Free Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas!

Valentine’s Day is around the corner! For those of you who are a little behind in planning, here are some romantic and FREE Valentine’s Day ideas.

  • Hide notes around your significant other’s home, car, coat, purse, briefcase etc. for him/her to find throughout the day.
  • Create-your-own-adventure-style coupon. Real Simple offers a free download here!
  • Cook for your significant other. This is what Matt and I are planning on doing. We are going out Saturday night instead of Thursday so we plan to cook a special meal together on V-Day night ūüôā
  • Fill a decorated jar with Post-it notes of compliments and things you love about your partner. Tell them to open one a day for the next month. It’s a gift that keeps on giving!
  • Make their favorite dessert. Matt loves white chocolate mousse so I made this for him last year. It didn’t turn out so great but he still loved the gesture!
  • Frame one of your favorite photos of the two of you and give it to your partner. Maybe add a special note written on the back that only the two of you know is there.
  • Plan an indoor picnic with wine, bread and cheese. Lay out blankets and pillows and get cozy. fireplace also a plus!
  • Print out a free V-day printable and write them a love-note.
  • Decorate the fruit in your fruit bowl with a sharpie. “I am bananas over you” on the bananas and “We make a great Pear” on the pears lol!
  • Wake up before your partner and bring them breakfast in bed
  • Send random text messages throughout the day of some of your favorite memories together
  • Send your significant other to work with a prepared lunch. Don’t forget to include a love note inside ūüôā

I hope these were helpful for any of you that were lacking inspiration! I need to get started on my love-note post its ;)!

xoxo-J

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for her!

I can’t believe it’s already February 7th! The 1 week countdown to Valentine’s Day begins! I wanted to share a small roundup of Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the lady in your life. Hint hint Matt ;)!

  1. Michelle Watch: I LOVE this watch brand. They have some stunning watches but are a bit pricey. This one is just as beautiful but comes in a silicon strap making it less expensive. I also love the blush color!
  2. Heart Glasses: I love the St. Laurent heart sunglasses but who wants to spend over $450 on sunglasses that may be out of style next summer?! I love a good ole’ dupe and found these on Amazon. I may buy the red too!
  3. Mini Staud Bag: I treated myself to this little bag last spring and absolutely ADORE it. It’s such a fun color and I love the vinyl. You can actually remove the insert which is sometimes fun to do making it a see through purse.
  4. Custom fragrance by Ole Factory: I was invited to create my very own personal fragrance at Ole Factory before the Holidays last year. You can actually purchase my personal fragrance here¬†and get the behind the scenes experience from this post.¬†¬†I think this is the coolest gift idea, especially for Valentine’s Day!
  5. Venus et Fleur Roses: I have actually never received these but am secretly dying to get them. I mean, roses that last a whole year?! YES PLEASE! I love the look of these roses and think they are a brilliant and thoughtful gift. They are super expensive of course, but even just receiving a single rose in a box is thoughtful, don’t you think?!
  6. Converse x Commes de Garcones PLAY: I have these sneakers and am obsessed. Matt got them for me a few years ago before everyone started wearing them. He is such a trend setter ;). I think these are a cute and stylish Valentine’s Day gift!
  7. Pearl Encrusted Headband: It’s all about the hair accessory this season and I am totally jumping on board. I love this headband in both the black and cream. It immediately takes your look to the next level of chic.
  8. Burberry Scarf: This classic scarf is absolutely beautiful and will never go out of style. I love the pink color!
  9. Ring set: I love this delicate ring set. Such a dainty and pretty group of accessories!
  10. Mini beach tote:¬†Let’s face it, around this time of year everyone is itching to get to the beach. This little beach tote is the perfect V-day gift for your lady if you have a warm weather trip in the future or even if you don’t!

xoxo-J

Chicken Sausage Bolognese with low Carb pasta

Hi Friends! I whipped up this recipe for dinner this week and it came out so delicious I had to share. I love using palmini noodles as a replacement for pasta. Of all the vegetable replacement noodles like zoodles, miracle noodles or shredded carrots, this is the most delicious in my opinion. They are flavorless when heated and saut√©ed in sauce, and they also have the closest texture to real pasta noodles that I have found. The best part is that the noodles come fully cooked right out of the can. You simply need to run them under cold water for about a minute and then pat them dry. There is no need to soak these noodles in a nut milk. I have seen people doing this and it’s just an unnecessary extra step :). Save yourself some time and just use water to rinse and then dry.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack of uncooked chicken sausages. I usually only use 3 for Matt and I, but you could totally cook them all. I like the Premio brand at the grocery, but I have heard that Whole Foods butcher has a great Italian Chicken sausage as well
  • 1 can of palmini hearts of palm spaghetti noodles
  • ¬Ĺ cup of Rao‚Äôs tomato basil pasta sauce¬†(you can use whatever type of sauce you have but I loved the combo of these two)
  • ¬Ĺ cup of Rao‚Äôs 4 cheese sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of diced garlic
  • ¬Ĺ white onion
  • Pecorino Romano cheese for topping
  • Optional: Roasted cherry tomatoes (toss cherry tomatoes with olive oil spray and roast in a pan for 2-3 hours at 250 degrees. I made mine the day before and used them in this dish!)

Directions:

  • Begin by cutting the casings off of the chicken sausages. This will allow you to crumble the chicken up while it cooks.
  • Run cold water over your Palmini noodles in a strainer for 1-2 minutes. Place on a large plate over a paper towel and using 3-4 paper towels pat dry to try and remove the excess moisture
  • Dice your onion into small pieces and saut√© with the garlic in a little olive oil spray in a pan until translucent, 3-5 minutes.
  • Add your chicken sausage to the pan of onion and garlic and saut√© until cooked through.
  • Once close to cooked through, add your sauces to the pan and heat until warm
  • Add your Palmini noodles to your pan and saut√© while mixing all the ingredients together. I usually add a little more sauce if I think it needs more at this step!
  • Add your cherry tomatoes to the pan
  • Once everything is warm and mixed together, transfer to a pasta dish
  • Top with grated pecorino cheese
  • ENJOY!

Xoxo-J

 

 

2 pieces, styled 3 different ways + a personal styling session GIVEAWAY!!

Photography by Brandon John

Top: Mango only $12!! Jeans: Mango only $24!!

Hi Friends! I did a major shopping haul at Mango recently and purchased some super cute things! I bought this floral top and these high waisted jeans and thought it would be fun to show you guys how you can style these items three different ways. This floral boyfriend blouse is on sale for $12 and these jeans are only $23 so you’re getting a ton of outfit options for under $40!

Look 1: Casual jeans and sneakers with floral top and long black duster.

Duster: Lou and Grey Earrings: Amazon Sneakers: Converse x Commes Des Garcon

This look is awesome for running around town. I have a fun little collection of sneakers. As much as I love heels, let’s be real, I am a Mom and I live in NYC meaning I walk and run around everywhere. Comfy and cute shoes are a must :). I added this black duster for warmth and to add another layer to the look. I made sure to tuck in the blouse to make sure you could see my waist. This keeps me from looking frumpy.

Look 2: Light blue blazer and nude heels

Earrings: Amazon Blazer: Zara (old) similar here: Asos Heels: INC Brand

I love that I can take these pieces from day to night. I threw on a blazer and heels and even kept the same accessories. I wanted to show this look with only a few updates to the style because it’s a great way to think about how you can maximize pieces not only for every day life, but when you travel! I love taking my looks from day to night because it saves me space in my suitcase when packing for more items!

Look 3: Cropped jeans with heels and a statement belt

Blazer: Zara (old) Similar: Express Belt: Gucci Heels: INC brand Earrings: Mango

For this final look, I cuffed the jeans,  added a statement belt, a neutral blazer on top and a new statement earring. By cropping the jeans, I am actually creating the illusion that my legs are even longer than they really are. I love a nude heel as it really elongates the leg!

I hope you guys enjoyed this styling post! As a special gift to my followers and subscribers, I am giving away the opportunity to join the Millie and Main February styling session with me as your personal stylist, for FREE! To enter to win, all you have to do is:

Like this instagram post and tag a friend in the comments

Follow me on Instagram

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That’s it!

GOOD LUCK!

xoxo-J

What tools I keep in my kitchen to make cooking easy and fun!

 

Photography by Shadi Garman

Top: Club Monaco Jeans: AG

Hi Guys! Welcome back to the blog. I honestly can’t believe I am posing in front of my stove because if you can believe it, I used to HATE cooking. Yes, hate. I can use that word because I really didn’t like it one bit. A lot of that stemmed from the fact that I used to be really terrible at it. I never enjoyed helping in the kitchen as a child and felt like it was more a chore than anything to help peel carrots and potatoes. Flash forward to 2019, and cooking has become one of my very favorite things to do.

I began my journey with cooking when I started the F-factor diet. You can read more about my journey with that here. Back in early 2018, I had decided to try the F-factor diet and I needed to be more in control of my meals. Before starting F-factor, I would say that Matt did a lot of the cooking and we would cook maybe 1-2 times a week MAX.¬† We ordered takeout a lot. Luckily there are some really healthy and delicious takeout places in our neighborhood, but we shouldn’t have been eating out so much. It’s not cheap and nothing beats a home cooked meal, right?! I began preparing meals for us, and once I started to see real results from F-factor, I began to look forward to being in the kitchen. Cooking became a kind of adventure! I started to develop recipes and realized I actually have a knack for it! I mean the only person who really eats my cooking is my husband so the trial group isn’t that large ha! BUT he loves my cooking and that’s the only affirmation I need.

Let me just say that I am not a chef and I most certainly never will be. Well, never say never ;). That said, I really love cooking and sharing my recipes with you guys. A big part of the enjoyment of cooking in my kitchen is that I have the tools that make cooking a breeze. I am a Mom and that comes first, I simply don’t have time, to well, take my time cooking. I like to create easy, do-able, f-factor approved and delicious meals. That’s my goal. It’s been so fun and I love that the options are truly endless.

There are a few things in my kitchen that I wanted to share are necessities to keep cooking “easy.” Take a look at the list below for what they are and why I must have them stocked in my kitchen:

 

  1. Kitchen aid mixer: We got this mixer as a wedding gift from Matt’s Mom. If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I use this mixer almost once a day for basically anything and everything! It makes mixing SO much easier. It’s hands free and you can control the attachments and speed based on whatever you are making. I use it to prep waffles, my banana bread, sauces, etc. The options are endless. I LOVE this mixer and really recommend it.
  2. Breville Waffle Maker: I am a huge f-factor waffle fan and this waffle maker is the best I’ve found. It isn’t cheap, but it’s the best! It makes 4 waffles at a time and has a built in timer so you can walk away and dilly dally in the kitchen until your waffles are ready. I use this waffle maker a million times a week to prep my waffles. Highly recommend!
  3. Staub Baking dish:  This baking dish is amazing! The quality is incredible and the 7 1/2 x 6 size is the best for my banana bread.
  4. Magnetic Knife holder:¬†¬†This is kind of random, but I love having a magnetic knife holder. If you are an urban dweller like me, then you know how nice it is to discover ways to make space. This knife holder alleviated the need for a knife caddy on the countertop which surprisingly saves a lot of space. I also love how easily accessible all my cooking knives are at all times. The magnet is super high quality and the knives and scissors do not move unless you pull up on them. We got the 15″ size. It’s great!
  5. Scanpan:¬†¬†This pan is LIFE. We have had this for years. Yes it is pricey, but you will get your use out of it for sure. My Mom and Papa gave this to us as a wedding gift and raved about it. It’s been amazing.
  6. Small Food Processor: This small food processor is what I use to pulverize my GG crackers for a ton of different recipes. I also use it to crumble chicken sausage when I make my low-carb lasagna. It’s the perfect apartment size food-processor.
  7. Donut Molds:¬†¬†I love making F-factor donuts¬†and these donut molds are perfect for them! I also just recently made Lashes and Lemons double chocolate muffins in these donut molds. Her recipe makes 4 muffins,¬† but by using a donut pan you actually get 6 donuts from her recipe! As long as you don’t care that there is a hole in your muffin, these are a great option! I call them muffin-donuts haha!
  8. The Magic bullet: Matt and I use this to make our F-factor protein shakes. You can drink your shake directly out of the cup used to blend it! It is another great option for a small apartment.

I hope you guys enjoyed this roundup of items I can’t live without in my kitchen. If you are interested in what I keep stocked in my pantry, you can always head over to The food Shop!

xoxo-J

Oven-Roasted Carrots with low carb, high fiber syrup and goat cheese!


Hi guys! I am super excited to share this recipe with you all. I recently discovered Sukrin Gold high fiber syrup. It’s become my go-to honey and syrup replacement and does not disappoint in flavor. For just two tablespoon of this syrup, you get 28 grams of fiber which equals it out to only 3 net carbs per serving. I use this syrup in a ton of recipes because it caramelizes beautifully and adds a delicious flavor without the guilt. I like to serve this side with all kinds of main courses, and it’s a crowd pleasure for sure. Check out the ingredients and directions below:

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of rainbow carrots (I also add in baby carrots if I have some in my refrigerator). 1 bag feeds two people. They shrink up when they are roasted so double this recipe if you are feeding more than 2 ūüôā
  • Sukrin gold high fiber syrup
  • Crumbled goat cheese
  • Olive oil spray
  • Salt and pepper for flavor

Directions:

  • Set your oven to 400 degrees
  • Peel all the carrots and cut off the ends. Cut into 1-2 inch pieces. It doesn’t really matter how you cut them, as long as they are all relatively the same size and will roast the same in the heat. If you are using baby carrots, you do not need to peel them but just chop them in half length wise
  • Once carrots are peeled and cut into pieces, place parchment paper on top of a baking sheet. Place the carrots on the parchment paper and spread them out so they are evenly dispersed and none are on top of each other
  • Spray the olive oil spray all over the carrots so that they are fully coated
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Roast at 400 degrees for 10 minutes
  • Take the carrots out of the oven and drizzle the Sukrin high fiber syrup on the carrots and then mix them around so they are all coated. Place back in the oven and roast the carrots for around 25-35 minutes. Use a fork to test if the carrots are ready. You should be able to easily put your fork into the carrot
  • Once they are roasted, remove from the pan and place into a large bowl. Sprinkle 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese into the bowl and mix it all up.
  • Serve and enjoy!

xoxo-J

Cauliflower bun Chicken Burgers


If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I am all about easy and healthy meals. I love to cook, but I am definitely a novice cook and cut corners wherever and whenever I can. That said, I really do love to cook and to¬† get a bit creative by re-using a lot of the same ingredients to save my family time and money. This recipe isn’t really a “recipe” per say, because I am not making anything from scratch. Either way, it’s delish and when I shared this idea for dinner on instagram stories you all went crazy for it so I had to share.

I used my favorite roasted red pepper cauliflower pizza crust by Califlour foods to make the “buns.” I baked the crust according to the directions on the box, but left the crust in the oven for a few more minutes to ensure it was crispy enough to act as a bun. Once the crust had cooled, I put a round glass cup top down on the crust and cut out four individual circular bun-shaped pieces. I was left with a bit of leftover crust, which I saved and used as crackers to dip into hummus. No crust was wasted! Keep in mind that this recipe makes two burgers. If you want to make this for more people just double it etc. I also wanted to shout out this Sukrin high fiber syrup. It is so delicious and is low calorie and low net carb, high fiber. I use it on everything!!! It’s amazing. Ok, on to the actual recipe. I hope you guys enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cauliflower pizza crust: I used the red pepper flavor by Califlour foods, but you can use any brand you prefer.
  • 2 Chicken Burger Patties: I used the Aidells Smoked Gouda and bacon chicken patties, but you can use any type of chicken burger you want. You could also make this with turkey burgers, or even lean beef patties.
  • 1 handful of arugula
  • Goat cheese crumbles
  • Sukrin high fiber syrup
  • A handful of roasted tomatoes (to make this, just spray cherry tomatoes with a little olive oil spray and place into a baking pan. Roast on low heat (250-300 degrees) for 1-2 hours. The longer you roast the more delicious they become. Thank you @Julethebee for this tip! PS: If you don’t have roasted tomatoes, you can skip them all together or add in a few raw cherry tomatoes

Directions:

  • If you are roasting tomatoes, make sure the tomatoes are cooked before you begin making the burgers
  • Bake 1 califlour Foods Pizza crust according to the directions. Then add a few minutes to the baking time to ensure the crust is a bit crispy
  • While the crust is baking, cook your chicken burgers according to the directions
  • Once the crust is done baking and has cooled for 10 minutes or so, cut out 4 round shaped “buns”
  • Now it’s time to make your burgers! Place one “bun” on a plate. Then add your chicken burger with some of the goat cheese crumbles, roasted tomatoes, a bit of arugula and the high fiber syrup. I like to drizzle a teaspoon of the fiber syrup on top of the burger.
  • Top your burger with the other “bun” and enjoy!

    xoxo-J

 

 

 

Exciting Announcement!! Millie & Main x Let’s Jess Up!

Photography by Max Polito

Sweater: Intermix Jeans: Veronica Beard Heels: Something Navy Earrings: Blossom Box Vest: Lord and Taylor

I am beyond thrilled to announce my partnership with Millie and Main: an online wardrobe styling program! Millie and Main is designed to help you build out your wardrobe by personally styling you with items you already own and specifically curated new items hand selected for you through a digital experience. When the Millie and Main team approached me with the thought of partnering I was beyond excited. As most of you know, I have been a stylist and closet curator in NYC for a long time. You can read more about my in-person services here. I love working directly with clients, but found it frustrating that I am limited to my geography! Well by signing up for Millie and Main, you get to work one on one with ME from anywhere in the world! I will assist with simple styling and organization strategies based on your specific fashion goals, lifestyle, and budget.

The entire process is super cool and each “session” happens over a 4 week period. You start by looking into your closet, where I help you review and decide what to keep and what to throw away. From there, I’ll send you an entire shopping list of items that you should have in your closet for not only life, but each season. These items are hand selected by me! Once you decide to purchase something, I help you build a capsule wardrobe. I provide personal styling and I am always available for you to send me a pic via our private messaging system. Like if you are shopping and you can’t decide if something is worth the splurge, you can just text me and I’ll give you my input! There is so much more that goes into this experience, but I’ll just start there. It’s an amazing company, and I am thrilled to get to bring you my styling and closet curating in an effortless, digital experience.

As a special offer to my previous clients & Newsletter subscribers, we are offering a
10% discount using code letsjessup10 to sign up for the February session!

Hurry and sign up as the session starts February 11th!

I can’t wait to get started and to personally style and curate you and your closet!

 

xoxo-J

My F-Factor Go to’s

Photography by Shadi Garman


If you guys have been following Let’s Jess Up for a while you probably know that I am an avid F-Factor follower. If you want to read about my journey through weight loss after baby, you can check that out here. In summary, I was able to lose all the baby weight from the F-Factor program, and I have really subscribed to the lifestyle. I have never thought of myself as “on a diet” and F-factor has just become a new lifestyle for me.

So many of you have shown interest in what I eat and the foods that I always have stocked in my pantry. I figured I would put together a post sharing a list of my go-to recipes and products. If there is anything I don’t mention in this post, please leave a comment and I’ll make sure to answer!

My Pantry Must-haves:

Breakfast:

F-Factor 20/20 Belgian waffles: ¬†I make these waffles a few times a week, and every Saturday and Sunday for the family. I LOVE these waffles and stay full for hours after. They taste delicious and I really can’t believe they are so good for you!

Healthy with Nedi’s Cheesy eggs: These are so delicious and filling.I love starting my day with this breakfast. I like to add chopped spinach and even sautéed mushrooms. The options are endless!

Low Carb everything bagel: I am so excited to have found these incredibly delicious low carb bagels. I buy them in bulk from amazon and keep them in my freezer. My favorite breakfast if I am feeling like something savory, is a toasted everything bagel covered in Greek cream cheese, sliced tomatoes and onion. These bagels have only 1.6 grams net carbs each and are DELISH!

Raw Rev Bar or No Cow Bar: During the week, I go into the office on Tuesday and Wednesdays. I always bring a Raw Rev bar or No Cow bar for breakfast on those days. They are easy to throw into my bag and have tons of fiber and protein keeping me surprisingly full until lunch.

20/20 Banana Bread: I bake this banana bread once or twice a week. Charlee and Matt both love it. I have it for breakfast or a snack.

Lunch:

Buffalo chicken GG Melts: I love making sandwiches for lunch using GG crackers. The options are really endless. Anything you would think to put on a sandwich, you can put on a GG! I love to make buffalo chicken GG melts. They are so yummy!

Ingredients:

Directions:

  • Take about 3 ounces of rotisserie chicken and shred it with a fork or with your hands.
  • Saute the chicken in a pan with a few tablespoons of franks red hot wings sauce. You can use as much as you want or as little. The more you use, the spicier.
  • Once the chicken is all mixed up with the hot sauce, evenly place on top of 4 gg crackers.
  • Add a few slices of red onion
  • Top with mozzarella cheese
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  • Serve with 2 TBSP of Bolthouse blue cheese dressing
  • Enjoy!

*PS:I also love to enjoy a buffalo chicken wrap using Tumaro’s low carb wraps. Use the same steps from the directions above, but instead of baking in the oven, add the ingredients into the wrap. Wrap it up in a burrito-like roll and toast in a pan until the cheese is melted. Enjoy with a side of Bolthouse blue cheese dressing.

Turkey and cheese low carb wraps:¬†I like to have wraps for lunch. I change it up with what’s inside the wrap but one of my go-to’s is turkey, light mayo and mustard with pickles.

Turkey and cheese melts on a low carb bagel: I made this yesterday for lunch and it was SO good. I put a little light mayo, mustard, sliced turkey and pickles on the low carb bagels. Then I added a slice of cheese and popped them in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. It was so good!

Turkey pepperoni pizza roll ups: I make these pizza roll ups either for lunch or my snack. They are SO easy to make. I spread pizza sauce on the low carb wraps and then add turkey pepperoni and low moisture mozzarella cheese. Then I just head them up on my griddle pan until the cheese is melted. I dip them into a tablespoon of bolthouse dressing. SO good.

 Dinner:

Pizza:¬†¬†I love pizza and am so thrilled that I found a pizza crust that is guilt free. I have tried a ton of different variations of pizza recipes using these Califlour pizza crusts. One of my recent favorites is my Red Pepper, goat cheese and chicken sausage pizza. It’s SO delish you guys!

Chicken Enchiladas: I make this one a week! It’s a hit with the fam.

Low-carb and chip-less Nachos:  Nachos are a must-eat for me to be a happy human. I love this recipe because all of the nacho flavors are there without the guilt!

Salmon: I make a lot of lean protein dishes for dinners. This is one of my favorite recipes. Another way I make salmon is in parchment paper. It’s so easy! You just place your salmon in a bed of spinach in parchment paper, top it with a little olive oil spray, tomatoes, sliced onion and salt and pepper. You wrap it in the parchment paper and place it on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes. I usually top it with light feta. Easy, delicious, simple and healthy!

Low-carb lasagna: Need I say more?! This recipe is insanely delicious and I make this at least once a week. It’s another crowd favorite in the Q household.

Roasted Carrots with goat cheese: I made these the other night and replaced the syrup with high fiber Sukrin syrup. It was SO good. I peeled a bunch of rainbow carrots, cut them into pieces, sprayed them with olive oil spray and salt and pepper. Then I roasted them in the oven at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Took them out of the oven, and put about a tablespoon of sukrin syrup on them. I made sure they were coated in the syrup and put them back in the oven until they were roasted. Once they were roasted, I put them all in a bowl and added a little bit of crumbled goat cheese and another little bit of the sukrin syrup. They were SO good!

I hope you all found this helpful. If I missed anything or you have any questions, please leave a message in the comments!

Xoxo-J

 

 

Delicious red pepper, goat cheese and chicken sausage pizza (F-Factor Approved)

 

Hi Friends and welcome back to the blog! I am super excited to share with you my new favorite pizza recipe that I put together the other night! The main ingredient in this recipe is the cauliflower pizza crust by Califlour Foods. I have limited time as a Mom and making my own pizza crust before making any pizza is just not going to happen ha! I purchase these pizza crusts in bulk and keep them in my freezer. Each pizza has only 1 net carb per serving making the entire crust only 3 grams net carbs. If you are making this pizza for more than one person, just double or triple the ingredients to make sure you have enough for your pizza toppings. You can take the crusts directly from the freezer and place them in the oven.  I had an overwhelming response to this recipe after I shared the step by step on Instagram, so I wanted to share the recipe with you guys! This is one of my favorite pizza recipes I have ever made and was a huge hit with my husband. I hope you all enjoy!

Ingredients:

Directions:

  • Start by roasting your tomatoes. Place your tomatoes in a glass casserole pan or baking tray. Spray with an olive oil cooking spray and bake at 250-300 degrees for however long you want. The longer you roast them, the more delicious they become. Spread them around a bit periodically while they cook. I learned this from @Julethebee
  • Start by baking your pizza crust according to the instructions on the box. I like a crispier crust and usually bake mine at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Be sure to bake your crust on top of parchment paper. This will keep the crust from sticking to your pan or pizza stone.
  • While the crust is baking, saut√© your sliced onions and chicken sausage. Keep in mind the sausage is cooked so you are just heating it up. It should be browned just a little. By the time your onions are saut√©ed the sausage should be done. (3-4 minutes)
  • Once the pizza has finished baking, take it out of the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes. Keep in mind your pizza will be a little gooey in the middle.
  • Once the pizza has cooled down it is time to dress it!
  • Spread the pizza sauce in a thin layer on top of the pizza
  • Top with chicken sausage, tomatoes, red onion and goat cheese.
  • Squeeze out about 1 tbs of the sukrin syrup and cover it all over the pizza
  • Place in the oven and bake for 5 minutes or so. You just want to make the cheese melt and the syrup to carmelize a bit.
  • Take the pizza out of the oven and add your handful of arugula and another squeeze of the syrup on your pizza
  • ENJOY!