Spring break is right around the corner, but this also means that midterms are looming near. For many college student, “stress eating” is a go-to when managing challenging situations like handling the sudden onslaught of draining exams.
To make matters worse, stress eating usually consists of junk food, which can lead to weight gain, acne and sluggish behavior. These results only make your stress levels increase. But have no fear, there are ways to beat unhealthy midterm cravings.
When you’re craving the ever-so popular, deliciously greasy pizza, switch it up a bit with this veggie pizza bites recipe that will leave you full and satisfied without feeling sluggish and bloated.
Zucchini Pizza Bites:
One small zucchini
1/2 cup of goat cheese
1/4 cup of basil, minced
One cup of arugula or kale (shredded if desired)
1/4 shredded carrots
One tablespoon olive oil
1. Peel zucchini and slice to 1/4 inch rounds. Set aside.
2. Dice tomato to 1/4 inch pieces.
3. In a bowl, coat and toss diced tomato with olive oil, minced basil and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
4. Spread goat cheese on zucchini rounds.
5. Place arugula or kale on the zucchini rounds, then seasoned tomatoes and top it all off with shredded carrots. Add pepper to taste.