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Wellness
Published Friday Feb 08, 2019 by Brittany Raine

7 Healthy, Homemade Pizza Recipes

Food
Nutrition
Recipes

Did someone say oh-so-cheesy (and sometimes super greasy) pizza? Just the thought of thin crust, red sauce, and fresh mozzarella puts a halt on our diet dreams—especially after a long work week. 

This #nationalpizzaday, we’re channeling our inner chef and serving up seven of our favorite homemade, guilt-free pizza recipes. Good for you and packed with flavor, these Pinterest-worthy recipes will please any palate!

You’re kale-ing it!

Kale + Pesto Pizza

Now here’s a pie you won’t want to leaf alone. Full of nutrients and healthy fats, the blend of pesto, crispy kale and mozzarella are perfection—especially during these cold winter months. 

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You’re kale-ing it!

Kale + Pesto Pizza

Now here’s a pie you won’t want to leaf alone. Full of nutrients and healthy fats, the blend of pesto, crispy kale and mozzarella are perfection—especially during these cold winter months. 

It’s good to be gluten-free. 

Mini Cauliflower Pizzas

Erica Fowler, our resident recipe guru, totally turned us on to the cauliflower trend with these mini pizzas. A great alternative to traditional crust, top with whatever tickles your flavorful fancy. 

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It’s good to be gluten-free. 

Mini Cauliflower Pizzas

Erica Fowler, our resident recipe guru, totally turned us on to the cauliflower trend with these mini pizzas. A great alternative to traditional crust, top with whatever tickles your flavorful fancy. 

Take a pizza my heart. 

Canadian Bacon Pineapple Pizza

Aloha! A healthier twist on the often overloaded Hawaiian pizza, this lighter tropical version is a must-try for anyone looking for that sweet and salty comfort food. 

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Take a pizza my heart. 

Canadian Bacon Pineapple Pizza

Aloha! A healthier twist on the often overloaded Hawaiian pizza, this lighter tropical version is a must-try for anyone looking for that sweet and salty comfort food. 

The G.O.A.T.

Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Pizza 

A favorite low-fat recipe from across the pond, this easy vegetarian pizza is equal parts savory and tangy. It also pairs perfectly with a glass of red wine (hint, hint)

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The G.O.A.T.

Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Pizza 

A favorite low-fat recipe from across the pond, this easy vegetarian pizza is equal parts savory and tangy. It also pairs perfectly with a glass of red wine (hint, hint)

Slice, slice baby. 

Healthy Chicken Alfredo Pizza

All you need to know: whole wheat crust and a creamy cauliflower sauce. A blend of cheesy flavors, this pizza will make you rethink your grandma's chicken alfredo.  
 

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Slice, slice baby. 

Healthy Chicken Alfredo Pizza

All you need to know: whole wheat crust and a creamy cauliflower sauce. A blend of cheesy flavors, this pizza will make you rethink your grandma's chicken alfredo.  
 

Everyday we’re brusseling. 

Brussels Sprouts & Pepperoni Pizza

This is no ordinary slice. It’s not just about the brussels and pepperoni either—fresh lemon and fontina cheese adds a little something special to this pizza recipe.  

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Everyday we’re brusseling. 

Brussels Sprouts & Pepperoni Pizza

This is no ordinary slice. It’s not just about the brussels and pepperoni either—fresh lemon and fontina cheese adds a little something special to this pizza recipe.  

Oh-so-eggscellent. 

Farmer’s Market Breakfast Pizza

Who said you can’t have breakfast for dinner? Get cracking with this colorful recipe that includes only the freshest ingredients. Try adding maple breakfast sausage for *extra* flavor. 

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Oh-so-eggscellent. 

Farmer’s Market Breakfast Pizza

Who said you can’t have breakfast for dinner? Get cracking with this colorful recipe that includes only the freshest ingredients. Try adding maple breakfast sausage for *extra* flavor. 

Brittany Raine MINDBODY
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Brittany Raine
Consumer Content Program Manager
About the author
A free-spirited farmgirl from New York, Brittany traded her job as a journalist and newspaper editor for the San Diego sunshine. Brittany now leads the curation of all creative content. There are rumors she was Middle Earth's warrior elven queen in a past life.
what is wellness
Wellness
Published Wednesday Oct 06, 2021 by Denise Prichard

What is Wellness?

Expert Advice
Wellness

To say the last year and a half was tough would be an understatement. In fact, it will probably go down as one of the most difficult times for our modern generation. In one of the many social polls we conducted during the pandemic, some of you described this time as a sheer “dumpster fire” or “like stepping on a Lego.” And to be honest, I couldn’t agree more.

Luckily, we’ve been able to get back to some form of normalcy in our lives and wellness routines over the last several months. As vaccines became available to the public, wellness businesses welcomed fitness fanatics, haircut seekers, and massage lovers back to in-person wellness experiences. And thank goodness for that—my roots and horrible posture from working from my bed were both getting wildly out of control. This girl needed a good massage and cupping session stat.

If there’s one thing we learned from the pandemic, it’s that our wellness routines are as personal as they are important. During shelter-at-home, those routines looked a bit different. For many, it meant taking a new approach to the “typical” wellness services we count on—I’m looking at you DIY haircuts, at-home waxing sessions (ouch!), and virtual swerking classes.

Now that we can leave our humble abodes to take advantage of in-person experiences again, the word “wellness” has seemingly taken on a new meaning.

Recently, we conducted another one of our famous social polls to see what wellness means to you, our Mindbody community, now that we're slowly but surely getting back to our regularly scheduled programming. We also tapped some of our most influential Mindbody business owners about the ever-evolving wellness landscape.

Here’s what you all had to say.

Wellness is more important to you than ever

According to our annual Mindbody Wellness Index, 60% of Americans say they’re more focused on their health and wellness since COVID. Consumers are now realizing they need to take greater care of themselves to optimize and preserve their health. When we asked you on Instagram how important wellness is, a whopping 98% said it was more important than ever. When it comes to how you’re practicing wellness, though, the answers were all over the board. Many of you pointed to journaling, practicing breathwork, and daily workout routines (cycling and yoga topped the list) as being the activities that help you keep your chill throughout the week.

I’m also happy to report that over 50% said you tend to feel more blessed than stressed on a daily basis—which is more than likely a big improvement. Let’s be honest, a year ago I would’ve bet a billion dollars that 99.9% of us knew no other feeling than anxiety—am I right? But even with the stress in our lives dwindling, many of you are still experiencing burnout at the end of a long work week (guilty!). But instead of succumbing to a bottle of wine for relief (please, that was so 2020), you’re unwinding by going to your favorite workout classes—with hot yoga, barre, and Pilates as your faves.

What wellness means to the pros

Let’s be honest, we should credit the business owners in this space for helping us reignite our spark when it comes to our wellness routines, right? Thanks to them, we’ve been inspired to prioritize the activities that help us feel our best. In turn, we thought it’d be interesting to learn what wellness means to them—and how that definition has changed over the past eighteen months.

Here’s what they had to say.

“Wellness is living in balance—mind, body, spirit. Highs and lows. It all ebbs and flows and we can navigate it a bit better when we take time to move, breath and remember who we are, and how we are connected to this big, beautiful world.” - Jess Pierno, Founder, Owner, and Chief Inspiration Officer of Yoga Heights

“Wellness is a true balancing of the mental, physical, and spiritual. It has definitely evolved over the years for me—from something that I just thought was about exercising and eating a healthy diet—to also incorporating balancing and healing internally and spiritually.” - Stefanie Patterson, Owner, Indianapolis Salt Cave and Halotherapy Center

“My sense of wellness has evolved from staying healthy and motivated, mind/body/spirit... to being more gentle with myself, less demanding. Accepting my limitations, taking time for resting, and gaining real clarity about what's important. I care less about what people think of me—difficult as a performer and as a business owner with so many demands on me—and more about getting quiet and tapping into the divine source inside of me that helps me discern my next move. In this way, I know my motives are as pure as possible and I'm not getting distracted—not that I don't make mistakes! Those are necessary, that's how we learn!” - Johanna Krynytzky, Owner, Hip Expressions Belly Dance Studio

“My studio name reminds us that we are constantly evolving. The past 18 months have certainly shown us that! Wellness to me means doing your best on any given day to make sure that you are taking care of yourself as best you can. It leads to resilience. Diet, exercise, sleep, a sense of community, and some form of faith. It all matters. Setbacks happen all the time, and every day is a chance to start again. We strive to be 'cheerleaders' for our clients when we sense that things are coming out of balance in their lives. So many have been with us for 18 years and are friends—they are our community and we all watch out for each other.” - Mo Wolfe, Owner and Founder, Evolution Pilates

Putting wellness into action

I think we can all agree that there isn’t one true definition of wellness anymore. To some of us, it means getting that hot yoga sesh in daily, and to others, it means carving out time to treat ourselves to a massage or manicure. As long as you’re actively pursuing wellness—whatever that means to you—you're on the right track.

Our MO has always been about connecting the world to wellness—a term that's seen a lot of change lately. Whether you’re fully embracing the in-person experience or still delighted by the convenience of practicing at-home wellness, the Mindbody app makes it easy for you to book experiences that help you feel like YOU again.

denise prichard
Written by
Denise Prichard
Senior Marketing Content Specialist
About the author
Denise Prichard is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and an experienced content marketing professional with a penchant for writing compelling copy within the health, wellness and beauty industries. When she isn't writing or editing, you can find her teaching yoga classes, at a spin class or hanging out with her rescue pups.