Easy, Low-Cal Arugula and Goat Cheese Portobello Pizzas

The following post was originally featured on Eating Bird Food and written by Brittany Mullins, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

Remember that quick and easy pizza sauce I posted over the weekend? Well, here’s your chance to put it to good use! During my 28 Day Transformation program back in August, I realized that so many participants were using their weekly treat meal to have pizza. I joked about it in a couple of follow-up emails and ultimately decided that I needed to add a healthy pizza recipe to the plan, so participants could have pizza without taking up their treat for the week. So here’s the recipe I came up with. It’s on plan and perfect for lunch or dinner when paired with a serving of protein.

At just under 120 calories each, these mini pizzas are a nutrient-packed veggie dish that you can feel good about adding to any meal. To make a meal out of these, I would have two paired with a salad or have one with a serving of protein.

The raw pizzas look much prettier, but trust me, the cooked version is delicious. I topped each with a sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan and a drizzle of balsamic and devoured them. Well, not all four . . . I shared some with friends. 🙂

Arugula and Goat Cheese Portobello Pizzas

From Eating Bird Food

Arugula and Goat Cheese Portobello Pizzas

Notes

These babies are easy! Simply whip up a batch of pizza sauce (here’s a supereasy blender pizza sauce recipe, but you can also use store-bought), prep your veggies, add your toppings, and bake.

For this version, I used the biggest portobello caps I could find at Whole Foods. I cut the stems out and scraped out the gills to make more room for toppings. I did end up saving the stems that weren¡¯t too woody to use for the topping.

Toppings = arugula, onion, cherry tomatoes, mushroom pieces, and goat cheese! If you¡¯re not a huge goat cheese person, you can use mozzarella or any other type of cheese you¡¯d like.

Easy, Low-Cal Arugula and Goat Cheese Portobello Pizzas

The following post was originally featured on Eating Bird Food and written by Brittany Mullins| who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

Remember that quick and easy pizza sauce I posted over the weekend? Well| here’s your chance to put it to good use! During my 28 Day Transformation program back in August| I realized that so many participants were using their weekly treat meal to have pizza. I joked about it in a couple of follow-up emails and ultimately decided that I needed to add a healthy pizza recipe to the plan| so participants could have pizza without taking up their treat for the week. So here’s the recipe I came up with. It’s on plan and perfect for lunch or dinner when paired with a serving of protein.

At just under 120 calories each| these mini pizzas are a nutrient-packed veggie dish that you can feel good about adding to any meal. To make a meal out of these| I would have two paired with a salad or have one with a serving of protein.

The raw pizzas look much prettier| but trust me| the cooked version is delicious. I topped each with a sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan and a drizzle of balsamic and devoured them. Well| not all four . . . I shared some with friends. 🙂

Arugula and Goat Cheese Portobello Pizzas

From Eating Bird Food

Arugula and Goat Cheese Portobello Pizzas

Notes

These babies are easy! Simply whip up a batch of pizza sauce (here’s a supereasy blender pizza sauce recipe| but you can also use store-bought)| prep your veggies| add your toppings| and bake.

For this version| I used the biggest portobello caps I could find at Whole Foods. I cut the stems out and scraped out the gills to make more room for toppings. I did end up saving the stems that weren¡¯t too woody to use for the topping.

Toppings = arugula| onion| cherry tomatoes| mushroom pieces| and goat cheese! If you¡¯re not a huge goat cheese person| you can use mozzarella or any other type of cheese you¡¯d like.

Tasty Twists on Traditional Hummus Recipes

Tasty Twists on Traditional Hummus Recipes

Hummus is such a versatile and healthy food: serve with raw veggies, spread it on a sandwich, or smear it on grilled chicken for added protein. You can keep a store-bought tub in the fridge, but nothing compares to the taste of homemade hummus. If you’re bored with the garlic and lemon flavor of traditional hummus, mix things up with one of these unique recipes.

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

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For a fiber-packed snack that pairs perfectly with crackers or veggies