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WIAW: Golden Syrup & Turkey Trot Blues

21 Nov

Today I wanted to throw in another WIAW post inspired and created by Jenn over at Peas and Crayons.

For breakfast I had these tasty waffles. Their stats aren’t too bad either! I added a spread of peanut butter, a sliced banana, and a drizzle of syrup.

I also spent a fortune (ok, not a fortune, but it’s definitely more expensive than ‘fake’ syrup!) to try out pure maple syrup, the ingredient list is awesome and it’s so sweet you don’t need as much, if we were big waffle or pancake eaters I’m not sure we could continue buying the stuff but since we aren’t, it’ll last us for a while!!

Mid-morning snack was the best yogurt in the world – full fat Toasted Coconut Vanilla greek yogurt.

Lunch is typically leftovers, Monday night I made this very heart soup – Chunky Turkey, Vegetable and Rice soup from Skinny Ms. I doubled it and we have tons of leftovers so Tuesday was a perfect day to warm some up quick on my lunch break.

and a handfull of these grapes that we got from my Mother in Law…they are so good but very cold on my teeth!

Mid-afternoon snack, sometimes I get this in and sometimes I don’t…sometimes it’s fruit (an apple/banana/pineapple), sometimes it’s almonds (although I’ve gotten really tired of these lately and can’t seem to eat them anymore), or a granola bar. This was sent to me from a friend, it’s fudge dipped coconut…very yummy!

For dinner I made turkey bacon BLT’s, a spinach salad, and butternut squash fries. I am trying to get all squashed out before it’s all gone. These fries are really good but last night I was off a little on my cooking because not only did I get the bacon a little too done but the fries weren’t quite crispy…at all…where normally they are perfectly crunchy and salty. My multitasking skills need some work!

My plates always look wet when I take a picture of them…I swear we dry our dishes!

I am so excited for Thanksgiving this year. Although it’s been a rough year, I have so much to be thankful for and that’s really brought me through all of the struggles in the past year!

One thing I am really trying hard not to think about this year though is that I am not able to run in our local Turkey Trot. Last year it was my hardest run of the year and a large part of why I wanted to wait to try for a baby until after the holidays. Since I was no where ready to run a half marathon, the Turkey Trot’s miles of hills motivated me to run on the coldest of mornings. Sadly, this year I am injured because that’s what it is. I will run it again though and I will probably run it even better because I will be well rested and fueled!

With that in mind, I will enjoy this year’s Thanksgiving because I am surrounded by people I love, enjoying (and not feeling guilty for) all of the food and treats I will consume, and I will remember this year as being one of the most relaxing holidays yet!

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Thin Crust Tortilla Pizza

26 Sep

Instead of a WIAW post this week, because yesterday would have looked very similar to last week’s eats, I decided to just document our dinner, tortilla pizzas.

We had volleyball at 6 last night so I needed something easy, fast, and somewhat healthy but was really feeling like pizza.

One of the only ways I make homemade pizza anymore is by using tortillas. David and I don’t always agree on what kind of pizza we should make if we make it homemade so this way we can both have whatever we want on ours! I also love thin crust pizza. I have to admit, I really love any type of pizza though…

Making homemade pizza this way is not only healthier but also easy.

Start off by preheating your oven to 400 degrees.

Put your tortillas on a pizza stone or baking sheet. My mom got us this Pampered Chef pizza and it is one of David’s favorite kitchen cookware. It makes amazing pizzas and cookies. And if you want them REALLY crispy, you can lightly spray some Pam Cooking Spray on the tortillas.

Place the tortillas into the oven for a few minutes, flipping once. This will make your tortillas crispier so the longer you put them in, the crispier they will get.

Take them out once they are slightly crispy and spread on your pizza sauce. We had leftover pizza ingredients from our anniversary weekend’s pudgy pies so we had pizza squeeze to use up, but you can use whatever you’d like.

Next, add your toppings. This could be pepperoni, diced ham, sausage, chicken, and whatever veggies you’d like and then top it all off with mozzarella cheese. David is a big fan of barbeque chicken pizza so sometimes he does barbeque sauce instead of pizza sauce. One of my favorite pizzas is margherita pizza so I did sliced tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cheese on mine. I also added some cale and red and green peppers that I had left to use up. And I couldn’t help but throw on some pepperoni as well.

Once you get your toppings and cheese on the tortillas, put the pan back in the oven for 10 minutes or so until the cheese is slightly brown.

We got some great looking spinach in our CSA box last week so we had some side salads to go with our pizzas.

They were perfectly crispy and cheesy!

WIAW: 9/12

12 Sep

I finally remembered to record my meals and snacks for my very first {WIAW} What I Ate Wednesday post (created by Jenn over at Peas and Crayons).

I thought it’d be fun to occasionally throw in a WIAW post because I like to get ideas on different foods to try through other blogger’s WIAW posts, so if there is ever any foods that I eat that you are interested in the recipe for, just drop a comment or email me and I’ll gladly share if I didn’t include it in the post.

Breakfast:

No surprise here…steel cut oats! Pretty simple today, steel cut oats with ground flaxseed, sliced banana, sprinkle of walnuts, and topping it off with coconut to give it some sweetness.

This is comfort food to me and it also is a great way to start off with something healthy and filling to begin my day. The days I go with something else are usually the days I realize I’m hungrier in the afternoon and evenings.

I prepare the steel cut oats usually on Sunday nights and then they soak overnight and I divide it up between containers so all I have to do on a week day morning is heat it up and add my toppings.

Mid-morning snack:

Pineapple Greek Yogurt. I love pineapple and am sad that I am slightly getting tired of it with summer coming to an end and will probably only be eating it on occasions but this yogurt is very good. I usually get the Chobani 2% to add in some fat to my diet but I like to wait until they run a sale on them and then stock up.

Lunch:

Lunch I had some leftover steamed green beans, a low-sodium turkey, lettuce, and mayo with olive oil on 100% whole wheat bread, and a handful of grapes.

I also had a side of Ian Somerhalder 🙂

Afternoon snack:

My lunch did a good job of keeping me full but I knew if I didn’t have an afternoon snack I would give myself a stomach ache come dinner time so I had 2 nectarines!

Dinner:

We had a friend of ours over for dinner Tuesday night and he loves pasta so I made my Mom’s lasagna…mmm mmm one of my favorites! We also had garlic bread and a spinach salad with sunflower seeds, carrots, shredded cheese, and Italian dressing with a big glass of 1% milk.

Dessert:

{Imagine yummy goodness here}

I made my favorite pumpkin brownies this past weekend so I had one of those before volleyball.