Tuesday, March 6, 2012

My Reviews and ramblings

First think I will review is our "chicken pizza" dinner from last night. I adapted it from fellow blogger Susieannabella.

I took a thawed chicken breast and pounded it flat and wide to make the "pizza crust". I then added some italian seasoning, fresh tomatoes, fresh mushrooms, fresh spinach, red onion (to mine), mozzarella cheese sticks ripped apart, and some crushed red pepper. To my husbands and my boys, I also added some shredded parmesan cheese.

I baked them for about 20 minutes at 380 degrees. Super easy! These were fantastic. My boys gobbled it up (minus the veggies). And my husband loved it. 

The thing that I loved the most about this recipe, is that you can basically mix it up and use just about anything in your fridge and pantry. You can add ham, or red peppers...whatever floats your boat. And you can make them for your individual familys taste. Mine was the only one that had red onion and I left the crushed pepper off of the boys.

Again, I give this recipe a huge two thumbs up! I have also added it to my "Recipes" page that I added at the top of the blog.

This is the chicken on my pizza stone. A couple of them had been removed for cooling for the boys.

Next up: Celery Root Chips
I just took these out of the dehydrator right before I snapped the picture. They are very good and crunchy like a chip.

There really isnt a recipe with amounts per say...I just went by what the blogger said as far as what ingredients to add.

Here is the "recipe".

Peel and thinly slice the celery root. I used my mandoline to do it to get even chips
In a gallon bag, add some olive oil, honey (the original recipe called for agave nectar), rosemary, garlic, (I used my Pampered Chef rosemary seasoning because it had garlic already in it too), and some apple cider vinegar. Oh and some salt and pepper.

Add the celery root. Seal the bag, and shake to coat. Make sure you seperate all the chips in the bag to coat them all. They like to stick together.

Let marinate for a couple hours. I just left mine out on the countertop.

I put them in my dehydrator in the afternoon and let them go til about 11:30. So about 18-20 hours. It will really just depend on how thinly you slice the chips. You want to make sure they are crispy.

If you havent had celery root before, it tastes just like celery with the exception of having no ribs and string to contend with. There really isnt much of a celery flavor left after you dehydrate them though.

These chips are very good, but I think the next time I make them, I will not use the rosemary seasoning. Instead I will probably use more garlic or even some bbq spices. Hmmmm....healthy bbq chips. Yeah!

Now for my daily review.

Yesterday I went to the gym and did 30 minutes on the treadmill walking on the fat burn setting. After was my CX class. Calories burned: 469

Then last night I did my P90X back, biceps and ab ripper. After I was done with that, I got on my elliptical for 30 minutes of cardio on the fat burn setting. Calories burned: 663

Total for the day: 1132 calories burned.

This morning I was rewarded for all my hard work when the scale told me I weighed 157.0. Only 2 lbs til my goal weight!

I now weigh less than my mom!! Who would have ever guessed that would happen?!?

This morning I got right to work and did P90X Plyometrics. Oh how I hate that dvd but I am always glad that I pushed play, pushed thru it and got it done. Calories burned so far: 531

Tonight is my insane night at the gym.

ARC training (or running, not sure yet), CX, Body Flow (yoga), and RPM (hurts so good!)

I am hoping the scale rewards me again tomorrow. I am getting oh so close to my goal!

Today I tried on a shirt that I have that has horizontal stripes and I must say it looks good on me now! Dont judge my face...LOL. I didnt have makeup on yet and I had just finished Plyometrics a few minutes prior.
I am also sporting the jeans my sister gave me (again). I love them and they are starting to get a little big in the waist. They are a size 29 and I dont have any clue what size that equates to in normal womens sizing.

And the last thing I need to bring up for the day...

For those of you that have lost weight, are you cold now? I am frickin cold ALL THE TIME!!  Not even kidding when I say this...but I sleep in pajama pants, a tank top and a robe. Yes a robe.

I am sitting here wearing the outfit in the picture above and I am freezing. Its a thermal shirt...wtf?? My feet are freezing too and I have socks and boots on. Geeze! Someone get me a heating blanket!!

Guess that was the only good thing about being heavier. LOL.

Ok enough for the day. Onto:

Tip of the Day! Found this on Pinterest (again) and thought it was a really cute idea! Especially for those with no gym. Hope you can read it!!


  1. I LOVE THIS! I can't wait to try the recipe. What a great idea!

    I can't wait to celebrate the last 2 lbs with you! I'm so proud of you!!!!

    You look awesome!

    1. Thanks Colleen! Cant wait to hear what you think of the recipe!

  2. You look SO slim and fit in that picture. I get nervous when I wear stripes but the nautical look is SO in so I did buy a few shirts with stripes on it.

    2 lbs til your goal weight? THAT'S FABULOUS! You are so amazing!

    1. Thank you so much! It is the first time that I have felt comfortable wearing stripes. LOL. I am sure they look fantastic on you too!

  3. You look fantastic, and yes, I'm usually cold, but that could be because we keep the heat lower (much lower) in all of the house except the living room!

  4. Ha. Our thermastat is set at 70. So I guess that is kinda low. But man my fingers and feet get cold! Thanks for the compliment!

    1. 70* is hot! My LR is at 68* and the rest of the house is 60*!! I now say what my mom used to say to us- "If you're cold, put a sweater on!"

    2. Ha Ha Ha. It is bad when I have socks, shoes, a shirt, sweatshirt, pants, etc on and I am still cold. LOL

  5. Omg, I'm so glad you liked it! I love how simple it is to make...I'm gonna try it with jalapenos and pepperoni next time!

    1. Thanks so much for the recipe! It was excellent and I added it to my recipe page!

  6. You are soooo TINY! Looking amazing girl! I am also really cold now, winter kills me. Thank god it was 63 degrees outside!

    1. Thanks so much! Thank goodness it isnt just me that is cold all the time. LOL

  7. Oh and that recipe looks great! I wish I had a dehydrator for the celery root chips!

    1. You could probably do them in your oven on a very low temp too!