Healthy Snack ~ Veggie Pizza
1 can crescent rolls
4 oz. cream cheese
⅓ cup Greek yogurt
1 tsp dried parsley*
½ tsp dill
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion flakes*
½ tsp dried basil*
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp nutritional yeast*
½ cup shredded cheese
2 cups chopped veggies of your choice
- Pop open the crescent roll can and roll out each “sheet.” Use the sheets to form one long piece of dough (We use a 4 sheet x 2 sheet piece). Press the sheets together to eliminate any seams.
- Cook the dough according to package directions, for mine it was 13-14 minutes.
- While the dough cooks, mix the cream cheese, Greek yogurt and spices in a medium bowl until fully mixed. Place the bowl in the fridge until ready to use.
- Chop/shred your veggies of choice and measure out the shredded cheese.
- Once the dough comes out of the oven, allow it to cool for about 10 minutes so the cream cheese “sauce” doesn’t get runny.
- Once cooled, spread the cream cheese mixture over the entire piece of dough, top with chopped vegetables and shredded cheese
Green Pepper Facts
- 1-cup serving of green bell peppers contains 2.5 grams of fiber
- 1-cup of chopped green bell peppers provides 119.8 milligrams of vitamin C, which helps to prevent the development of infections, and your skin, teeth, gums and blood vessels are healthier and work more efficiently
- Also contains vitamin E which helps protect your cells from damage and supports a strong immune system
- Studies have found that flavonoid compounds in carrots help protect from skin, lung and oral cavity cancers.
- Has all the functions of vitamin A such as maintaining good eye health, reproduction (sperm production), maintenance of epithelial integrity, growth and development.
- Carrots are rich in poly-acetylene antioxidant, falcarinol which may help to fight against cancers by destroying pre-cancerous cells in the tumors.
- Broccoli is one of the very low calorie vegetables; provides just 34 calories per 100 g
- Fresh Broccoli contains phyto-nutrients such as thiocyanates, indoles, sulforaphane, isothiocyanates and flavonoids like beta-carotene cryptoxanthin, lutein, and zea-xanthin (helps protect from prostate, colon, urinary bladder, pancreatic, and breast cancer)
- Rich in vitamin C, dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and anti-oxidants
- Also a good source of minerals like calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium, selenium, zinc and phosphorus.
- Cauliflower contains sulforaphane, a sulfur compound that has also been shown to kill cancer stem cells.
- Sulforaphane in cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables has been found to significantly improve blood pressure and kidney function.
- Cauliflower contains a wealth of anti-inflammatory nutrients to help keep inflammation in check (indole-3-carbinol or I3C).
- Cauliflower is a good source of choline which is a B vitamin that helps with brain development.
- Cauliflower helps your body’s ability to detoxify.
Savannah Sund, Therapeutic Health Specialist I