Saturday, February 11, 2012

Is Veggie Pizza a Diet Food?

Uhmmmmm...I guess it's not good when I start out a post like this, right? I was doing really well, sticking to my plan, appreciating all of the support, keeping my goal in mind, ticking off points in my mind and then in excel. Until....veggie pizza. I had it for dinner with a great salad, portion control excellent, lots of vegetables in the spinach salad.

It must have triggered a recessed trigger that flipped a nocturnal switch because the next morning, when I was heading to the fridge for egg whites, my mind was headed to the leftover pizza thinking egg whites had to be involved in pizza dough. I am absolutely sure all of the vegetables make it an awesome food choice. Three pieces must be a viable portion since it increases my veggie intake exponentially.

Except it also triggered another switch - the 'I think I messed up so I may as well call it a wash' switch. I counted that day as a bust. It wasn't a total waste, because there are very few unhealthy options in my house, but I consumed whatever I wanted of those options. The only time I stretched was to reach up to the top cabinet for a wine glass into which to pour Riesling.

The next day I got up, drank a bottle of water and had an egg white omelet. I stretched into yoga and got back on track. This is my life - a way of life, not a fad. Sometimes I am going to slip, but I am always going to get right back on track.

Have you had any bad days? I don't think I would be human if I didn't.

Here is a healthier pizza recipe, if you wanted to try it!

Eggplant Parmesan Pizza


  • 1 small eggplant, (about 12 ounces)
  • Yellow cornmeal, for dusting
  • 1 pound Easy Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough, or other prepared dough (recipe follows)
  • 3/4 cup prepared marinara sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced medium clove garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup thinly shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
and try this healthy dough recipe from!  Yummy!


  1. Isn't it all about getting back up on the horse again? I mean, if not, then it really IS a fad and not a lifestyle. That's life. You're awesome!