Garlic Hummus Pizza with Zucchini, Kale and Sun-dried Tomatoes

If Friday night is pizza night in your home, here’s a great recipe for you!


This Garlic Hummus Pizza with Zucchini, Kale and Sun-dried Tomatoes is a delicious vegan pizza.


It’s a savory, veggified delight!


Garlic Hummus Pizza with Zucchini, Kale and Sun-dried Tomatoes

Serves 4

1 whole wheat prepared crust

~4 oz. of garlic hummus

~ 2 cups (8 oz.) of fresh or frozen kale

1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained

1/2 a small yellow onion, finely chopped

1/3 cup of sun-dried tomatoes

1/2 a large zucchini, thinly sliced

To make this pizza, start by preheating the oven to the specifications for the pre-made crust.

While the oven is heating, roll out the dough and start adding on the toppings.

First, layer the garlic hummus on the crust. Next sprinkle the kale, beans, onion and sun-dried tomatoes on top the hummus.

Lastly, place the zucchini slices on top of all the other veggies. Bake according to package directions, and enjoy!

Summer is almost here,



What I Ate Wednesday #68

This What I Ate Wednesday is a pretty exciting edition, it’s the first WIAW I’m writing as an MPH! Last week I graduated with my Master’s in Public Health Nutrition, and I am so happy to have completed my program after two intense years! The eats I’m showing today are from yesterday, where I had a great time relaxing and enjoying NYC!


I started off my morning with a yogurt bowl. Totally forgot to take a picture, so this previous yogurt bowl picture will do! The version I ate yesterday had plain greek yogurt, some cereal, chia seeds, a banana and peanut butter.


I spent some time in Bryant Park and enjoyed the lovely summer day. It was hot! And tons of people were doing yoga in the park. So cool.


I also ate my lunch while I was there. I packed my insulated lunch bag so I had some nice cold veggie pizza. I love cold pizza!


I had an apple on the side as well.


And lots of water!


After I finished eating I made my way to Central Park. It is so beautiful! I hung out and did some reading on a bench and watched a million people go by. It is so much fun sitting in parks in NYC and watching everything that goes on around you.


While I read/people watched I ate this Kind bar. It was very tasty, but too sticky and chewy for my liking.


When I got home I was pretty hungry, and ate a bowl of cereal with coconut milk and strawberries. I added a little peanut butter on top as well. Yum! Since it was about 90 degrees here yesterday and my apartment’s air conditioning wasn’t working, it felt like it was a million degrees inside. I decided to eat some frozen mango to cool me down, forgot the picture though!


I also had half of this guava filled pastry my roommate gave me. I had never had anything like it before, and it was sweet and fruity with a soft and flaky crust.


Dinner was a leftover sandwich from one of the nights my family and I went out to celebrate my graduation. It was a butternut squash and beet sandwich with some other veggies and cheese. A winner!


Also had some refreshing pineapple.


And in effort to cool down before bed I had some chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.  I haven’t had cookie dough ice cream in forever. It was perfect!

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What I Ate Wednesday # 67

It’s time for another round of What I Ate Wednesday! This edition marks some fun eats during graduation week, hope you enjoy!


For breakfast I had homemade banana bread with peanut butter. Delish.


Lunch was the most scrumptious sandwich I’ve had in a long time. It was a toasted sandwich with arugula, tempeh, cilantro jalapeño hummus, stone ground mustard and raspberry jam. It was a heavenly combo! Also had an apple on the side.


And a few cucumber slices as well.


A bit later I had a piece of dark chocolate for good measure.


My Mom is in town for graduation, and she brought some of her homemade crackers. So I had to have one of course! Look at all those seeds!


That afternoon my friends and some of my family who were in town met up at Grad Alley, a big festival on campus for all the graduates! If you had this wristband on you got access to lots of free goodies!


Like this Honest Ade. Quite tasty.


Some animal crackers. And lots of other snacks that I took home to eat another day!


For dinner my Mom, siblings and I went out to eat at a great restaurant in Greenwich Village where I got a Curried Kabocha Squash with Grilled Apple, Red Cabbage, and Mushroom Spread Sandwich. So. Good.


The Empire State Building was even lit up violet the other night to honor the NYU grads. How cool.


Late that night I munched on some more dry cereal before bed. It was a great day!

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Green Banana Bliss Smoothie

Happy Monday! Hope you had a fabulous weekend and that your week ahead will be just as wonderful. If you start off your day with this Green Banana Bliss Smoothie I promise it’ll be a good one!


It’s a creamy, delicious green smoothie!

IMG_1915A simple, fruity and refreshing breakfast!


Green Banana Bliss Smoothie

Serves 1  

1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut milk

1 frozen banana

1 large handful of spinach

1/4 cup of old fashioned oats

1 tbsp of chia seeds

1 tbsp of peanut butter

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!

It’s a beautiful day,


What I Ate Wednesday #66

It’s Wednesday, and I’m officially done with grad school! Yay! So many reasons to celebrate this WIAW! Hope you all are having a wonderful week as well, and let’s get to the food.


I started off my day with a delicious breakfast smoothie and some plain greek yogurt and pineapple. I’m so happy it’s finally warm enough to have smoothies again! I called this one a Banana Bliss smoothie, it was made from 1/2 cup of coconut milk, 1 frozen banana, 1 huge handful of spinach, 1/4 cup of old fashioned oats, 1 tbsp of chia seeds and 1 tbsp of peanut butter. De-lish.


Mid-morning I went to pick up my cap and gown on campus, this was the huge line I was in even though I got there right as it opened. Luckily it moved pretty fast.


I did have half of this granola bar while waiting in line. I’ve never seen these type of Clif bars before, this line of Kit’s Organic all seem to have as few ingredients as possible, which is sweet. This Cherry Pumpkin Seed bar was made of dates, pumpkin seeds, cherries, apples, sea salt and rosemary extract. And it was pretty good!


After I got my cap and gown I took some time to leisurely stroll around campus a bit. It was SO nice! When you aren’t totally stressed about school and focusing your energy elsewhere it really is a beautiful campus. Especially with a view from above!


By the time I got home I was famished and ready for lunch, and had a tasty homemade bean and barley veggie burger. Also had some more pineapple and some leftover apple on the side.


Two chocolate chip cookies were snacked upon later that afternoon.


And for dinner I had a big salad on top of two little corn tortillas, layered with zucchini, tahini, avocado, sweet potato and salsa. Orange on the side.


Also had a little raisin and nut mix.


And later for dessert I had some multi-grain o’s cereal and a spoonful of cookie butter. Tasty as always!

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Savory Tofu and Veggie Pizza

Today is the last day of school I’ll ever have. Ever. It feels pretty good!


I’ve still got final presentations tonight, but I thought I’d post this delicious pizza recipe before I’m off!


Make this pizza to celebrate something great in your life on this fabulous Monday. You won’t be disappointed!


Savory Tofu and Veggie Pizza

Serves 4

1 whole wheat pre-made pizza dough (or homemade!)

~1 cup of cilantro jalapeño hummus

1 package of Trader Joe’s savory baked tofu

1 and 1/2 cups of frozen kale (or fresh if you’ve got it)

1 cup of bell peppers, chopped

1/2 cup of yellow onion, chopped

1 large pre-baked sweet potato, chopped

To make this pizza start by preheating the oven to the temperature indicated for your pre-made dough.

While the oven is warming, chop your veggies and sauté the kale, bell peppers and onion for about 7-10 minutes, or until tender.

When the oven is ready and your veggies are set, start making your pizza!

First spread the hummus over the pizza crust.

Then layer on the kale, bell pepper and onion mix, the sweet potato and the tofu.

Now bake the pizza according to package directions. Mine took about 13 minutes. Enjoy!

Last day of school,


What I Ate Wednesday #65

Morning all! Here’s to another wonderful Wednesday filled with good food! Hope you’ve all had a lovely start to your week and find some inspiration for new dishes to try as you check out all the WIAW posts this week.


For breakfast on Monday I started off with a slice of toast with natural, unsalted peanut butter sprinkled with cinnamon, a banana, and some plain greek yogurt with chia seeds and cranberries on the side.


Midmorning I snacked on some Multigrain O’s from Trader Joe’s. I really like eating this cereal dry! Crunchy deliciousness.



For lunch I had a big salad with all the leftovers in my fridge. This salad was a bed of arugula, and topped with some polenta, black beans, cherry tomatoes and BBQ sauce. Also had some carrots, and a toasted whole wheat cinnamon raisin english muffin with tahini drizzled on top! Great combo!


Had some dark chocolate for a snack in the afternoon.


And ate some delicious pizza that night in class. A sun-dried tomato, black bean, yellow onion, kale and zucchini pizza with garlic hummus. It was scrumptious.


Had an apple with dinner as well.


Later that night after I returned home from my last lecture (ever!) I had a tasty medley of bran flakes, raisins and dark chocolate. Then I was off to bed!

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