Let’s talk about the munchies… Pizza munchies… Yeah, you know what I am talking about. The greasy goodness in that slice of deep-dish 5-cheese pepperoni pizza that calls your name no matter what time of day it is. Yeah, it’s annoying and after you cave and eat it all you want is a large pair of elastic sweatpants and a nap. Splurging on this monstrosity of a food is okay every now and then. Unfortunately, I have this weird love for pizza and could eat it every meal of the day.
Yeah, it’s hard for me to say no to Mr. deep dish after he’s been flirting for a while… BUT I have found a solution to this madness, dorm room approved pizza. Yeah, you heard me. Pizza that’s not going to put you into a long hibernation but instead give you the goodness of sprouted grains, rich tomatoes, and cheese. Too good to be true? No way!
I love Ezekiel bread products. They are wonderful! The cool thing about these products is that they are made out of sprouted grains and not all of the refined bad new bears type of stuff.
You may ask, “What’s so good about sprouted grains?” Well, it’s your lucky day because I am going to tell you about all the wonderful benefits of eating sprouted grain products!
First off, as you may know, refined and processed grains have been stripped of a good majority of their nutrients as the bran and the germ are removed from the grain. This process may increase the shelf life of the product but also kicks essential vitamins, minerals and fiber to the curb.
After grains, seeds, and nuts have been germinated, their nutritional content changes. Typically, they are not cooked and still contain digestion-aiding enzymes and their original nutrients that would have been destroyed by cooking or processing. Sprouted grains not only promote the growth of good bacteria in your gut to keep the ole’ colon squeaky clean, but they also are packed with protective antioxidants.
When you eat a sprouted grain bread product, like Ezekiel bread, you are getting filling protein, vitamins, minerals and enzymes, and most importantly complex carbohydrates that are slowly digested and keep your blood sugar levels stable, keeping you feeling full and satisfied!
You see, the more processed something is, the faster the body digests it, leading to snacking or feeling famished soon after eating.
^^^ That is my dilemma with Mr. Deep Dish. Once I cave, I feel bloated, greasy, tired, and starving soon after I indulge. The recipe below is wonderful! Sprouted grains keep me feeling full and energized! This is my go to when Mr. Deep Dish is on his A game at 12 AM. Pssssh please
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Don’t Want None Of Mr. Deep Dish
(Aka. Dorm Room Approved Pizza ft. Paper Plate b/c I’m Fancy)
1 Ezekiel English muffin
Organic Pizza Sauce
1 Babybel White Cheddar Cheese Round
Split English muffin in half, spread pizza sauce and portion up the cheese rounds, and then heat in the microwave. Pay attention and wait until the cheese is melted. Enjoy with refreshing lemon water!
Ps. Get creative and try to add some fresh veggies on your pizza!