January 24, 2014

Meat Crust "Healthy Pizza"

Hello All ..

Instead of just posting them on one, I am really bad about posting some food posts here and then also some food posts on my other blog - -  The only reason I bought both url's is because I liked the names .. haha. So neither one have real direction or that many posts. Many of the ones on here are old rants. So maybe this will be useful!

It's a Friday night. I was home by 5pm and in my PJ's .. craving PIZZA!! I try to eat clean unless it's a cheat meal and I'm saving that for Saturday .. so we googled several different healthy pizzas and came up with this one! I've tried cauliflower pizza and it's "okay" and I really like making pizza on brown rice tortillas. But this one had much more nutritional value .. so we gave it a try!

Since my husband is the real "chef" - I'll post this one on here :) But since it's a simple recipe and my other blog is all about keeping life simple - i posted it on both!

* for us this was enough for two people*

One pound LEAN ground turkey
2 tbs all natural chunky salsa
2 large egg whites
1/2 cup Oats
2 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Ground Oregano
1 tsp Paprika
1/3 tsp Basil  (we forgot this and it tasted fine)
All natural - low cal - pizza sauce (to your liking)
Fat Free Cheddar Cheese & Low Fat Mozzarella (enough to cover)

We used turkey pepperoni. You can also use veggies, turkey bacon, any toppings you like. Also adjust the spices above to whatever you want on a pizza :)

Preheat oven to 350
Spray baking ban with non stick spray
In a bowl combine meat, oats, spices, salsa, egg whites
Roll out meat onto greased pan. TIP - roll out the meat thinner. We did ours thick and the edge was the best part! So it's obviously better "thin"
Bake for about 25 min
Take out and add your pizza sauce, toppings and cheese - bake another 10 min!

It was really good! Made about 6 "Pieces" of pizza. Certainly fulfilled my pizza craving!!

Enjoy fit fam!!


January 13, 2014

A Good Healthy Monday To Ya - Oatmeal Breakfast Bites

Hello Strangers....

Yea, yea, yea. I know. I never write on here. I have another personal blog I never write on either. Soon I'll be getting a work blog and I WILL be writing there. One out of three won't be bad :)

I want to write more on here. I just always feel I never have anything worth writing about!

Today however - I made some really good muffins for my new work fam (I got a new job this year).

They are Healthy Gluten Free Oatmeal Bites. I thought they were great! I hope you enjoy!!!

1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 ripe banana (mashed)
1/4 cup honey (*i didn't have enough so I added one pkt of stevia to a little bit of honey*)
1/2 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
2 1/2 cups oats (I use regular oats because I don't get sick with them. If you have Celaic or are GF and do .. just use GF Oats)
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp chia seeds (I buy Organic Nutiva)

Toppings of your choice. (I used dark chocolate chips .. 4 to be exact. 2 inside. 2 outside)

Preheat oven to 350°.

Mix wet ingredients together in a large bowl: egg, vanilla, applesauce, banana, honey, milk.
Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl: oats, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, chia seeds.
Slowly stir the dry ingredients into the wet.

Line muffin pan with paper liners 
Spoon mixture into the cups so that they are a 1/3 full.  Add a few toppings then cover completely with more of the mixture.  Add more toppings to the top of each muffin.  
This mixture made 12 full muffins.

Bake 20-25 minutes (until a toothpick comes out clean).