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Mexican Pita Pizza

5 Oct



I just got home from work and was craving something savory without a lot of calories (I had some walnuts and a protein shake at work today in between client). 


After looking around in the fridge for a while I decided I would experiment and make a Mexican Pita Pizza.

Mexican Pita Pizza

What you’ll need:  1 whole wheat pita, pepper jack cheese (organic if you can), hot pickled peppers, your favorite salsa and green onions.

Turn  the broiler on high.

Spread your favorite salsa onto the pita


Sprinkle on the Hot Pickled Peppers (I love these)


Next add some cheese (I usually would have shredded the cheese- I think you use less when its shredded- but didn’t shred it today).


Add the green onions


Broil on high for 5-8 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Serve and enjoy!


The Husband and I shared this and loved it!  My only change for next time would be broiling the pita for a hew minutes before putting the salsa on it.  I think it would have come out a bit more crispy on the bottom.

What do you use pita for other than sandwiches?

Here is a snapshot of my morning concoction, we have a love- hate relationship! 


I think we are heading out to grab a cocktail and an app!  There is a restaurant called Firehouse that has a great happy hour starting at 3pm.  We usually go once every two weeks, typically a Saturday, for a glass of wine and calamari.  They have the most amazing calamari I’ve ever had!  We are so excited to show the Husband’s parents the calamari and enjoy this rain with a good glass of wine!  This is a great Tuesday! 


Thunderstorms and Tuesday

5 Oct

Last night was a rough one.  The night was filled with rain, thunder, lightening and one sleepless gal…so not fun!  When the alarm went off at 4:50am, I was praying the Husband was going to say he didn’t sleep well either and that we should sleep in!  No such luck.  Once we got to the gym, I had an awesome run on the treadmill.   Here is the information on my workout from the heart rate monitor:

  • Time:  1:00:14
  • Distance:  5.6 miles
  • Calories:  565 (25%fat)
  • Max Heart Rate:  192 (99% max)
  • Average Heart Rate:  168 (87% max)

About a week ago I posted a blog on running while wearing a heart rate monitor for the first time.  I was concerned that my heart rate reached197, which is 4bpm over my calculated max (220-27=193).  I did some research and ended up emailing a fitness expert.  He told me that your max heart rate can actually be + or – 15bpm of what the calculation determines.  I never knew that.  So today I went in and gave it my all and my heart rate was lower today then last week.  I am now thinking I had a salty meal the night before, had a few glasses of the wine the night before both factors that can increase you heart rate.  

I have to mention that while I was running on the treadmill, I watched a lightening show outside (it was still pitch black out) and it made the run especially delightful!  It was a really unique experience!  : )

Today for breakfast I’m having PB toast (surprise, surprise!) and a cup of black coffee.  Before work, I will drink the flaxseed, chia seed and cranberry concoction.  My lunchbox will be packed with walnuts and protein powder.  I am having a short work day since the in-laws are still in town.  This is why my lunchbox is pretty empty today.   

Now onto other things: Morning Meditation

Motivation for the Day:  Mexican Vacation in 1 Month

Three Things I am Thankful for Today:  1.  In-Laws are still in town  2.  Its a rainy day filled with thunderstorms (very rare for Arizona) 3.  Having Amazing Friends!


Goal for the Day:   Take a few minutes to deep breath at least 10 good breaths!  : )

Motivational Quote of the day: The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer someone else up.  Mark Twain

What are you thankful for today?