Low-Calorie Burrito Bowl

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By now, it's a pretty well-known fact that the monster rice and bean-stuffed burritos, popular at Mexican fast food restaurants, are no diet gem. The tortilla alone often clocks in around 300 calories and 10 grams of fat! So you'd be getting a light option by foregoing the wrap and ordering a burrito bowl, right? Not so fast. A fully-loaded vegetarian bowl at Chipotle, while very tasty, packs in 760 calories, 39 grams of fat ...continue reading

Mini Cauliflower Pizzas

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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

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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

Better Than Bagel Bites: Mini Pita Pizzas

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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

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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

Superfood Pizza (Vegan + Gluten-Free!)

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Happy National Cheese Pizza Day! The bad news: The day ran away from me and it's most likely too late for you to actually celebrate on the holiday. The good news: This pizza recipe has cheese and so much more. Like what, you ask? A serving of vegetables hiding in the crust, 15 grams of fiber and more than three times as much vitamin A as you need in a day (for a dose of superpowered eyesight!). Oh yes, and it's also ...continue reading