Pizza Pizza- Meatza and Zucchini

 

Workout:

Elliptical at the gym for 60 minutes random setting (to make it a little more entertaining) followed by teaching a 45 minute BOSU class.

 

Dang, I couldn’t decide if I should write a HUGE running chat/giveaway post or talk about boring old pizza.

Since it’s late, well, you get the pizza.

Lucky.

But…..

be on the lookout because I have a little something to give away to you.

Actually, it’s not little, it’s HUGE and I better get on it ASAP!

So let’s get right to the point with this shall we?

 

A couple eats from today:

Started off with some egg whites scrambled in coconut oil with cabbage and spinach and some of that Trader Joe’s bacon.

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Had a little STUFT Detox style mocha smoothie with it too even though the Whole 30 folks say not to drink your calories. Oh well, sometimes you just need a smoothie to start the day.

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It was pretty much the same as the egg-cellent sweetener free mocha smoothie, but without the added egg whites. You can only have so many eggs to start your day you know.

Here’s the sweetener free STUFT Detox mocha smoothie version:

a frozen banana

spinach or kale (optional)

1 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk

tablespoon instant espresso

2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder

splash of almond extract

cinnamon

crushed ice

 

Yum.

 

So we met up with my friend and her girls at the Farmer’s Market this afternoon. I feel bad for them. We really are a lot to handle. I have a feeling we might start to run out of people who will want to hang out with us in public. (I wish I was kidding. I am not.)

Anyhoo…

I got a before picture,

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but no pictures of the venture itself because well, it was a little nutty. I did get a picture of all the fun stuff we came home with though in case you care.

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Fun right? The picture doesn’t do that cabbage justice. It’s huge. I’m also super excited about those purple carrots and those strawberries are just delightful.

In fact, I just did them up like this as my late night snack.

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That there on top is a sweetener free coconut crumble type thing. I didn’t really measure just mixed together some coconut flour, shredded coconut, splash of vanilla, nutmeg, a scoop of applesauce and some unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

If it interests you I can do a recipe on it, but I just needed a little something something to go on those strawberries tonight.

Smile

Okay, I’ll make this quick.

The meatza pizza and the toddler meatza pizza have become STUFT dinner staples over the past few weeks. I like using my own ground meat the best so I can add the seasoning myself and make a bigger pizza like I did with the turkey meatza pizza.

You can use whatever ground meat (chicken, turkey, etc.) you want, add some garlic salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, dried oregano, crushed red pepper (optional) and combine.

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Put in in a skillet on the stove and flatten it out so you have a big meatza crust.

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Cook. Flip. Cook some more.

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Put it on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper or nonstick aluminum foil.

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Top it with whatever you want

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and bake it (or burn it) with some zucchini pizzas.

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Yes, I like it crispy like that.

Tonight I made it with some lean beef for the first time.

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Don’t mind the peppery mess. Oops.

Let me make it up to you by showing you my dinner dates this evening.

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STUFT Daddy was there too, but I thought it was best to not ask him if I could take a picture. Sometimes (only sometimes) I make good choices.

Smile 

Anyhoo, along with the whole pizza theme and the loads of zucchini we’ve got going on over here, we’ve been making zucchini pizzas pretty much every night too.

It works best with huge zucchinis that you can cut in big rectangular slices, but I’m sure others will work too.

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Slice them thick and flat and put them on nonstick aluminum foil or parchment paper. I usually just slice the center part to use as “crusts”.

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Then make roasted zucchini noodles with all the left over pieces.

Top with pizza sauce or marinara, Italian seasoning, garlic and whatever toppings you want.

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Sometimes (If I haven’t been to the store) they’re just this simple.

Bake at 400 convection for around 25 minutes. I’m not the best at time (obviously), so you might need to adjust if you don’t want to burn everything all the time.

But, these are fun.

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And all of the above just goes perfectly together, even though it doesn’t quite look that nice.

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My favorite pizza sauce at the moment is this Classico Fire Roasted Pizza Sauce that I get at Target for less than $2.

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It’s the best. And yes, we go through a lot of crushed red pepper by making these frequently.

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He he.

And yes, Kitty hasn’t been on here in awhile and was helping me with dinner the other night so here you go.

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And yes, I’ve since cleaned his eyes.

 

A couple of things really quick. I don’t remember who told me about this website awhile ago, but Penzey’s Spices has some seriously cool spice blends and stuff that I want to try.

And, I saw this on Facebook earlier today about the Covitality website. They have a bunch of Artisana nut butters which I love, but are pricy. They have a 25% off sale right now on your entire order. I might have to check it out.

 

Oh man. Okay.

If you’re still here, I’m really going to make it up to you in my next post friends.

No ugly food pictures.

Just running chat, some mezamashii talk and a giveaway.

Promise.

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See you soon!

 

What’s your favorite thing to buy from the Farmer’s Market?

What’s you favorite way to make a pizza?

Crushed red pepper, yay or nay?

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Comments

  1. 1
    Erica says:

    I’m going to try your meatza pizza soon! I love the idea. Such great grabs at the market. The boys are so cute.
    What’s your favorite thing to buy from the Farmer’s Market? Melon of any kind- its usually so sweet

    What’s you favorite way to make a pizza? I don’t think theres a bad way! Love it all

    Crushed red pepper, yay or nay?YAYYYYYY

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    I love your zucchini pizzas and the meetza. I think my boyfriend would be much happier to try the meetza than he had been the cauliflower crust pizza, although i must say it did taste really good! Love the farmers market! I always try to buy whats in season locally as its usually less expensive. I got a huge head of cabbage the other day for a little over a dollar and have been loving experimenting with it.

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    elizabeth says:

    I was using Vulcan Fire Salt from The Spice House, but last time I ordered it wasn’t as hot, so I had to try another spicy salt. I ordered Ghost Pepper Salt from Savory Spice Shop in CO, this stuff is HOT! I think you would like it. The first time, I sprinkled too much on my salad and my face was sweating, now I’m careful to just use a bit and I combine it with the Vulcan Fire Salt. I only use lemon and white balsamic on my big garden salads, so I like to add a bit of salt on top, spicy salts and sesame salt and then nutritional yeast on top. My salads are so big, I eat them in private. I have a lot of greens to eat in my garden.
    p.s. I know your like your animal protein, especially egg whites, but have you considered eating more of a vegan plant based diet? Good for you and good for the planet!

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    Kelli says:

    I love to buy any fresh fruit or veggies from the Farmers Market…..I’m in the Midwest and winters become a time of famine for really fresh fruits and veggies, so once the markets open I make up for lost time :) Right now my favorite pizza is a Flatout pizza with whatever veggies I can find and .I use the same sauce as you…YUM! Yay to crushed red peppers, I use them all the time. My poor husband loves them too but has trouble with heartburn, so he has to watch me enjoy them. I have to say…your boys are so stinkin adorable…the life in their faces is so bright! They have to be a ton of fun! Have a great day!

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    Janet says:

    I love your idea of the meatza, but you are pretty funny and definitely WAY more creative than most when it comes to food!!
    OK- I fell off the sugar-free detox! :-( I went to a Grad party and there were these cute graduation hats made out of an upside down Reeces cup, with a square mint on top with little cut licorices as the tassel – and I put one in my mouth without realizing what the heck I was doing!!
    I’m going to start all over again but it was a bummer. Two times I’ve had to spit out something I subconsciously put in my mouth!!
    Keep up your good work!! You are an inspiration!

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    Kori says:

    Did I miss a post?? Are you back to running?? Your boys should seriously be on the cover of a magazine! Pretty sure my girls will want to date them one day! LOL

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    Jordyn says:

    That meatza pizza is soooooo cool! I never thought of using ground meat to make a pizza! Love this idea! And I have a huge zuchinni that I had no idea what to use it for. I steamed it and I find the bigger they are the worst they taste! Now I am going to try making a pizza!! GREAT IDEA !

    What’s your favorite thing to buy from the Farmer’s Market?
    I LOVE fresh vegetables and then all of the great testers they have there! Especially kettle corn :)
    What’s you favorite way to make a pizza?
    Well now I can’t answer that because the meatza pizza might be my new favourite ;) but before I saw this, I would say making a quinoa crust with egg whites and quinoa and spices then just baking it :)
    Crushed red pepper, yay or nay?
    ABSOLUTELY

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    Erin in IA says:

    Just had to comment about Penzey’s spices. There is a store close to my house and they are awesome! If you order online, they will sometimes throw in a sample size of another spice. Your meatza pizza sounds way interesting. will have to try that sometime.

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      STUFT Mama says:

      Oh, thanks for the tip. I may need to place an order online. There’s a store kind of close to us, but I haven’t been there yet. :) What’s your favorite thing from there?

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    meredith says:

    Love crushed red pepper! In keeping with the italian theme, did you see Trader Joe’s has new pizza veggie burgers out now? I bought them even and they are ok. At first bite I thought great, then couldn’t decide if they were just ok. lol. My son likes them. I need to try again.

  10. 10

    The eats are amazing!!! The cat is a crack up. The boys sre too cute AND YES, I want coconut crumble! :)

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    Kim says:

    I hope that the give-away involves that last picture!!!
    And, as soon as we get home from this quick TX trip – I’m going to try your meatza-pizza!!

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    Yaara Leve says:

    I’m so excited for you that you are recovering!!! Here’s to a healthy and satisfying journey back to running!!! I know this must’ve been really difficult–but I guess it’s part of the whole growing/learning process. My fave thing to buy at farmers markets–sweet grape tomatoes, and big beautiful zucchinis and yellow squash–oh and fresh sun-kissed peaches.

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    Melissa says:

    Best thing to buy from the farmers market are flowers and produce!

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    Marcia says:

    Tell me more about cooking with coconut oil. I’m seeing it more and more, but I’m a tad scared. Do I use it like oil spray, instead of, with something else? So confused, help :)

  15. 15
    Carrie says:

    I just have to say how much I LOVE Penzys Spices!!!! My in-laws introduced us to them a few years ago and we are slowly replacing ALL of our spices with them. There is one in San Diego I you want to make that adventure.

  16. 16

    I LOVE that you added NO CHEESE!!! Finally! OMG so pinning this! :D

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