Before I get to the food, I wanted to share with you some exciting news in the running department! A few months ago I blogged about a wonderful organization called ICEdot. They offer great services that keep you safe on the road, both as a driver and as an athlete. I've recently partnered with them as an ICEdot sponsored athlete and will be sharing my experiences as I train for the Oklahoma City Memorial Half Marathon in April. Over on their site (and on here too!) I will be blogging about my training, running tips, and sports nutrition. While I haven't yet entered my first post, you can check out the site here. As soon as I get things up and running, I'll be sure to let you all know! I'm very excited to get the ball rolling!
Ok, now on to the pizza!
I honestly love all kinds of pizza. It is just so good. However, if I had to pick my very favorite it would definitely be the margherita pizza. It is light, simple, and super easy to throw together. I made this last night and it was on my plate and ready to be shoved in my face in 15 minutes flat. That's the way I like to do things around here.
- 1 pre-made whole wheat pizza crust (I used Whole Foods 365 organic)
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic (we like garlic so I used a tablespoon..use however much you like or none at all!)
- 1 roma tomato (go organic..it is #5 on the dirty dozen)
- 2 handfuls part skim shredded mozzarella cheese
- balsamic vinaigrette
- preheat oven to 400 degrees
- mix extra virgin olive oil and garlic, spread on crust
- cut tomato into very thin slices, layer on crust
- top with cheese
- bake for 12 minutes (I put the pizza right in the rack, no pan)
- remove from oven
- sprinkle with basil and balsamic
So good! You've got your whole grains (crust), dairy (cheese), good fats (oil), and vitamins (tomato). Add a little chicken or tofu and you've got your protein. Even better, add a salad on the side with some homemade dressing for even more nutrients. I was out of greens last night and opted for a side of sauteed green beans. You do what you gotta do :)