It's Not Called Toddler Weight...

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Recipe: BBQ Chicken "Pizza" (THM S)

Ahhhh it's Friday. 

Each week have been trying to do family movie night and we do home made pizzas. I buy or prepare dough for the kids and my husband and I would make speedy thin crust pizza for myself. 

But tonight I missed pizza - like real pizza. With good toppings. 

But then I thought about it and what I really missed was the idea of the convenience of takeout pizza. You order it, pick it up (or have it delivered), eat and boom - done. But then I remebered about how it made me feel after I ate it. 

And then I had an idea and decided to make something else super easy - and faster than takeout. This is something that I find I can do successfully now after being on THM for over a year. I know how good I feel when I eat "on plan" and when I eat foods that aren't I'm miserable. Both in regards to my body, mood and on that's always reflected on the scale. 

And since I did an hour long spin class tonight and have had a pretty good week eating and exercising I didn't want to blow it eating "real" pizza (which isn't a favorite of mine anyways).

So I decided to make a different type of "pizza" that I learned from Trim Healthy Mama that literally takes minutes to make. By using low carb products as a crust and toppings I am able to make a delicious concoction so I truly don't feel like I'm missing out. 

I have no idea what made me think of it but I tonight I wanted BBQ chicken pizza. So that's what I made.

I used Joseph's brand pitas which I cut I half. I microwave it for about a minute to harden it a bit and set it on the foil and get it ready for toppings.

Disclaimer: there's a recipe in the book for bbq sauce which tonight I had none of the ingredients needed so I used a low sugar bbq sauce instead. So next time I make this I will be more prepared but in a pinch this will do. 

I topped the pita halves with some red onion, roasted red peppers and took a few handfuls of rotisserie chicken tossed very lightly with the bbq sauce. I spread a small amount of sauce on the pita halves and added the chopped up toppings.
To finish, I used Mexican blended cheeses and mozzarella. Bake in oven for about 4-5 minutes at 400 degrees.


This was seriously SO good. I added a few handfuls of spinach as a side salad with some balsamic dressing and it was just perfect!


For THM this version would be an S because of the cheese and the dressing I used. If you used less cheese it could be FP- especially if you use Mrs.Criddles Kitchen's recipe for bbq sauce which can be found here:

Hope you all have a great weekend!
Now, off to watch the movie :)


Monday, February 23, 2015

Motivate Me Monday - 2/23/2015


It's been a great Monday here. I hope your week is off to a great start, too!

Sometimes I need to read or see something presented or explained in a different or unique way to make it click

That's exactly what happened today when I saw what a friend on Facebook posted:

Click, right? How great is that. We are given this one body and this one life so why treat it with anything less than 100% respect?!?

I'm totally motivated to get and stay on track with my health and wellness goals and seeing this today just adds another level of motivation.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Dreamy Sandwich


I have to admit I had every intention of posting in December about being on the Trim Healthy Mama plan for a year but as always my good intentions fell to the wayside - but I'm still here, still on plan and still under my first goal weight and heading towards ultimate goal weight! Buuuuut - with holiday indulgences, a few parties and a vacation to Florida and Disney in January I've strayed a bit but am fully back on track now.  I've gained an lost the same 3-5 lbs but I'm ready to kick it to the curb for good.

Today I'm sharing my favorite sandwich - and yes it's dreamy. For real.

All you need are two slices of Ezekiel bread, spinach, your choice of protein, laughing cow cheese wedge in your choice of flavor and veggies you enjoy. You can make this warm or cold but I've been loving my concoction warm since its been like Antarctica here in Connecticut.

On this sandwich is 1-2 wedges of laughing cow garlic and herb, a handful of baby spinach, roasted red peppers and thin sliced deli chicken. I stuff it all in between the two slices of bread and put it on my George Foreman grille and make a panini style sandwich out of it.

It's really tasty. This is an E meal if you follow THM. If I'm still hungry I will eat it with some cucumber slices as my "chips" or slice up some apple. You could also pair it with any other E fruits including melon, berries or a small orange if you'd like. 

Mmmmm - it's a dreamy sandwich.