Tag Archives: Red Delicious Apple

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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Medium Chick Fil-A Waffle Fries vs. 1 Red Delicious Apple

27 Aug

Tonight, as I stepped into the car, I suddenly had a craving for French fries.  And it wasn’t just any fries that I wanted.  I had a ravenous longing for Chick Fil-A Waffle Fries.

But then I called my wife Kathy.  Our conversation went something like this:

Kathy:  Hello.

Me:  I’d really like some waffle fries from Chick Fil-A!

Kathy:  Who is this?

Me:  Very funny.  I’m thinking about going to buy a whole bunch of them.  Would you like some?

Kathy:  Why don’t you come home and have a yummy apple instead?

Me:  An apple?

Kathy:  Yeah.  I’ve got a nice Red Delicious right here.

Me:  But I wanted Waffle Fries!

Kathy:  It will be just like eating Waffle Fries.

Me:  What?  No, you’re wrong.  An apple doesn’t taste anything like Waffle Fries.

Kathy:  Well, maybe not, but you can certainly pretend like they do.

Me:  What?  Pretend?  Uh.  I take it you don’t want me to have Waffle Fries.

Kathy:  Come have a delicious apple!  Mmmm.

Me:  I see what’s going on here!

I drove home and ate the apple, along with some other healthy things.  It turns out it was the best choice for me.  Check it out:

1 medium Chick Fil-A Waffle Fries has 340 calories, 21 grams of fat, 41 carbs, and 105 mg of sodium.  I couldn’t find the sugar information.*

1 medium Red Delicious Apple has 80 calories, 0 fat, 0 sodium, 22 carbs, and 17 sugar grams.**

Okay, so the apple probably has more sugar grams.  I still think it’s the better choice.

Here’s what I’ve eaten today:

2 scrambled eggs

2 pieces of whole wheat toast with fat free apple butter

2 grilled chicken tacos with lettuce and tomato on corn tortillas

1 serving of black beans

1 serving of fat free vanilla frozen yogurt

1 serving of fresh blueberries

1 serving of green beans

1 serving of chicken and vegetable wrap

1 red delicious apple

1 ham sandwich on whole wheat bread with fat free cheese

72 oz of water

Supplements I’ve taken today

1 fish oil pill

1 multivitamin

Exercise

30 minute swim in our condo pool

*http://www.livestrong.com/thedailyplate/nutrition-calories/food/chick-fil-a/waffle-fries-medium/

**http://www.produceoasis.com/Items_folder/Fruits/RedDel.html