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Spinach Artichoke Dip

So I admit it, my new favorite appetizer is now Spinach Artichoke Dip. Honestly, I had never even had this until a few months ago. I don't eat Mayo so I've always stayed away from the dip because so many recipes have mayo in them. I don't really like artichokes, so another reason why I've shyed away from this dip. I LOVE cheese and this dip always looks so good but there has always just been too many reasons why I didn't want to try it. Well, one day I felt odd not eating a little at a work luncheon so I tried a tiny bit and liked it. A few weeks later I was asked to bring an appetizer to dinner at my parents so I looked for recipes without mayo and made my own, that way if I didn't like it I didn't have to worry about it going to waste because other people would surely like it. Well, it took awhile to find a recipe without mayo but I found a few. This one from allrecipes is SOOOO good!

Spinach Artichoke Dip
Recipe & Photo from allrecipes

INGREDIENTS
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Amazing White Pizza!!!

Not only did this pizza taste amazing, it looked great and I knew I should have taken a picture to blog but I never remember to take pics (that and DH makes fun of me when he catches me - he still doesn't even know about my blog!) So, anyway, I'm on a new "diet" but I'm really just starting to be more conscious of my food intake. I don't want to give up my faves but I'm just making smarter decisions. LIke pizza for instance. I couldn't live without pizza so I'll still eat it, I'll just make two small ones - a man-friendly and a me-friendly.... Last night I grilled two small pizza's; my husband's had sauce, lots of cheese, pepperoni and canadian bacon. A good combo but not always waist friendly so, here was mine....

Grilled Waist-Friendl(ier) Pizza
Ingredients
1/2 of a Trader Joes Whole Wheat pizza dough
some EVOO
1 clove minced garlic
1/3 - 1/2 cup 2% Mozzarella Cheese shredded
3 slices canadian bacon (depends on size of the slices - min…

Food Journal... another attempt that will stick for a few weeks at least!

Well, I tried food journaling a few weeks ago and that didn't last but maybe a day.... However, now I'm on a new diet and I'm trying to remember what I've been eating so I don't go overboard on something or get burned out so let's try food journaling again...

Here's week one on the diet:
Monday
- Smoothie (Banana, strawberries, low-fat yogurt, 1% milk, Whey Protein)
- Cottage Cheese
- Turkey Sandwich with 2% Swiss on a Whole Grain Roll, an apple
- String Cheese and almonds
(Workout - 45 minutes on Ellpitical)
- Chicken Kabobs with pineapple, eggplant, potatoes and a side of asparagus
- last 4oz of smoothie
~ 100oz. water

Tuesday
- Smoothie (Mixed Berries, low-fat yogurt, 1% milk, whey protein
- Almonds
- Turkey Sandwich with 2% Swiss on a Whole Grain Roll, an apple
- String Cheese and a few almonds
(Workout - 1 hour consultation/workout with a trainer at the gym)
- Burger with 90% lean beef, 2% Swiss on a Whole Grain bun, sweet potato fries
- last 4 oz. of sm…