Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Blast to the Past, Pizza Chat, C25K

Thank for your sweet pizza comments!! Just so you know – here’s how easy breezy it was! I heart few-ingredient recipes!

1 16 oz. bag of Trader Joe’s dough
100 grams Trader Joe’s fresh pesto
120 grams Trader Joe’s fresh mozzarella, sliced
6 – 7 slices of slicer tomatoes
2 tbsp reduced fat parmesan
2 tsp dried basil
Salt to taste

Spray pan lightly. Spread out dough. Spread on pesto evenly. Sprinkle parmesan. Top with cheese and parmesan, then tomatoes and basil. Sprinkle with salt to taste. Bake at 450 degrees for 12 – 14 minutes. Nutritional Information for ¼ of the pizza: 488 calories, 55 carbs, 22 fat grams and 16 protein grams.>Usually I make it as a mini pizza, like here. But this time I just quadrupled it and made a whole pizza!

Anywho, yesterday was back to work – BLAH. The day was long. I walked 3.25 miles during lunch (burned 170 calories), headed home after work and pretty much crashed! I was SO glad I had all of those meals ready – wow! We had chicken sandwiches for breakfast, taco soup for lunch and chicken marsala for dinner – sweet! I watched some of my crap TV, me and Austin watched a West Wing and then it was lights out! I ended up at 1,586 calories, 216 carbs, 36 fat grams and 98 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.

I will say – the last two days I’ve had one of our FAVORITE breakfasts – breaded chicken muffins with ketchup. It’s my own version of chick-fil-a – fab! (forgive the iPhone pic taken in my cube!)


Also, before I get into today, I’ve been sorting through pictures of to help Austin with the new home server he got (more on that later!). Anywho – here are a few gems from college – enjoy!

Garden of Eden Pike Party 2002

Spring Break in Destin 2003

Today was exhausting! I got up, headed out of the neighborhood and Georgia Navigator told me my way to work – 400S – was shut down. All red. Grrr. So I take a back way through 3 elementary school districts and wound up 15 minutes late for work - not bad! I worked all day, took a quick 3-mile walk during work (burned 148 calories in 45 minutes), had a webinar that was catered…. Had a little bit of rice, salmon, shrimp… and then two cookies. DANG YOU TOM! (second day – the WORST). Then I worked more – BLAH! I headed down after work and met Stacy for a 2.5 workout including C25K Week 2, Workout #2. It went great! (burned 152 calories in 30 minutes). Total burn of 300 – woo! I headed home, showered, then we headed out to meet Mary and Scott for dinner at Rumi’s Kitchen. It was so yummy! I had two glasses of wine, some pitas and goat cheese with basil, Bodenjoon – a tomato based veal stew with saffron rice. I may have had a ½ of rice and half the soup – it was SO filling. And I’m not a big veal gal… Anywho – great dinner, great conversation, good times! I don’t even know how I’m going to track this one – bear with me!

What's your favorite breakfast?

I've been going at my C25K goal for a while, any 2010 goals you're honing in on this month?

24 comments:

homecookedem said...

Thanks for the pizza recipe! Looks great!!

Great breakfast idea. What brand chicken do you get for that? I love the idea of a healthy chick-fil-a!! :)

Hehe, cute blast from the past photos!! :)

My biggest goal this month has been no alcohol, more protein, less carbs, and scheduled workouts. So far, so good!! :)

Melissa said...

Thanks for the pizza recipe!! My goals are just to get through P90X!

inmytummy said...

Im definitely going to make that pizza.

Cute pictures and great job staying with the Couch to 5K. Do you think you're going to run an actual 5K race at the end? You should!

My goal was not to drink for January but that turned into just two weeks. Still, that was sort of hard in itself!

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

Thanks for posting the pizza recipe! We are always looking for new ways to cook it up!! Cute pics from college.

Staci Dombroski said...

You two make such a cute couple :-)

Sunny said...

i love the trader joe's pizza dough... in fact your previous blog post made me so hungry for homemade pizza that i made it last night! and i have leftovers for lunch today. oh, i used to be hooked on the chicken biscuits at mcdonalds!!

Monica said...

Yay! I love old school pics! You and Austin look like babies!!!! I was looking through all mine on FB the other day and that's where I found the one I sent you!

Your pizza looks amazing. I am making it next week!

Therese said...

Umm that looks just like a chicken bisquit! YUM!

I can't help but laugh when I find old pics of the hubs and I. We have both changed so much.

Anne Marie said...

My favorite breakfast is oatmeal. I'm a sucker for simple things.

angieinatlanta said...

Seriously, you have not aged a day since college! What's your secret, girl?

Kacy said...

Those pics are so cute! And your brekkie looks fab! My fave breakfast is a green smoothie during the week and oatmeal on the weekend.

prettyface said...

Is that a "ZAP" photo? You know what I'm talking about? Those professional photogs that come around to frat/sorority parties? lol. Were you in one?? I was a Chi O- I can't believe I never asked if you were.

prettyface said...

P.S. Im trying to find the post where you got your heart rate monitor. I'm looking to get one- Do you like yours? As far as accuracy, etc??

biz319 said...

Love the "old" pics! So cute!

Breakfast sammies are my favorite - and corned beef hash when I don't care!

Meredith said...

I love all the old pictures! You are such a cute couple.

Kelly Pearce said...

Hey Kel! I started a new food/nutrition/health blog, you might enjoy! Check it out!
http://pearcekitchen.blogspot.com/

Sara said...

I've been trying some different breakfasts lately: cereal&milk, pancakes, toast w/pb, shakes. BUT nothing fills me up like oatmeal.

I'm with you on the veal, I can't seem to eat it, even though I am far from vegetarian...

Pam said...

Cute college pictures. Your chicken/biscuit breakfast sandwich looks tasty. My very favorite breakfast is huevos rancheros or eggs benedict. Mmmm.

lauradishes said...

I love TJ's pizza dough right now! I really prefer the white over the wheat... it's so good and easy to roll out!

Your Chick-fil-a sandwiches always look so good. Every Monday, our receptionist sends out a Chick-fil-a coupon to use at the mall, and it's always so tempting!

Emma said...

favorite breakfast - waffles!!!! ... with everything on them.

I'm really inspired by your work ethic!!! Your exercise routine is very similar to mine and we both do exerciseTV a lot!

What's your favorite workout they offer?

You should check out ExerciseTV.tv for more free download options

Kelly Pearce said...

Hey Kel! I started a new food/nutrition/health blog, you might enjoy! Check it out!
http://pearcekitchen.blogspot.com/

biz319 said...

Love the "old" pics! So cute!

Breakfast sammies are my favorite - and corned beef hash when I don't care!

Kacy said...

Those pics are so cute! And your brekkie looks fab! My fave breakfast is a green smoothie during the week and oatmeal on the weekend.

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

Thanks for posting the pizza recipe! We are always looking for new ways to cook it up!! Cute pics from college.