No Ramen, No Problem: English Muffin Pizza

09/11/2015
Lauren Kromer
Staff Writer
L.Kromer@iup.edu

Many college student’s go-to dinner is pizza.  It is quick, convenient and delicious.

It may not be the most nutritionally balanced meal, but there are additions or swaps you can make to increase the nutritional value.

A fast approach for a healthier version of pizza is to put it on an English muffin.  Whole wheat, double protein or high-fiber English muffins are all better swaps from the original bread.

English muffins are great to have on hand for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is a very versatile food item.

For the pizzas, it is only a few short, simple steps any student should be able to conquer.

First, split your English muffin and add on your desired amount of marinara sauce to each side.

Top with shredded mozzarella cheese, or any variety you prefer.

Then add a mixture of nutritional toppings like green pepper, onion, tomato, spinach, zucchini, mushrooms or broccoli.

Once you have completed your pizza, place it on a microwave-safe plate and heat for about one to two minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

This can also be done in a toaster oven by preheating it to 450 degrees and placing it on a baking sheet for about three minutes or until the cheese is melted.

When it is cooked, sprinkle the top with your preferred pizza spices like garlic powder, oregano or crushed red pepper flakes.

Enjoy with a cold can of soda and friends.

Ingredients:

1 English muffin

3 tablespoons of marinara sauce

3 tablespoons of mozzarella cheese

1 handful of vegetables,

Oregano, garlic powder, crushed red pepper flakes

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