t burn. This is one of my favorite meals and I make it atleast 1 time a week! You can add anything you want really to this. Sometimes I will do carrots and broccoli.

POPCORN WITH HONEY & BUTTER

Probably the easiest most delicious sweet treat. Drizzle 1/2 cup air-popped popcorn with 1 teaspoon melted salted butter, mixed with 1 1/4 teaspoons honey then toss. This has less than 80 calories. YUM!

 Fun food facts/benefits:

  • Raspberries are not only low in calories, sugar and carbohydrates, they are also one of the highest sources of fiber among all other fruits.
  • Brussels sprouts and broccoli are among the healthiest vegetables. With their rich antioxidant and selenium contents, these vegetables could help you prevent cancer!
  • Oranges high in Vitamin C has antioxidant properties that may work together with other nutrients to boost immunity, according to Harvard.
  • Blueberries have antioxidants that are associated with good memory and better brain function.