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friday night pizza

I’ll whiz through lunch to get to the good stuff!

I packed a really boring salad for lunch today: lettuce with carrots, a Sunshine veggie burger and hummus.

And, a grapefruit!  This batch of grapefruits I bought are so sweet and juicy!!

This lunch didn’t keep me very satisfied, so I definitely snacked on dried fruit all afternoon

But, I was looking forward to our dinner!  Friday night pizza nights are the best!  And, that is all I wanted tonight.

Brant was cooking away when i got home, and had already started on stretching out the dough.

This is our favorite dough from Trader Joes – Herb Pizza Dough!

We decided on two different pizza’s – Eggplant, Roasted Red Pepper & Feta and BBQ Onion Jalapeno.

My favorite part about making homemade pizza is picking out the toppings.  There are so many options to choose from, and filling the pizza with veggies helps to make it that much healthier.

We started with the Eggplant Red Pepper & Feta Pizza!

While the crust was pre-baking, I made up some pizza sauce – 1/2 small can tomato paste, 2 tbsp water, 1 tbsp italian seasoning, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, pinch of salt.  Mix it all up and spread it on your pizza.

Then top with mozzarella cheese, grilled eggplant (grilled with olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper), roasted red pepper and feta cheese.

Then bake at 450° for about 10 minutes.  This one came out delicious!!

Next up, BBQ Onion & Jalapeno.

This was on Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat crust.  Really good, too!  Instead of pizza sauce, we used Annie’s BBQ sauce as the base.

Mmmmm….BBQ sauce is so good, especially on pizza!

This was topped with a thin layer of mozzarella, then mexican blend cheese.  Toppings included sauteed onions and jalapeno peppers.

Baked for 10 minutes at 450°, it came out sizzling hot!

I love the kick from the jalapenos.

I had a big slice of both.

It’s the perfect rainy Friday night comfort food!


late night

Happy Friday!!

It was a late night at work last night, so I got home and scarfed down dinner!

Luckily, my wonderful husband had cooked!  We had our favorite Feisty Green Beans over Quinoa.  See recipe here.

I don’t know what it is, but these are the best green beans I have ever had.  They are sweet and spicy all at the same time.  And, the raisins are great!

After dinner, I had a little coconut ice cream and hit the sack.  I was exhausted!

But, I jumped right out of bed this morning bright and early to fit a workout in.  Ok, so maybe I didn’t jump out of bed.  First, I debated in my head for about 10 minutes if I wanted to get up or not.

Before my workout, I snacked on 1/2 a granola bar – and the other 1/2 after.

Full Body Weight Session

(I did weights at home because I knew the gym would be packed due to the rain!)

  • Overhead press with squats (3 sets of 12, 10 lbs)
  • 21s (3 sets of 12, 10 lbs)
  • Bicycles (3 sets of 20)
  • Chest press with crunch (3 sets of 12, 10 lbs)
  • Deadlift with upright row (3 sets of 12, 10 lbs)
  • Static squat with tricep kickback (3 sets of 12 each side – 6 sets of arms total, 10 lbs)
  • Lunge with front & side raises, alternating sides (3 sets of 12 each side, 5 lbs)
  • Hammer curl (3 sets of 12, 10 lbs)
  • Triceps extension (3 sets of 12, 10 lbs)
  • Pushups (2 sets of 12)
  • Plank (3 sets for 1 min each)

Then, I ventured out into the rain for an hour long run covering 6.5 miles.  It was chilly, rainy and windy, but I felt like I needed to get a run in today!  I feel better now, even though I am sleepy.

For breakfast, I made some steel cut oats as I was getting ready.  Snacking on the other 1/2 of my granola bar helped me from needing breakfast quickly.

I really love the texture of the steel cut oats.  They definitely taste different than rolled oats, so changing it up is good.

I cooked the oats for about 15 minutes, then stirred in 1 banana, 1 tbsp flaxmeal and 1/2 tbsp chia seeds and cooked for another 5 minutes.

Topped with 1 tbsp raw almond butter, 3/4 tbsp cacao bliss, sprinkle of unsweetened banana chips and coconut.

This was a delicious!  Filled me up and warmed me up on such a dreary day.