No-Guilt Veggie Pizza

This recipe is a easy as pie. The tortilla crust and reduced-fat cheese trim calories and fat, and the more vegetables you pile on, the more disease-fighting antioxidants you get. Serves 2

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Vegetable oil cooking spray

Butter spray

1 sprouted grain or whole-grain 9-inch tortilla

1/4 cup pizza sauce (or Marinara)

1/4 cup 2 percent shredded mozzarella

16 slices meatless or turkey pepperoni (or 3 slices lean sandwich meat, cut into small pieces)

Vegetable toppings of your choice

1 cup mixed greens (optional)

Heat over to 400. Coat a cookie sheet or pizza stone with cooking spray. Spray butter spray on both sides of tortilla; place tortilla on sheet; spread with pizza sauce; sprinkle with cheese. Top with pepperoni slices and vegetable toppings. Bake until tortilla is crispy and cheese has melted, about 5 minutes. Top with mixed greens, if desired. Cut into 4 slices (or roll it up!) and enjoy.

Reprinted from Self Magazine-Carrie Underwood

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Invite kids into the kitchen! Even the youngest children can help out in the kitchen. By including them in “grown up” activities, children under 5 can feel special and gain valuable life skills. They’ll also be more likely to try foods that they help prepare.

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Oven-Roasted Asparagus

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Makes 4 servings

Prep: 10 mins, Cook: 15 mins, Ready In: 25 mins

Ingredients:

1 bunch thin asparagus spears, trimmed
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place the asparagus into a mixing bowl, and drizzle with the olive oil. Toss to coat the spears, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper. Arrange the asparagus onto a baking sheet in a single layer.
  3. Bake until just tender, 12 to 15 minutes depending on thickness. Sprinkle with lemon juice just before serving.

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Many grocery stores offer nutrition tours designed for children. Grocery shopping can be a good way for kids to learn about health and nutrition. Minimize stress by choosing a shopping time that works best for everyone. Don’t go hungry. You’ll all be a lot happier if you shop on a full stomach. Ask your children to help you find healthy foods that offer good value for price. Encourage your children to choose a healthy item they’ve never eaten before, such as a new local fruit or vegetable. Check with your local grocery store to see if they offer nutrition tours designed for kids.

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~ Proverbs 19:21

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