This grilled pizza needs to be in your life!

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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. šŸ˜€  I like the three separate compartments too.

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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.  

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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. šŸ˜€

 

So much flavor!

And even with my 8 ounces of margarita, I got a blue dot for the day!

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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!