Healthy Girl Scout Cookies: Tagalongs!

So I follow this gal, Chocolate Covered Katie, and she seriously makes the most delicious looking healthy treats! 

Most of the time I can find myself actually drooling over her photos of the finished product because they always look so damn good! 

So today I thought I would share one of her recipes where she makes a Girl Scout staple healthier! 

Tagalongs!  And I must add that this is my particular favorite GSC because hello! Chocolate AND Peanut Butter!?!

I am going to go ahead and share her recipe here, and I will also include the link to her recipe so that you can view it on her site, but also check out all the other amazing recipes that she has on there!   Because let’s be honest here, I am shit in the kitchen & I am honestly ok with it. But I do love sharing things with you that I incorporate in my own life and use and feel that if I find it awesome, that maybe you will too! 

So let me know how this recipe of hers turned out for you! I would love to hear what you thought of the finished product!

If you have a friend who would love to have this recipe as well, totally share this post with them so they can also get this amazing recipe! The more the merrier! (says the gal who tends to be an introvert more than an extravert lol).

Enjoy my friend!


Photo Credit: Chocolate Covered Katie

Healthy Girl Scout Cookie Tagalongs

  • 1 cup almond flour – Or make your own by finely grinding slivered almonds in a vitamix, blender, or coffee grinder

  • 1/8 tsp + 1/16 tsp salt

  • 1/8 tsp baking soda

  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup or honey OR stevia to taste

  • 1 1/2 tbsp veg or melted coconut oil

  • For stevia version: 1 tbsp milk of choice, added with the liquid ingredients. For maple syrup version: up to 2 level teaspoons milk of choice or extra oil, only as needed

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • about 20 tsp peanut butter or allergy-friendly sub

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, or my healthy chocolate sauce

Combine all liquid ingredients (except milk of choice if using maple syrup version, and not including peanut butter). In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients (except pb and chocolate chips) and stir very well. Now mix wet into dry and keep stirring, breaking up clumps as you mix—it may seem dry at first, and you can add the extra 2 tsp milk or oil (I did add this when I made the maple syrup version), but do not add any more liquid than the recipe calls for. It will eventually form something that can either be squished into a ball with your hands or put into a plastic bag and smushed from inside the bag (the less-messy option). Roll out dough to cut-out-cookie width, either between sheets of parchment paper or from inside the bag, then cut with a circle cutter or the rim of a small glass. Freeze dough at least 20 minutes before cooking 10-13 minutes (depending on desired crispiness) at 325 F on a greased cookie sheet. Let cool another 10 minutes before even attempting to remove cookies from the sheet. They should firm up nicely. For troubleshooting, see nutrition link below.

Spread a little under 1 tsp of the nut butter on each cookie and place them on a wire rack over a sheet of parchment or wax paper. Melt the chocolate (very carefully and slowly, as chocolate burns fast), then spread chocolate over the cookie tops (or use two spoons to dip the cookies). Chill cookies for a few minutes so chocolate hardens. (If using the coconut coating, as opposed to chocolate chips, cookies should be stored in the fridge due to the low melting point of coconut oil.)


Read more at https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2013/03/04/healthy-girl-scout-cookies-tagalongs/#w18AsTLrpem3AWKk.99

Microwave Apple Pie!!


Today I am so excited to share this sweet treat with you! And if I can be totally honest at this moment, I am more than excited! I am feeling pretty ecstatic about it!  Why?  Because I actually came up with this one ALL ON MY OWN! 

Say what?? lol 

So it isn’t fancy or anything, but it is something I just came up with last week and it was so good that I have made it a couple more times since. And today I am going to share it with you! 

I am totally calling it Microwave Apple Pie!! 

Thing is that I have been craving some warm comfort food lately because WINTER is totally here.  And with those cravings also comes all the sweet treat cravings as well. 

So last week I decided to see what I had in the kitchen to help calm that sweet craving of mine. And the result? Microwave Apple Pie! 

So I am just going to get right to it! It’s super easy and also cheap!  

You just need to do me a favor! Totally share with me what you thought when you make it! And if you love it then totally share this with your friends! 


So Here’s What You are Going to Need! 

1 Granny Smith apple, chopped

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1 tbsp of unsweetened shredded coconut 

Drizzle of honey over all ingredients in the bowl

Here’s What You Gotta Do! 

place all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl.

Microwave on High for 20 seconds, 2 times.  

Enjoy! 

 

 

A Super Simple Guide to Creating a Healthy Meal!

Eating healthy can be hard. Like really hard. And while people can tell us that it really can be easy, it truly never really feels like that.

Isn’t the say if it would be easy than everyone would be doing?  But while this may hold true for most things, and certainly it holds true for healthy eating, it really is not as complicated as we make it out to be. And that is not due to anything regarding us honestly. It just is that there is so much information out there regarding healthy eating and how we need to do it in order to lose weight that we just get super overwhelmed by it, and we really don’t know what direction that we need to take. 

So today I want to help make this super easy for you!  I have a meal creation guide that I created for my face to face personal training clients, and I am going to share this exact document with you!  It’s not anything fancy at all, but it is simple and straight to the point!  

I have created it to break down the 3 main meals of our day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All you need to do is to fill in the box for each type of food (protein, veggie, carb, etc) and then voila! You have your healthy meal created!  

This guide is free so please feel free to print as many copies as you need! And as an extra bonus if you should need a food list to reference, I am also including the link below to sign up for my fast start guide that comes complete with the list of foods to help you get started to healthier eating! 

Click this link right here to grab your

FREE MEAL CREATION GUIDE —> Meal Creation Guide-2

 

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Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites!

We all love snacks. It’s the thing we take with us on really long car rides. They are what we gather up to take with us to friend’s houses for cookout, parties, or even movie night. 

To tell you the truth. I actually don’t ever need a true reason to have snacks. I honestly like to have them pretty much anytime! 

I know you feel me on this one too! I mean, I can’t be the only one! lol

In the spirit of fall, thanksgiving, and pumpkin everything at this moment, here is a super easy & healthy recipe for snacks that can be for really whenever you want one!! 

Feel free to share with your friends, or not. 😉 


Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites! 

Here is What You Need! 

1 cup pitted dates

1 cup warm water

1/2 cup raw pecan halves (or pecan pieces) 

1/3 cup canned pumpkin puree

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes; reserve small amount for garnish

1 tsp. pure hazelnut extract (or pure maple extract)

1 tsp. pure maple syrup

2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1 pinch sea salt (or Himalayan salt).

 

Here is What You Gotta Do! 

  1. Place dates in a medium bowl; cover with water. Let soak for 10 minutes. Drain. Set aside. 

  2. Place pecans in food processor; pulse until finely ground. 

  3. Add dates, pumpkin, coconut, extract, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and salt; pulse until well mixed. Place in a medium bowl. Refrigerate, covered, for 30 minutes. 

  4. Using clean hands, roll into tablespoon-sized balls; roll in reserved coconut if desired. 

  5. Store, refrigerated, in airtight container. 

 

READY FOR A SUPER SIMPLE WEIGHT LOSS TIP?

I can’t even begin to tell you how many years I searched for super simple weight loss tips. Maybe I was looking in the wrong places; maybe I just didn’t actually see the simplicity at the time because I believed I had to do MORE all at once. 

Either way, I wished I had been told this super simple tip WAAAAAAAY before I actually learned about it! 

But I also believe that we are to learn the things we are meant to learn at the time they are given to us, and not a moment more. 

So many times we instantly go to counting our calories. Totally get it as that is exactly what I would do too. And while there is a time and a place for doing such a thing, we don’t always need to revert back to that time and time again. 

So if we DON’T revert back to counting calories, then what are we to do? 

WE FILL HALF OF OUR PLATE WITH VEGGIES! 

I know, I know. Sounds so easy. So simple. 

It can’t really be this easy, can it? 

But it actually CAN.

And honestly?  How are we ever going to know if we don’t try it. I mean, that is exactly what we do when we revert back to calorie counting, right? We didn’t know if it would work because we had never really done it before (the first time we did it) but we did it anyways because that is what we read and what other people do and got results, so we jumped in to try it too.

Same thing right here.  I do this. My clients all do this. And it is so easy to do that we can actually give this a try at our very next meal!

Here are the 3 steps that can be taken to implement this super simple weight loss tip!

  1. Fill Half of Your Plate with Veggies

  2. Fill the remaining space with other food being eaten at that meal.

  3. Then eat your veggies first before consuming the rest of your food. 

So now the question is, How does this even work? 

First we are going to be eating in a caloric deficit. So we are already counting our calories but in a different way. Veggies eaten in abundance is still eating lower calories overall. They are fibrous and filled with water so they allow for us to feel full without feeling stuffed. When the tummy is full it signals to the brain that we are done eating and so we stop. Totally different feeling to feel full and allow our body to tell us this when we are eating nutritious foods, rather than when we are eating things like pizza. 

Plus, veggies are good for us. We all know this. It is part of the nutrients that our bodies need in order to function properly to keep us alive. 

So when our bodies get what it needs, then they function at their optimum level. 

Know what happens next?  We lose weight without even trying.  

NOT EVEN KIDDING ON THIS ONE. 

I was skeptical myself at first because it was totally different than what I have always done. But I gave it a try anyways. And the results have been downright amazing. My fatness has kicked up and I am feeling overall leaner. 

And I have only been doing this for about a couple of months. 

So just give it a try. See how it goes for you. 

And finally see just how simple this weight loss gig can be once and for all by just making one change at a time. 

I mean what is the worst that could happen?  

 

 

 

 

Flat Out Fantastic!

Listen, I love me a good slice from my favorite pizza place!  Pizza is LIFE to me and it is one of those things that I just am not going to live my life without. 

 

But just because we love certain foods like this, we also know that it isn’t feasible to eat this as much as we truly want to. Moderation is key with foods like this so eating pizza often from our favorite pizza place really isn’t the healthy lifestyle we are trying to achieve here. 

I am not saying this is a bad food because well I don’t really look at food as being good or bad.  BUT  we can create a similar taste for foods like this that are lower in calories and just easier on our waistline, digestion, and more in alignment with our personal goals. 

I first came across this recipe back when I first started my weight loss journey and ever since the first time trying it I have been hooked!  It has been my go to when I am really craving some pizza more than just one night out of the week.  It’s super easy and really quick so this can be something that is prepared on a weeknight with little effort, as well as easy on the grocery budget.

 

Plus?  It’s  totally simple to create. And because I am not a great cook this is more of my speed because I can actually do this and not rely on the hubby to cook our meals! haha

 I am going to share with you today one I make often as it’s my favorite, but seriously there are so many possibilities with this recipe that any kind of pizza we can dream up can be created! So play around and figure out what you love! 

FLAT OUT WRAP PIZZA!

Here’s What You Are Going to Need! 

Makes 1 Serving:

  • 1 FlatOut Wrap (these come in packages and can be found at any of our local grocery stores in the deli section!)

  • 3 slices of Canadian bacon

  • 3 Slices of fully cooked microwave bacon

  • 3 Tbsp of pizza sauce or homemade pizza sauce (I just use canned tomato sauce and use spices to my taste)

  • A couple of handfuls of shredded mozzarella cheese (shred your own or buy prepackaged)

  • A handful of mushrooms (can be canned or fresh)

Here’s What You Gotta Do!

  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • Place your flat out wrap on a pizza pan or cookie sheet and bake for 4-5 minutes.

  • Remove from oven.

  • Add sauce, then a bit of cheese, then Canadian bacon, bacon, mushrooms, and then top with the rest of the cheese.

  • Place back in the oven for another 4-5 minutes until cheese is fully melted.

  • Enjoy!  And ONLY SHARE if you so desire! lol


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Good Enough instead of Perfect

 

Nutrition in the health and fitness world is a funny thing.  These meal plans that exist have everyone feeling as they they have to meet some sort of deadline every day with their food.

 

A meal plan is created with a list of the food that we are going to eat at every meal, complete with the measurements of how much food is to be eaten at each time.

 

So when someone goes to follow this, it isn’t considered to be a guide; it’s more like they believe it is set in stone.  

 

So even if they hate to eat certain foods that are listed, they eat them anyways.  IF they get hungry before they are to have their next meal, they white knuckle through it until it is time to eat again.

 

Because the meal plan said.

 

And if we stray from what the meal plan said then Oh no!  

 

What on earth are we going to do?  

 

Nothing.  Absolutely nothing.  

 

We are going to take it a meal at at time.  We are going to figure out what we are going to eat and move on with life.

 

Because nothing will happen whatsoever.

 

Meal plans are guides.  That is it.  It is a suggestion of how we can try and create our meals, but it isn’t a hard and fast rule.  All of our bodies are different and we are going to get hungry differently; we are going to process foods differently.

 

And let’s get real.  We like foods differently.

 

So there is no way that a meal plan that is created is a “one size fits all”.

 

I am not even sure one size fits all is even a true statement when it comes to, well, anything! Haha.

 

So we need to take the time to investigate.  Learn the basic principles of sound nutrition.  Learn basic cooking skills. Play with seasonings.

 

Take the time to see if the hype over Kale is for real.

 

Because if we don’t love how our food tastes; if we don’t enjoy it then after a while we are not going to eat it.  And then guess what?  We are going to drive through McDonald’s and pick up a number 1 with fries and a sweet tea.

 

Then we are right back into that damn diet cycle where we “fall off the wagon.”

 

And all because we were trying really hard to follow a meal plan that promised us results because we got really sick and tired of the way we looked and the way we felt.  

 

So instead of trying to follow something exactly the way it is written, take what you love, throw out what you don’t, and make that good enough. If it called for Kale, but you really love corn, then eat the corn and not the kale.

 

Because whatever we like, we will keep doing.  And that has to be good enough. Because if it is what gets us to being consistent?  Well then that is a breakthrough in and of itself!

 

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Limiting Factor #1: FOOD CHOICES

 

Most of my dieting years were stuck behind fads and phases.  I followed what Cosmopolitan said I should be doing to “feel sexy and lose weight in so many days.”

I mean, a magazine wouldn’t actually LIE to me, right?? 😉

Anyways, I was just stuck in the same cycle over and over and over again.  I was counting calories, I was doing cardio, I was restricting the “bad” food and choosing more of the “good” food that I had read so much about.

And yet, my progress was minimal, and then I would become stagnant.  

I never really understood it honestly.  I would follow exactly what was told to me to a T, until I would feel so restricted and controlled that I would eventually break and go hog wild on all the things that I was told that I couldn’t have.

I honestly felt like a prisoner in my own life.  I kept wondering how any of this was going to make me feel alive and happier again, and yet I would continue to do it because, well, I didn’t think I actually knew the right way.  And since this was advertised as being the very best way to handle this situation, and that was what everyone was doing, and the magazines and internet said so, well, I would go for it.

I fell for this shit every single time!

Even in the beginning of this journey I started back in 2013.

THe only difference between then and now is that I may have started out this way, but I chose to learn more and take that knowledge and apply it to my own life.

I didn’t want the short term quick fixes any longer. I wanted to be like this for life!

What we don’t realize when we embark on this journey is that we can sabotage our own efforts without even realizing it.  There are limiting factors that can go into not receiving results like we would like to see, and while we can work to be doing all the right things in our own minds, there are actually quite a lot of things that we are missing that we don’t even think about, because we are so focused on just the nutrition and exercise portion of it.

But like I always say, they is so much more to this than food and movement.  We have to work in just as much as we work out, and our mindset is a huge factor in all of this.

So today I am going to share the first of eight limiting factors that, that are actually quite common for us all, but we don’t actually realize it.


Limiting factor #1: Food choices.

Ok, so this one is one of the obvious ones, but not as obvious as one might think; especially if we are calorie counting by doing my fitness pal or doing weight watchers or just tracking our calories on a sheet of paper.

Food Choices:

  • Eating too many processed foods

  • Not eating enough nutritious, whole, minimally processed foods

  • Not meeting basic nutrition needs (macronutrients and micronutrients)

  • Getting Dehydrated

  • Drinking too many sugar-sweetened drinks

  • Drinking too much alcohol; “drunkorexia”

  • Not feeling satisfied by their meals

Here’s the problem.  Processed foods make it really hard for us to know when we are physically hungry or full.  It is easy to overeat them, and we still want more of it (which is how they are designed). And because we are eating so many processed foods, we are not eating enough nutrient-rich, whole, minimally processed foods like fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes, whole, fresh cuts of meat or poultry,etc.

And here is the kicker out of all of this.  Eating too many processed foods in the culprit for all the other food choices listed.  

And let’s face it, everywhere we look there is a damn commercial for processed foods.  They even make some of these foods appear to be healthy by saying they are high in fiber or protein, etc.

So how do we get past this?  

We have to just keep it simple, make it easy, and take it one step at a time.  We can’t just say screw processed foods and go all or nothing.  We both know where that ends up taking us.

Instead, we need to focus on just a little bit better.  So for instance here is how we can make this easy and doable for every day moms like us.

  • Buy pre-washed vegetables or salad greens

  • Ready-to-eat vegetables

  • Fresh, easy prep fruit (like apples or fresh berries) or pre-cut fruit like pineapple or melon.

  • Canned beans or lentils

  • A whole rotisserie chicken

  • Boiling up a pot of eggs or potatoes to have on hand

  • Whole grains done overnight in the slow cooker

  • Buy frozen steamable bagged veggies and frozen fruit

Plus learning some cooking and food prep techniques like:

  • Using a slow cooker

  • Chop and store vegetables in bulk

  • Roast or grill meat or vegetables

  • Steam vegetables

  • Make a super shake

  • Make a basic salad

It is all about knowledge.  We have to learn this new way of life we are trying to make for ourselves.  And while this feels very uncomfortable and can throw us into discomfort mode super quick, we have to remember that we are a beginner, this is new, and we have to take it one step at a time.  There is no reason to go and do this all at once; it is just learning to replace the processed foods a little here and there with the more nutritious options.

So, we need to pick one thing, get really super good at it, and then before we know it, it becomes a part of us.  And then, we just choose the next thing and go from there.

I know this can seem like a super daunting thing, and reading this list right away can make us feel like we need to do all of this right now this very moment.  But we don’t have to.  It isn’t necessary actually.  We will still be making our progress and getting results.  But we have to also learn to be extremely patient with this process and take the time we need.  BEcause we didn’t gain the weight over night, we didn’t put on the fat over night.  This was due to years and years of the habits that we once had.  So now we have to work slowly, to start making these changes.  

The results will come.  Maybe not as quick as we would like, but they will happen sooner than you might believe.

Have faith and trust yourself and most of all, learn to trust this process.  

 

 

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Limiting Factors Series! Limiting Factor #1: FOOD CHOICES

Most of my dieting years were stuck behind fads and phases.  I followed what Cosmopolitan said I should be doing to “feel sexy and lose weight in so many days.”

I mean, a magazine wouldn’t actually LIE to me, right?? 😉

Anyways, I was just stuck in the same cycle over and over and over again.  I was counting calories, I was doing cardio, I was restricting the “bad” food and choosing more of the “good” food that I had read so much about.

And yet, my progress was minimal, and then I would become stagnant.  

I never really understood it honestly.  I would follow exactly what was told to me to a T, until I would feel so restricted and controlled that I would eventually break and go hog wild on all the things that I was told that I couldn’t have.

I honestly felt like a prisoner in my own life.  I kept wondering how any of this was going to make me feel alive and happier again, and yet I would continue to do it because, well, I didn’t think I actually knew the right way.  And since this was advertised as being the very best way to handle this situation, and that was what everyone was doing, and the magazines and internet said so, well, I would go for it.

I fell for this shit every single time!

Even in the beginning of this journey I started back in 2013.

THe only difference between then and now is that I may have started out this way, but I chose to learn more and take that knowledge and apply it to my own life.

I didn’t want the short term quick fixes any longer. I wanted to be like this for life!

What we don’t realize when we embark on this journey is that we can sabotage our own efforts without even realizing it.  There are limiting factors that can go into not receiving results like we would like to see, and while we can work to be doing all the right things in our own minds, there are actually quite a lot of things that we are missing that we don’t even think about, because we are so focused on just the nutrition and exercise portion of it.

But like I always say, they is so much more to this than food and movement.  We have to work in just as much as we work out, and our mindset is a huge factor in all of this.

So today I am going to share the first of eight limiting factors that, that are actually quite common for us all, but we don’t actually realize it.


Limiting factor #1: Food choices.

Ok, so this one is one of the obvious ones, but not as obvious as one might think; especially if we are calorie counting by doing my fitness pal or doing weight watchers or just tracking our calories on a sheet of paper.

Food Choices:

  • Eating too many processed foods

  • Not eating enough nutritious, whole, minimally processed foods

  • Not meeting basic nutrition needs (macronutrients and micronutrients)

  • Getting Dehydrated

  • Drinking too many sugar-sweetened drinks

  • Drinking too much alcohol; “drunkorexia”

  • Not feeling satisfied by their meals

Here’s the problem.  Processed foods make it really hard for us to know when we are physically hungry or full.  It is easy to overeat them, and we still want more of it (which is how they are designed). And because we are eating so many processed foods, we are not eating enough nutrient-rich, whole, minimally processed foods like fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes, whole, fresh cuts of meat or poultry,etc.

And here is the kicker out of all of this.  Eating too many processed foods in the culprit for all the other food choices listed.  

And let’s face it, everywhere we look there is a damn commercial for processed foods.  They even make some of these foods appear to be healthy by saying they are high in fiber or protein, etc.

So how do we get past this?  

We have to just keep it simple, make it easy, and take it one step at a time.  We can’t just say screw processed foods and go all or nothing.  We both know where that ends up taking us.

Instead, we need to focus on just a little bit better.  So for instance here is how we can make this easy and doable for every day moms like us.

  • Buy pre-washed vegetables or salad greens

  • Ready-to-eat vegetables

  • Fresh, easy prep fruit (like apples or fresh berries) or pre-cut fruit like pineapple or melon.

  • Canned beans or lentils

  • A whole rotisserie chicken

  • Boiling up a pot of eggs or potatoes to have on hand

  • Whole grains done overnight in the slow cooker

  • Buy frozen steamable bagged veggies and frozen fruit

Plus learning some cooking and food prep techniques like:

  • Using a slow cooker

  • Chop and store vegetables in bulk

  • Roast or grill meat or vegetables

  • Steam vegetables

  • Make a super shake

  • Make a basic salad

It is all about knowledge.  We have to learn this new way of life we are trying to make for ourselves.  And while this feels very uncomfortable and can throw us into discomfort mode super quick, we have to remember that we are a beginner, this is new, and we have to take it one step at a time.  There is no reason to go and do this all at once; it is just learning to replace the processed foods a little here and there with the more nutritious options.

So, we need to pick one thing, get really super good at it, and then before we know it, it becomes a part of us.  And then, we just choose the next thing and go from there.

I know this can seem like a super daunting thing, and reading this list right away can make us feel like we need to do all of this right now this very moment.  But we don’t have to.  It isn’t necessary actually.  We will still be making our progress and getting results.  But we have to also learn to be extremely patient with this process and take the time we need.  BEcause we didn’t gain the weight over night, we didn’t put on the fat over night.  This was due to years and years of the habits that we once had.  So now we have to work slowly, to start making these changes.  

The results will come.  Maybe not as quick as we would like, but they will happen sooner than you might believe.

Have faith and trust yourself and most of all, learn to trust this process.  

JUST FLAT OUT incredible recipe! (super simple too!)

So it’s no secret that I love pizza.  It is one of my most favorite things EVER!  Growing up, we would have pizza every Friday evening.  As kids we always looked forward to this because we got to eat in the living room and watch a movie!!(and this was a pretty big deal in our home because we had to sit at the table to eat any kind of food).

 

Mom would lay a quilt out on the floor for us to sit on, and then we would watch a movie eating either Domino’s pizza or Little Caesar’s.  It is a special memory that I hold from my childhood.  It isn’t a huge thing, but it is things like this that remind me that it doesn’t have to be an extravagant thing to be a memory for children. 😉

 

So why a healthier pizza recipe?

 

Well, the thing with eating everything in moderation is that we have a choice.  And while we can choose to indulge in our favorite foods periodically, it is really important for us to learn new skills to fit our healthy lifestyle.  The biggest skill we can learn is to prepare our favorite foods in a healthier manner so that it is in alignment with how it makes our bodies feel, as well as our personal goals.  And while we MAY want to have pizza every night, we both know that this is not feasible and not really a part of eating moderately.  

 

Let me give you a little example.

 

Last Friday we had pizza.  Hubby wanted Cassano’s, so that is what we got.  It tasted so good, but after I ate it I was feeling bloated.  Ok, no big deal.

 

But the next morning, I woke up thirsty as hell, and felt puffy and bloated.  Not to mention I felt kind of gross from the inside.  So I went to the gym and taught my morning Body PUmp class.  This day my energy was extremely low.  The barbell felt like it was a thousand pounds and I was struggling hard.

 

The thing is that I know my body well enough now that the way I was feeling?  Was totally due to the way I ate the night before.  And to make a long story short, I felt this way because I ate the pizza.  OUr bodies need certain nutrients to thrive and even though pizza tastes delicious, it doesn’t satisfy the nutrients we need.  So our body will use whatever it can from that food we just ate, even though it doesn’t really recognize all of it ingested because well, processed foods.

 

And of course all the grease lol.

 

We get to the point where we just don’t want to feel so damn sluggish and have such low energy.  So this is where learning to create foods in a little healthier manner can satisfy cravings and the taste for things, but also make us feel good on the inside!

 

Ok, so enough story time today!  Let’s get right to it!


FLATOUT WRAP PIZZA!

 

What You Are Gonna Need!

 

(Any of your favorite pizza toppings will do, I am going to share mine today!)

 

  • Turkey Pepperoni
  • Mushrooms
  • Banana Peppers
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Green Olives
  • Canned tomato sauce
  • 1 Flatout wrap  (click HERE to see what this is!)

 

Here’s What You Gotta Do!

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Place flatout wrap on pan and cook for about 4-5 minutes (until a little crisp)
  • Meanwhile, season up the tomato sauce as you would like ( I always use some mince onion, italian seasoning, and garlic powder)
  • Once wrap is done, take out and make your pizza! (I always put sauce on first, then add a bit of cheese, put the toppings on and then add cheese over top!)
  • Cook for another 3-4 minutes approximately, until cheese is melted!

 

This is just one serving, so each family member can totally make their own!  

 

Super simple, super quick, and super delicious!  This is what creating our own nutrition plan is all about.  Finding what we love, learning how to fix it, and then adding it to our life so we can keep pressing forward.