Here You Go! If you are dreaming of pizza and made a New Years resolution to not eat anything fattening, this is something you can make and eat and not feel guilty.

Plus I watched a good movie/documentary on Netflix last night called Hungry for Change which basically stressed the importance of eating lots of dark green vegetables. Actually lots of vegetables and fruits. And what is happening to our bodies due to our terrible high calorie, no nutrient diets, which is basically how most Americans are programmed to eat.

The good news is that ‘it’s not your fault’. The bad news is that some big changes in your eating habits have to be made in the interest of having a healthy body. This means cutting out most sugars and diet soda, along with boosting the fiber and vegetable content of your meals.

I recommend you watch this, but if you don’t you can still eat lots more veggies and add parsley and cilantro to everything you can. These are two miracle items.

So, start off with a brocolli pizza to get you going. And you could sprinkle some parsley and/or cilantro on top for some extra nutrition and flavor. Hint: the easiest way to ‘chop’ parsley is to hold a bunch in your hand and just snip of little shreds with a scissors over the food you are adding it to.2093964-1

If you watched the Hungry for Change movie, you will see that there is ‘sugar in just about everything’. Including pizza sauce. And things like pizza dough, bread, rice and potatoes turn into sugar (stored as fat) in your body.

However this pizza is the least worst if you are dying for this taste.

1/8th of pizza: 181 calories, 4.5g fat, 535mg sodium, 27.5g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 4g sugars, 8.5g protein — PointsPlus® value 5*

This easy cheesy recipe gets a fiber boost from broccoli. Thinking about whipping up a more date-friendly version? Ditch the garlic and it’ll STILL rock!BGpizza1_web

Ingredients:
3 cups small broccoli florets
1 package Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust refrigerated dough
1/2 cup pizza sauce
1 tbsp. minced garlic
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

Place broccoli in a large microwave safe bowl. Add 2 tbsp. water, cover, and microwave for 4 minutes, or until tender. Drain any excess liquid and blot dry.

Thinly and evenly stretch or roll out dough on the baking sheet into a large rectangle, at least 14 inches by 10 inches.

Spread dough with pizza sauce, and sprinkle with garlic. Evenly top with broccoli, and sprinkle with cheese.

Bake until crust is golden brown and cheese has melted, about 10 minutes. Slice and enjoy!

MAKES 8 SERVINGS

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