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Hi folks! I'm at it again. I'm going for another 20 pound loss in ten weeks. I've recently had another baby, a little girl, she is now five months old and I'm ready to drop some weight.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Easy Pizza With Home Style Seasoned Turkey

Hi y'all! I was busy in the kitchen again today.

This time I took five pounds of ground turkey and proceeded to make a meatball mix from a recipe that I found on Then, I used half of the mix for meat balls which I froze to use later in the week for spaghetti and meatballs, and the other half for a very tasty turkey mix on our pizza tonight.

The recipe is as follows:
1 ounce of fresh chopped parsley (didn't have that on hand, so skipped that one)
1 tsp of granulated garlic (I just used garlic powder)
3 whole eggs
3 ounces of grated Romano cheese (skipped that, didn't have that)
3 oz of seasoned bread crumbs (I used Ceasar seasoned croutons instead)
2 slices of whole wheat bread soft
4 oz of fat free milk
36 ounces of 96/4 ground sirloin (I used 5 lbs of ground turkey and adjusted my ingredients accordingly)

*Soak two pieces of bread in milk
*While soaking, prep and place rest in bowl
*squeeze milk from bread, mash bread through with your hands and into meat. Dump remaining milk and mix up with your hands until all the ingredients are well incorporated.

*(I had to add a little extra milk and then soaked the croutons and mashed them down until they were soft, the same way I did the bread)
*Then, make into 2 oz balls and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. (I made way smaller balls and cooked the meat balls in the skillet. I also cooked half of the mix like I would ground beef to prepare it for the pizza. Here are the meatballs in the skillet.

I had one, they tasted awesome.

Here's how it looked all ground up.

For baking the pizza, I took a whole wheat flour ready made thin pizza and then just plopped on the ground turkey mix that I had made earlier that day and then added the cheese.

Then, you just cook until the cheese is melty and everything is heated through.
Of course you can add your own toppings, but for a first time sometimes simple is better.
Everyone loved it including Daddy Rainmaker and all the kids. Darling Rose was the only one who thought the crust tasted "different". Eventually, I would like to make my own pizza crust.
For breakfast this morning, I whipped up chocolate oatmeal high protein waffles like I made last weekend.
Then, this evening, I made some more banana muffins, and high protein cookies with honey, walnuts, raisins, and vanilla protein powder. I also made a high protein cheesecake, but didn't take a picture of that.
So, it was a busy cooking day, but I find that I am really enjoying trying out new recipes and making healthy food for our family. All of these recipes do not contain any white flour or sugar.
Just that fact alone means that our family will be ingesting food that their body can really use for their body's functions instead of empty white sugar or white flour calories that do not provide proper nourishment.
Other than that, Sunshine Mama has been doing well. I love being pregnant. I went to the gym and did a double work-out because I couldn't get one in yesterday. That was exhausting.
The interesting thing about knowing that I'm pregnant is that I begin to question things like, "Am I tired from the double work-out? Or from being pregnant? Do I eat two pounds of strawberries because I'm pregnant or because it's just me wanting it? (yes, I ate two pounds of strawberries recently).
I think I decided that I would be tired, pregnant or not, with a double work-out.
Also, I've noticed that since I know I'm pregnant, I'm much chattier with everyone at the gym. I'm not in such a "go-get'im" mood when I'm there. I'm having conversations with everyone, relaxing, working out but, not really rushing anything.
It's been fun.
Oh, for Sherah's question, I think I will do a post soon on my pregnancy fitness goals. My weight in the last several days went up 1.5 pounds and then in the last two days, it all dropped back down. So, I see that as meaning my body is just fluctuating. I have added some calories to my diet through all this baking and eating healthy cookies and healthy waffles, but I WILL NOT eat sugar or white flour. And I am trying to keep my calories at "maintenance level" if not slightly under, 1,600-1,900 calories. I am also maintaining a high intake of protein at 135 grams. In fact, I eat the same diet as when I first started my "new diet plan", but have just added some more whole foods calories.
And, to Dawn, sorry to remind you of being a catholic priest with all of my confessions. Twas not my intention...and not to worry, I don't have any more confessions up my sleeve. And, if I do, I'll just call them something else. Ha, ha.
Most of you picked blue. I think I'm going with blue for the posing suit. Now to just decide which kind of blue.
Well, I hope your weekend is going well. February is almost a memory.


  1. Sounds yummy...I used to make my own dough all the time. It freezes great. Very therapeutic to work dough. I should do it again, it has been a long while since I have. But, since I'm off pizza (one of my big triggers), I haven't really had the desire.

  2. Congrats Mama!!

    This pizza recipe looks so good. A definite crowd pleaser. Can't wait to see you pregnancy goals.

  3. Your pizza looks so good! I make pizza almost every weekend - I have a no rise pizza dough that is ready in about 5 minutes - it doesn't need to rise and keeps well in the fridge if you don't use it all - just let it get to room temperature before baking.

  4. That looks amazing. I am starving right now too. Bad combination. Ground turkey is the best ingredient.

    Can't wait to catch up on things around here. After a weekend without internet or my computer - I am glad to be back! Can I just say that I missed stopping by your blog. It has become part of the daily routine and something was missing when I couldn't. Glad to hear that things are going well with you, Mama-to-be (again!)