Thursday, July 2, 2009

All In The Family

I woke up this morning with running on my mind. Before the feeling left me, I quickly put on my sneakers and headed to the treadmill. Since, I woke up with the desire, I thought it would be a great run, but it wasn't so hot. I felt a little weak and it took me a good 20 minutes to get in a groove where I felt strong and steady. Weird. But, I toughed it out for 40 minutes, then did a few reps of leg exercises. Then, I hit the kitchen for a red, fiber and blue! A pretty 3 POINT bowl...


The daughters and I hit the library for some books and movies, then came home to make lunch. Nothing was exciting me today. In an effort to use up some leftovers, I decided to make a tasting plate including leftover sweet potatoes, carrots and a "deconstructed sandwich" of turkey slices and a cut-up Arnold Sandwich Thin. I added a bit of Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard in the middle for dipping. Carrots and dijon are a surprisingly good combo! Altogether, a very filling 5 POINT lunch...


While playing some board games and doing crafts with the daughters, I had a handful of Goldfish crackers... then, about 3 more handfuls...Pfft!


I had an easy pizza dinner planned for tonight. The husband and daughters had regular pizza because they would never touch a pizza with a vegetable on it! I decided to make a flatbread pizza for myself. With a vegetable on it!


This is the easiest flatbread pizza dough to make...



Quick Flatbread Dough

(from The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and Eating Great by Pam Anderson)

1 c. bread flour, plus extra for dusting
1/2 tsp. teaspoon salt
1/3 c. warm water, plus extra if necessary
1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil


Mix flour and salt in food processor. Mix water and oil and pour over flour mixture; process to form a soft dough ball. If dough is too stiff, process in another tablespoon of warm water, Continue to process until dough is well kneaded, about 15 seconds.


With floured hands, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and cut into quarters. Working with one quarter at a time, roll dough out to about a 12 x4 inch rectangle, dusting with flour and turning as necessary to keep it from sticking. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Place flatbreads on the sheet, top and bake at 425 degrees for about 10-12 minutes.


Makes 4 flatbreads pizza crusts(110 calories per crust)



So easy! Literally took me 5 minutes to put together. I decided to cut the dough in half and make two flatbread crusts instead of 4 (so 220 calories per crust). I topped them with 1/4 c. chopped sundried tomatoes(in oil), shredded baby spinach and one got 1 oz. asiago cheese...

and the other got 1 oz. goat cheese...


To go with it, I made Barbeque Bean Salad ( click HERE for recipe). I cut each pizza into 4 pieces. I had 2 pieces with asiago and 1 piece with goat cheese. Both were equally delicious! These would make a great party appetizer. It was an awesome 10 POINT dinner...



The husband even tried a piece of the goat cheese one and didn't die! Yippee ;P



I felt pretty full, but dessert called my name later on. I ended up eating a Weight Watchers Chocolate Fudge Sundae Cone for 2 POINTS....




This was not my favorite. The ice cream was lacking flavor compared to the Breyers Fat Free Double Churn Ice Cream that I usually buy. The sugar cone was good, but I probably won't buy these again.



I'm off to pack. We're heading to the beach again for the weekend! So excited to ride my bike again!! And because my Gram thinks I'm obsessed with the computer, I decided not to bring it with me this weekend. So, I won't be blogging this weekend so that I can focus ALL my attention on my family and Gram! She might want me to bring my computer again after this weekend - LOL!!!! I'll see you Sun. night for a recap.


Hope you all have a great weekend! Happy 4th and Happy belated Canada Day to my Canadian peeps!

17 comments:

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

The flatbread pizzas look amazing! I'll have to make them!

Have a wonderful weekend, and enjoy your little break from blogging! :)

janetha said...

oh i am DIGGING the patriotic bowl!!! the flatbread business looks delish, thanks for sharing. have a super fun weekend! xo

MochaTrina said...

I definitely going to try the flat bread crust. Now that's something I can do. Not too many ingredients. Have fun with your fam.

Melissa said...

Have a great weekend!!

I'm checking out the bean salad recipe, looks good!

Kelly said...

Yum that flatbread pizza looks so delicious!! :D

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

Have a great weekend !

Jeff said...

Pretty festive with the blueberries and strawberries. Now I'm hungry for some. Have a great 4th of July weekend.

Lauren said...

Lovely red white and blue bowl of goodness.

The flatbread looks awesome! Definitely a keeper recipe.

maris said...

I love your red white and blue breakfast! The sandwich thins are great too!

I agree with you about the WW ice cream cones - there are plenty of better ways to spend 2 points!

maris said...

I love your red white and blue breakfast! The sandwich thins are great too!

I agree with you about the WW ice cream cones - there are plenty of better ways to spend 2 points!

Heather said...

I hate run days where I feel "off" like that. You make up for it on other days thank goodness!

PS...Your new header is awesome! I'm getting ready for a big blog change. It's been more of a hassle than anything else. A ton of work. Blahhh!

katecooks said...

thanks for posting the flatbread recipe those look really good! have a fabulous 4th!! btw, loving the new look of the site!

Tasty Health Food said...

I have to try the flatbread recipe. I'm actually not such a big fan of ice cream though. There. I said it. But I do enjoy Goldfish! I only really snack on Goldfish or pretzels.^^

UKAngie said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe - I will have to give that one a try, it looks delicious.

Have fun at the beach. Hope you don't miss the computer too much, I'm a fellow addict so i understand!

Danica's Daily said...

I LOVE your red, white and blue oats!

Thanks for the fantastic flat bread recipe, I definitely need to try that!

Have a fun beach weekend!

Heather said...

Your cereal looks so good and fresh. Yum!

gowildfitness said...

Thanks for the recipe! Looks like a day full of GREAT meals :)