clean cooking

What have you cooked for me lately? ooooh oooooooh ooooh yeah! 
I had a long weekend and I feel like all I have done is cook, eat and run {all to the sounds of Ms Janet Jackson! hence my first sentence}. 

What have I cooked lately? Well, if you remember I am on this clean eating kick lifestyle, so my diet is basically tons of fresh produce and lots of protein. Like….

Protein Pancakes! Practically one each day- they are awesome after a great cardio session! 
{recipe from the Tone It Up girls}

Pan Roasted Grape Tomatoes make the perfect M4! {Fourth meal/afternoon snack} Little bit of evoo and a hot pan- don’t be scared, they make strange noises when they roast, and it is okay if the skin pops or chars. That’s when you know its going to be yummy! 

Quick & Easy Vegan Chili 
It’s been a rainy weekend and chili is always hits the spot on those nights. This is also a Tone It Up recipe- but of course, I improvised a bit 

I love the colors! 
Onion, minced garlic, black beans, roasted red pepper, diced tomatoes, spinach and chili seasoning

I let all of the ingredients get friendly over medium low heat for about 20 minutes {err until I was absolutely starving and couldn’t wait another second}. The colors were still beautiful but the chili was so dang hot, that it kept steaming up my super nice camera iphone camera. #picturefail 

Yummy #cleaneating chili! Served in a coffee mug is always the way to go
{why can’t I stop talking in hashtags?! I am the new version of an annoying 13 year old w/ her LOL’s and BFF’s….augh}

Sorry for the long post, but I just finished up a yummy yummy homemade pizza- and I have to share! 

Tons of Toppings Veggie Pizza {clean eating style!}
I made my own dough, which was a huge undertaking since I have never ever baked something successfully! {except for those cookies stuffed w oreos…ooooh man….go away bad thoughts} Above is the cast of characters, the packet at the bottom is active dry yeast.

Making the dough….saying my prayers to the Baking Gods {jk}

There she is, a little ball of Hope {and dreams}

Now for 10 minutes of constant worries and wishing. 
“Please do whatever it is you are supposed to do. Please.”

The easy part- toppings! I used roasted red peppers, red onions, mushrooms, baby tomatoes and artichoke hearts

No pictures because I was much too excited…. but the dough did whatever it was supposed to do! I spread it out on the pan, baked it for 15 minutes and then…

Topped it! 

Bake for 25ish minutes on 350 degrees then enjoy! 

Who needs Pizza Hut? Papa Who? πŸ™‚ 
Now- this #cleaneating pizza is great!!! I will totally make it again! But I have to say…I am missing my fatty delivery pizza from time to time. 

Let me know if you try out any of these recipes or have any Clean Eating suggestions! I have to tell you- I can totally see/feel a difference since starting this. 

Try it out! 

πŸ™‚ amc

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