The other day I was in the grocery Outlet neighborhood, so of course I had to stop in. I always have to see what's going on in Outlet world!
|Candle cafe Empananda, Go Veggie chive and garlic spread, and chocolate!|
Last night for dinner I made a pizza using Trader Joe's pizza dough. I had a deep craving for one of my favorite pizzas in my pregan days, which was just cheese and banana peppers. My favorite two toppings. Usually when I make a pizza I try to put lots of veggies, and some type of bean on it to make it healthy. I decided to allow myself my craving and just use daiya and banana peppers. I threw a little green onion and garlic on there just to make it extra good! I've been sweating my arse off doing these hardcore workouts and doing my best to eat a healthy diet, and yet my jeans feel the same, so I said eff it to eating healthy for one night. It was worth every empty calorie!!
Although I really do love veggie heavy, no cheese pizzas, this pizza took me back. It was definitely a nice treat. I realized that I got kind of trapped in the HCLF world for awhile, and while that is how I eat most of the time, I don't want to get restrictive or obsessive about my diet. I know how I like to eat to feel my best, but I've come to realize that feeling my best includes some meals where I throw broccoli to the wind. I was raised in a house where every freaking thing was whole wheat, and it sometimes took the fun out of pizza night. Or soft pretzel night. They just aren't as good made with whole wheat flour! I appreciate the healthy start in life and all of that, but for me I like to be a little flexible and have fun with food every now and again.