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Let’s FaceTime!

19 Jul

 

 

While Adrian sleeps and the house is picked up mommy likes to write or rummage around the house for things to keep her busy. Yesterday I did both. Monday night Wes and I had (very  unhealthy) pizza for dinner and of course we forgot to put the box by the trash can for pickup on Tuesday. After cleaning up the house I stared at it for a bit thinking of what I could make out of it (Because it was taking up my whole counter making me want to cut it). There’s nothing I enjoy more than upcycling unusable things aka trash.

The day was coming to an end and the box sat on the counter and I couldn’t think of anything…then my twin sister called for our daily FaceTime conversation. During our FaceTime convo’s her kids are running ram pit around the house blowing kisses and telling me stories about the day.  I am juggling Adrian in the rocker trying to feed him,  burp him and hold the phone at the same time.

So, for some time I’ve wanted an iPhone stand for hands free FaceTime and that is exactly what I made.

I’ve seen them on Pinterest made of wine corks but…that’s not flashy enough for my taste. (and I didn’t have any corks)

Basically I cut a strip down the side where the side flaps are for the “L” shaped part and then another strip for the back support. I used super glue to attach the two together and let it dry for a second, then I painted it yellow (cause that’s the color I randomly grabbed). After that I wanted to make it a little more interesting so I added some left over Valentine’s Day stickers and used Elmer’s Glue to make some words! That’s it. Nothing fancy…

If you took more than 5 minutes I’m sure you could make yours more professional looking but I’m an impatient messy crafter. 🙂 When I finished I looked at it and I thought…Aww It looks like something my 3 year old niece would make! It still serves it’s much-needed purpose and that’s all that matters!

Voila!

Today  I won’t be bored playing with trash, it is Adrian’s 4 month checkup! I finally get to see how chunky and long he’s gotten!

Cheerio!

Christine Kay,

 

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For the love of Pizza (Low Cal Style)

10 Jul

I’ve recently been coming up with a bunch of recipes that are low cal and mimic my favorite foods. Pizza being in my top five; I couldn’t imagine living life without its cheesy goodness! The photo above is the finished product of one of my favorite’s, BBQ chicken pizza. Because I can only have 1200 Calories per day I count everything on www.MyFitnessPal.com and these recipes are 400 calories or under! The best thing about it is that pizza possibilities are endless and if you copy the secrets to making it low cal ANY pizza you can think up will be under 400 Calories!

  • Make sure you have low-fat, whole wheat tortilla shells. I used whole wheat medium-sized tortillas and they are 130 Calories each but you can find tortillas that are even lower calorie than that. I started making these healthy pizza’s on English muffins (same calorie count as a tortilla) but my friend told me about the tortilla idea and i never went back! Plus, I like eating English Muffins for breakfast not lunch/dinner.
  • Cover your tortilla with a tablespoon of sauce. Depending on what kind of pizza you are making a tablespoon of sauce can range between 40 calories to about 5 calories! The BBQ sauce I used for my BBQ chicken pizza was 30 calories (per tablespoon) and the marinara sauce I use for the pepperoni pizza was only 10 calories. Spread the sauce over the tortilla with your measuring spoon like this…..

this is the BBQ Chicken pizza in the making….one for me, one for my hubby.

  • Next add your toppings but this is where you need to make sure you measure! A 4 oz piece of chicken is 200 calories or more so that alone can make this meal go overboard! I had some left over chicken that I chopped up into really small bites. I measured mine in about 1/2 a cup and put the rest on my hubbies pizza (cause he’s tall and skinny and doesn’t need to count calories ::sigh::). Next I added the cheese which is low-fat skim mozzarella. Use 1/4 of a cup at 80 calories.

The blurred one in the back is my husbands which has more than twice the toppings of my delicious and healthy one in front!

  • Bake for about 7 minutes at 400 degrees until you can feel the edges are crispy!

I cut mine into 8 mini slices and it’s just perfect! The BBQ Chicken one is only 370 Calories but I’ve also made a Pepperoni (Turkey pepperoni) pizza that is only 270 Calories!

Considering that a single slice of delivery pizza is an average of 280 Calories I’d say go for this if you are having a pizza craving and live without the guilt of ruining your whole day! I promise it’s MEAL sized not snack size!

Hasta Manana!!

Love ya,

Christine Kay

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