Thursday, August 21, 2014

This Post Will Make You Drool!

When I think back on my childhood and some of my favorite memories it would have to be Little Caesars  night. My mom would pick up a couple of pizzas and we just loved it. I am pretty sure as soon as we finished eating we rushed to the living room to watch Funniest Home Videos. This normally turned into a wrestling match.I mean really pizza, funny videos, and trying to pen your dad? Perfect night!(Maybe my brothers will be able to pen him one day)
But as you get older you learn you can't just sit around and eat Little Ceasers Pizza all the time. I mean sure it's okay every once in a while but the way I like pizza....cant do it. SOOOO I found a way to have my cake and eat it too?
 
Now I am going to introduce you to...
 
Your Pie 
 
It has been the answers to all my pizza prayers.
 
 
When you walk in it is kind of like a Moe's but for pizza!! What...yes it's a pizza bar. You can build your own pizza. When you walk up you have your choice white, wheat or gluten free. I always choose wheat because well it has less calories.

 
Now back to your yummy pizza....After you choose your crust you get to choose all of your toppings. I never really knew how many they had until I took a girlfriend from work last week and she asked how everything worked. The owner said they had like over 43 toppings...yes 43 toppings. That is just crazy, anything you could think of putting on a pizza they had. (Although I didn't see sardines, thank goodness) 

Now enough about their food... just for a second.
Everywhere you look they have TV's on the sports channel. My luck when we were there they had  a special on the AUBURN Tigers. WAAR EAGLEEEEE!!!!!!!
That is where my parents met and obviously fell madly in love (gross) so I guess I have it in my blood. Anyways, sorry I got distracted but I do love me some Auburn Tigers.  (So ready for football season...Alabama WATCH out).. Moving on,

 
The also HAVE GELATO!
All the different flavors look pretty amazing right? Well I can tell you I have tried most of them (not at the same time) and they are all heavenly.   
 
 
Now let's go back to the pizza.
 
This pizza is not like anything you have ever had.
For me I had never been to a pizza place where they have healthy options.
 
This was my amazingling awesome pizza.
 
Wheat crust
light marinara sauce
low fat mozzarella cheese
spinach
broccoli
sun dried tomatoes
grilled chicken
low fat mozzarella cheese
light parm cheese
red crushed pepper

 
I know you are drowling now!!


 
Now that I have typed up this post I believe I will head over to Your Pie for lunch today!

 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Dips Make the Party

 
There is nothing that beats a good dip at a party. There are so many types of dips like your buffalo chicken, 7 layer, French onion, nacho, I could go on and on but my favorite is spinach artichoke dip. But you can probably figure out on your own it’s not by any means healthy. So I decided to try to create a skinny version. Boy was I glad I did, pretty sure the husband was to.
 
What you will need:
Frozen spinach (drained)
1 small jar of artichokes
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1 small package of fat free cream cheese
½ cup of greek yogurt
Handful of parmesan cheese
skim mozzarella cheese (handful for filling) (sprinkle on top)
 
Start  by mixing all of your ingredients together and preheat your oven to 350’
 
Once mixed pour into medium sized baking dish.

 
Then sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top and put back in the oven and let cook for about 10 more minutes or until cheese is slightly browned on top.
 
 
Then let cool. WARNING, it will be super hot. Coming from the girl who completely burned the top of her mouth.
 

I then used the Special K Sea Salt chips to dip. The great thing about these is that you can have 30 chips for only 110 calories. They have all different flavors and are definitely my go to snack when I need something chunky.

 
I am so excited about this weekend. I will be getting plenty of Aunt Mel time, sunshine and good quality time with family and friends. HAPPY FRIDAY FRIENDS!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Meatballs, Meatballs, Who Wants Meatballs?

So I am pretty excited for this post because I finally created a healthy meatball that stays together. My husband loves Salisbury streak so I decided to create something like that instead of your typical meatballs and pasta.
 
What you will need for the balls:
lean ground beef
1/2 cup of oats
2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 tbsp. Worcestershire
salt and pepper
 
What you will need for the sauce:
1 1/4 cups of fat free beef broth
2 tbsp. Worcestershire
1 medium onion
handful of mushrooms
1/4 cup greek yogurt
1 pinch of wheat flour  
 
Mix all ingredients for the meatballs together in a large mixing bowl and then roll into balls
 
 
I then chopped my onions and mushrooms and set aside.

 
In a large skillet I then browned my meatballs. Make sure they are brown all over. I then removed and set aside.

 
In the same skillet I added my onions and mushrooms.
I let them cook for about 5 minutes.

 
I then added the rest of the ingredients for the sauce and let cook for another 5 minutes.

 
I then threw in the meatballs. And let cook for about 10 to 15 minutes. Like I have said I don't really go by time. I let cook until the center of the meatballs were brown.

 
While they cooked I prepared mashed potatoes for the husband and spaghetti squash for me.

 
Once everything was ready I prepared our plates. Let's EAT!!

 
Tomorrow I will be sharing my skinny spinach and artichoke dip. Get ready it's a tasty one!!