Sunday Morning Special: 7 Healthy Pizza Recipes + Your Perfect Yoga Workout

DSC_0004

Excuse the dorky photo—I just can't contain my goofy smile. I'm back! Not just after a week away from the blog, but back to running. You read that right! After an excellent physical therapy session on Thursday, I was given the green light to try to run again. I went out for a short, jog with no music, no phone, no watch and no buddies on Friday to just tune in to my sore spots (if they popped up) and listen to my footsteps. After 10 ...continue reading

Mini Cauliflower Pizzas

Cauliflower

Happy birthday, Mom and Dad! My parents were born (one year and) four days apart, so I spent this weekend celebrating with them before Mom's day tomorrow and Dad's on Friday. We had an awesome time seeing the movie Rush (+1 to Ron Howard and co. for casting Chris Hemsworth), and playing golf. And as an added birthday bonus, I developed a new "cupcake" recipe! As you might be able to guess from the photos so far, these aren't ...continue reading

Healthy Mexican Personal Pizza

DSC_0047

Fusion food is HOT. From Korean tacos to Mexi-cue, the phrase "melting pot" has never been as fitting as it is now when it comes to describing the dishes available at restaurants across the country. In the medium-sized, suburban town that I grew up in, "fusion" was mainly limited to Taco Pizza at the most popular local pizza place, Happy Joe's. Taco pies come topped with refried beans, ground beef, sausage, lettuce, tomatoes and ...continue reading

Easy, Elegant Hors d’Oeuvres: 13-Calorie Caprese Crackers

DSC_0070

Happy Emmy Awards day! As we speak, TV stars are getting glammed up to make a splash on the red carpet and potentially take home a shiny new trophy. I say, why let the celebrities have all the fun? Host a viewing party tonight and serve these easy, elegant hors d'oeuvres, inspired by the classic Italian Caprese salad. They look fancy but it's as much of a facade as that double-stick tape on your favorite starlet's dress. In all ...continue reading

Better Than Bagel Bites: Mini Pita Pizzas

DSC_0042

My go-to elementary school eats may have been as colorful as the ingredients above, but those colors certainly weren't natural. The "cool" after-school snacks came out of a box. Pop Tarts, Better Cheddars (anyone else remember those?!), Fruit Roll-Ups, you name it. Or what about Bagel Bites...those perennially popular mini pizzas that are marketed as "wholesome," healthy choice, yet somehow contain high fructose corn syrup and 15% ...continue reading

Pizza Quinoa Pasta Salad

Q2

This next Pizza Month recipe starts in a similar way to my Superfood Pizza, but the end result is a completely different—and completely delicious—treat. Rather than a crust, today's "pizza" gets a healthy dose of whole grains from quinoa. While I've cooked with this a couple times here on Healthful Bites before (see my Southwestern Stuffed Peppers and Honey Wheat Bread), we haven't really discussed the perks of this ancient grain! ...continue reading