I tried a couple new things over the weekend, and they both turned out to be successes! I’m going to side-step the fact that they’re both incredibly simple, mainly because it’ll take away from my big smile and feelings of accomplishment. 🙂
Pizza is by far my favorite food in the entire world, and I’m constantly craving it. But ordering pizza = lots of calories, so I tried making my own mini pizza instead. Since we didn’t have any English muffins, I figured a whole wheat bagel thin would work just as well.
I really wish I had some pepperoni…
My stomach was starting to growl at this point. I was really, really hungry.
I probably should have added a bit more cheese, and next time I will!
Here’s what they look like after they’ve been baking. The cheese is so gooey!
I dug in right away! This pizza bagel was really tasty. Next time, I’m going to add some more cheese and add in some pepperoni.
Pizza Bagel Thin
- 1 whole wheat bagel thin
- 2 Tbs. tomato basil pasta sauce
- 1/4 C. shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 C. yellow bell pepper, chopped
Separate bagel thins and toast for 3 minutes in a toaster oven. Then spread sauce on each one. Cover with mozzarella cheese and peppers. Bake at 400 degrees in oven for 12-15 minutes until edges are golden and cheese is melted.
I also sauteed up some of my favorite veggies yesterday. I’ve been getting bored with just eating them raw, so here’s what I did…
At first I wasn’t going to add spinach, but then I remembered that I’d been neglecting it for a while.
I think my favorite part of this easy dish was the scent. The garlic and olive oil together smelled unbelievably good.
I firmly believe that cheese makes everything better, but especially vegetables.
This was a really simple way to change up how I eat my vegetables. Granted, eating them raw is always going to be the easiest option, but this one has so much more flavor.
Sauteed Mixed Vegetables
- zucchini slices, chopped
- red bell pepper slices, chopped
- orange bell pepper slices, chopped
- cherry tomatoes, chopped
- spinach leaves, torn
- 1 Tbs. olive oil
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- feta cheese, chopped
Heat olive oil and garlic powder in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add vegetables into the skillet. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes. Season with more salt and pepper if needed, then cook for another minute or so. Serve immediately topped with feta cheese.
You can pretty much use any vegetables for this dish. That’s the beauty of it!
Do you like to saute your vegetables? Pizza bagels…yay or nay? Favorite vegetable to eat?