Monday, February 22, 2016

{Motivational Monday} & Giveaway


Hello cupcakes! 

I am linking up again with Maddie for Motivational Monday. I love sharing new healthy recipes with you. For today's post, I want to share a healthy pizza recipe! I am also including my meal prep and some tips/tricks I use weekly.

I also wanted to take a minute to let you know I am doing a giveaway. I've teamed up with YAWP to offer you all a chance to win a variety pack of YAWP bars. Check out this post to read more about YAWP: YAWP Eats

To enter, you must:
 1) follow my instagram: @toriswholelife_bbg 
2) follow YAWP's instagram: @yawpeats
3) Tag a friend in the comments on my instagram giveaway post


Here are two meals I will be having this week:

1) Grilled lean turkey burger wrapped in lettuce and topped with tomato, green onions, and Dijon mustard. I will be having carrots and snap peas on the side. 



2) Eggs and oven roasted white sweet potatoes


Cauliflower Pizza

Ingredients:
1 head of cauliflower
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp pink Himalyan salt
3 eggs
1/2 c. -1 c almond flour
tomato paste
other toppings such as: onions, pineapple, peppers, jalapenos, olives, fresh basil
meat of choice etc. 

Directions:

Pulse cauliflower in a food processor until it is in small pieces (looks like rice)


Place cauliflower in a microwave safe dish & microwave for 6 minutes. Stir half way through cooking. 


Let the cauliflower cool. Once cooled, add 3 eggs, almond flour, garlic powder, & salt to cauliflower (add as much almond flour as you would like. More almond flour will make for a more solid crust, but less almond flour will taste good too! It all depends on your preference). Spread "dough" out onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-25 minutes or until the crust is baked and starting to brown (pictured below)


After the crust is done baking, take it out of the oven and spread tomato paste on top. Next, top the crust with your desired toppings. Place pizza in the oven and bake 10-15 minutes. 


Here is the finished product!




 My roommate, Katie, also made some oven baked apples to go with our cauliflower pizza! They were so delicious. We are both doing the Whole30 together. 


Here were some of my groceries for meal prep.


If you are an avid reader of my blog, you know I am obsessed with oven roasted potatoes. This time I used white sweet potatoes, Olivado Avocado Oil, and Flavor God Everything Spicy seasoning. Here is my tip for oven roasting potatoes. While you are cutting the potatoes up, place them in a bowl filled with cold water once they are sliced. Makes the potatoes cook so much better in my opinion. 


It was such a nice day in Indiana on Saturday. I decided to take advantage of using my parents' grill for meal prep since I was visiting. 


I love using the grill. It gives food such a great taste. In the summer I like to grill everything for meal prep! I will add my veggies and potatoes to the grill as well. What is your favorite thing to grill?


Other tips/tricks:

-Prep your meals for the work week on Saturday or Sunday. This will help you stay on track during the week. 

-Lay out your workout clothes the night before so that you can get a morning workout in before you give yourself excuses.

-Take progress photos and ditch the scale. Muscle weighs more than fat, but takes up less space in your body. So if you are working out and trying to lose weight, it is better to take progress photos. 

-When meal prepping, start with the food that will take the longest to cook. For example, this week I prepped oven roasted potatoes. These are the food item that takes the longest, so I start with that!

-Try to drink a glass of water before each meal.

-HIIT workouts are going to get you the fastest results. Once my foot heals, I will be starting BBG again. This is a HIIT style workout program. 

-If you have a family, pre-chop fresh fruits and veggies and set them at eye level in the fridge. 

-Set a weekly goal for yourself. Below are my weekly goals for this week

  • Drink 3 of my 64 fl.oz. water bottles. 
  • Do not stress eat/mindless eat
  • Do yoga if I get stressed
  • Put my phone away an hour before bed

-P.S. Next Monday I am going to show you how to meal prep in under an hour!

Later Taters

"It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away." 


4 comments:

  1. I am adding cauliflower pizza to the menu this week! I have been wanting to try it but had reservations. Thanks for the extra motivation! Can't wait to see how it turns out. Have a great week!

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    1. YUM! I am obsessed with it right now. I can't wait to hear how it turns out for you. I hope you have a great week as well <3

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  2. The cauliflower pizza recipe- yum!

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    1. Thank you so much! Have you ever tried it?

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