Healthy "Calzone"

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After the week from hell, this lady needs a BEER!


Even better… a Strongbow!  It’s a delicious English cider that tastes just like spiked apple juice. 🙂


I was released from work early, so I’m currently chilling on the couch, drinking a Strongbow, and contemplating doing some stretches while I watch Man vs. Wild (Will Ferrell is the guest star).


My mid-afternoon munchies included:


A ginormous bowl of watermelon


And two slices of mini-toast with PB (the mini-toasts are made by Nature’s Path and only have 50 calories each).


Dinner was something simple:


I broiled a wrap with pasta sauce and cheese to make a healthy "calzone."


Plus a simple salad with sprouts and carrots.


I really hate splitting my dinner up into basically two meals (a later afternoon snack and then a half dinner), but it works with my schedule.


I have a FULL day tomorrow but I’m just so excited because it’s my "easy" day:

  • BIKE RIDE (wooo hoo!!!)
  • Buy the Husband a bike!!! (double WOOO HOO)
  • Interview with Self magazine about healthy living during the holidays
  • Review my wedding album with the photographer
  • Work a half day at my full-time job


YAYY!! (OK, that was the cider talking).  Have a great night!



  • Rebeca @All Vegged Out June 4, 2009, 6:33 pm

    Strongbow is my absolute favorite!

    Beer and saucy goodness = fabulous night!

    YAY!! and I didn't even have one lol

  • Meganerd June 4, 2009, 6:36 pm

    You definitely deserve that beer!! LOL

    Have a great day tomorrow! Hopefully we can meet up another time soon!

  • Susan June 4, 2009, 6:37 pm

    Definitely TGIF! You've got a good one coming up.

  • Anonymous June 4, 2009, 6:38 pm

    Hi Caitlin!
    I love ur blog and it has been so inspiring. Im actually writing because im trying to lose 15 lbs . . . so far im down 3lbs. However, i really want to get this weight lost into gear so im stepping up my exercise regime. i gotta be honest . . . i don't love exercise but i came up with a plan that i think i can stick with
    SO I JUST WANTED UR OPINION . . . DO U THINK ITS "ENOUGH" to lose weight and maintain health???
    Im thinking of doing three 90 minute birkam yoga classes a week + two 30-min treadmill sessions
    i'd love to hear ur thoughts

    thnx a lot

  • Matt June 4, 2009, 6:43 pm

    Strongbow is awesome! You deserve it after all those hours you put in!

  • Mrs. LC June 4, 2009, 6:43 pm

    Lady, you definitely deserve that beer! 🙂

    I think Ross and I are going to buy bikes this weekend, too! (Except we're going to get mountain bikes because we want to do more off the beaten path, trail, "wilderness" type biking). 🙂

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 4, 2009, 6:44 pm

    jenny – hmm i cannot give you a real opinion without knowing more info (like, your current weight and how many calories you are taking in). but if you are eating a balanced and healthy diet, your program will definitely help you lose weight! i have done bikram a few times and i thought it was a serious calorie burn. i think you have a good plan, try sticking to it for a few weeks and see how you do! let me know!

  • Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) June 4, 2009, 6:48 pm

    Happy Day Before Friday! 😀

  • Sara June 4, 2009, 6:49 pm

    Interview with Self magazine?? How cool!! 🙂

  • Katherine June 4, 2009, 6:50 pm

    Your calzone looks like a wonderfully healthy version of the usual creation – delicious! Congrats on getting your husband on the bike bandwagon. It'll be so nice to go on rides together 🙂

  • Kristina June 4, 2009, 6:53 pm

    Mmm…nothing better than a pint of Strongbow.

  • chandra June 4, 2009, 6:57 pm

    I just had my first Strongbow 2 weeks ago and I Looooooved it!

  • GreenDogWine June 4, 2009, 7:14 pm

    Strongbow – woot woot! 😀

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness) June 4, 2009, 7:18 pm

    You're doing an interview with Self, too?? Oh my gosh, this is too cool. Are you and Jenna in the same article? You've got to spill some details girl — I love that maggy! Congrats!!

    And yay for wedding albums — oh my gosh, that is so much fun. We love our album.

    Have a great day tomorrow and a great weekend!

  • Christina June 4, 2009, 7:19 pm

    An interview with Self magazine is exciting, it's one of my favorites!

  • healthy ashley June 4, 2009, 7:25 pm

    So happy the husband is getting a bike! Have you checked eBay or Craigslist? David got fitted for bikes in the store and then bought two online (road and mountain). Good luck!

    And SELF? That is so cool!!

  • elliebelle June 4, 2009, 7:36 pm

    I had Strongbow when I was in London and it was so yummy! Where can you find it here?

  • Bec June 4, 2009, 7:37 pm

    you deserve that beer girl!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 4, 2009, 7:37 pm

    ellie – at the regular grocery store 🙂 and ive seen it at some irish pubs.

  • HangryPants June 4, 2009, 7:40 pm

    That is so exciting about the interview! Good luck!

  • Niki June 4, 2009, 7:54 pm

    I'll have to try Strongbow! I love Woodchuck which is a cider too!! Anyway, congrats on the interview with Self!! That's awesome and can't wait to hear more about it!

  • Peanuts & Crackerjacks June 4, 2009, 8:05 pm

    Enjoy your "day off" tomorrow! God knows YOU deserve it!

  • april June 4, 2009, 8:10 pm

    So cool you have an interview with Self! Its one of my favorite magazines!

  • Tabby June 4, 2009, 8:13 pm

    One of my friends did the Disney college program and they would get strongbow at Epcot all the time and she always raved about it. We tried to find it in VA but they said we could only buy it in a keg in the US because it is owned by the same people that make Woodchuck and they don't want Strongbow competing with Woodchuck. I had it when I was down in Disney over spring break but I've never seen it anywhere else!

  • Island Girl Eats June 4, 2009, 8:36 pm

    That's really exciting being interviewed by Self magazine. Congrats!

    Have you ever tried Blonde Cider? It is French and it is amazing. It really does taste like fizzy apple juice.

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now June 4, 2009, 8:42 pm

    I hope you can get your wedding album sorted out tomorrow!

  • Erin of Care to Eat June 4, 2009, 9:31 pm

    You cannot take a bad picture.

  • dailygoods June 5, 2009, 4:15 am

    omg girl self mag? you famoussss! that is awesome! i'm glad you got out of work early so you could enjoy a cold brewski 🙂 im sad i won't be able to meet you when im in florida!

  • kirsten June 5, 2009, 5:07 am

    oooh I love hard cider but i've never tried Strongbow, I will have to look for that.

    What kind of bike do you have? I am looking into getting one and I am completely clueless as to which brands/kinds to look in to. Thanks! 🙂

  • cocoeatsandcritiques June 5, 2009, 5:14 am

    I watched Man vs. Wild when I got home from seeing Up! last night. Will Farrell is hilarious hahah…That cider drink sounds yumo, especially for summer. Perfect choice with that delish looking calzone!!!

  • Stacey June 5, 2009, 5:27 am

    Where could I find that beer? Sounds yummy 🙂
    Yay for the husband getting a bike!! Jas and I LOVE riding together..bonding at it's best 🙂
    Hope it is sunny where you are, here we have nothing but rain, rain and more rain! Looks like I will be stuck on the bike trainer tonight!

  • healthyfitmama June 5, 2009, 5:31 am

    That's awesome that you're being interviewed by Self! I'm a subscriber, so I'll be on the lookout for it when it close to the holidays.

  • Holly June 5, 2009, 5:32 am

    You are such an amazing woman! Thank you so much for all that you do :o)

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 5, 2009, 5:45 am

    holly – thank you!

    kirsten – i have a giant road bike and we are buying the husband a fuji. i would definitely recommend stretching on craigs list. if you want a road bike, make sure you get one with drop bars (curved handlebars).

  • Tina June 5, 2009, 5:46 am

    Good luck with the Self interview! Erin was super nice. I hope the Self people like our ideas so she can get the piece published!!

  • Brandi June 5, 2009, 6:10 am

    Wasn't that episode with Will Ferrell HILARIOUS?!? We were laughing so much last night watching it.

    Enjoy your day off, and yay for getting husband a bike and the interview with SELF!!! That's my favorite magazine!

  • K from ksgoodeats June 5, 2009, 6:23 am

    I've never had a Strongbow but I'm thinking I need to try it 😉

    Have a blast being interviewed!!

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health June 5, 2009, 6:27 am

    That's great today is a happy day for you! I hope you enjoy the bike ride- especially if your husband can go with you!

  • Jess June 5, 2009, 6:36 am

    Yum- I'm a Strongbow fan myself. Crisp and refreshing. Enjoy!

  • Rachel June 5, 2009, 6:39 am

    My hubby and I love Strongbow!

  • Jaime (Embracing Balance) June 5, 2009, 6:55 am

    Sooooo excited to see you holding a STRONGBOW!!! They are my absolute fave…although I prefer it if I can get it fresh from a tap. (Which is IMPOSSIBLE in Halifax…but when I visit back home to Victoria, BC it is easy to find and I make it my mission to have a STRONGBOW night at my favorite pub!!)


  • Christy June 5, 2009, 8:47 am

    My husband and I just got back from Ireland and they had a cider called Bulmer's. Have you had it? It's fantastic! Not too sweet, and not too dry. They sell it here in the states as Magner's. It's not quite the same, but it'll do!

    Congrats on your interview! How exciting!

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