Healthy Pizza?

Good morning, everyone! I hope your Tuesday is off to a great start!

I did a few no-equipment YouTube workouts at home this morning, so I am feeling strong and mentally ready to go! I haven’t been working out lately because of my stress fracture, but I’ve found that I feel very sluggish. I am going to swim this week. No excuses! I have a few swim workouts to try and I bought a swimsuit, goggles and cap. So, I really have nothing holding me back.

Gratitude + Happiness

Do you ever feel frustrated about the way the events in your life are unfolding? If you occasionally do, I am with you 100 percent! Sometimes it feels like life just isn’t fair, and nothing is going my way (stress fracture, etc., etc.).

Over the weekend, I went home and attended church with my family. The theme was gratitude. We talked about happiness and gratitude. Apparently, the happiest people are people with who feel the most gratitude not the other way around. Being happy doesn’t make you thankful. Being thankful makes you happy.

I’m not an expert by any means, but I’ll leave you with that thought to think about!

My minister challenged us to write a thank you note to someone who we are grateful for. I still have to write mine!

No Cheese Cauliflower Pizza

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Last night I made cauliflower pizza for dinner, and it is definitely my favorite cauliflower pizza to date! This cauliflower pizza crust was easy to slice and stayed in the shape of a pizza, unlike my previous cauliflower pizzas that were made with cheese instead of nutritional yeast.

Ingredients:

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp almond flour
  • oregano
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • marinara sauce
  • toppings (I used mushrooms and turkey pepperoni.)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coarsely chop cauliflower and pulse in a food processor.
  3. Place finely-pulsed cauliflower in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave for three minutes.
  4. While cauliflower is being microwaved, mix the two eggs, 1 tbsp almond flour, 3 tbsp nutritional yeast and seasoning in a large bowl.
  5. Drain cauliflower then slowly pour cauliflower into the egg mixture. Mix until combined.
  6. Spread pizza crust mixture onto greased stone and press into pizza shape.
  7. Bake crust for 25 minutes or until the edges are browned.
  8. Cover crust with marinara sauce and scatter toppings.
  9. Bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  10. Slice and enjoy!
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Why does everything taste better on the grill?

Happy Monday, everyone!

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Mine consisted of lots of coffee, running and (healthy-ish) eating.

Running in the rain

Saturday morning, I ran 10 miles with a friend. Our last 3 miles were in the rain, and it actually felt amazing! I actually was in a lot of pain for the a big portion of the run. My foot is really bothering me. I will hopefully be going to go a sports doctor this week to figure out what’s going on.

After getting cleaned up, we went out for brunch at Lincoln Square Pancake House. Holy yum! I ordered the waffle combo which came with two mini waffles (topped with fresh bananas), two eggs, two strips of sausage and two strips of bacon. The coffee was hot and plentiful. I definitely will be going back!

Delicious Brunch at Lincoln Square
Coffee
I think the mugs are adorable. Lincoln Square’s slogan is “An Honest Place to Eat Since 1989.” But, I’m not sure why… One day I would like to to speak with the owners and find out! The journalist in me is coming out. : )

I spent a lot of time icing my foot, foam rolling and stretching the rest of the day. Here’s to hoping that starts to help!

New Church + Favorite Lunch Place + Nordstrom Rack

On Sunday, I tried out a new church which I really enjoyed! The praise and worship band was very talented, and the minister had a great sermon. The sermon was all about John chapter 2 when Jesus performed his first miracle – turning water into wine. Sometimes sermons can get a little boring (one reason why I like my church back home!), but this one kept my attention.

After church, I met my younger brother and his girlfriend for lunch at another one of my favorite places, Café Patachou. We were going to sit outside, but quickly found out the bees were aggressive. Since all three of us are pretty terrified of bees, we opted to go inside to sit.

I didn’t take any pictures, but I ate an egg white omelet with avocado, spinach and mushroom. If you’ve never had avocado in your omelet, I definitely recommend it! Avocado adds a creamy texture, and I like to get it instead of cheese.

Brandon’s gf had never been to Nordstrom Rack before which needed to be taken care of ASAP. After lunch, we went there. Brandon’s gf and I left with new shoes, perfect for fall!

Also, check out these seriously cute fall pumpkin plates at Crate & Barrel. I almost had to buy them:

Give 'em Pumpkin to Talk About

Motto: Grill Everything

Sunday night, Ashley and I had a cookout with our neighbors.

On the menu:

  • Grilled chicken
  • Veggies (green peppers, onions, red peppers, zucchini, squash)
  • Seasoned potatoes
  • Side salad (mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumber) with homemade dressing
  • Peaches (grilled!)
  • Strawberries
  • Frozen yogurt
  • Pumpkin pie

Grilling Out
Have you ever had grilled peaches? I highly recommend it. Simply slice and core the peaches then put on the grill. That’s it! You can drizzle a little olive oil and sprinkle sea salt on them before grilling if you want. Top the grilled peaches with a dollop of vanilla frozen yogurt, and you will have perfection.

I didn’t even have any pumpkin pie at dinner, because the grilled peaches were so good!

Why does everything taste infinitely better on the grill? I love grilling. I love cooler weather. I love fall. (We have a little over two weeks until it’s officially fall!) The end. 

Have a great Monday! Thank you for reading!

Questions of the Day:

  • Are you as obsessed with grilling as I am?
  • What was your favorite thing you did this weekend?