[Recipe] Mushroom Pizza

I love pizza. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t? Unfortunately, too much pizza isn’t exactly good for my diet. 

THEN I had an epiphany…mushroom pizza. I buy these huge portobello mushroom caps to sub for burgers but a lot of them are so big, they could swap out as the base for a personal pizza! AND like other pizzas, you can pick whatever toppings you want! YUM


Mushroom Pizza

Ingredients:  

  • 2 large portobello mushroom caps
  • 2 slices low-fat mozzarella cheese (or whatever cheese you want!
  • 1/4 – 1/2C toppings (I used chopped tomatoes, peppers & turkey pepperoni)   
  • 2T olive oil 
  • 1T balsamic vinegar  
  • S/P

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Coat each mushroom cap with oil and vinegar 
  3. On a outdoor grill, indoor grill or grill pan (I’ve tried both with my grill pan and my electric grill and they both worked great!) grill each mushroom for approx. 3 minutes on each side 

  4. Place mushrooms in oven pan and add toppings. Top with cheese and salt and pepper. 

  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted. 
  6. Enjoy! 

So easy, right? :) 

Workout mix time!

Happy weekend! After a very very long week I finally had the time to get in a good, long run. I realized how much getting into my music really helps me NOT concentrate on how much I dislike running ;)

So here’s my January playlist for everyone to enjoy!

1) Foster the People – Call it what you want


2) Jay Z – On to the next one

3) 3OH!3 feat. Katy Perry – Starstrukk

4) Ida Maria – Oh my God 

5)  Rihanna – S&M

6) Gwen Stefani – Holla Back Girl 

7) Girl Talk – Oh No

8) Daft Punk – Harder, better, faster, stronger 

9) Sucker Punch Soundtrack – I want it all/We will rock you 

10) The Asteroids Galaxy Tour – Around the bend 

11) Beastie Boys – Body Movin’ 

12) Robyn – Dancing on my own

13) Girl Talk – Get it Get it 

14) Kings of Leon – Holly Roller Novocaine 

15) Shakira – She Wolf 

16) Brad Paisley – Old Alabama 

17) Foo Fighters – My Hero 

18) Christina Aguilera – Show me how you burlesque 

[Workout] Plank with Feet Elevated

So first of all – HAPPY FRIDAY! It’s been a long long week for me (hence already falling behind on my posting ”workouts of the week” on Wednesdays) and I’m very happy to be approaching the weekend.

That being said, just because it’s been long, doesn’t mean I’ve ignored or neglected my workouts! I was happy to attend another TRX session this week and almost died felt all of my muscles worked! (If you haven’t heard of TRX, you should definitely check it out – great workout using bands and body weight.)

One of the harder/more awesome moves we did in TRX was a hanging plank. My feet were elevated on the bands but my arms were still on the ground. That little bit of elevation makes SO much of a difference! So, knowing that we all don’t have TRX bands, I think we can imitate my new favorite workout through this week’s Workout of the Week

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This week’s workout: Plank with feet elevated
Muscles worked: Abs, back, chest, arms 
Courtesy of: Women’s Health magazine

Position your toes on an exercise bench (or elevated surface like a low chair or box) with your forearms on the floor. Rest your weight on your forearms and toes, elbows under your shoulders. Your body should form a straight line from your neck to your ankles.

Great tip from Anne, our CXWORX core instructor at Merritt: make sure to keep your neck away from your shoulders when you plank – if your form suffers, what you get out of it suffers!

Ok friends, there is it! Add it in to your workout rotation this weekend (since we’re already pretty much done the week – sorry)!

And remember, you’ll never regret a workout!