Chicken Pesto Personal Pizza

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Before I do my usual WIAW (hosted by Jenn), I wanted to get serious for a second.  I just wanted to say “THANK YOU” again to all of the men and women who have served our country.  And thank you to their families for their sacrifice.  To be honest, I don’t think I’ve taken the time in the past to really think about how all of this affects me and my life.  But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve grown to be more appreciative and more thankful for my freedom.  I am thankful for my eternal freedom through Jesus, and I am thankful for my daily freedom in this country.

So once again …

memorial day



And now, another edition of …




Maybe now that we’re finally moving into the new house, I’ll have some new breakfast creations to share with you.  Maybe. Winking smile

Soon after Breakfast:


Grapes.  Yum.

(Also delicious when frozen, if you’ve never tried that before!)



Roasted zucchini (I added a little olive oil, salt, and garlic powder and roasted in the toaster oven at about 400 degrees for 15 minutes or so)



I’ve seen several people talking about putting peanut butter on their sweet potatoes, so of course I had to try it.  I microwaved my sweet potato, sliced it open, and added cinnamon and peanut butter.  Being the peanut butter freak that I am, I loved it.



Sliced apple.  Simple, but so good.



Sweet potato tortilla chips (from Whole Foods) with guacamole.



So I’ve been making Panini sandwiches like it’s my job recently.  I’ll be sharing all of my fun and delicious recipes on Friday’s post, but I also decided to change things up one night and add some of the Panini ingredients to a pita.  The result?  One delicious chicken pesto pizza!


  • 1 pita or flatbread
  • Pesto
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Roasted red peppers (from a jar)
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Pre-cooked chicken pieces
  • Parmesan cheese

I just smeared on the pesto, added the rest of the ingredients, and threw it under the broiler in the toaster oven for a few minutes.  Such a nice change from my normal personal pizzas!



I tried another fro-yo shop!

This time I went to Froyolo.  In my mix: cake batter yogurt, Reese’s cups, Oreo pieces, butterscotch chips, brownie pieces, white chocolate syrup, and caramel syrup.


Froyolo Pros:

- Nice people working there

- Got a 20% discount because I’m a member of Lifetime Fitness

- They were playing Christian music!


- I didn’t love the frozen yogurt itself.  I couldn’t really taste the cake batter flavor.

I’d definitely try Froyolo again, especially because I get a discount!  But I might try a different flavor next time. Smile



And finally let’s talk:

emily bach

Just a few thoughts from Monday’s episode …

1. Ryan.  Oh, foolish foolish Ryan.


Never tell a girl that you’d “love on her less” if she gained weight after you guys got married.  And especially don’t tell her that in front of her girlfriends!  Sigh.  You have so much to learn.

2. When a woman is saying “Sweetheart” and “Bless your heart” to a man …


… you know she has no romantic interest in him whatsoever.

3. Jef is my current favorite.


A lot of you would probably disagree, but I was also the girl routing for Jesse …


… from Day 1 of Deanna’s season. Winking smile


(Source for Current Bachelorette Pictures)

Question for ya …

If you’re watching this season of The Bachelorette, who is your current favorite?

Best thing you’ve eaten this week?

Sweet potato with peanut butter: good idea or just plain weird?

(If you think that’s weird, I saw someone at the gym eating grilled chicken dipped in peanut butter the other day! Disappointed smile)

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45 Responses to Chicken Pesto Personal Pizza

  1. Hannah @ mindrunningwild

    You’d never tried sweet potato + nut butter before? Oh my that is something I love but haven’t had for ages. Gotta get on that.
    Have you got two froyo places near you? so jealous!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Oh we have about 6 or 7 frozen yogurt shops in the area. So I’ve made it my mission to try all of them this summer and tell my readers which ones I like best haha! It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it! ;)

  2. Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health

    I’m so glad you liked the sweet potato with peanut butter! I thought it was weird when I saw people doing it and then I tried it and fell in love :D . The best thing I’ve eaten this week was the fish tacos that my mom made on Monday for dinner. Oh yum those things were tasty! I hope you have a great Wednesday friend <3
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    • notsodomesticated

      I LOVE fish tacos!! But I’ve only made them once at home, and the recipe I tried was a fail. If your mom has a recipe she’s willing to share, I’d love to have it!! :) Have a great day, my friend!

      • Tt in nyc

        I grew up in cali- aka home of the fish taco! You really just need a super fresh firm white fish ( halibut/snapper) and bake or pan fry, shredded thin cabbage, cilantro, pico de gallo, res onion bits, a squeeze of lime and of course avocado. Tho sometimes dad made them with shrimp or even salmon- im veg now and make them with baked tofu and add shredded dried nori (like for sushi) and its amazing :)

        • notsodomesticated

          Thank you so much for commenting. I made them with tilapia last time, and it just didn’t work. Next time I’ll try a firmer fish!! :)

  3. Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life

    I love frozen grapes, definitely a perfect summer snack! I know most people aren’t feeling the Bachelorette this season, but I absolutely love it! This season is definitely my favorite in a very long time. My favorites so far are Arie, Sean, and Doug! I also like (Eric..? I think that is his name. The one where they danced and Luke Bryan sang.) I actually liked Ryan initially but now he is really turning me off. He definitely seems like a pretty narcissistic guy!
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    • notsodomesticated

      I liked Ryan at first, too. But I’m not so impressed anymore!

  4. Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife

    I tried the sweet potato with pb on it the other day too! SOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOODDD! I crave it almost everyday now.
    I like Ryan. except what he said the other day too! I loveee nate though! (:
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  5. kaceyjt

    Sweet potatoes w/ peanut butter has been our new favorite snack around here! Love it! And I can’t believe I didn’t think to add cinnamon…doing that today!
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    • notsodomesticated

      I just love cinnamon on my sweet potato. For a less-healthy version, butter + brown sugar + cinnamon = heaven! ;)

      • kaceyjt

        Add marshmallows to that lineup and you have my favorite (and probably least healthy possible) way to eat sweet potatoes!
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  6. Elizabeth @ Chocolate Drops and Pearls

    I have to say I still really like Charlie, Doug, and that blond guy who just kind of came into the picture I think his name might be Sean?? I just thought his description of his family and parents was adorable!
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  7. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    i love your chicken pesto pizza! that looks SO good! and i put peanut butter on my sweet potato all the time… it’s one of my favorite ways to eat them.
    i still need to catch up on this week’s episode of the bachelorette! there’s not really any guys that stick out to me much. there’s been a couple that i thought i liked, but then they did or said something that ruined it for me. i actually am liking jef too… we’ll see what happens!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Yay, another vote for Jef! ;)

  8. Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie

    Amen to the first part of your post! As far as the bachelorette, I am in a fantasy league and Ryan is one of my “players” so I am NOT happy with him. My current favorite is Sean, but he’s not on my team :(
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    • notsodomesticated

      I think this might be my favorite comment ever. There’s a fantasy leauge for the Bachelorette???? Oh my goodness, that is hilarious! Sign me up! ;)

  9. natalie @ southern fit foodie

    I absolutely adore sweet potatoes + nut butters! I would probably like the chicken dipped in pb as well (kind of like asian food with the peanut sauce, right?).

    I think the best thing I’ve had to eat was the salad I made yesterday for lunch with roasted brussels sprouts (from my garden!).

    YAY for moving to your new house this week!!!!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Good point about the PB being like a peanut sauce! I guess I shouldn’t judge, since some of my food combinations are probably weird to other people! ;)

  10. Theresa

    hahaha ive never tried sweet potato with PB on it…it sounds like one of those WEIRD combinations that just might work out!

    best thing ive eaten this week…you’ll laugh but i havent been to chipotle in years and i finally stopped in on monday and had the burrito good! :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      I’ve already had Chipotle twice this week haha. Brandon loves it, and it’s a great place to meet friends for a (fairly) inexpensive meal! I get their vegetarian bowl … it’s so yummy with the guacamole on top!! :)

  11. Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy

    Sweet potato tortilla chips?? I’m going to have to try those!
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  12. Yellow Haired Girl

    Jef is my current fave too! A lot of my friends don’t get it. But Arie is right up there in my books as well :)

    I’ve never tried the sweet potato + PB combo either, which is weird since I love both elements so much. Must try soon!
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    • notsodomesticated

      I would have liked Arie, if I didn’t read some stuff about him on (don’t go there unless you want to see SPOILERS on the show!). He found some interesting information out on Arie that makes me not like him as much. But who knows if it’s true or not! ;)

  13. amy @ fearless homemaker

    hmm, i’ve never tried a sweet potato with peanut butter before – definitely will have to try that soon because it looks + sounds great!
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  14. Lisa @ Jogging on Coffee

    My favorite is Charlie, although we haven’t gotten to see much of him yet. I like Sean and Arie too but I’m heading over to Reality Steve to see what info they have on Arie!
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  15. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    Ok so I think Froyolo is an awesome name for a fro-yo shop! I had cake batter in my fro-yo this weekend as well.
    Is it just me or is it kind of ironic that you get a discount for having a membership at a gym? I love it! And love that they were playing Christian music!!

    What are you ever going to do without your toaster oven in a few days? How will you survive! ;-)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hahaha I’ll still HAVE the toaster oven (I bought it myself, it didn’t come with the hotel room), but I have a feeling it’s not going to be used very much after Saturday! ;)

  16. Kelli

    Ok I literally went out this morning and got sweet potatoes to try tonight. Do you nuke them in the microwave or do you put yours in the oven?

    • notsodomesticated

      I’m living in a hotel right now, so I don’t have an oven. So I just poke mine with a fork a few times, and put it in the microwave on a plate. I usually cook it for 5-6 minutes, turning it once. Then I slice it open and add toppings! :)

  17. Lauren @ Call Me Mrs. Rapp

    Love the idea of a pita pizza! As for The Bachelorette…I’m liking Arie, but that may or may not have something to do with my husband’s obsession with IndyCar and Arie being the only reason he watches the shown with me, haha! I still like Doug. Not sure about the rest just yet.
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  18. Jessica

    I love frozen grapes! They are my favorite hot day snack!
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  19. Carrie @ Lift Eat Repeat

    Yum Yum Yum to that Chicken Pesto Pizza! I should try it on my Ezekiel wraps, I bet it would be amazing!

    Ok- so I basically love Ryan- I just finished watching it last night on my Ipad and I told the hubby he has some competition! Haha Seriously though he is such a gentleman & I LOVE that he puts his faith first in life. He seems like such a keeper and I really hope he goes all the way!

    I also like Arie, but I can’t decide if he is cute or not- but he is definitely a gentleman and Emily seems to really dig him.

    Ryan- totally agree with you- even if you feel that way, NEVER EVER tell a woman that!

    Doug- I feel like he relies too much on the fact they are both parents- I’m bored with him.

    Kalon- I think he needs to go!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Haha I feel the same about Doug and Kalon!

  20. Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana

    Ryan totally freaks me out, especially with his long letter that he wrote her after their first date! My current favorite is Sean :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      I like Sean, too. Just not quite as much as Jef! ;)

  21. Jen @ Savory SImple

    That pizza looks divine!
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  22. Nicole

    If you love PB so much, you have got to go to Key West and eat at Peanut Butter’n What?! We went for our honeymoon in March and stopped there for a snack. Get this..Snickering Snick: grilled cinnamon raisen bread stuffed with BP, bananas, snickers,and white chocolate. Your welcome :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Oh. my. word. I wonder if they ship their food?? ;) That sounds … just … whoa.

  23. lexi

    You seem like a really fun person :) I’m new here, but loving your blog already. All of the food you made looks delicious. I’m especially interested in those chips…wish we had a Whole Foods around here! Or Trader Joe’s : ) I will probably just get my Bachelorette updates from you because, after seeing Jason dump Melissa for Molly, I vowed never to watch again!!! Is it time for me to forgive ABC?

    • notsodomesticated

      Aww thanks so much, Lexi! Yes, I think it’s time to forgive ABC … I mean, the show is totally cheesy, but it’s like that train wreck that you can’t help watching! ;)

  24. Alyssa (pb and oatmeal)

    That fro-yo looks soo good!
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  25. Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life)

    I like Charlie! And Jef. And there is one other one, but I forget his name. It’s fun to watch since it’s being filmed in Charlotte! …oh let’s be honest, it’s always fun to watch ;)
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  26. Tessa @ Amazing Asset

    That pizza combo sounds phenomenal, I know it’s something I would enjoy! Great choice for flavors and toppings :)
    oh and welcome to the wonderful-amazingness that a sweet potato + nut butter is! hahah I could have it everyday
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  27. Meg

    Your pizza looks amazing sweetheart!
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