My Very First WIAW [+ Egg White Crust Veggie Pizza]

I find it a little hard to believe that in my (almost) year of blogging, I have never done a WIAW post. I decided that it was high time to change that! I photographed everything I ate (and most of what I drank) yesterday- which includes a lunch that I’m a little bit obsessed with lately (and a recipe to follow).

Here’s what I ate yesterday, which started very early:


5:00ish-

A bottle of water with some Fitmixer aminos (I have just one serving left!), a bottle of regular water and a little ginger chew for a quick bite of energy to get me through teaching two classes (Spinning followed by Core Strength), which start at 5:30 am.

8:30ish-

I usually get home from teaching on Tuesday morning a little after 7:30, and am really slow moving to shower and all that good stuff. By 8:30, I had finally made myself some breakfast (to re-fuel!), which was a smoothie (8 ice cubes, frozen spinach, half a frozen banana, 2 T peanut flour, 2 T Sunwarrior vanilla, cinnamon, water, xanthan and guar gum). I love this sight.

I like my smoothies super thick- hence the added gums. I poured it into a bowl and topped it with a little sliced banana, a mix of peanut flour, chia and water, some crumbled protein muffin, a handful of Smart Bran and puffed kamut- and the finishing touch: a sprinkle of sea salt (LOVE the sweet/salty combo!)

I don’t know why- but this was the best smoothie I’ve had in a long time. I have used the exact same ingredients many times before- but I guess I just had the perfect ratio this time?

10:00ish

A cup of tea

using 1 bag of each of these.

It’s the best combo ever! I added a little almond milk, stevia and cinnamon. SO darn good.

11:00ish

I needed caffeine, so I brewed some coffee in the French press. I didn’t take a picture of it, but you get the idea. I snacked on a tiny handful of trail mix

And some broken caramel rice cake while I waited for the water to boil.

1:30ish

I was so fixated on studying that I actually wasn’t thinking about my rumbling tummy (shocking, I know!). When I finally finished a chapter, I headed downstairs to make THIS.


That’s egg white crust veggie pizza. More on that later.

I also had a sliced apple with some dip (peanut flour, chia, cinnamon, Greek yogurt) and a big glass o’ water.

4:30ish

My stomach was growling. I feel like I’m always so hungry on Tuesdays… maybe because I get up so early? Or because I use all that energy first thing in the morning and am just depleted for the rest of the day?

I had no idea what to make for a snack and was too hungry to think much. I ended up making a little protein muffin, topped with a little Greek yogurt and blackberries and a spoonful of Justin’s vanilla almond nut butter.

And I also had a handful of puffed kamut… not pictured.

7:00ish

Dinner!

A salad with a little grass-fed beef and black beans with taco seasoning and lots of veggies. Always a winner.

8:00ish

One last snack…

Another egg white protein cookie- I am nuts about these! This one was made with cocoa powder, egg white powder and a little bit of oats (and a few other things) and topped with a little frozen Greek yogurt and peanut butter. It’s a great little guilt-free treat after dinner. :)

And that was my day!

Oh yeah… back to the egg white veggie pizza.


I came up with the idea for this crust because I was out of tortillas and really wanted to make a wrap for lunch on Monday. I know that I can quickly throw some flour and other ingredients in a bowl and make a flour tortilla – but I wanted something a little higher in protein. My eyes quickly turned to my canister of egg white protein (that I use for everything). I started throwing some ingredients together, popped it in the oven, and hoped for the best. What I ended up with wasn’t quite flexible enough to serve as a tortilla for a wrap- but it would make an excellent pizza crust.

Another great thing about this crust? It’s super high protein- and under 100 calories. (I don’t have exact numbers- just estimating here.) I’ve made this for lunch the last two days, and will probably continue some variation of it for the foreseeable future!

Egg White Crust (for Veggie Pizza)

2 T egg white protein

2 T oat flour (or any flour- I’m going to try ground flax seed next time!)

1/8 tsp baking powder

salt + pepper to taste

dried herbs of your choice (I used garlic and parsley the first time, and a pinch of Simply Organic Ranch seasoning for this one!)

2 T liquid egg whites

1 T pumpkin puree

Pre-heat oven to 350˚. Place a silicone baking mat on a large cookie sheet (I’m assuming you could also use parchment paper- though I haven’t tried). Mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl and spread onto a the silicone mat in a circular pattern, spreading it out until it’s about the size of a tortilla.

Batter will appear thin- but don’t worry- it will fluff up as it bakes. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes and remove.

It should peel right off!

Let cool and top with whatever you want!

I’ve been topping mine with homemade hummus

Followed by all kinds of veggies (cucumber, cherry tomatoes, roasted red pepper, Florida avocado)

With sprouts topping it all off (and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar).

I cut mine up and ate it just like pizza. :)

This is SO good. Can I say that again?! SO GOOD! I’m already planning a sweet version (a breakfast or dessert pizza, if you will) in my head that I must make immediately- topped with yogurt, fruit and granola. Look out for that version soon!

What’s the best thing you ate yesterday?

Comments

  1. Awesome. I was seeing that on instagram and wanted to know more!!! I need one of those baking mats. It would help with some of this kind of baking. That recipe look amazing. Best thing I ate yesterday was pumpkin cashew curry with cauliflower rice from paleomg. Loved it!! Leftovers for lunch today!!

  2. I love the idea of your egg white crust! I’ve never bought powdered egg whites before, but I use liquid egg whites every day (in my oat bran). Do you think egg white powder is a necessity? I don’t hear too many people talk about using it . . .

    • I’m very new to egg white protein, and am like obsessed with it. I’m not sure if you could get the exact same consistency with a different flour + egg whites… it’s just… different. You should try it out!

  3. nssweetlife says:

    This flatbread thing looks AMAZING!! Can you make ME one? :) I need one of those baking mats too!!

    • If you get a baking mat- I highly recommend the one I got. I was about to shell out a lot more money for a Silpat brand one, but this is just some cheapie version from Bed Bath and Beyond. And it’s great!

  4. That pizza looks amazing! yum! I’ve been obsessed with a couscous salad with pesto, cherry tomatoes and chickpeas over a bed of arugula with drizzled olive oil and balsamic (recipe on the blog today). I’ve already made two bowls and planning a 3rd for next week! :)

    • I’d probably be obsessed with that if I made it too. You just gave me a really good idea of what to bring for a potluck this weekend!

  5. I had a taco salad for dinner last night too. Always a winner. Avocadoes seem like such an indulgence. Sooo yummy and satisfying.

    • This was actually a Florida avocado. It’s a lot less fat- and not AS good, but still alright. They were ripe- and the regular avos were not.

  6. such a smart idea! I am constantly putting stuff in my iHerb cart … egg white protein … check.

    best thing I ate yesterday? Good question. What the hell DID I eat yesterday? Ah. Yeah. I think the best thing I had yesterday was my turkey bacon, tomato and blue cheese spinach salad for lunch.

  7. Oh my goodness that egg white crust! So creative! And no cheese! That’s my kind of pizza:)

  8. This is really a stroke of genius! Is it possible to get it to crisp up or are the ingredients not really lending themselves to it?

    • You know- I’ve never left it in long enough to find out. And it wouldn’t take long, considering this bakes up in 5 minutes! I’ll have to try it out!

  9. WHOA! That crust looks awesome!! I totally want to try this.

  10. YUM i cant wait to try this! I have to get some egg white protein first, do you use unsweetened? the best thing I ate yesterday was 1/2 of a P28 bagel with PB2 and cinnamon!

  11. I can’t believe you can wait so long to eat in the morning after those classes! Not wonder that smoothie tasted particularly good. :)

    Do you think it makes a big difference to use both xanthan and guar gum? I currently only have guar and love how it thickens. Always looking for improvement though!

    • I definitely think it makes a difference to use both- though for me personally, I think Guar works better if you just use one. Using two just seems to make it SUPER thick- and perfect! I buy it in bulk from the organic market (with the bulk spices). I just can never shell out $15 for a whole bag of it!

  12. I’m craving pizza in a major way now!

  13. mm that egg white crust pizza sounds amazing!

  14. That egg white crust is genius and it sounds fantastic. Once I’m done working at camp and am home at lunch time, I will definitely try it. Also, can I just say I am so jealous that you have access to Justin’s vanilla almond butter. I’ve been looking for it everywhere and I am “this” close to asking someone who has access to send it to me!

    • I would definitely ask someone to send you the Almond butter! I can’t find it anywhere around here- I stocked up when I was in Colorado. I got enough to last me at least 6 months and guess I’ll have to go back when it runs out!

  15. Your eats looks good!! I eat a ton all day every day… I have been so hungry lately! I’m so glad you joined the WIAW group!!! I need to try that egg white pizza crust!!

  16. Woo hoo! Congrats on your very first WIAW, chickie! And you woo-weee did you do it in STYLE! That smoothie…oh my gosh, I want to swim in it! Love that luscious green color! Ohhh one day….one day I will own a Vitamix! And speaking of green….those are the most gorgeous avocado slices ever! I tend to hoard mine for too long and always end up having to hide the brown ugliness under other things! Haha!

    Ok, so about that pizza…you have to know I’m totally intrigued by this! The only thing is…I have no egg protein and actually, I’d be interested to know what brand you use…I haven’t seen many out there with stats that I agreed with (ie, way high sodium count). Hmm, I DO have the Garden of Life protein…I think it taste like ass on it’s own, but maybe? Maybe with enough seasonings, it can meet it’s pizza destiny? To be continued… ;)

    Best thing I ate yesterday: Laura’s Chicken-less Nuggets! Can you believe I’ve had the container of tvp for over a YEAR and this was my first time experimenting with it? I know…I’m so ashamed!

    • Go get some egg white protein!! It is TOTALLY something you would love (since we have pretty much the exact same taste). I’m saying this a little selfishly, because I would love to see what you would make with it, that I could in turn make myself. :)
      It’s a little high in sodium- about 10% of your daily allowance for 1/4 cup… but I usually only use about 1/2 of that amount to make stuff. And it’s worth it. :)
      I need to make the nuggets- yours looked so beautiful!!!

  17. Oh your smoothie sounds so refreshing. The whole “it tastes better this time” happens to me from time to time. I can use the EXACT same measurements, and it can turn out to be completely different. I don’t get it?? Maybe it depends on the speed you set the blender too? haha.

  18. what is egg white protein?? how is it different from liquid egg whites?

  19. That pizza looks so healthy. I am seriously lacking on vegetables lately.

  20. So cool to see you link up with WIAW! The pizza looks awesome! I suppose you could add any protein powder you want there, right? I love how you topped it as well, with the sprouts and avocado. It looks so fresh and healthy! :-)

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