Cheeseburger Pizza and Bananas for Bananas

For being a Monday, yesterday wasn’t half bad!

I started my day with an early morning workout (my favorite way to kick off a Monday) in the form of Total Body Cardio from 21 Day Fix. That’s definitely one of my go-to videos when I’m craving a little bit of everything…weights, cardio, and sweat.

The weather around here yesterday was a little more damp and dreary than it was over the weekend, but I didn’t mind because it gave me an excuse to break out my favorite leather jacket again. I also wore my new Old Navy shirt yesterday and was thrilled to discover that it fit great AND was super comfy (I didn’t try it on in the store).

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  • Jacket: Express (mine is from a couple of years ago, but they currently have THIS ONE that is similar…and I WANT IT)
  • Sweater: Old Navy
  • Pants: Kut From The Kloth Danny 5-Pocket Knit Pant via Stitch Fix (I seriously wear these things at least 3-4 times a week…)
  • Flats: Sole Society

I actually worked from home for about an hour in the morning before heading out for a follow up allergy and asthma appointment.


Unfortunately, I got out of the habit of going for my weekly allergy injections right before Christmas and just never went back. I blame it on that and the fact that my new insurance sort of blows. But, regardless, my allergies have been in need of some major help. It’s not like I’m constantly running around with a red nose and itchy, watery eyes, but I’ve just been feeling an overall sort of “blah.” The doc prescribed me a nasal spray (which completely freaks me out…just the thought of using one makes my eyes water!) and he said that he thinks I’ll see a world of difference, so I’m staying hopeful. Because, you know, I could really do without the extra post nasal drip and all that fun stuff.

Because I give myself zero extra time in the mornings and never made myself a lunch ahead of time, I ended up making a quick stop at Subway on my way in to work. A couple hours later, I broke into lunch…a teriyaki chicken chopped salad with their new vinaigrette.

subway chicken chopped salad

Yum yum. Oh, and speaking of yum? How about this dinner I made last night…you guys. Cheeseburger Pizza.

cheeseburger pizza

The recipe is actually from the latest issue of Cooking Light magazine (recipe HERE) and woah, was it a winner.

cheeseburger pizza

I also made sure to use fresh mozzarella and fresh cheddar on it, which I think made a huge difference. I absolutely loved it, not to mention the fact that it probably took all of about 25 minutes from start to finish. Can’t beat that!

Now as I’m sitting here typing this up, I’m feeling semi-motivated to bake something up with the enormous amount of bananas we currently have sitting on our kitchen counter.


I’ve actually had this recipe pinned for a little while now and I keep saying I want to make it. However, the closer I get to the end of this post, the more enticing my couch is sounding. Soooo…maybe we’ll make some stuff with bananas tomorrow.

And hey, if anyone has a “must-make” recipe that uses ripe bananas, please feel free to share! I’m always looking for fun ways to use up my bananas. Since I don’t already have enough of them or anything…

I guess some might say I have a banana baking problem… Winking smile

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BLAT’s with sweet potato fries

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snack drawer

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cookie dough iced coffee

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Champion Spring 2015 line

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