Stop messing around with those weird low carb pizza crust recipes. Either eat the real thing or add pizza toppings to pure protein like this. Big swole, baby!
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We’re all friends here. By now you know my love for food. If you caught my Snaps last week, you saw me fight through the storm at Epcot just so I could eat Tonkotsu Ramen in Japan. After I enjoyed my delicious bowl of goodness, I attempted to get Tanghulu (candied strawberries on a stick) in China. Unfortunately, all the shops and quick service close right at 9 pm, so I was a sad, drenched panda.
As much as I love food, I’m into health and fitness. Most people would say I’m caught between a rock and a hard place, but I feel like I finally figured out balance in my adult life. Sure, you’ll see me eat anything and everything when I’m out and about.
My secret: BE BASIC AT HOME
That’s the only time it’s acceptable to be basic, okay? But my recipes aren’t so basic. They’re pretty tasty. I like to keep most of my meals at home low carb. Self deprivation is not a thing around here, especially when you’re PMSing, the time when you want to eat super rich foods. Girls, I’ve got you covered. Keep on reading.
Fruit Infused Water
I finally gave in and purchased a fruit infused water bottle. The reason I didn’t get one sooner is because I actually like water. It’s never been an issue for me to drink water straight up. I wish I bought one sooner, the fresh fruit tastes so good. Strawberries are my favorite fruit to add to my bottle. Just a little bit of sweetness, perfection on a hot day. The longer you keep the fruit infused, the better the flavor will be be. I usually prepare my bottle the night before so it’s ready to drink by morning.
First of all hydration is key when you’re PMSing. Increasing your water intake is a must because estrogen and progesterone basically go bonkers, influencing your body’s hydration levels. Also, drinking more water helps you from retaining fluid/bloat.
I love pizza. I mean, who doesn’t? After I eat a slice, or three, my belly doesn’t love me back. I’m going to share one of my favorite low carb, sort of kind of pizza recipe with you.
First of all, like I’ve mentioned in many posts, I have Celiac Disease. I’ll be the first to tell you that most substitutes/gluten free foods I’ve eaten have been horrible. I’m forever tweeting/snapping gluten free foods you should stay away from.
That being said, this substitute is awesome.
If you’re on a low carb diet, looking to cut sugar, or just want something lighter than a regular pizza, this recipe is for you. And for whatever reason, I’m happy with one piece of chicken and don’t go ham on it like a regular pizza.
I think I found this recipe on Pinterest years ago. When I read it, I thought “MAKES SENSE. Why didn’t I think of that?!”
1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce
or whatever favorite toppings you love
Stick the chicken between saran wrap, pound with a meat tenderizer. You want to flatten the chicken out a bit.
Brown each piece of chicken over medium heat in a pan.
Layer the chicken in an over safe dish. It doesn’t have to be perfect. I seasoned the chicken with salt, dried oregano, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes.
This is so important. Do not skip this step.
Simmer your sauce on low for 20 minutes. This will evaporate all the extra water. You do not want a watery chicken bake. It will be ruined.
And preheat your oven to 400 degrees F
Add the sauce
Bake at 400 degrees F for 20-30 minutes.
Let it cool for 10 minutes and then dig in.
Ugh, seriously one of my favorites and satisfies my cravings.
Let’s move on to my favorite super food. If I could, I would eat avocado every single day, with every meal. This fruit is rich is vitamins, nutrients and fatty acids.
Consuming avocados is one of the best things you can do when you’re hormonal. They’re known to reduce inflammation and cramping.
Did you know you can make the best chocolate pudding ever with an avocado, cocoa powder, sweetener and almond milk?
This is also vegan, if there are any vegans out there.
2 ripe avocados
1/2 cup almond milk
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup sweetener (you can use honey, agave, but I use coconut crystals)
Combine all ingredients in a blender, blend well, serve. Easy!
It’s tastes like regular chocolate pudding. You can get away with almond milk because avocados are so creamy.
A little run down on coconut crystals if you’re not familiar.
I love all things coconut. When I saw coconut crystals at the store, I had to try it.
It’s made from boiled, dehydrated sap of coconut trees. It’s very low on the glycemic index (GI of 35). This sweetener can be used in desserts or drinks! 🙂
The taste reminds me of brown sugar, but not as sweet.
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How do you find comfort during that time of the month?