This grilled pizza needs to be in your life!
I’ve been tracking like a boss this week and guess what? It’s not been that hard. When I take the time to put my food together and bring it with me, I am much better at eating what I brought, then if I tell myself “I’ll just pick up something healthy when I get downtown.” Well, we all know how that goes – so many amazeball restaurants all around my office, it’s easy to get tempted to get something indulgent.
I bought these meal prep containers off Amazon.com – 20 for $15. They seal really well – are microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe. This is not an affiliate link, FYI. 😀 I like the three separate compartments too.
First meal: 1/2 cup oatmeal (2) 1/8 cup walnuts, and fruit. I got several direct messages on Instagram telling me that I shouldn’t eat such a high carb breakfast because I am diabetic. I appreciate that, but since I take insulin, I basically can eat anything I want – and the walnuts added a bit of protein. It’s all good.
I got my walking shoes on, even though Jenn had a work event she had to attend. So gorgeous – nothing but blue skies and 70 degrees. Love.
Next meal: leftover pork loin (3) with BBQ sauce, leftover red potatoes (3) and a cucumber carrot salad with Bolthouse Farms cilantro avocado dressing (1). You guys need to find that dressing – its delicious – 1 point a tablespoon. It’s even good drizzled over beef tacos. Yum.
I was supposed to meet a friend after work but she had to cancel last minute. There was a work event after work, kind of like a happy hour, but I declined since I already had plans, and I didn’t RSVP, so I just came home. Didn’t hate that decision at all, because on the train ride home, I decided to make grilled pizza.
Side note: I plan on deep cleaning my grill this weekend and buying new grates. I almost always buy new grates every year because they are only around $15. Because I was using lump charcoal, it burns fast, so my grills aren’t flaming, which was just fine – just took a bit longer than if I was doing this on a gas grill.
Listen to that crunch! I grilled the dough brushed with a bit of olive oil, with the lid on and cooked the naked dough for about 2-3 minutes. I flipped the dough, then put my toppings on – pizza sauce and TJ’s lite mozzarella, then put it over the coals again, with the lid on, for about 5 minutes. Again, it’s nice to have direct/indirect heat, so if my coals were actually flaming, I could move the pizza to the cool side, with the lid on, and cook it that way.
I chopped up some romaine lettuce with Bolthouse Farms three herb dressing and topped that on the hot pizza. This was so good you guys – I love the smokiness and crispy dough. My mouth is literally watering as I type this. 😀
So much flavor!
And even with my 8 ounces of margarita, I got a blue dot for the day!
It’s another gorgeous day in Chicago, close to 80 degrees. We left the air on for the dogs, I am sure they would have been fine with the windows open, but better safe than sorry.
Happy Thursday friends – make it a great day!