I decided to use a Joseph’s Middle East Bakery Low Carb pita as my base. I topped that off with:
- 1/4 cup Classico Fire Roasted/Tomato Garlic spaghetti sauce
- Sprinkling of garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, dried oregano, black pepper, and red pepper flakes
- 1 ounce thinly sliced grilled chicken (leftover from the batch I grilled up sunday night)
- 1 light babybel cheese sliced into four super thin discs
- 1 tbsp fat free ricotta
- thinly sliced red onion
- a couple thinly sliced cherry tomatoes
Popped it into a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. Then, I topped it with some chopped basil from the back yard garden:
I served the pizza up with a side salad that consisted of romaine, cherry tomatoes, red onion, banana peppers, and 2 tbsp Ken’s Steakhouse Lite Northern Italian dressing with Basil and Romano:
The salad was delicious. That Ken sure does know a thing or two about dressings 😉
And the pizza was.. in a word… Umm…. YUM. Ok, that’s two words, but regardless this pizza really hit the spot:
Soooo goood!!! Why don’t I make pizza more often?!
Check out this huge banana pepper I’ve got growing in the back yard:
He might have to go on my next salad 🙂
Stats on the pizza: 197 calories, 20g carbs, 6g fat, 20g protein, 5g fiber
Stats on the salad: 97 calories, 13g carbs, 5g fat, 3g protein, 4g fiber
All together now: 294 calories, 33g carbs, 11g fat, 23g protein, 9g fiber
I’ve previously eluded to the fact that I’m a messy cook. Given the simplicity of my dinner tonight, you’d probably assume that my kitchen would be in pretty good shape. Whelp, you’d be wrong!
Take a look at this monstrosity:
I wish I were kidding. Can you imagine the disasters I could create if I had a big kitchen?
After dinner, I couldn’t wait for late-night snack time to roll around. I decided earlier in the day that I’d make up a green monster smoothie for my snack to give me lots of energy for my run in the morning.
Threw the following into the blender:
- 1/2 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1/4 cup Oikos plain Greek Yogurt
- 1 packet Truvia (stevia) all natural sweetener
- 1/2 cup fresh frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup fresh SPINACH
- 3 ice cubes
It’s green. It’s delicious.
Thankfully, the green monster gave me the energy I needed to clean up that disaster kitchen:
Stats on the green monster: 105 calories, 18g carbs, 2g fat, 9g protein, 5g fiber
I recently updated my About Me page to incorporate some comments I had posted on the blog. I also added a Foodie Q&A page where I plan to keep a running list of questions readers ask. And as always, I am continuously linking all my recipe posts to the Recipe Page. This page is actually getting pretty long, so I think I’ll be reformatting it in the near future.