Happy 2015, foodies! How was your New Year’s Eve? Mine was…not what I was expecting. To save you from a long story, let’s just say black water started spouting up my tub drain about 20 minutes before my company was supposed to arrive, and when I went to close the bathroom door to keep my cats out of it, the door fell off the hinge. But, my awesome friends and Happy Joe’s pizza/Chik-Fil-A nuggets saved the day and we ended up having a pretty nice NYE. (The tub and the door have now been fixed!) Hopefully your night was much less eventful than mine. 🙂
Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions and goal setting, and I’m no exception. Rather than doing resolutions, which I never follow, I’ve set 9 goals for myself this year. Lofty goals, that will take a lot of effort, but goals that are absolutely attainable. I won’t bore you with all of them, but the one goal I am particularly excited about is losing 15 pounds. Yup! 15. Along with the obvious exercising, I’m planning to incorporate more fruits and veggies into my diet, and reduce my sugar intake, aka cutting soda from my regular diet. I know weight loss is a popular resolution/goal, so expect to see more “healthy” recipes on Table for One this year. I do believe “everything in moderation,” so don’t worry…pasta and dessert recipes aren’t going anywhere.
I’m kicking off the New Year with these fantastic No-Bake Veggie Ranch Pizzas. I was actually planning to make these for New Year’s Eve, but as that didn’t pan out, my sister and I made them for lunch today. These would be perfect with a bowl of soup, as an appetizer, or by themselves. Aside from veggies chopping, we assembled our pizzas and were eating within 5 minutes. Even if your cooking skills are minimal, this recipe is for you!
Cooking for Beginners: No-Bake Veggie Ranch Pizzas
What I’m Listening to: “Parenthood” season 1 (yes, I’m finally jumping on the bandwagon!)
Ingredients (makes 3 pizzas)
-3 whole wheat flatbread pockets (I bought the Kangaroo brand, which only has 3 in it!)
-1/2 cup of plain Greek Yogurt
-1 tsp of dry ranch mix
-Veggies of your choice, chopped into bite-sized pieces (we used white onion, broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots)
-Shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
In a small bowl, mix together the Greek Yogurt and ranch mix. Set aside. Heat each flatbread in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Spread with 1/3 of the yogurt mixture. Top with your veggies; I used about 1 tbsp of each kind. Sprinkle lightly with the cheese and serve!
Note: If you plan to use these as an appetizer, cut into slices.
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