Grilled Pizza {topped with meatballs and spinach}

Oh. My. Gosh.  I seriously can not believe it has taken me this long to try making my own grilled pizza.  I am not sure if I just pictured failing at my first attempt and having a big gooey mess on my grill or what!  But this was the easiest pizza I have ever made. The hardest part–taking the toppings outside to my patio.

Let me preface by saying this will be a staple in our menu but I will health-ify it.  This pizza was made with store bought white dough (I know. I know.) But I was having an Italian Girl moment. Forgive me.

I made the chicken meatballs from a pre-seasoned package from Whole Foods. They didn’t have any ground chicken breast the day I shopped, so I thought what the heck?  And it was a time saver for sure.

So here is how it all went down:


1 can of crushed tomatoes {right not I love Muir Glen fire roasted, if you go the pre-made sauce route just check the label for high sugar, sodium, or ingredients you can’t pronounce}

1/2 large sweet onion

3 cloves of garlic

fresh basil

Italian herbs {parsley, oregano}

Mixed greens {I used spinach and arugula}

Olive Oil

Fresh Mozzarella {shredded, I used about half of the ball}

Flour for rolling

Salt and Pepper to taste


Let the dough rise.  I just took it out of the fridge late morning morning and it was ready to go by dinner time.  There is something very exciting about watching a ball of dough get poofy.

For the meatballs– preheat oven to 350. Roll into bite size balls.  Place in oven on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes, or until no longer pink inside.

Sprinkle your surface with some flour,  knead the dough for a few minutes to work out any air bubbles.  Roll the dough out to about 1/4 in thick.  Let sit.

In a medium sauce pan, heat up a couple of tablespoons of olive oil.  Chop half {of the half} of the onion.  Add to pan, stir, and sauté until translucent.  Chop two cloves of garlic and add to pan.  Cook until you smell the garlic–about 30-60 seconds.  Add can of crushed tomatoes.  Season with parsley and oregano {about 1 tsp of each–I always eyeball my Italian herbs}.  Chop a handful of fresh basil and add to pan. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and let simmer for 20 minutes.

Heat your grill to medium heat.  Crush  remaining clove of garlic into 2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Slice remaining onion super thin {optional topping here}.Brush on one side of pizza dough.  When sauce is done simmering, place dough on grill, oil side down.  Brush top side with olive oil and garlic.  Close grill cover and cook for about 5 minutes. Top will get bubbly and grill marks on the bottom mean it’s time to flip.  Spread sauce over entire top of pizza crust. Top with meatballs, sliced onions, and shredded mozzarella.  Pizza is done cooking when cheese is melted and bubbly.  Be careful not to burn the crust!  Remove from grill–I used a flat baking sheet to slide under the crust.

Once inside, I topped my personal slice with a huge handful of spinach and arugula.

Next time, I am going to try making my own whole wheat crust…stay tuned!

Coming from Your Heart

As a Team Beachbody Coach, if I begin to earn an income from helping people, will that change what is in my heart? Will it change me? Those are questions only you can answer for yourself. If you come from a real and true place with the intent of helping people change their lives, then that will shine far brighter than anything else. You can have financial goals and dreams. There is nothing wrong with that. But people come first. Help them and you will find that you can not attach a dollar sign to the sense of fulfillment you will have from what you do as a Coach.


P90 Workout Program

On November 3rd, I will begin my P90 Test Group. What is a test group? It’s an accountability group on Facebook that is for people who have never done the P90 workout program. Another bonus–I will be doing the program with you!

What’s in it for me?
It’s proven that people who complete a workout program with the help of a Beachbody Coach are 80% more likely to have success and reach their goals. The participants in my Biggest Loser Challenge are already down 21 lbs and 30 inches and that is just after 2 weeks! I am so proud of them!!

You will get daily motivation and support from me and others in the group, recipes and tips. There will be some awesome prizes and giveaways for participation and transformation stories too.

How Do I Join?
All you need to do is go to the group on Facebook–JOIN MY P90 GROUP!–and ask to join the group.

What Do I Get?

You will get the newest workout program from Tony Horton, P90. Don’t worry! It is nowhere near as scary as P90X!! Included will a set of 10 workouts on 4 DVDs: Each of P90’s 3 progressive phases are designed to gradually ease your body past its old limits. So after 30 days of P90, you’re leaner and more solid; after 60 days, you’re seeing muscles you’ve never noticed before, and by Day 90 you can finally have that lean, strong body you have been pushing for. The workouts are 25-45 minutes long and can fit into the busiest of schedules.

Included is the nutrition guide which is so simple to use. You won’t have to count calories or second guess what to eat.

You will also get a month’s supply of Shakeology–your daily dose of nutrition. You can use this to replace a meal or if you are a nursing mama like myself, you can use it as a snack to help boost your calorie count through the day (we can chat more about your goals and needs, too).

This is the perfect time for a new challenge. Why wait for the New Year to make resolutions? Let’s do this now! Let’s do this together!

P90 Group