Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Mountain of Spinach

More leftover homemade pizza for lunch, but I added an enormous salad today. Not the best photo (below), but I just had to include it to show its magnitude! Holy spinach! It engulfed my slice of pizza! My salad included spinach, cucumbers, carrots, red peppers, green olives, and onions.


From above...


My morning snack was a big ol' Granny Smith apple. I swear, apples always make me hungrier-- I wanted lunch not even an hour later!


After my salad, I ate 3 olive oil cake mini-muffins... I like the ones with chocolate chips better! :)


Pizza: ~200
Salad: 75
Apple: 95
3 mini muffins: ~230
Lunch total: 600

15 Comments:

Emma said...

Wow Tina! That pizza looks good everytime- I know I wouldn't get tired of it for leftovers. And I will have to try the mini muffins.

Also wanted to let you know that your Blogger site in particular (I havent had problems with any others) sometimes won't load- there is an error...if I refresh a couple of times, then it usually appears. Maybe you should write to them? I'll let you know if it keeps happening!

Tina said...

Emma,

Thanks for the heads-up. I will email blogger this afternoon. I wonder what's up?

Kristen said...

Hi Tina,

As a bride-to-be (May 24th is our big day!) who is trying to live a healthy lifestyle, I really appreciate your blog.

Your pizza looks great. Did you make your own crust or purchase store-bought? If the former, could you post the recipe? If the latter, what brand do you buy? Thanks!

~ Kristen

Tina said...

Hi Kristen,

Yay, bride-to-be! How exciting! The big day is coming up soon! :)

I made the pizza crust for our pizza. Here's a link to the recipe: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/ww_pizza_dough.html
It was pretty easy to make and very tasty!

Kristen said...

Thanks, Tina. :-) I'll have to try it!

I have my dress fitting this Saturday. So fun!

Tina said...

Kristen,

Have so much fun at your fitting! I was surprised how "real" it all felt! We've had a LONG engagement, so it's hard to believe the day is almost here!

Susan said...

Hi, Tina!

Does 1/3 cup oatbran make as much as 1/2 cup of oatmeal? How do they compare- I like volume :)

Also, how much bp do you use for your pumpkin oatmeal pancakes. They look better than the plain oatmeal, so I would like to try them. Kath lists 1 tsp bp, but that seems high.

K said...

Love your blog! Apples make me hungrier too. And I could eat TONS of popcorn and never fill up. Strange... I wonder why?!

Tina said...

Susan,

I think 1/3 cup of oat bran makes more (volume-wise) than a 1/3 cup of oatmeal. The oat bran seems to "plump up" more.

I use a little less than 1 tsp of baking powder in my oatmeal pancake-- just because I hate it when you bite into a yummy baked good and you can taste the baking powder. Ewww!

Sarah said...

Your lunch looks so colorful and tasty! :) I could eat pizza every day and never grow sick of it...its just one of those foods! :D

Kristen said...

We have had a long engagement, too (since December 2006), so we're raring and ready to get down the aisle already!

Tina said...

Sarah,

Totally agree! I loovvee pizza!

Kristen,

We've been engaged since Dec. 2006 too! (December 8, 2006) I know how ya feel! :)

VeggieGirl said...

pizza and spinach salad - classic!! looks absolutely delicious; and I LOVE how you photographed the apple, with all the ladybug items - too fun! :0)

B. L. said...

Do you have any salad dressing that you recommend?

Also, do you buy bagged or wash your own lettuce? Thanks!

Tina said...

B.I.,

I like the Annie's Naturals salad dressings or just regular balsamic vinegar. I had some peanut sauce on my salad tonight-- it was Stop & Shop's "Simply Enjoy" brand.