Main Meals

Pizzeria At Home

 

Have you ever wished you could make your own pizza that would taste as good as the local pizzeria, take practically  just as little time as ordering in and that would be healthier to boot?  Well now you can!  Enter our Pizzeria Pizza At Home…you’ll never turn back! 🙂

 

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Secret #1: Go to your local pizzeria and ask them to buy their whole wheat pizza dough.  Voila–the rest of this recipe will take you at most 10 minutes to prepare–and it’s so delish and less than 150 calories per slice!  Woohoo!

We didn’t have to become registered dietitians to know how much everyone seems to love pizza—or to know how much so many weight-loss hopefuls feel guilty after eating it.  Guilty is the last thing we want for anyone to feel—especially after eating a food that can be delicious and guilt-free! After all, that’s why we created waist-line friendly pizza options like our Portobello Pizza, Easy Veggie Pita Pizza and our Polenta Pizza just to name a few.  And now this! Mangia! 🙂

 

Pizzeria Pizza Made At Home

Serves: 12 (possibly slightly  more or less depending on your pizzeria and the size of your baking pan).

 

Ingredients:

1 ball whole wheat pizza dough (purchased from your local pizzeria)

Olive oil in a jar with a spray

3-4 large ripe tomatoes, sliced

12 ounces lite mozzarella cheese (we use Trader Joe’s)

1 cup spinach

1.5 cups sliced mushrooms

Tomato Sauce (optional)

 

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Then spray olive oil on the baking sheet.  Roll out the dough just large enough to cover the baking sheet and place on the oiled pan.

2. Top the dough with sliced tomatoes, spinach and mushrooms.

3. Spritz olive oil on the veggies.

4. Sprinkle the cheese on top.

5. Put in oven.  Pizza is ready in 10-15 minutes or as soon as the dough is cooked and the cheese is browned.  YUM! Enjoy!

 

Makes 12 pieces:

Nutrition Information per serving:  137 Calories, 15 g carbohydrate, 4 g fat, 8 g protein, 4 g fiber, 390 mg sodium

So Scrumptious! Woohoo!

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Thanks to our amazing friends Kimberly Garruto and Chris Morgan for sharing this great recipe with us and the Pizzeria 100% Whole Wheat Dough “SECRET”!  Just walk in to the pizzeria and ask to buy it! Genius! And so delish! Thanks you two!

Not Yo Momma’s Fish Sticks- But They Taste Like They Are!

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Do you ever have a craving for your childhood comfort foods?  We have quite a few that we grew up with that we often long for—and although we didn’t grow up with fish sticks we’ve learned our house was a bit unusual and many of you have been requesting a healthy version of what seems to be a staple in most American households. Of course there are tons of frozen varieties in the local grocery that are pleasing to the palate for both children and adults.  However, most varieties have been deep fried in oil before packaging and are loaded with fat, eeks!

Not these “Not Yo Mamma’s Fish-Sticks- but taste like they are!”  This recipe can satisfy your craving and is nutritious as well.

 

Pssst… looking for a little sweet, healthy & waist-line friendly treat after dinner? Check out our Chocolate Chip Banana & Zucchini Muffins, or our Skinny Pumpkin Muffins,  or these these Skinny Mini Muffins, just to name a few! Or search the site! 🙂

Not Yo Mamma’s Fish-Sticks- but taste like they are!
Serves 4

Ingredients

  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 cup whole wheat dry breadcrumbs or 1/2 cup plain dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup whole grain cereal flakes
  • 1 freshly squeezed lemon
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup all- purpose flour
  • 2 large egg whites, beaten
  • 1 pound tilapia filets, cut into 1/2 by 3 inch strips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Set a wire rack on a baking sheet; coat with cooking spray.
  • Line up 3 shallow dishes.  These will be used for dipping the fish in the coating.
  • Add breadcrumbs, cereal flakes, garlic powder, paprika, and salt into a blender and  mix until finely ground. Transfer to the first   shallow dish.
  • Place flour in another shallow dish and egg whites in the third. Dunk each strip of fish in the flour, dip it in the egg and then  coat all sides with the breadcrumb mixture. Place on the prepared rack. Coat both sides of the breaded fish with cooking spray.
  • Bake until the fish is cooked through and the breading is golden brown and crisp, about 10 minutes.
  • Squeeze lemon juice over fish and Enjoy!

These fish sticks are packed with protein, low in saturated fat and a good source of Vitamin C (thank you lemon! :)), riboflavin and vitamin B12.

BONUS: You get your energy boosting whole grain carbohydrates/ protein combo with this comfort food, so just be sure to round this out meal with some veggies—and call it one delicious and healthy night!

Fish Sticks Nutrition Facts: Per Serving : Calories 284 , Carbohydrate 28.5g, Fat 2.7g, Protein 39.4 g, Fiber 3 g

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If you love this recipe, you may also enjoy these fabulous recipes:

Banana Kiwi Weight Loss Smoothie

Skinny Deviled Eggs

 

Not Yo Momma’s Fish Sticks- But They Taste Like They Are!
 
BONUS: You get your energy boosting whole grain carbohydrates/ protein combo with this comfort food, so just be sure to round this out meal with some veggies—and call it one delicious and healthy night! Fish Sticks Nutrition Facts: Per Serving : Calories 284 , Carbohydrate 28.5g, Fat 2.7g, Protein 39.4 g, Fiber 3 g
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 cup whole wheat dry breadcrumbs or ½ cup plain dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup whole grain cereal flakes
  • 1 freshly squeezed lemon
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup all- purpose flour
  • 2 large egg whites, beaten
  • 1 pound tilapia filets, cut into ½ by 3 inch strips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Set a wire rack on a baking sheet; coat with cooking spray.
  2. Line up 3 shallow dishes. These will be used for dipping the fish in the coating.
  3. Add breadcrumbs, cereal flakes, garlic powder, paprika, and salt into a blender and mix until finely ground. Transfer to the first shallow dish.
  4. Place flour in another shallow dish and egg whites in the third. Dunk each strip of fish in the flour, dip it in the egg and then coat all sides with the breadcrumb mixture. Place on the prepared rack. Coat both sides of the breaded fish with cooking spray.
  5. Bake until the fish is cooked through and the breading is golden brown and crisp, about 10 minutes.
  6. Squeeze lemon juice over fish and Enjoy!
  7. These fish sticks are packed with protein, low in saturated fat and a good source of Vitamin C (thank you lemon! :)), riboflavin and vitamin B12.

Spinach and Quinoa Casserole

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Winter time to us means casseroles for dinner. We love to play off foods our mom cooked when we were younger. One of our favorites was always a spinach noodle casserole. Although our mom did make a healthy version, we’ve tweaked it a bit to make it more our own and incorporate more food groups.

Spinach and Quinoa Casserole:

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup low-fat feta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon mint
  • 1 teaspoon dill
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten (we use Eggland’s Best because they have 25% less saturated fat than other eggs)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat Parmesan cheese, finely grated

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a medium saucepan, cook the olive oil and the onions on medium heat until tender. Once tender, add the spinach and cook until the leaves are wilted. Remove from heat.
  3. In a large bowl, mix quinoa, eggs, cheese and spices together. Fold in the spinach and onions. Pour into a gratin bowl (or a bowl that can be put in the oven). Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 25 minutes, or until Parmesan is browned and crispy. Enjoy!
  4. Makes about 5 servings

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Spinach and Quinoa Casserole
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • ½ yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup low-fat feta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon mint
  • 1 teaspoon dill
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten (we use
  • Eggland's Best
  • because they have 25% less saturated fat than other eggs)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup reduced fat Parmesan cheese, finely grated
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a medium saucepan, cook the olive oil and the onions on medium heat until tender. Once tender, add the spinach and cook until the leaves are wilted. Remove from heat.
  3. In a large bowl, mix quinoa, eggs, cheese and spices together. Fold in the spinach and onions. Pour into a gratin bowl (or a bowl that can be put in the oven). Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 25 minutes, or until Parmesan is browned and crispy. Enjoy!
  4. Makes about 5 servings