Do you like pizza but don’t want to grab that greasy slice in the dining hall? Opt for this easy to make pizza—loaded with whole grains and veggies in the perfect portion size.
Simple Steps for Creating our Healthy English Muffin Pizza
- Whole wheat English muffin
- Marinara sauce
Toast a whole grain English muffin. When picking out your English muffin make sure that it says whole wheat, not just wheat. This option is more nutritious since it contains all parts of the wheat grain. Gluten free options are available.
Spread marinara sauce over the English muffin. Use a tablespoon of marinara sauce to avoid excess salt intake.
Head over to the salad bar to get some shredded cheese and toppings such as spinach, peppers, broccoli, onions, and mushrooms. Broccoli is a good source of iron, calcium, and is low in saturated fat. Mushrooms provide potassium. Onions are a good source of dietary fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. The cheese gives you protein and calcium for strong bones!
Head over to the panini press to grill your vegetable toppings for about 1 minute. Add them on top of you cheese and marinara sauce.
If you want your cheese melted more, microwave your pizza for 15 seconds to melt the cheese & enjoy!
About UNH SPIN Peer Education
This recipe is provided to you by SPIN (Students Promoting Information about Nutrition) peer educators Emily Bukavich and Brooke Kealy. SPIN is a Health Services peer education group comprised of UNH students who provide interactive nutrition education programs to the UNH community. Try more of their recipes by visiting SPIN on Hoco or by reading their column in the print edition of The New Hampshire (every other Friday).