Whole Wheat Stromboli’s + Beginner Plyos.

Ohmigoodness. Tonight’s dinner was so much fun. I loved making it.


After seeing a stromboli recipe on My Kitchen Addiction this morning, I had an undying urge to make one. I had no clue how I would make it, or if I would even have time.


I made my whole wheat pizza dough when I got home, then set off for a workout while it was rising.




I found a whole wheat pizza dough recipe online about 3-4 years ago, around the time my hubby and I started dating. I am not sure where I found it (sorry!), but I modified it to make it 100% whole wheat. I made one batch, which fills a large rectangular baking sheet. I actually measured while I was making it tonight so I could share the recipe with you! :)


Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

1 packet active dry yeast

1 cup warm water

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon honey

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour

Mix yeast and warm water, and let sit until foamy, about 15 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and honey to the yeast. Mix together. Add whole wheat flour and salt to a large bowl. Make a hole in the middle and add yeast mixture. Mix until a dough forms.

In another large bowl, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and cover entire bowl. Set dough in bowl and cover. Store in a cool, dark place to rise for about 1-2 hours.



When I came back, the dough had more than doubled in size.



I spread it out in my baking sheet as if I was making a pizza. I cut it right down the middle, because I knew I wanted to make two different kinds of stromboli.


I made a pepperoni pizza stromboli:



It had pepperoni, marinara sauce, low-fat provolone and mozzarella cheeses, fresh basil, and italian seasoning.



Next, I made a barbeque chicken stromboli:



I carmelized some onions and red pepper first. I added them to the dough with chicken, barbeque sauce, low-fat provolone and mozzarella cheeses, and a touch of marinara sauce.


Into the oven they went.

When they came out, I noticed one of them had somewhat exploded. 



After an attempted fix, they still ended up tasting amazing. My hubby was so excited when he came home. I didn’t even know this, but he claimed that he loved stromboli!

I usually don’t eat up eating what I make. After cooking it, I just am not in the mood. Any of you ever feel that way?

This was certainly not the case here. After my plate, I kept going over to the stromboli’s and picking at them with my fork. There were so incredible.


I hope you guys try these out. I would file this under one of the best impulse recipes I have ever made. I can’t wait to make more homemade stromboli combinations! :)



25 Days of Workouts


Plyometrics were once only thought to be beneficial to athletes. Now, many different people use them for a multitude of reasons. Here are a few beginner plyometric exercises. Make sure you feel 100% completely safe, are supervised by a professional, and stop immediately if you feel any pain. Remember to start out slow! 


warm up for 10 minutes

1 set of 10 repetitions:

High Skips (skip as high as you possibly can)

Box Jumps (use a very low box to begin)

Squat Jumps

Side Bounds (leap side to side – advanced can leap over a step bench)

Long Jumps (from squat position, jump forward as far as you can, landing in a squat position)

cool down for 10 minutes


Remember to always softly land toe-ball-heel. This will help prevent injury.


Have a fantastic evening. :)