If you can’t tell I am still on a pizza kick! I have continued on my search for good pizza alternatives. I was on one of my favorite blogs – I Breathe, I’m Hungry and came across this gem of a recipe: Chicken Crust Taco Pizza.
I know that for Ideal Protein cheese is a no go…and it’s hard to get around cheese when all you want to do is make pizza. So I decided to compromise and remove some of the cheese from the existing recipe. I talked to my IP coach and she agreed that this was a smart move. It’s not that cheese is bad for ketosis, but it does have a lot of fat. If you choose sharp cheeses like parmesan and cheddar the fat content will be lower and you will continue to have success while on Ideal Protein Phase 1.
I also removed all other types of dairy from the recipe like the sour cream and eliminated other sources of fat like the avocado. Here is my version of the recipe, I hope you all enjoy it!!!
Every year I am never sure what to do for my birthday. Do I want a relaxing day at home? Do I want to do dinner with friends? Do I want to plan a fun activity? This year was no different. I was almost to the point where I wasn’t going to do anything but then I realized my birthday fell on a Sunday…and every Sunday morning I go to spin class…
I am known for being quite the planner. I plan my workouts, I plan time hanging out with friends and family, I plan activities at work, and I especially plan my meals. Every week I sit down and map out a plan for what I am going to cook for the week. I believe that this practice has really helped me to be successful in my weight loss. Every week I know exactly what I need to eat and there is very little wiggle room. This helps me to stay on track and not get caught up in cravings.
So, in hopes of inspiring you to start meal planning I wanted to provide a Meal Planning/Prep 101 post. I will walk you step-by-step through my meal planning/prep process. By following this process it should help save some money at the grocery store and to stay on your healthy eating plan!
Step 1: Find a good way to record your meal planning
I prefer to use pen and paper for this step. But you could easily use an app or computer program to record your meal planning. You need to have somewhere you can have a weekly calendar and a grocery list. You will be referring back to this record frequently to know what to buy and when to prep and eat your meals.