Thin Crust Fig Preserve and Arugula Pizza

The problem with the word diet, is well, the word diet!

As soon as I imagine dieting, I start thinking about all the foods I can’t eat, like bacon and pizza, and I’m already depressed.

It’s largely self-defeating, and I’m convinced it’s the reason that most diets ultimately fail.

I love food, but as I’ve had a few kids and gotten a little older, I’ve had to find ways to eat the things I love and want in ways that are good for me.

Pizza ranks right up there on the top of the list of SO NOT diet foods, so when Ann at Cooking Healthy for Me asked me to whip up something tasty for her blog, I knew just what to do.

Here’s my perfect solution, a Thin Crust Fig Preserve and Arugula Pizza, so that I can have my pizza and eat it too!

For the recipe, please head on over to Cooking Healthy for Me. I’ll see you there!

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  1. 1

    I just love arugula — and also hate dieting. See you at Ann’s!

  2. 2

    Arugula in pizza?! Great combo! Love the recipe. Do you know what else I love about your blog? That ” I’ve been having so much fun over there I may never get laundry done again!” on the top catches my attention each time I am here, and I go to my laundry, get the load in, and go back to my comp. Hence, at least one load of laundry is done…:) Thank you for reminding me!

  3. 3

    I know this pizza must have been amazing. :) I love arugula and just got introduced to fresh figs. I have only eaten them in a fig newton beforehand. :) I made a similar pizza to this.. but it’s a little naughty because I added bacon. :) Yeah.. I hate the word diet too. :)

  4. 4

    PS.. fantastic photos. :)

  5. 5

    This looks amazing!

  6. 6

    This looks so good! I love arugula, can’t wait to go check out the recipe!

  7. 7

    I love fresh greens on a pizza like this. Looks great!

  8. 8

    What a great idea for a pizza Jen – fig preserve = smashing and of course, I love the arugula too! 😉

  9. 9

    I’ve seen something similar back in fall and wanted to try making it, omg I have to bookmark this recipe it’s full of heart healthy ingredients! :)

  10. 10

    Love this idea! Heading over to check out (and bookmark) the recipe now!

  11. 11

    Oh yum! What a gorgeous pizza. Having grown up in Europe, I’m all for the thin crust, and a fig jam sounds amazing!

  12. 12

    I love the peppery arugula against the sweet fig. Great idea!

  13. 13

    I love this idea! I adore fig preserves but there seemed to be only so many ways to use them. Thanks for adding another to my list! I bet the sweet and slightly bitter that would be in this is fantastic!

  14. 14

    I love fruits on a pizza! This one sounds wonderful with a thin crisp crust and nutritious arugula! I could eat it all myself :)!

  15. 15

    Yum. You have me craving pizza! The fig and arugula combination looks fantastic! Great photos too. :)

  16. 17

    Gorgeous guest post Jen! Your pictures are lovely.

  17. 18

    Your pizza looks fresh and delicious! And I agree, the word ‘diet’ is depressing. Moderation is the key…moderation, and a few slices of this pizza. :-)

  18. 19

    Though I am not a pizza person but sure this is so tempting. I have never heard of arugula but I love it and gives a lovely color and plenty of fiber.

  19. 20

    Looks amazing with the fig preserve & arugula! Heading over to check it out!

  20. 21

    Dannnng, this looks good. I love this combination. Did you ever wonder why the word “die” was in “diet”? LOL

  21. 23

    Oh, how gorgeous!!! Such beautiful pizza…off to read your guest post!

  22. 25

    Wow this looks super delicious! I loove thin crust pizza and I love the variation of ingredients you used. The arugula goes so well with the fig preserve! It’s such a gorgeous pizza, I love it! :)

  23. 26

    I saw your pizza over at Ann’s and can’t get over how amazing it looks! Sounds so yummy!

  24. 28

    This looks absolutely delicious. Would love for you to share this with us over at



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