Tasty Friday!

Well, pizza day was a success!! (except for the burn on my arm that happened unloading a pizza from the oven. ouch!)

I made my own personal little pizza and saved it to eat for lunch at home since it was ready at around 9:30 this morning. I put sauce, about a half cup of cheese, sliced tomatoes and basil on it and it tasted amazing!!! It was really quite small. The dough only weighed about 4.5 ounces, so cooked, it was probably 4 ounces of pizza dough….which made about a six inch pizza. But…it was perfect for lunch and I ate every last crumb!!! We also finished our bread puddings and made a wonderful herb foccacia bread. There was MAJOR crumb eating, spoon licking going on today….we made plated presentations with creme anglaise, raspberry sauce and our bread pudding. And you know what that means…..tasting a little sauce here and there, eating little bits of bread pudding that fell off the presentation…..oh, and I ate an orange I brought from home. Needless to say, I’m quite full now but that’s good because my mom and I aren’t going to dinner until 8:00 tonight. I’ll still need a snack later, I’m sure!








OKAY. I might be wayyy off in estimating the calories of my mini-pizza but the way I see it, it was 4 ounces of bread, 1/4 cup tomato sauce, 1/2 cup whole milk mozz. cheese and some tomato slices. All that should add up to only around 514 calories. And, I really don’t feel stuffed or more full than I do every other day with my normal sandwiches. I think this pizza is lower in calories because: a) NO oil was used at all b) I monitored the cheese amount c) no meat was on it d) it’s tiny!!!

I’m dying to get to all your comments and questions right now but unfortunately I NEED to get on the road because I’m supposed to meet my mom soon! I promise I will get to them later on! 🙂

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  • Rachel
    January 18, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Hi Jenna,
    I noticed in another post you said you try to keep your calories around 1800. How did you decide on that number? I’m on Weight Watchers, but I only have about 10 lbs to lose so I’d like to just do it by eating healthily instead of always counting points, but I’m not sure how to figure out the number to aim for!

  • aimee
    January 18, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    WHOA! Everyday the food keeps getting better! No surprise that you switched to baking!

  • amy
    January 18, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    YUMMY! Oh I want to make pizza for dinner tonight!

  • arimcg
    January 18, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Pizza followed by bread pudding might be my ideal meal.

  • Patricia
    January 18, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    The pizza looks delicious! Could you post the recipe for the dough???
    Have a good weekend!!

  • jenna
    January 18, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Hi Rachel,

    I just came up with 1800 because it seems to be around what i eat everyday without trying. I don’t limit myself to 1800 and don’t worry about it if one day I eat more. Its just a very very VERY general guideline to my eating. I didn’t set it because it seems like a good number for one to be healthy and fit…I looked at my eating patterns over a number of weeks and saw that on average, that’s what I was consuming. So that’s what it is! It’s never usually 1800 on the dot though and I never actively try to make it 1800 on the dot. The other day I think it was 2015 and yesterday was only 1650.

  • jenna
    January 18, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    I will post the dough recipe later this weekend! Just so everyone knows though all, all the recipes I make in class are measured using the metric system so unless you have a scale it might be hard for you to make at home….and I really don’t know all the conversions…..all the more reason to buy a food scale!

  • Rachel
    January 18, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Thanks for answering my question! I’m off to try a yoga class at my gym. You inspired me!