BBQ Ham and Pineapple Pizza

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Work is… you know… work. Luckily, I had some good eats to help me through the morning:


I stated off with 2 small plums around 9:30.


But by 10:30, my stomach was begging for more food, so I had three slices of chicken deli meat to hold me over.  When I was losing weight, I would snack on deli meat all the time — it’s such a yummy, fast protein fix.  Watch that sodium content, though!


Lunch – BBQ Ham and Pineapple Pizza


It’s like a flavor explosion in my mouth!


The combination of sweet ham deli meat, pineapple, and Anne’s Organic BBQ sauce just can’t be beat!  This mini pizza includes a WW pita as the base, a drizzle of pasta sauce and 1/2 cup of Italian shredded cheese as well.


All cut into tiny slices so I can enjoy it a bit longer…


It was a divine combination.  The ham started to crisp a little after being in the oven for 10 minutes, making this pizza a little sweet, a little tangy, a little chewy, a little crunchy…. PERFECT!


And I made a small spinach salad with tomato, cucumber, and raw broc, but I haven’t eaten it yet.  The salad is currently waiting on my desk so I can pick at the veggies while I attempt to get a major document off to print.


Back to the grind! See you later… hopefully my knees will allow me to exercise tonight! 🙂



  • Balance, Joy and Delicias! October 22, 2008, 9:15 am

    the pizza looks amazing!!! Such a easy and healthy way to make pizza at home. Have you tried to use tortilla as base?

  • fodie818 October 22, 2008, 9:22 am

    what kind of pitas do you use?

  • Caitlin October 22, 2008, 9:27 am

    Hi! I found your blog a few days ago, and I’m really enjoying it, and oh my gosh, that pizza looks delicious!

  • VeggieGirl October 22, 2008, 9:32 am

    Delicious eats always make the day that much better :0)

    Hope your knees are cooperating!!

  • D10 October 22, 2008, 9:35 am

    Looks delicious!

  • magpie October 22, 2008, 9:48 am

    I LOVE pizzas like that 🙂

    I had bbq “chicken” pizza this weekend. Amazing!

  • amy. October 22, 2008, 10:16 am

    MMM love the pizza. sooo good looking 😀 hope your knees are feelin’ good girlfriend !!

  • Meg October 22, 2008, 10:19 am

    What a tasty looking pizza!

  • Sharney October 22, 2008, 10:36 am

    Yummy pizza! Caitlin, you are sooooo creative with your meals- you put me to shame! I feel like I always eat the same old boring stuff. You always put your own unique twist on everything! Good job!

    I really hope your knees are feeling stronger today so you can get some exercise in. I feel for you girl 🙁
    Good luck with the bone scan on Saturday- you will be in my thoughts & prayers. Btw, you're a strong woman and I KNOW you will recover real soon.

    Have a WONDERFUL day 🙂

  • Sharney October 22, 2008, 11:05 am

    Hi Caitlin,
    I posted a picture of my puppy. Isn’t he so cute?!?! I love this little guy so much. Just wanted to share..

  • Chic Runner October 22, 2008, 11:07 am

    Hope the knees feel better, and that pizza is my favorite too! 🙂

  • Rose October 22, 2008, 11:10 am

    Those are seriously the best pizza toppings – next to asparagus, spinach, olive oil – and all of my other usual favs!

  • greendogwine October 22, 2008, 11:29 am

    oh that pizza looks DELISH! 🙂

  • Meghann October 22, 2008, 11:49 am

    haha the bbq/ pineapple combination looks familiar. 🙂

    I’ve already finished my whole pineapple I bought on Sunday from publix! I think I am going to go back and buy another one, fresh pineapple is sooo yummy! 🙂

  • Ashleigh October 22, 2008, 11:53 am

    that pizza a looks so yummy! thanks for the lunch idea :o)

    i’m in the middle of losing weight and i loved your idea of snacking on deli meats…what other kinds of foods did you eat to get you to your goal?

  • Danielle October 22, 2008, 11:55 am

    Aw, hun, I’m a little late but thank you so much for those Oprah mantras from earlier! You always post the most inspiring little things and I’m such a sucker for quotes like that! Haha, I guess what I’m trying to say is, thank you :).

    Good luck with your work and your workout!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) October 22, 2008, 12:18 pm

    Balance – OOO good idea!

    Fodie – I use Toufayan WW Pitas… they are cheap and only have 140 calories each!

    Caitlin – Thanks for reading!

    Sharon – OMG your dog is SO CUTE!! he looks red! is that his real coat color?

    ashleigh – hmmm… i tried to eat loads of fruit + veggies (low calorie, high fiber!). i based my weight-loss plan loosely on south beach diet and snacked on stuff like string cheese, laughing cow + celery, and PB with apples. i did forgo “whole foods” for lower-calorie versions of stuff, like dannon light n fit instead of regular yogurt, but i wouldnt really recommend that now. oh, and i ate LOADS of frozen grapes when i needed a sweet “dessert.” 🙂

    danielle – your welcome!

  • Emily October 22, 2008, 1:30 pm

    Hey Caitlin,

    I’ve been reading for awhile now and value your opinions on eating greatly. So that’s why I’m coming to you with a slight issue I’ve been having lately. I know you’re not licenced to give any official advice, but I just want to know what YOU would do if this happened to you…

    I’ve been taking a new medication and one of the side effects (that will hopefully wear off once my body adjusts!) is increased hunger. I am eating enough throughout the day, but awake every night around 3am with extreme hunger. No cravings for anything in particular, just hunger pains that do not go away by drinking anything (water, milk, soda, etc.). I try to ignore it, but can’t fall back asleep b/c it’s so bad. Last night I finally got up and made some oatmeal with PB in it hoping that might sit well and make my tummy happy. It did the trick and I went right to sleep after that. Sooo. Would you have gotten up and eaten? If so, what would you do to balance that out? Eat less during the day? Exercise more? Or would you just figure you needed the extra calories and not cut back? I guess I just need to see what happens over time, but in the meantime, I’d really appreciate any feedback you can give. Thanks Caitlin and I read every post every day!! 🙂

  • Caitlin (see bride run) October 22, 2008, 2:09 pm

    emily – hi! thanks for reading!

    first off, is the side effect an increased FEELING of hunger, or is the medication somehow making your burn more calories and therefore the side effect is you actually NEED more calories? you might want to ask your doctor.

    i’m guessing the side effect is that it just makes you FEEL hungry. if that’s the case, i would try to cut off feelings of hunger at the pass by doing exactly what you mentioned– spreading out my calories all day–eating smaller portions, but more often. maybe you could also try loading up on low-cal, high water-content/fiber-content foods, like veggies (carrots!) or fruit to help alleviate hunger/munchies.

    if i had been woken up by hunger pains at 3 AM, i definitely would’ve eaten something as well. legitimate signs of physical hunger always means you should eat. you said you ate PB and oatmeal, which isn’t a bad choice, but it is pretty calorie dense. so maybe if this happens again, you could try a glass of milk?

    re: the option to exercise more…. you have to exercise a lot to offset a difference in calories. I burn 75 calories per 1 mile of running, so if you’re going to add in an extra 400 calories, that’s potentially a lot of running. it’s probably best to try to space out your food while eating a normal amount (1800 – 2500, depending on your weight and height).

    that being said, i do think it’s worth it to talk to your doctor about all this. he or she may have some insights that i do not! 🙂

    I hope you feel better!

  • BOBBI McCORMICK October 22, 2008, 2:20 pm

    ok that pizza looks amazing I am so making that for lunch tomorrow!!!

  • Tutu B. October 22, 2008, 2:26 pm

    That pizza looks delish! I have had ham and pineapple and loved it.

    I hope your knee gets better. I know what it is like to not be able to exercise. No fun at all.

    Your wedding sounds like it is going to be beautiful with all the candles!

  • Emily October 22, 2008, 2:56 pm

    Caitlin, you are so sweet – wish I lived closer b/c we have so much in common. I’ve posted before, but it was awhile back so you may not remember, but I am also a runner and I’m getting married in exactly in a month! Anyway, thank you so much for taking time out of your day to get back to me on my comment. I’m going to take your advice and try eating something with less calories. For some reason milk doesn’t help and I think I’m lactose intolerant, but maybe a yogurt (less lactose) would work. I’ll try cutting back a little on the food front today. I worked, but not anymore than usual. You’re right – it would take a lot to burn off those extra calories and would be much easier to just balance it out by eating less through the day. I eat veggies, but I don’t think I eat enough, so I will try eating more of those to fill me up as well. You are awesome and I really look to you each day to inspire me. Not only do you help my relationship with food to be healthier, your insights on life and quotes are always uplifting. Thanks again and hope you’re eating or getting ready to have an amazing and healthy dinner. 🙂

  • Erica October 22, 2008, 3:23 pm

    I hope your knees hold out! I am with everyone else, that pizza looks just incredible and the photos are beautiful!

  • hepsmom October 22, 2008, 4:44 pm

    BBQ and pizza are a magical mix! I had BBQ chicken pizza at California Pizza Kitchen sometime in the 80’s and have loved it ever since!

    Hey, knees! Chill and let bride exercise!

  • HangryPants October 22, 2008, 5:20 pm

    Great pizza!

    Oh, and thanks for the full quote. I love it.

    Can you give more information on your future sister in law’s detox. I am always interested when the approach is motivated by health rather than weight loss.

  • Tim Rosanelli October 23, 2008, 6:18 am


    I love making pizza on the grill. I’ll have to make this um um good, delicious looking pizza, next time!

    I have some frozen pizza dough in the freezer now!

    Tim Rosanelli
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