Before I get rolling on tonight’s post I want to say Happy Birthday to my pal Kristen! She’s on the blog a lot so I thought a Birthday shout-out was in order.
Today was my first official work-day trying out this more intuitive eating. I think sometimes we get in a workplace rut and eat out of boredom, convenience, and for social purposes. I made it a point today to chat with my office mate and supervisor and a couple others about my new whole approach to eating. Now, I definitely dont want to turn into one of those annoying nuts that needs 25 adjectives to describe my sandwich but I certainly wanted to share what my new “diet” was all about. I mentioned that I’ve literally tried everything else I know to try. Perhaps feeding my body the nutrients and whole foods it was designed to use- will finally be the “plan” I can stick with.
It turns out it really was not a difficult task to prep for my day. My lunch/snack packing did not take any longer than it normally does. I was a little skeptical at first that the amount of food I was taking would satisfy me all day but I was pleasantly surprised. My other surprise of the day? I was SHOCKED at how filling my juice breakfast was. There were plenty of greens in the mix and despite the pond water look- the taste was actually quite fruity.
I dont know that this will be my “go to” breakfast but it certainly will become part of the rotation. I packed an edamame hummus and wheat crisps snack along with plenty of fruit options to pick from during the day. I think I might have a slight addiction to these “Little Cuties”. They are kind of my jam!
And as far as lunch goes- I had some of last night’s delicious left- overs. The hubs even texted to say how great his left-overs were. I was really looking forward to getting home and getting in the kitchen to get tonight’s culinary adventure. As I mentioned earlier this week I went on quite a tear through Trader Joes Saturday. Tonight, I busted out the whole wheat pizza dough for some at home pizza goodness.
Did you know the hubs used to work in a bakery? I put his old school baking skills to use with this dough. He almost got it in a perfect circle!
As far as toppings go- we wanted spicy. So, we started with an organic BBQ sauce base.
Then we topped it with organic chicken Id browned in a skillet and….
and a cheddar/pepper-jack cheese combo. (We buy it fresh by the block and grate it at home.)
After maybe 10 minutes of prep this pizza was all dressed up and ready for a party in the oven.
It came out crispy, warm, and bubbly. Mmmmm!
Totally hit the spot! I paired mine with some random chopped fruit from the fridge. Ive really been craving fruit this week.
This was definitely a winner in our house tonight. I am looking forward to many at home pizza nights to come!
What is on YOUR ideal pizza?