My name is Carlene. I'm a dietitian. I love pizza. Pizza is a pretty normal thing in our house, but probably not in the way you think. It's always a balanced meal, thin crust, salad pizza: pizza with a massive pile of veggies and greens on top. So really, the pizza becomes some of the "salad confetti" I blab on and on about. But how can you make an even healthier pizza for the Super Bowl? Take the flavors of pizza and transfer them to a bite sized and healthier munch-able. Pretty much exactly what I do with healthy mac n' cheese. 

For this month's Recipe Redux I took the three things that define pizza: sauce, a cheesy topping, and a starch base and made them into a wedding wellness, healthy hostess and kick ass appetizer. And it's crazy easy. 


healthier pizza: pizza potatoes 
pizza potatoes 

Pizza Potato Bites

/// Ingredients ///

  • Baby Red Potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Baby Spinach
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Oregano and Basil 

// Directions ///  Wash baby potatoes and prick with a fork. Toss in olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Roast at 350 for 20 minutes or until you can smash them with a fork. Smash the potatoes with one downward press and return to the oven to crisp. Remove from oven and top with cheese, allowing to melt. Slide onto a bed of baby spinach, top with marinara and chopped fresh herbs. 

healthier pizza: pizza potatoes 

How do you do a healthy pizza? 

Dietitian Nutritionist. My husband Chris and I create food and beverage photos, videos, stopmotions and recipes. And they're really cool.