BALANCE TIP! Pizza, kinda sorta “guilt free” version

The aspiring nutritionist talking about eating pizza…. contradicting? NEVER, because this nutritionist LOVES balance. I love my sweets & treating my body to what it craves. I do NOT believe in denying myself of what I really desire, sounds like self-torture to me, no?

Life is too short to not eat some pizza once in a while! In my case, I may eat it once every two weeks! Yum in my tum, kapeesh?

HOWEVER, when I do eat pizza or any kind of carb & sodium loaded crap I compliment  it with some FEEL GOOD foods so my mind is tricked into thinking it is a bit better and my stomach also thanks me!

STEP 1: Purchase a cheap-o pizza.

(I prefer COSTCO’s “KIRKLAND” Brand) Just PLAIN pepperoni & cheese– who doesn’t love a good pepperoni and cheese?!?! It’s $3 a pizza. Yas. (Sorry if you are lactose intolerant! There is always a way to substitute so let me know if you need a hint) I also make sure I have chicken breasts to cook because I will add some to the cheap-o pizza.

Step 2: Slice up chicken & toppings of choice.

Slice up chicken into small chunks/cook chicken (season your fave way). Then slice onions, slice cilantro, slice spinach , avocado– these will be your toppings so more or less depending on how you like it. all the meanwhile, bake that pizza!!


Step 3: Decorate the cheap-o pizza with all the colors of the rainbow!

After the pizza is done, slice it up and sprinkle it with chicken and all of the goodies that you chopped up. I also LOVE to squeeze lemon juice on top…. trust me. 😉

Sooooo, ya. Moral of the story TREAT YOURSELF. ❤

But when you do treat yourself, make sure to add some goodness to it so your body has something to work with.

B A L A N C E. Isn’t it great? ❤

Xoxo,

Amanda

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2 thoughts on “BALANCE TIP! Pizza, kinda sorta “guilt free” version

  1. John Kowalczyk says:

    Amanda, happy new year! Just want to say that I’m loving the blog. Everybody needs some form of affirmation at least once in a while, if not daily, and there’s always something in your posts that resonates with me or makes me smile. Today, it was the whole balance thing. Almost every year in December, I bake a medley of Christmas cookies that my grandma made for us all through our childhood. Three years ago, I started what is now an annual cookie exchange with a colleague at work, which has been a major sugar rush that lasts literally for weeks! Major imbalance, right? This year, I had so many cookies around the house that I could almost taste the type 2 diabetes in the air. (Ha ha!) Anyway, because of the mass quantities of sweets I’ve found myself doing things I’ve never done before — to balance out all that excess sugar, calories and fat. Last week, I made my first batch of roasted Brussells sprouts, a simple recipe with olive oil, kosher salt and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Self-appraisal: Yum! Sunday, I made my first ever soup with kale and chard (and Italian sausage and heavy cream, but we won’t talk about those — wink wink). Yum again! Anyway, big shout out to balance! And I laughed when I read about your endorsement of Costco’s Kirkland plain pepperoni pizzas. Both Alex and I keep our freezers stocked with those. I also am a big fan of Costco’s rotisserie chicken, which I slice up to top the toss salad I lug to work every day, although I have now gravitated to their hugh package of individually wrapped fresh uncooked chicken breasts, which I freeze and thaw, cook and slice up on the salad as needed. Good, wholesome, healthy eating! So, you go, girl! And angle bracket three ❤ back at ya!
    John

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    • Amanda Hailey says:

      John!!
      I so understand the cookie addiction because I am a HUGE fan of sweets. I am LOLing at your story!!

      Love the recipes you have been trying, yay for healthy eats!!

      BALANCING WITH COSTCO’s FROZEN PIZZA ALWAYS hahaha.

      Thank you for your always kind words.

      Xx,
      amanda

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