Garlic Parm Flat Zucchini & Bell Pepper Pizzas!

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Yesterday was my workout rest day. Of course, I still stayed active and played basketball, went for a long walk, but I stayed away from running, or anything else extremely active. I have to remind myself that my muscles need time to heal in order to perform correctly.

I was in the mood for pizza, but didn’t want to feel like crap after eating it without working out. I usually don’t mind a slice of pizza on a running day or workout day. I didn’t have anything in the house to make crust anyways and there was no way this lazy pajama girl was getting in the car to get ingredients.

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I knew I had pizza sauce leftover, and I was going to make tortilla pizzas! The only problem is that they don’t fill me up. I usually have to eat 2 or 3 of them and by that time, eating actual pizza would have made more sense.

Luckily I stopped at Earth Fare a couple of days ago and bought zucchinis and peppers. I was going to make my roasted vegetables, but I can always replace them. Pepper and zucchini pizzas are freaking delicious, guilt free, and incredibly filling! Plus they are so easy to make and quick!

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All you need:Β bell peppers, zucchinis, your choice of shredded cheese, your favorite pizza sauce, parmesan, olive oil, and garlic powder!

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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Slice bell peppers, throw them in a pot of boiling water, and boil them for 5-7 minutes. They’ll be slightly wrinkly and soft.
Add bell peppers to a greased baking sheet.
Lightly coat peppers with olive oil.
Sprinkle them with parmesan and garlic powder.
Add pizza sauce and shredded cheese!
Bake 15-20 minutes or until crisp!

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Slice the zucchini as thin as you can! That way it’ll be more crisp.
Add zucchini to a greased baking sheet.
Spread olive oil and sauce over the zucchinis.
Sprinkle parmesan, cheese, garlic powder.
Bake 15-20 minutes or until crisp!

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While the pizzas are in the oven, prepare your side dish! I chose to make a salad, another filling and nutritious food.

Salad Dressing:1/4 cup olive oil, 1/8 cup Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, 3 tablespoons honey, 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder, pink of sea salt, 1 teaspoon of italian seasonings

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This salad had roma tomatoes, crumbled mozzarella cheese, tortilla strips, italian lettuce blend, avocado, and my homemade dressing.

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The pizzas came out perfectly and definitely hit the spot!

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Next time I make these, I’m going to add pineapple and Canadian bacon!

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Do you have a favorite dish that you like to make with healthier swaps?

Comments

  • Hillary

    I think I may have to buy zucchini next time I go to the store and try these! Thanks for all the healthy recipes you post, definitely helps me come up with new ideas for meals.

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  • Ashlee

    Thank you for this post! I get cravings for pizza all the time and I’m trying to lose weight. 255 lbs πŸ™

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  • Jen

    This bell pepper crust pizzas look so good! Yum.

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  • Kate

    That looks tasty, but what’s a pink of sea salt?

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  • Laura Hager

    Yum! That looks so good! I can’t wait to try this!

    Laura
    http://www.laurahager.blogspot.com

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  • Jessica

    These look so good! Pizza is one of my favorite foods so thank you for the great idea to lighten it up πŸ™‚

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  • lina

    Your pictures are so good –

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  • La Spice Sisters

    This looks awesome! I have to try them tomorrow πŸ™‚

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  • Jess

    If you squeeze spaghetti squash through a dish cloth to drain all the liquid and mix it with a little egg white and bake it until its crunchy it makes an amazing crust!

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  • Melanie

    Using zucchini and bell peppers as a crust is a great idea! Have you ever made cauliflower pizza crust? I tried one time, but it didn’t work out so well… haha. I see it all over Pinterest and it looks so good!

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  • Morgan

    I like to make pizzas on portabella mushroom caps.

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  • Kristin C

    I am not a huge fan of zucchini, but this looks pretty good.
    I also want to try making it into actual crust. Have you seen that on Pinterest? I think I’d start with half whole-wheat flour and half zucchini crust, but it’d still be way healthier!

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  • Lindsay

    Looks delicious. Contemplating making this tonight or spaghetti squash. Thanks Taralynn. πŸ™‚

    xox

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  • Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out

    Those zucchini boats look delicious!

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  • Linda @ The Fitty

    I like the zucchini boats more than the bellpeppers πŸ™‚

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  • Liv @ Healthy Liv

    My favorite way to make a quick pizza is to use an English muffin! Mini whole wheat English muffin pizzas keep me full for a surprisingly long time πŸ™‚

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  • Lauren

    These look so good! Lately I’ve been hooked on the cauliflower pizza/cheese sticks. It’s so much more filling to use veggies instead of bread, and you feel so much better too!

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  • Aubrey

    Those look yummy! My favorite healthy swap: Instead of eating a regular brownie, I just stick the Quest chocolate brownie flavor in the microwave for about 30 seconds. It tastes just like a warm, soft brownie! Delish!

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  • Cassie

    You just made my day!!

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