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5:2 Fast Day #3: Trader Joe's Reduced Guilt Pizza Primavera - 250 calories

Apparently some days get away from you, today is one of those days for me.

Trader Joe's again. I know it's not all that creative or "worthy" of a food blog but these fast days are hard. I'm getting through them but I'm kind of forgetful and scattered. What can you do? *shrug* At least to day was better than last fast day.

During my shopping trip to Trader Joe's, there were several pizzas to pick from. The one I eventually chose had a few qualities that stood out: 1. calories count was reasonable ('natch), 2. built in veggies (always a plus), and 3. a serving size was one pizza (ding, ding, ding WINNER!).

Some of the other options (mostly the ones with meat) had a serving size listed as 1/3 pizza. ONE THIRD - you are kidding me! There is no way that a third of a super skinny pizza with not that many toppings is going to be split by three people for a meal! nuh uh - not happening especially on a Fast day where my will power is low.

Trader Joe's Guilt Free Pizza Primavera: 250 calories


Doesn't that look good? No meat but I'm cool with that. I'd rather go vegetarian a day or two rather than go hungry. And believe me being able to have crust....carbs *drool*

Looks good on the box but reality was another, take a look:

And this is after spreading out the toppings that originally were all clumped in the center. The taste was so so. The crust did get crispy but the veggies were in chunks as opposed to slices and they retained a lot of water diluting any flavor that was in the sauce. And I could not tell if there was cheese or not.

I wasn't about to waste this though. What's a girl to do? Gyro yogurt spread to the rescue!

gyro yogurt spread saves the day

It cost me 33 calories but that 25g of yogurt spread lifted this pizza to great culinary heights. It was like dipping the pizza into ranch dressing. I think I'm going to have to make some sort of yogurt spread every week - it is coming in very handy!

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