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Saturday, February 12, 2011

so how do you track pizza? we have a local place whose pizza we love, and tonight rob went in and got one. fortunately we like thin crust and not a ton of cheese and this place really loads on the veggies. their crust is extremely thin and uber crispy--i would LOVE to be able to make pizza crust like that--but i have never mastered it. i actually think you need a giant pizza oven that gets really hot to get that lovely SNAP in your mouth when you bite down.
so i had no idea how to enter this in the tracker. found an entry for a frozen thin crust margharita pizza and entered two servings of that--should be close.
SIX HUNDRED CALORIES.
have no idea if thats right or not--but the amount i ate probably is pretty close to that--so i am going with it. if its all correct i still ended up within my range--but just barely. i was amazed to see that i hit all my nutritional targets today--even protein.
so i may be over somewhat--but i am in the neighborhood. it works out really well--i eat on the low end of my target range throughout the week, and then let it spike up to the high end on the weekend. i can splurge a little if i want to--eat a larger portion or have a higher calorie breakfast--not feel bad about it.
a couple times this week i actually had to EAT at the end of the day to get within the low side of my calories. that felt beyond weird. edys slow churned frozen yogurt is great--its a nice little 100 cal. dessert that feels a lot richer than that. no artificial sweeteners, some calcium and some protein. i can put some fruit on it and get another fruit serving too. the strawberry is really good. and the cappucino chocolate chip is great too--but slightly higher in calories.
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  • SUNNYDAZE9
    Now that makes me hungry for pizza.
    3082 days ago
  • TIME2BLOOM4ME
    You have me craving pizza now. emoticon
    3082 days ago
  • RAZZIES
    Thin crust pizza is delicious and I also wish more restaurants had nutrition info posted.

    I make pizza every Saturday night and have worked on thin crust pizzas for a while now. I noticed a wetter dough gets crispy in the oven (I have a plain old - and fire destroyed, long story - electric oven) as well as placing the pizza on the lowest rack at 500F. Generally the dough recipe is 2.5 cups of all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1 cup of warm water with a teaspoon of yeast and a teaspoon sugar added to the water. Depending on the absorbency of the flour, you may need to add a tablespoon or two of extra water. I toss everything into a food processor and let it go until the dough forms. Usually a minute or so. The dough texture ranges from sticky to somewhat sticky. I will let it rest in an oiled bowl covered in cling film for the afternoon on the kitchen counter or overnight in the fridge. Then flour the counter and press/stretch the dough until it fits the cookie sheet. Top with your favourite sauce, cheese, and veggies. Put on bottom rack in oven. Eat! It's awesome and dead cheap.
    3082 days ago
  • LINDENK
    I have the same issue. I love the extremely thin crust with very strange to toppings. I do think I will be every to track it correctly.
    3082 days ago
  • LINDENK
    I have the same issue. I love the extremely thin crust with very strange to toppings. I do think I will be every to track it correctly.
    3082 days ago
  • no profile photo TBRANTNER3
    I play the same under and over for weekends also. Plus, most of us are more active on the weekends, so you burn more of it off.
    3082 days ago
  • MADAMEFATTY
    ugh it's frustrating not being able to find exact nutrition information eh? I've been avoiding eating out with my friends for that same reason. I find I usually end up overestimating if I can't find nutritional information. But as long as you eat well the rest of the week I don't think being a little over or under one day really matters
    3082 days ago
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