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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
Written by
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.
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Fitness
Published Wednesday Jul 28, 2021 by Bree Lewis

Sweat Redemption: 5 Tips for Getting Back Into Your Hot Yoga Practice

Yoga
Fitness
Expert Advice

If you’ve ever taken a hot yoga class, you know it’s always going to be one thing—outrageously hot. Not the “let’s hang by the pool and get that sun-kissed glow” kind of hot either. I’m talking that “I can't believe I have this much sweat in my body” and “I may or may not pass out” kind of hot. It’s nothing to mess around with, and after a year or so of not being able to go, it’s easy to forget just how serious that heat can be.

To get the maximum enjoyment and benefits out of your heated yoga classes, you need to prepare yourself before and take care of yourself afterward. Luckily, I’ve been taking some classes (sweating enough for the both of us) and I’ve listed my five favorite must-dos to help you readjust to your heated classes and get back to the hot yoga summer that we all want.

1. Go at your own pace

Heated classes are difficult in nature. The normal difficulty of regular poses is mixed in with the added challenges of sweating and dealing with the humidity and the heat (at times, I’ve seen the thermostat climb to 108 degrees—yikes!). Depending on what type of yoga class you’re taking (sculpt, Bikram, power vinyasa), the difficulty level and temperature are going to vary. It’s also important to remember that each person in the room is going to practice in a way that’s unique to them. Hours slept, hydration levels, food intake, and different lifestyles are all contributing factors that make our practices different. What you practice on your mat is your own––trust your body and only do what feels right to you.  And remember, it’s okay to take breaks!

2. Hydrate like your life depends on it (honestly, it might)

The rise in temperature mixed in with the humidity that we all know and love creates the perfect recipe for sweating—like A LOT. You go into a heated class dry and come out feeling like you just took a dip in the pool. Before heated classes, I had no idea it was physically possible to sweat that much. If you’re going to a heated class, especially after a long break, it’s easy to forget just how much you might sweat. Is it possible to lose that much water if you haven’t consumed it first? Trust me, going into your heated class super hydrated is going to make a world of difference and help you feel good throughout your practice. And don’t forget to take some sips of H2O while you’re practicing!  

3. Nourish your body

Heated classes are challenging, but I can’t stop going. Nothing quite compares to overcoming the challenge— and experiencing the cleanse my body feels after I’m done. It’s the perfect blend of hard and rewarding, but I couldn’t do it if my body wasn’t properly nourished. On the days I know I have a heated class booked; I like to make sure I am eating right. I make sure to take my vitamins and fuel my body with fruits, vegetables, and my favorite superfood shake. I hold off on food about an hour before my practice, so I feel comfortable. After the class, I like to replenish with a big protein shake (boosted with collagen to aid with muscle recovery and skin elasticity). There is no one-way path for properly nourishing your body but making sure you’re fueled for the challenge of a heated class is essential for getting the most out of your practice and feeling good on and off your mat.

4. Replenish those electrolytes

Increasing and maintaining your water intake on the days you take a heated class is important, but sometimes you need something a little extra. If you’re sweating that much, you’re basically an athlete (at least in my book) and if you’re performing like a rockstar yogi, you need to hydrate like one as well. That means replenishing those lost electrolytes. Reward yourself and your body for the hard work and treat yourself to your favorite drink. I switch off between electrolyte-boosting drinks and coconut water depending on what I’m in the mood for that day. Adding these to my post-practice self-care routine has helped me feel more hydrated after and ready to take on the world again after especially sweaty classes.

5. Bring the right equipment

Usually, a yoga mat is all you need for your practice––but heated classes are a different ballgame. I’ve gone with just a mat, and I’ve slipped all over the place. Let me tell you, there’s nothing worse than having sweat drip all over the place while you’re trying to hold a pose that makes you grip your mat for dear life (never again). Make sure you bring a towel to place over your mat, this will help with support and grip. Bringing a smaller towel is also a good idea. You can use the smaller towel to dry yourself off during water breaks or whenever you’re feeling just a bit too sweaty. This is a small step that makes a world of difference during those super-hot classes.

So, there you have it. Five of my favorite tips (more like lifesavers) that have helped me readjust to those heated classes I love so much. Getting back into it is a challenge for us all, so know you’re not alone. No matter where you’re at in your practice, remember to be kind and gentle to yourself––celebrating your health and your body’s ability to do what you love. We’re all just getting back out there, together.

Ready to jump back into your hot yoga routine? Browse Mindbody to find the perfect class for you

While you’re at it, check out some Intro Offers near you that can help you get back to your cadence of hot yoga classes.

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Written by
Bree Lewis
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Born and raised in a small mountain town just south of Yosemite National Park, Bree is an avid lover of health, wellness, and connecting to the outside world around us. As a Cal Poly English major alumn, she has a knack for books, writing, and all things words. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, drinking craft beers, and keeping life jazzy!