Chicken Thai and Chicken Fajita Pizza’s

September 26, 2013

During my “Four Week Chicken Challenge”, I have been trying to avoid as many processed foods as possible, but lets be honest, sometimes convenience wins. I’m a firm believer of “All Things in Moderation”. I’ve spent the last few days getting lots done around the house, including painting a room along with painting a chest, a headboard and footboard, and a chair. Things are coming along nicely!

Before

These 18″ squares took forever when I painted them, but I loved the look!

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After

Now I’m going with a soft, light blue for a relaxing Guest Room. I knew I wanted a blue, but I was having a hard time finding a color based on paint chip samples. I found a soap dispenser at Bed Bath and Beyond that was exactly what I was wanting, so I took it into Home Depot and they matched the color perfectly for me! I can’t wait to get back in there today!!

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Now for the pizza’s….

I like to keep Whole Wheat Pizza Crust on hand for nights exactly like this…..

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Having a bottle of this on hand came in handy too!

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This 1/2 empty package made an amazing surprise pizza!

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Ingredients for Chicken Thai Pizza

1 Whole Wheat Crust, Packaged….or….make your own???

1/2 C. Peanut Sauce, divided in half

6 oz. Cooked Chicken, chopped or shredded

Shredded Carrots

Chopped Green Onion (I didn’t have any, but they taste great on it!)

1/2 C Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Spread 1/4 C. of Peanut Sauce on Crust. Mix Chicken with remaining 1/4 C. of Peanut Sauce and spread evenly over crust. Top with shredded carrots, green onions and cheese.

Bake according to package directions for crust.

Makes 8 servings. 1 Slice = 4 PPV

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Ingredients for Chicken Fajita Pizza

1 Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

1/4 to 1/2 C. Traditional Pizza Sauce

6 oz Cooked Chicken, chopped or shredded

Fajita Seasoning

Sliced Onions

Sliced Bell Peppers

1/2 C. Monterey Jack Cheese

Mix cooked chicken with Fajita seasoning in a pan and add a little water. Stir and heat until just a little thick.

Spread 1/4 to 1/2 C. of Pizza Sauce on Crust, depending on how saucy you like your pizza. Spread chicken mixture evenly over crust. Top with onions, bell peppers and cheese.

Bake according to package directions for crust.

Makes 8 servings. 1 Slice = 3 PPV

 

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Here is a simple way (and really the only way I know how) to figure PPV when you are making a recipe, or in this case, throwing something together for dinner in a bit of a hurry. Write down all of the ingredients, total it up, and divide it by the number of servings. I cut each pizza into 8 servings. The ingredients for the Thai pizza are on the left, and the fajita ingredients are on the right.

 

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Thai Pizza

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Fajita Pizza

Somebody, who shall remain nameless (my husband, Mike) snuck in there while I had camera issues!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Breakfast

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Snack

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Lunch

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Dinner

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Refresh…I can eat 26 points a day.

I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.

I have an allowance of 49 points that I can dip into if I chose.

I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.

 

The food I ate and it’s PPV

 

Breakfast = 5 Egg Whites, Cheese, Banana, 1 T. Better n’ Peanut Butter, Coffee with Skim Milk (5)

Snack = Whey Protein Shake with 1 C water, 1 C. Ice, 1 C. Frozen Strawberries (3)

Lunch = Mixed Greens, Pulled Pork, Aioli Sauce, Strawberries (4)

Snack = Provolone Cheese, un-pictured (2)

Snack = 24 Almonds, un-pictured (4)

Dinner = Pizza and Salad (9)

Total = 27

Today’s Exercise = Painting and mowing? I really suck at having a project during the week and sticking to my regular exercise routine!

How many glasses of water I drank today = 15+

 

So, I weigh in tomorrow, and early in the week, I really thought the scale would move past 157 this week, but according to my home scale this morning, that STILL isn’t going to happen. “Coach” suggested I count calories, just to see how many calories I am really taking in. That honestly sounds like a lot of work because I am so accustomed to counting points, and I basically know how many points EVERYTHING ย is, but I am willing to give it a try. I know I eat a lot of fruit, and maybe it is stalling things. I have been taking a picture of everything I eat and sending her a picture before I put it in my mouth, but I admit, if it’s a fruit, which is zero points, I don’t always write those down and I don’t always take a picture. I love WW and it has really taught me a lot about healthy eating, but I have possibly taken advantage of the Points Plus program where fruits count as zero points.

I’ll eat lots of protein today and drink lots of water, and hope tomorrows weigh in is 156!

I can’t lie. I still feel amazing.

 

“love the life you live, live the life you love”

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