Proteinified Pizza

I loved reading all of your favorite work out mantras in yesterday’s comment section. Mantras may seem silly at first, but they can honestly be helpful when you need an extra motivational boost.

I forgot to mention another of my favorites – if you keep doing what you’re doing, then you’ll keep getting what you’re getting. This one can really apply to all areas of life – relationships, work outs, studying, parenting…you name it, it applies.

Things on the food front have been business as usual. Veggie bowls, fruit sandwiches, and hummus are all consumed on the daily.

I’ve also been on a serious Flat Out kick lately – they’re just so darn versatile. Although I must admit, I find myself choosing some sort of of pizza esque flat out creation 9 times out of 10.

I love pizza. I love simple, nutritious meals. If this meal isn’t in line with all that, then I don’t know what is.

After a long day, I wanted a quick meal. The important thing is that I wanted a quick meal that didn’t sacrifice flavor or nutrition. So, I whipped up some proteinified marinara sauce and got to layering.

I made the same basic marinara sauce that I always do [organic tomato sauce, salt & pepper, stevia, oregano, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper, parmesan] – and then I added one can of black beans to up the protein (and consequently, the fullness factor).

I baked one Flat Out wrap until crispy and then topped it off with marinara, broccoli, tomatoes, fresh parmesan, and {the star} olive muffalata.

This stuff will make almost anything extra tasty. The whole ‘WARNING: Habit Forming’ label? Yeah, I can definitely see how that rings true. I see a muffalata and tomato grilled cheese in my very near future. How good does that sound?

Adam has already requested the bean marinara sauce again. That just makes my heart happy!

It’s Friday. I’m off for the day. I was greeted with a Starbucks pumpkin iced coffee this morning. It’s going to be a fantastic day. Heck, it already is.

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