Healthy and Sane

New food addiction

January 2nd, 2009 · 9 Comments · chicken, pizza, yogurt

I am loving having the day off today!  My husband is at work, so it’s just 100% Elina time.  I think there is even a nap in my near future 😉  That’s what I call a day off! :)

It was hard getting out of bed this morning at a reasonable hour (I set the alarm to 8am but snoozed a few times until finally getting up around 8:40) but my yummy breakfast + coffee woke me right up and I was ready for a nice and relaxing day (I swear I’ll get something off my to-do at some point!).


I loved the mango in my yogurt yesterday (that’s actually how I got addicted to my yogurt combos- mango!) but I fought the urge to have the exact same thing for fear of boring you to death and used an orange.  Radical, I know!  Ok, not only did I use an orange but instead of just grabbing a serving of trail mix, I actually put some thought into my toppings and came up with this beauty:

orange puffins yogurt combo

This is what you really see:

All the flavors worked really great together, although I am a bit of a yogurt addict and pretty much any fruit + nut + cereal/granola combo will make very happy.  The orange added a nice fresh burst of flavor, the cranberries added a bit of sweetened tartness and the pb puffins and chocolate granola, well those are obviously awesome together! :)

I also brewed up a nice big cup of cinnamon hazelnut coffee with some skim milk and agave nectar.  Yum!

yogurt and coffee

Fast forward a few hours, after doing a whole lot of blog reading (yay, I love catching up on my blogs!) and a little bit of Food Network watching, I decided to make lunch…


I couldn’t decide between a salad and a tortilla pizza, so I kind of combined both.  I used 2 TJ’s low carb ww flour tortillas, sprayed them with some EVOO Pam and threw them in to toaster oven.  While they were getting nice and toasty, I prepared my toppings:

  •  About 3.5 oz of grilled chicken and pork tenderloin (leftovers) which I mixed with bbq sauce (my new food obsession!)
  • 1/2 green apple
  • 1/2 oz of shredded 2% Italian cheese
  • TJ’s pizza sauce
  • mixed greens (so I could kind of call it a pizza salad 😉 )

Add toppings to the toasted tortilla pizzas, bake/broil in the toaster oven for about 7 minutes until the cheese is nice and melty.  The end result:

bbq chicken/apple pizzetas

bbq chicken/apple pizzeta close-up

Yum yum yum!  Seriously I am a little obsessed with bbq sauce ever since that bbq chicken/avocado pita sandwich I made last week.  I want to make everything bbq chicken and have little bbq chicken babies.  Ok, that’s enough crazy talk for today :)  Can you tell I’m super relaxed and enjoying my day off?

Funny enough, when I turned the Food Network while watching tv, the woman was making a bbq short rib pizza with leftover bbq short ribs.  She added some jared jalapenos and frozen corn as toppings.  I think I have to try that next!  The apples were a fun addition this time around, though.

All right, it’s time to take a nap do something productive!  How awesome is it that it’s Friday?!

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9 Comments so far ↓

  • #1 - Sharon

    Mangoes in yogurt? NICE! I have to try that now!

    And I love all your delicious eats – everything looks scrumptious!! And I love naps. In fact, naps make you way more productive. 😉

  • #2 - Amanda

    way tasty…boy I’m jealous that I’m sitting at work!

  • #3 - K

    Glad to hear you’re enjoying your day off and a little siesta is always a good thing 😉

  • #4 - Adam

    I do not think having “little bbq chicken babies” is something I want to be involved in :)

  • #5 - Lara

    How is the agave nectar in your coffee? I have been wanting to try it for a while but I’ve heard the texture is a little difficult to get used to. Thoughts?

  • #6 - Elina

    Haha, honey, ok no bbq chicken babies for us :)

    Lara, I switched to agave nectar after deciding to eliminate splenda out of my diet. I think it took me a little while to get used to it because splenda is so much sweeter than anything else, and I didn’t want to use a ton of sugar, honey or agave nectar to compensate for it. I didn’t find the texture an issue at all. I think some fancier coffee shops have it as a sweetener option – maybe you can find one and try it like that instead of buying a whole bottle!

  • #7 - Lara

    Thanks for that, Elina! I’ll have to give it a try when my current stash of Splenda runs out. I am also trying to cut back on artificial sweeteners this year!
    Also thank you for your thoughts on getting back to healthy habits. It might take a while to get back to full speed but I am glad I have my bloggie friends for support :)

  • #8 - Jasmine

    your meals look so appetizing that I get hungry every time I read your blog!

  • #9 - Elina

    Jasmine, I didn’t know you read my blog! Thanks for commenting and reading of course! 😀