I recently started a new health program. I’d call it a diet but that word just isn’t right as I’m eating more during the day than I was before I started. My weight has yo-yo’d since having kids and being an ex-athlete I struggled to understand how my body could once perform at such a high level, yet fail me now. Or at least that’s what it’s felt like the last couple of years. What’s great about this program too is that I’m not working out — and it’s working. I’m focusing 100% on nutrition and I’m down 15.5 pounds at the 4 week mark. I haven’t felt this good in a long time!
So here’s some of the recipes I’ve been making for dinner:
[Serving Size: 1/2 pizza which is proper amount of protein and 3 servings of greens]
2 c Riced Cauliflower
1 1/3 c Reduced-Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/4 c Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
1/8 tsp Salt
1/2 c No Sugar Added Tomato Sauce (Rao’s Vodka Sauce is a good one!)
10 slices Turkey Pepperoni
Preheat oven to 425F.
Place riced cauliflower in a microwave safe dish, uncovered. Microwave for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through. Let cool, pour onto a dish towel and squeeze out as much of the moisture left in the rice as possible. Then mix in 1/3 c mozzarella cheese, parmesan, egg, Italian seasoning and salt.
Form cauliflower mixture into a circle, about 1/4in thick onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake until edges are browned, about 20 minutes.
Top crust with tomato sauce, remaining mozzarella and pepperoni slices.
Bake until cheese is melted, about 7 to 10 minutes.
10/10! We love this pizza! My husband enjoys eating this with me too and this is now our go-to pizza for our weekly pizza night!
[Picture taken prior to going back in the oven to melt the cheese and cook the pepperoni.]
Big Mac in a Bowl
[Yield: 1 Serving, which includes proper amount of protein, 3 servings of greens and 1 healthy fat]
2 tbsp Diced Yellow or White Onion
5 oz 95-97% Lean Ground Beef
2 tbsp WishBone Light Thousand Island Dressing
1/8 tsp White Vinegar
1/8 tsp Onion Powder
3 c Shredded Romaine Lettuce
2 tbsp Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 oz Dill Pickle Slices
1 tsp Sesame Seeds
Heat a small, lightly greased skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the beef and cook until fully browned.
Meanwhile, mix together dressing, vinegar and onion powder.
To assemble: Top lettuce with ground beef and sprinkle with cheese. Top with pickle slices, drizzle with sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
If you’re interested in hearing more about what I’ve been doing on this new healthy journey, comment below or message me over on Instagram @multiplyingmichie.
We are trying to new recipes this week, so if they are a hit I’ll be sharing another ‘Healthy Choices’ Meal Plan Monday again soon! Have a great week!