Jan 20, 2012

Comfort Food, Re-Created

As the first trimester of pregnancy comes to a close, I am thankful for many things. Namely that nausea is subsiding and my appetite is making a comeback. Hooray for liking food again! In order to stay on track with weight gain, I've been re-creating my favorite comfort food cravings into healthier versions.

This week I made one of my childhood favorites: bagel bites! You know, those mini bagel pizzas? Maybe that was an early nineties thing, but I remember my Nana making them for us kids at family gatherings and OH MAN that platter of bagel bites was mine! All mine!

The healthier version I made is lower in fat and salt, but still packs that yummy bagel pizza flavor. Did I mention that - when you do give pizza to your kids - this is the perfect one because 1) it's easy 2) it's fast and 3) YOU decide how much cheese and salt to add? Go Mom! I served my delicious pizza creation with a salad for the adults and some peas for the wee one. There were no leftovers.

Tiffany's Bagel Pizza Recipe


  • Your favorite bagel (I used parmesan)
  • Pizza sauce
  • Reduced-Fat Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded
  • Garlic Powder
  • Dried Oregano
  • Dried Basil
  • Salt

Preheat oven to 450F. Slice bagel in half and smooth pizza sauce (as much as you like) over each half. Top with a small handful of shredded cheese. Next, sprinkle garlic powder, dried oregano, dried basil and salt to taste. Bake in oven for about 7 minutes or until cheese is melted.


  1. YUM!

    I have a question for you Tiffany. My three year old son is not a big fan of veggies. I have been buying the V8 fusion drinks because they have a full serving of fruit and vegetables. Is this a good alternative if your child is resistant to eating vegetables?
    Are those fruit drinks as good as they're advertised??

    1. Great question Cameron! I'll post on that topic next :)