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Weekend Wrap Up-Sweet And Savory Breakfast Pizza And A B-day Wish

Hey there, everyone! I hope you all have had a great weekend. Ours has been fairly uneventful, but there is nothing wrong with a low key weekend! I figured I would just highlight some things.

When I got home from work on Friday I had a package on my porch. It was a dress I ordered for our anniversary dinner. I loved it as soon as I tried it on! 

What do you think?!

SATURDAY:

When I woke up it was snowing! I swear our weather went from summer to winter, which bums me out. Still feeling a touch under the weather, I relaxed by our fireplace for a while. 

My husband and I went to the gym a little later in the day, then spent the rest of the day/evening at home watching football and Stranger Things. 

SUNDAY:

I was super hungry this morning so I decided to make a breakfast pizza! I did half savory and half sweet. 

To make the crust I used flatout bread sprayed with cooking spray and baked at 350 degrees F for 7 minutes. 

For the savory side, I topped it with sweet potatoes (cooked in coconut oil), pepperjack cheese, a fried egg, and hot sauce.

For the sweet side, I topped it with cashew butter, cocoa nibs, honey, and cinnamon. 

YUM!!!! 

The rest of the day has been spent cleaning and grocery shopping. We plan on carving our pumpkin before dinner, then we will watch more Stranger Things before The Walking Dead comes on.

Now, onto a super special birthday wish!! My dad would have turned 67 today. He passed away in 2012 and I miss him more than I will ever be able to write in words. He was strong, smart, funny, and just a hell of a guy.

Cheers to you, daddy. 

I love you to Heaven and back. 

Thanks for reading, friends! 

Have a wonderful evening!

With love, 

Carly

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Breakfast Banana Split, A Sushi Night, And Fall Decorations

Good morning and happy Thursday, everyone! I hope the week is treating you well so far. I’m excited for the weekend. I took  tomorrow off work and my best friend is coming to visit! I’m also running a 5k this weekend. I love fun, busy weekends! Here’s an update of my week up until now. 

TUESDAY:

My mom and I went shopping for all of the fall things! Decorating in our first home has been so much fun!!

Fake flowers and a door wreath. 

Decorative pumpkins!

After shopping, we met one of my friends for sushi!

Edamame and won ton soup.

My mom and I split the sushi sampler! SO GOOD!!

WEDNESDAY:

Pretty uneventful. I went to work and the chiropractor. Dinner was a healthier walking taco which was awesome  (recipe later)! After dinner, we watched the Master Chef finale!

THURSDAY:

This morning I decided to make a fun breakfast. I love bananas so I decided to make a Breakfast Banana Split!

This can be made so many ways, but here is my version.

INGREDIENTS:

  • One banana
  • 1 TBSP of almond butter 
  • Vanilla greek yogurt 
  • Trail mix (mine had granola, nuts, cranberries, chocolate chips, and seeds)

DIRECTIONS:

  • Slice banana down the middle and spread almond butter inside
  • Microwave banana and almond butter for about 30 seconds 
  • Top with trail mix and greek yogurt as desired
  • Enjoy!!

YUM!!!!

I enjoyed breakfast with a Starbucks coffee!!

Now it is time for work! Have a wonderful rest of your day!

With love,

Carly

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Healthy and Savory Breakfast Pizza

Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope your weekend has been refreshing and you are ready for another week. We close on our house this Tuesday, so we have some busy times ahead. I am taking every second I can to relax and try not to stress over the move. This weekend has been pretty great. Yesterday my husband and I slept in, went to the gym together, went to look at furniture for our new house, and ended the night by seeing Logan at the dinner movie theater. It was awesome. This morning, my body woke me up way too early. I have already had three cups of coffee. I guess losing an hour of sleep is messing with me a bit. After I had enough coffee to wake me up, I decided to make a big breakfast. It was SO tasty and I ate every bite of it. I hope you enjoy this recipe for a healthy, savory breakfast pizza as much as I did.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 flatout bread
  • 1/2 a medium to small sweet potato
  • 1 egg, 1 egg white
  • 2 slices of turkey bacon
  • A small amount of mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 an avocado (sliced)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • any additional toppings you may want (I added hot sauce and fresh cilantro)

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DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F
  • Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and place flatout bread on it
  • Prepare your sweet potato by chopping it into small cubes. Then, add 1 TBSP of coconut oil to a frying pan and add sweet potato. Keep the heat to medium/high, stirring occasionally throughout until soft. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Once your sweet potato has had a few minutes to cook, place your baking sheet with flatout bread in the oven for about 7 minutes (once that time is up, you will sprinkle the cheese over it and bake for an additional 2 to 3 minutes).
  • While your flatbread is in the oven, you can prepare the rest of your toppings. Scramble 1 egg and 1 egg white into a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Once the flatout bread has about 2 minutes left, cook the eggs in a frying pan.
  • Cook your turkey bacon according to package (I microwaved mine), then chop into pieces.
  • Take your avocado and slice a few pieces.
  • Once you take your flatbread out of the oven, you can assemble your pizza. Start by topping it with the eggs, then the turkey bacon, avocado slices, and half of the sweet potatoes. I ate the rest of the potatoes on the side (just like home fries). Top with any additional toppings you like. I added fresh cilantro and Frank’s hot sauce to mine.

This breakfast was AWESOME and I will definitely be making it again! I ate the whole thing because I was starving, but I am sure you could feed at least 2 people with it.

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After my food coma, I spent some time with my sweet cats, Maverick and Goose (yes they are named after Top Gun characters), and my hubby. wp-1489330477843.jpg

The rest of the day will be spent cleaning and grocery shopping while my husband fixes my car! Then, I get to have dinner with some girlfriends before enjoying the Walking Dead with my hubs.

Have a great rest of your day and I sure do hope you try this recipe! It is worth it, I promise!

With love,

Carly

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Healthy and Sweet Breakfast Pizza (2 ways)

Good morning and happy Saturday, everyone!! This morning has been bliss. I was able to sleep in, enjoy coffee with my husband, make a delicious breakfast pizza, and just simply relax. After another busy week, this is just what I needed to recoup. I cannot wait to share this recipe with you guys. I went to Trader Joe’s yesterday just to stock up for this. It has been in my head all week, but I knew I had to wait for the weekend to have time to prepare and cook it.

THE RECIPE

The first thing you will need to do is preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

Take a flatout bread (I used an off brand from Aldi and it worked great), and cut it in half (or fourths). I did half, but fourths would probably have been easier. After that is ready, spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and place the flatbread pieces onto it.

Next you will get together the ingredients for each side.

SIDE ONE

  • 1 TBSP of almond butter
  • half a banana (sliced)
  • 1 TBSP cacao nibs
  • A drizzle of honey
  • A dash of cinnamon

This side you will just assemble onto the pizza, no further cooking necessary.

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SIDE TWO

  • 5 pitted dates
  • Greek, vanilla yogurt
  • Half a small apple (I used Fuji)
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Coconut oil (for frying apple)
  • 1 TBSP honey

This side takes a little more prep than side one. Soak the dates for around 10 minutes. While they are soaking, cut a small apple in half, then chop into pieces. Once they are chopped, heat a small pan with coconut oil and place apples in on medium heat. Mix the apples, then drizzle in honey and cinnamon and continue stirring occasionally until soft.

Once the dates are done soaking, place them into a Ninja blender or Vitamix. Add a few TBSP of water and mix until a paste forms. You can add as much water as needed throughout the mixing process. I left mine a little chunky and loved the consistency of it.

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Once the oven is heated (and while you are prepping each side), place the flatbread sides into the oven for 10-12 minutes.

Once the flatbread sides are done, take them out and begin assembling.

For side 1- spread almond butter onto flatbread slice, top with sliced bananas and cacao nibs. Finish by drizzling with honey, and dusting with cinnamon.

For side 2- mix together dates and small amount of vanilla greek yogurt. Spread onto flatbread. Then take your fried apples and spread an even amount over top.

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There you go, folks!! This recipe will easily serve two people (or one very hungry person). I enjoyed mine with a dark roast coffee and almond creamer. Tomorrow I am going to do a savory version so stay tuned! Now it is off to the gym and furniture shopping with my wonderful husband! Have a fun and safe Saturday and please let me know if you tried the recipe!

With love,

Carly