Hello, We did it!!! We made it to Friday! It has been a busy week for me, but dam has time gone so slow. I am so happy the weekend is almost here. Do you have any big plans for the weekend? I plan on making my holiday cookies. I have a few in mind, but would love to know what your favorite holiday cookies are.
Last night I made my BBQ Shredded Chicken in the Crockpot, and had quite a bit left over. I try not to waste any food, so I have been deciding on what to do with the leftovers. I thought of a BBQ Sandwich, nah! Then I thought of Pasta with BBQ sauce, but I wasn’t feeling it. I was feeling like pizza! Personally I never had BBQ Chicken pizza, but I figured why not give it a try? I did, and I like it! I am seeing this in my future again and again!
I used a Flatout Bread for my crust, some BBQ Sauce for my sauce, Mozzarella Cheese and a little bit of onion. It was so good, I am actually really surprised on how good it is. I also made a traditional Cheese and Pepperoni Pizza for my Husband. Here is our pizza before I put it in the oven.
I cooked it at 400 degrees for about 11 minutes. This pizza is full of flavor and the crust is crunchy, like a big cracker. You could also use a tortilla shell if you don’t have Flat Out Bread. I bought the Flatout Bread at Target, but I know more grocery stores are carrying it. Flatout makes the best pizza crusts!
This little personal pizza would make a great appetizer at a football party! Just slice it into 8 pieces instead of 4. Quick, healthy and easy, all the things you know I like!!
BBQ Chicken Pizza
1 Flatout Bread or a Tortilla Shell
2 oz Shredded BBQ Chicken (Try my Crockpot Chicken, this also freezes well)
1 Tbsp. BBQ Sauce
1.5 oz Lite Mozzarella Cheese – Shredded (I used Trader Joe’s)
3 Tbsp. Onion – sliced thin
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
On the Flatout Bread or Tortilla, add BBQ Sauce, Chicken, Onions and then Cheese.
Place in the oven for 10 -12 minutes. Make sure you watch it so it doesn’t burn!
Serve and enjoy!
Calories per pizza: 244, Fat: 5, Cholesterol: 41, Sodium: 806 (it’s the BBQ Sauce), Carbs: 28, Fiber: 10, Protein: 27
Off the subject of BBQ Chicken Pizza. I would like to talk about weight struggles. I know, kind of an off topic with a recipe mixed in, but it’s my blog and I can do what I want to. :)
Anyway, sometimes I struggle when it comes to weight, I start to go into a panic mode when I see the scale go up. I know, I know there are reasons this happens, water weight, sodium, muscle, that time of the month and so on, but for me I start to freak a little. I know I’m eating healthy and exercising, but sometimes we need support and re-assurance. What I did this evening was contact my Spark group, encase you don’t know, I belonged to sparkpeople.com. They helped me lose my weight and I gave me the support I needed. Every once in a while I go back for the support, and tonight I asked why am I gaining weight, when I have been working out and eating reasonably healthy? I know we are not all perfect and this is a lifestyle change not a diet, yet I still worry. So I asked my question and this is the answer I got, which I think is a great answer and I wanted to share it with you, after all we all have struggles especially when it comes to weight.
From Coach Nancy:
Remember our weight is not a static number. This has to do with the composition of our body being well over 50% and the fitter we are the more water our body hangs onto fluid, so if there is any shift in our diet, hydration, workouts, even hormones, this can lead to a shift on the scale.
If you allow the scale to control your success you are going to be in for a long ride. I attended a workout a few years ago led by renowned Sports Registered Dietitian Nancy Clark and she recommends to her clients not to have a goal weight, but a goal weight range of 2-3 pounds because of the things I mentioned above.
There comes a point that you have to stay away from the scale and trust that you a living a healthy lifestyle, otherwise you will be a slave to the scale which will keep you trapped in a diet mentality.
I hope this helps!
I love her answer, I am a slave to the scale and I need to stop. If your interested, here is a blog I wrote about the scale a while ago. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4233602
I just want to thank you for listening to me,sometimes I just need to get it out there. if you ever need support or have questions,I am here for you. I learn something new everyday and I have struggles too! But we just have to work through it! Now one more picture of my wonderful pizza dinner!
Have a great evening!!!
P.S . After I finshed writing this blog, I got an e-mail from Cooking with Trader Joe’s and this is what it said.
You are the lucky winner of our Thanksgiving giveaway! You’ve won a hard anodized Calphalon pan and your choice of a Trader Joe’s cookbook (please pick among the choices here:www.cookTJ.com/cookbooks). Congratulations! And thanks for sharing your recipes and photos on our website.
Please send us your mailing address so we can ship out your prize.
Deana Gunn & Wona Miniati