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MyPlate Pizza Remix

USE ONE RECIPE TO CREATE MANY UNIQUE FLAVORS!

Serving Size: 2 Pizza Halves

TOMATO SAUCE BASE

Ingredients

  • 1 whole grain English muffin or bagel, cut in half
  • 2 Tablespoon tomato sauce (leftover spaghetti and pizza sauces work well!)
  • 1 Tablespoon shredded, part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon pineapple chunks
  • 1 small pinch shredded spinach

Directions

  1. Toast English muffin or bagel halves until lightly crispy (or leave untoasted, if preferred). Use the broil setting on an oven for a couple minutes, or your toaster, toaster oven, or air fryer.
  2. Top halves with 1 Tablespoon of sauce each, followed by one Tablespoon of cheese each.
  3. STYLE 1: Top one pizza with pineapple chunks.
  4. STYLE 2: Top the other with shredded spinach.
  5. Return to for just a minute or two, to melt cheese.
  6. ENJOY!

NUT OR SEED BUTTER BASE

Ingredients

  • 1 whole grain English muffin or bagel, cut in half
  • 2 Tablespoons peanut butter or preferred nut or seed butter
  • 1/4 cup of desired fresh or thawed from frozen berries
  • 1 banana, sliced

Directions

  1. Toast English muffin or bagel halves as described above, if desired.
  2. Spread 1 Tablespoon of nut or seed butter on each half.
  3. Mash 1/4 cup berries with a fork.
  4. STYLE 1: Top one pizza with a Tablespoon of mashed berries.
  5. STYLE 2: Top the other pizza with banana slices.
  6. ENJOY!

YOGURT BASE

Ingredients

  • 1 whole grain English muffin or bagel, cut in half
  • 2 Tablespoons non-fat, plain yogurt or Greek yogurt
  • Mashed berries and bananas (see above) or fruit of choice

Directions

  1. Toast English muffin or bagel halves as described above, if desired.
  2. Spread 1 Tablespoon of yogurt on each half.
  3. Top pizza halves with a Tablespoon of mashed berries or desired fruit.
  4. ENJOY!

*These recipes were inspired by USDA MyPlate's English Muffin Veggie Pizza and Fruit Pizza To Go

 

 

Makes 8 Servings

Serving Size: 2/3 Cup

Ingredients

• 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped

• 1 20 oz. can pineapple chunks in 100% juice, drained

• 1 11 oz. can mandarin oranges in 100% juice, drained

• ¾ cup chopped celery

• 1 cup halved seedless grapes

• ¼ cup low-fat mayonnaise

• ¼ tsp. black pepper

• 8 large lettuce leaves

Directions

1. In a large, bowl, mix gently chicken, pineapple chunks, oranges, celery, & grapes.

2. In a separate bowl, mix low-fat mayonnaise & black pepper.

3. Gently stir the mayonnaise mixture into the chicken mixture.

4. Cover & chill in the refrigerator.

5. To serve, scoop 2/3 cup of chicken salad onto a lettuce leaf & enjoy!

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt, low-fat
  • 1 lemon, squeezed to make 1 tbsp. juice
  • 1 tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
  • ¼ tsp. garlic, minced
  • Black pepper, to taste 

Directions

  1. Peel cucumber. Cut in half lengthwise & remove seeds. Grate cucumber & place on paper towel. Squeeze out excess fluid.
  2. Mix the grated cucumber, plain yogurt, lemon juice, dill, garlic, & pepper together in a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Serve dip with your favorite vegetables.

Delicious baked apples are a great dessert and healthy too!!!

Ingredients

  • 3-4 apple cubes
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Peel apples and cut into bite size chunks
  3. Mix oil, cinnamon, honey, and salt together in a bowl. Add apples and mix.
  4. Spread mixture on metal baking pan
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes.
Make it a parfait by layering with your favorite low-fat yogurt and heart healthy whole grain cereal. You can crush the cereal to your desired texture! Nuts and seeds can be a great addition as well.