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How to Have A Healthier Pizza

5 Feb

A Healthier Pizza

Kathy and I love pizza.  But, with both of us trying to be health conscious, we’ve tried our best to create the healthiest pizza possible.   So, tonight we had a vegemite spinach pizza on a tofu crust sprinkled with wheat germ.  Just kidding.  We had a delicious turkey pepperoni pizza with red and green peppers on a whole wheat crust with fat free mozzarella cheese.

So, what else can you do to have a pizza and eat it too?  What are the characteristics of the healthy Italian pie?

According to my friend Sheren Jegtvig at About.com (not really my friend), you should do the following:

  • Use a whole grain crust
  • Use lots of sauce
  • Cut back on the cheese
  • Don’t use greasy processed meats
  • Load the pizza up with vegetables

To read this most informative article, click on the following link: http://nutrition.about.com/od/askyournutritionist/f/healthy_pizza.htm

Here’s What I Had To Eat Friday:

1 Special K Protein Meal Bar

1 Serving of Mixed Nuts

1 Grilled Chicken Salad with Cucumbers, Broccoli, Spinach, and Lettuce

1 Red Delicious Apple

2 Slices of Turkey Pepperoni Pizza with Red and Green Peppers on Whole Wheat Crust with fat free cheese

1 Slice of King Cake

90 oz of water

My Exercise Friday:

100 Minutes of Walking

42 Push-Ups

My Supplements Friday:

1 Fish Oil Pill

1 Men’s Multi-vitamin

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The Peanut Butter Cookie – A Great Weakness of Mine

22 Jan

The Peanut Butter Cookie

Okay, I failed my own test.  I had not only one, but two peanut butter cookies at a church function.  After doing some research, I learned that these were peanut butter cookies from Sam’s Club called Member’s Mark Peanut Butter Cookies.  Here’s the nutritional information found at http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/calories/members-mark-sams-club-peanut-butter-cookie-7722389

Calories 220

Sodium 150 mg

Total Fat 12 g

Saturated 4 g

Total Carbs 25 g

Sugars 16 g

Protein 4 g

Cholesterol 15 mg

I think knowing this will at least help me not eat “two” of them next time.  I understand having a treat, but I also believe that this can be a sliding slope if I don’t watch it.

I hope that you’ve found this information helpful.  If you have a weakness like I do for Peanut Butter Cookies, Coca-Cola, or a number of other items, educate yourselves on the nutritional information.

Here’s What I Had To Eat Today:

1 Special K Protein Meal Bar

½ Serving of Jambalaya

1 Serving of Salad

1 small dinner roll

2 peanut butter cookies

2 slices of turkey pepperoni pizza with onion and red and green pepper on whole wheat crust

1 serving of fat free chocolate pudding

80 oz of water

My Exercise:

90 Minutes of Walking

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