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Breakfast Pizza and a Giveaway!

August 1st?  Really?  I can’t believe it.  This summer is going by way too fast, so I took the morning “off” and sat outside with Hannah this morning for a couple hours and we ate breakfast outside and chatted, caught up, watched youtube videos and drank coffee and water.  It was glorious!

Last Friday I made a breakfast pizza, and a bunch of my WW peeps were begging for the recipe.  This one is easy, because you can make your own dough, or buy store bought dough to make it easy on yourself.

Breakfast Pizza
Serves 1
A great way to use up leftover pizza dough.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
503 calories
41 g
45 g
27 g
24 g
10 g
260 g
1346 g
9 g
0 g
15 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
260g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 503
Calories from Fat 242
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g
42%
Saturated Fat 10g
50%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 45mg
15%
Sodium 1346mg
56%
Total Carbohydrates 41g
14%
Dietary Fiber 1g
6%
Sugars 9g
Protein 24g
Vitamin A
22%
Vitamin C
9%
Calcium
21%
Iron
18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3 ounces pizza dough, rolled thin
  2. 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  3. 1 ounce Italian sausage
  4. 1/4 cup egg whites
  5. 1 ounce mozzarella cheese, shredded
  6. 1/4 cup mushrooms, sautéed
  7. 1/4 cup spinach, chopped
  8. 1 tablespoon basil, fresh chopped
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 425.  Put a piece of parchment paper on your counter.  Roll out the dough and top with tomato sauce.  Add mushrooms, sausage, and cheese, and then drizzle the egg whites over the top of the pizza – start in the middle because it will start to spill a bit on the parchment paper.  Carefully transfer the pizza to the pizza pan and bake for 12-15 minutes.  Once out of the oven, add the chopped spinach and basil, and feel free to add some hot sauce.  This is one of my new favorite hot sauces – so good!  And the mushrooms were from the vendor across from me at Lincoln Square – from River Valley Ranch & Kitchens.  So delicious!  It took me about 45 years to like mushrooms, and now I love them.  This pizza comes in at 11 smart points (8 for the dough, 1 for the Italian sausage, 2 for the park skim mozzarella cheese).
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Since I had my party pizza Friday mix with the breakfast pizza, I switched things up and we had taco fiesta on Friday night.  The Fresh Market has something called “little big meals” where you can pick your dinner for $20 for 4 people.

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I ended up getting the chicken, green chile corn tortillas, New Mexico sauce, reduced fat cheese, original guacamole, light sour cream and the corn and black bean salsa.  It’s really quite a lot of food – all three of us ate, and I’ll have stuff left over for at least two more meals for me.  The only problem was with my corn tortillas from La Tortilla Factory, they were all cut off for some reason, and I didn’t notice it when I bought them.

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I had flour tortillas at home, so I had one flour and one corn tortilla.  The black bean and corn salsa was good, but a bit on the sweet side, so I added my spicy salsa to it, and it was delish.

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I ended up having the same breakfast Saturday and Sunday.  Dutch Farms sesame bagel (6) with egg white, ham and cheese (3).  It is really hard to eat at 4 and 5 a.m., but since I hit the ground running when I get to the shop to pack stuff up, I need the fuel.  That’s quite possibly the worst food photo I’ve taken in a long while.  Pretty sure professional food photographers don’t use dog treat jars and a block of knives in the background Open-mouthed smile

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I was with Saran Wrap kid again on Saturday.  The market he ran last week when I was in Glenview only did $600 – with me running the market, we sold $1250.  He smokes too, so I kept a stop watch and he took 35 minutes in breaks to smoke in a 5 1/2 hour market.  Oh, and remember how I was telling you that he was watching Pokemon Go on his phone a couple weeks ago?  This time he had a laptop on the ground and had headphones on.  I asked him what he was doing and he said “listening to a book on tape.”  While driving, with headphones on.  I quickly told him that was not happening while I was in the car with him. 

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It was a gorgeous day on Saturday.  While I was at The Fresh Market, they had bone in chicken breasts on sale for $1.99.  I got two – one for me and one for Jacob – two breasts were nearly 3 pounds!

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Since these were so big, I cooked them in my cast iron skillet on indirect heat for nearly the entire time, then finished them off with my HCB pineapple garlic sriracha bbq sauce – I could barely eat half of one breast, so I’ll use the rest later this week in something, or Jacob can take it to work for lunch.

Sunday was just as gorgeous.  I’ve yet to break $2000 at the Sunday market, and that was my goal for the day.  I knew I had to be close when it was time to pack up and all I had left was three carrot cakes (out of the 20 that I brought!) and 3 lone veggie burger patties.  I have to give my buddy Alberto huge props at the wrap station.  Normally I pitch the veggie burger wraps closer to lunch time, but since it can have a farm fresh egg and cheese, I started pitching them as breakfast burritos.  Within the first 10 minutes of the market I already had 6 burrito wraps ordered.  In total, we sold 70 burger wraps and salads.  He works so hard and tirelessly, and we make a great market team.

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Since Alberto drives, I was able to add up the credit card sales and cash, and was stoked that I set a market record with $2150!  $150 over my goal.  The only time this market made more (just $50) was at the last sale of the summer where people stock up for the winter, but I don’t count that as a regular market day.  Pretty sure if they had employee of the month, the certificate would go to me – ha!

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As I was driving home yesterday, my Aunt Martha sent me a text showing me that Talenti gelato was on sale for $2.99 at her grocery store.   I turned her and her boyfriend onto Talenti when I was in Virginia in April.  This stuff is like crack.  Hannah was making sushi for herself for dinner and needed a few things, so I stopped at the store on my way home – and of course had to check out if the Talenti by me was on sale, and it was.  I was good and only bought one – caramel cookie crunch.  I haven’t yet scanned the bar code to see how many points, but it’s probably 5 points per 1/2 cup and totally worth it.

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While Hannah made her sushi, I grilled up some flank steak for me and Jacob.  Again, seasoned just with Hardcore Carnivore Black rub – again grilled on indirect heat and then finished off on the hot coals.  I took the meat off at 125 degrees and let it rest 15 minutes before slicing it.  I made a zucchini mushroom saute on the side and it was delicious.

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Speaking of Hardcore Carnivore Black seasoning, ever since I discovered it about six weeks ago, I’ve talked non-stop on Instagram and the blog about how much I love this rub.  So much so, that they sent me some loot to thank me for talking about their product.

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I put that picture on Instagram, and Jess Pryles, the maker of the rub, commented!

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And then a couple days later, I got the same loot!  I think it was a mistake, but a happy mistake, because now I can give one rub and coozie to one of you!   Simply leave a comment and tell me what your favorite thing is to grill, or what favorite grilled food you like to eat.  That’s it!  I’ll pick a winner on Friday.  But that’s not all!  The same lucky winner will also receive two jars of the HCB pineapple garlic sriracha BBQ sauce!

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Good luck!  

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My time hop today was sad.  Two years ago today was the day I had to leave Tony at Mayo Clinic for a week to go back to work.  I cried so hard after I left his room.  I just remember how once I stepped into the hospital room any time he was in one, he instantly relaxed and could sleep.   I remember telling the nurse “please take care of him for me.” 

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I can’t believe we are a few months away from him being gone two years already.  It seems like yesterday sometimes to me.   I hope he’s proud of how I’ve handled things without him – even with my impulsiveness of quitting my job – he always told me I could do anything if I put my mind to it.   His unconditional love is what I miss most.  Alright, I am tearing up right now, so time to close this post and get busy.  Make it a great day!

69 thoughts on “Breakfast Pizza and a Giveaway!

  1. Lisa
    Totally crying as I read your post - I'm at the hospital now with my husband as he waits to have surgery. Tony was super lucky to have you - hugs!
  2. i don't have a grill in my NYC shoebox :( BUT back home whenever I get on the grill my FAVORITE thing is... grilled pizza - my dad makes it way better than I do, but the second I move out of the city, I'm buying a grill and making pizza. For now - I try to get "grilled" flavor in my cast iron skillet. I have a grill pan but it smokes up the apartment way too much.
  3. Yes....time is flying by way too fast!!! First of all that gelato is simply divine, so far my fav is the peanut butter pretzel. My problem, I can't stop at 1/2 cup!!! So probably I do 10 points one night and 10 points the next (yikes) oh and I don't share it with husband!!!! Would love to try Hard Core on a good piece of steak from the butcher, that would be like a piece of heaven. And my mouth drooled when you made that pineapple garlic sriracha BBQ sauce...sounds yummy on grilled chicken. Your pictures are awesome today, even the one you didn't think was so good....you sure know how to make a person hungry! Sure glad there are no points involved by just looking at pictures of food. You sure can pack a lot in one or two days......your few hours sitting with Hannah sounds relaxing....I think I would tend to take more days like that.....but that's me. Have a good one today!!! Congrats on selling and making your goal!!! I am sure your boss loves you!!!!
  4. Lately, hot dogs and corn on the cob...I know, we live large when it comes to grilling, LOL. But if I won your giveaway, I'd use your BBQ sauce on some pork chops, and the rub on a steak - YUMMERS. My mom loves Talenti and I had some when I was visiting her last year. It's good...I don't buy it because it's good and I don't need that calling me from the freezer! Time Hop - not sure always like it, especially when things make you wistful or sad, or when you can see how drastically your family has changed.
  5. Randi MacDonald
    Have you tried the Halo Top ice cream? My friends on WW rave about it. I love grilling shrimp and chicken( specifically, Cook's Illustrated chicken fajita recipe). Our condo HOA banned all grilling on our balcony so sadly we have no grilled since October. I'm grilling on my grill pan on the stove, but its not the same.
  6. Karin Tebeau
    Hands down, my favorite grilling item is a steak!!!! Close second is wings.....followed by chicken breast, chicken thighs, shrimp...and the list goes on and on........ Karin
  7. Emily
    I love grilled corn and bacon wrapped shrimp! But who can turn down a good grilled steak from time to time.
  8. kris
    Ughhh I can't believe it is August 1 already. Pretty sure January and February do not fly by so fast. My favorite things to grill are.......Big surprise veggies! Sweet corn, mushrooms and cabbage steaks top the list. I need to plan my Chicago trip asap before the weather turns cold.
  9. Melissa
    Steak is my favorite food on the grill. Nothing like a big slab of meat and a glass of red to wash it down!
  10. Rachel Weber
    We just bought a house in November and have only recently started to grill our food (ok ok, Dave does all the grilling). But our favorite so far is marinated chicken on the grill...we use a local guy's Jamaican Jerk Sauce as our marinade and it's delicious!
  11. The pic of the pup is so cute, and the photo of you/Tony made me smile, even though it's bittersweet. I'm back from Hawaii and want that pineapple bbq sauce! I'll put it on my favorite thing to grill--jumbo shrimp skewers!
  12. Lisa
    I like to eat grilled shrimp but I haven't ever grilled them myself. For grilling I enjoy chicken and veggies, like zucchini and onions. Thanks for sharing what you eat! I get great meal ideas from you.
  13. Kim
    Oh wow, so hard to believe it's been almost 2 years 😥 You are one tough cookie! My favorite grilled food to eat is steak...but my favorite thing to grill myself are boneless, skinless chicken thighs..it's really hard to screw those up 😁
  14. Kelly B.
    Gotta be honest Biz, your ribs are the best on the grill!! Love me some chicken wings as well! Happy Aug 1!!!!
  15. Hi Biz.. Time passes so quickly...hard to believe. I have always worked with a lot of younger people and always shocked by what I see... As for favorite grilling food...a good old rib eye with a coffee rub...I just need to teach the brother how not to overcook it..now that I like it a little pink
  16. Jan
    My favorite thing to grill is steak. I'll even grill a steak in the middle of the winter on my grill! It's the best! I think your Tony would be very proud of you in all that you have accomplished so far!
  17. Julianne
    Big hugs to you, dear Biz! I know Tony would be proud and happy for you that you are following your dream. I think we use our grill more than our stove - the only way my kids like meat is grilled, and they don't like things like soups or casseroles very much. My favorite grilled foods are spareribs or a good ribeye steak (bone in, sorry, Hannah!) and veggies are always better grilled (especially Brussels sprouts and eggplant!).
  18. Susan
    I love to grill asparagus. Gives it such a good flavor! I also love any kind of meat grilled! Seriously, what isnt good grilled???
  19. La Tortilla Factory
    Hello! La Tortilla Factory here. We'd love to replace that package of tortillas for you! So sorry they were broken! Send us your mailing address and we'll get a replacement package out to you right away. :)
  20. Great photos as always, Biz! I think you will always get a like from me with a puppy in the picture! :) We love grilling pineapple and salmon, or flank steak with a chimichurri sauce....so damn good! And you can't grill without drinking a Blue Moon....with the perfect orange slice and koozie to keep it chilled! I have a month off from IVF meds (and hopefully only a short time til I'm finally knocked up!) so I am planning to take advantage with some drinks as long as the weather is warm!
  21. Nicole
    I am going with favorite grilled meal....cause I can't pick just one :) Bruschetta, ribeye steak, corn, asparagus and grilled watermelon. My absolute favs and now my dinner for tonight. hugs to you!!
  22. Lynne
    I love to grill corn on the cob. I usually don't eat corn, but when it's done on the grill it's SO GOOD!!
  23. I don't usually enter to win things but I would really love that rub. I went on the website but just can't afford it. I am quitting my job in 4 weeks and can't do things like that. It's not a need, but a really want. lol. I do have your bbq sauce on my to do list. Always looking for a good bbq sauce. And I love, love, love pineapple. I eat veggie burgers so I would try some of the rub on that. But I make chicken on the grill for the family a lot and they would love that rub, I'm sure. Sorry about the sad memory but you have many, many more good ones that you can think about I know. Stay positive!! :-)
  24. Don't enter me in the lottery. I have to admit something what I realized during our staycation and it was hot, hot, hot the first week. I never even thought about putting on the grill and realized I don't really like grilling outside :blush: I had to look up Dutch Farms, that must have something to do with my country and it does. Apparently an immigrant from the Netherlands started this company in 1929. Funny is that he has a typical Dutch first name and the boys from the family that run it now have American names with a Dutch last name. Funny.
  25. I love your blog!! I have been following along for years. We love to grill chicken and vegetables. Thanks for sharing a piece of your life along with awesome recipes.
  26. Meg
    Beef Satay in Curried Cashew Sauce from the Half Baked Harvest blog is my new favorite grilling recipe this summer. I can't wait to try the Carnivore rub-all of your recipes sound delicious!
  27. Lisa Boshell
    I've almost bought that rub about 3 different times now...at your recommendation. I'd love to try it.
  28. Cindy
    Hi Biz, I have been drooling at all of your post featuring Hardcore Carnivore. So intrigued. I love grilling kabobs. Nice to prepare in advance and cook when ready.
  29. Jennifer K.
    I love grilling(eating) jumbo bacon wrapped shrimp with a jalapeno slice, all marinated in tiger sauce. Mhmmm!!
  30. Brenda Haines
    I love to grill all kinds of things, but I'll say shrimp and pineapple kabobs brushed with bbq sauce.

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