Eating right has many benefits to your body and it can make you feel great too. This year’s theme for National Nutrition Month is a perfect time to talk about healthy foods that taste great too. You don’t have to lose flavor when you start eating healthier. I like to think about great tasting foods we can add to our diets and not focus on the foods we should eat less of. Greek yogurt mixed with fresh or frozen fruit is an enjoyable snack or dessert option. Avocado is full of healthy unsaturated fats and can replace mayonnaise in sandwiches. Marinating poultry and meats in an oil, vinegar, herb blend overnight helps tenderize and add flavor. Add nuts and seeds to vegetables, salads or grain dishes to increase healthy fat and flavor. Sweet potatoes are a great alternative to white potatoes and they contain 400% of your daily requirement for Vitamin A which supports eye health. Hummus comes in many flavor varieties from garlic to roasted red pepper and contains fiber and protein to keep us feeling fuller longer. Try this flavorful hummus pizza recipe for some added nutrition with whole grains, low-fat dairy and vegetables. Look for it next year on the Dining Center’s menu!
1 Whole grain flatbread
1 cup Roasted red pepper hummus
1 cup Part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup Mixed chopped veggies- tomatoes, green peppers, red onions, black olives
1 tbsp. Fresh chopped basil
Spread hummus evenly over flatbread. Top with cheese, mixed veggies & basil. Place pizza in pre-heated 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, until cheese melts. Pizza can be served hot or cold.