English Muffin Hummus Melts

Thank you for all the birthday wishes for Jaden! He was feeling a lot better yesterday when I brought him home from school. I think it was just a fluke thing that he threw up.

He did decide though that he wanted to postpone his birthday dinner (Wendy’s and cake) until tonight. I think he just wanted to drag his birthday out for another day :)

He opened his birthday presents last night, and he was very excited to get Mio.

Jaden loves that stuff – I think he got five bottles for Christmas. Mio is just liquid that your squirt into water to give it some flavor. It’s pretty good, and Jaden can’t get enough of them.


Breakfast this morning was a bowl of Kashi Go Lean cereal and a clementine.

I know that some people don’t like the Kashi Go Lean cereal, but I actually really like it. It isn’t sweet like the Cheerio Medley cereal is, but it actually fills me up. One cup has 13 grams of protein!

Today’s Workout

  • .81 miles treadmill
  • BodyPump – 60 minutes
  • 1.3 miles treadmill

I tried running on the treadmill after BodyPump this morning, but my legs just weren’t feeling it. My calves have been really tight lately, so I wore my calf sleeves for the first time in a while, but I think my calves were still to sore from all the lunges and squats in BodyPump. I just ended up walking with a little bit of random jogging thrown in.


Lunch was actually something different today! While I was browsing on Pinterest the other day I came across a recipe similar to mini English muffin pizzas, except you use hummus instead of pizza sauce – hummus melts!

For my mini hummus pizzas I used:

  • One whole wheat English muffin
  • 1 tbsp. garlic hummus
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • Approx. 1 oz. baby spinach
  • 1/2 tsp. olive oil

Calories: 262   Protein: 13.8 grams

I sautéed the spinach with the olive oil and then toasted the English muffin. I topped the English muffin with the hummus, spinach, and mozzarella cheese and broiled in the oven for a few minutes.

Oh my gosh – these were so amazingly delicious that I’m think about having them for dinner too! Try these and you won’t be disappointed!

I added a Greek yogurt for a little more protein and some baby carrots on the side.

Weight Loss Wednesday

I was unsure whether or not I was going to continue with Weight Loss Wednesday since the Diet Bet is now over…but as I was coming down the stairs yesterday Danny randomly shouted out weight loss Wednesday at me. I don’t know why. It was strange. But I’m guessing it meant that he wanted me to continue with Weight Loss Wednesday.

It’s slightly embarrassing to admit – but from Friday morning to Monday morning, I gained five pounds. Isn’t that ridiculous? I know it’s from all the cake, sweets, and salty foods that I ate over the weekend. I don’t usually eat too much sodium, so when I do, I gain weight very fast.

Monday, I started drinking the Jillian Michaels detox water. I weighed myself this morning, and I lost four pounds in two days. I don’t know if this is because of the detox water or if it’s just my weight returning back to normal, but I’ll take it.

So, if you’re keeping track, I am actually still up one pound from my final weigh-in for the Diet Bet, which is okay. I have gotten back to eating really good this week, and have been drinking the detox water everyday. Tomorrow will be a little harder because we have a special meal planned for Valentine’s Day. My plan is just to eat really good all day long and let myself enjoy the one Valentine’s Day meal without guilt or regret.

Wow – that was a lot of Weight Loss Wednesday info. And technically I guess it should be Weight Gain Wednesday since I’m up a pound. However, Mr. Danny has lost one more pound since the Diet Bet ended! He’s still going strong!

Have a great afternoon!

  • Did you workout today?
  • Favorite pizza topping? Do you ever make your own pizza?
  • What’s your favorite birthday dinner? Did you have a special meal growing up on your birthday?


Filed under Breakfast, Fitness, Lunch, Recipes, Working Out

13 Responses to English Muffin Hummus Melts

  1. The hummus melts look awesome! I love hummus . . . can’t go wrong there! My favorite pizza topping is actually broccoli! It tastes so good slightly roasted with the melted cheese. Mmm. I made cauliflower crust pizza all the time–it’s delicious!

    • Run Eat Play

      I love broccoli on pizza! I haven’t tried the cauliflower crust yet. I’m a little scared because I’m not really a cauliflower fan.

  2. Wow those melts look amazing. I’m not a big fan of the kashi cereal although I wish I was. It isn’t sweet enough for me…stupid sweet tooth!

  3. I had one of those rare (for me) days where I went for a short run and it felt good so I just kept going. Time limitations kept me at 5 miles but it still felt great!

    The Kidless Kronicles

  4. You had me at hummus melts! (AND I love Kashi.) I can’t wait to whip those bad boys up. Thanks for posting them :-)

  5. Teresa @ www.fitinwoodbine.com

    Met a friend early this morning for a 4.5 mile run then when I got off work went to my spin class!! Your breakfast looks amazing! Gotta try it.

  6. …. and I should have kept the hummus in my cart while at the grocery store yesterday. Dangit!

    Glad Jaden is feeling much better today :)

  7. I absolutely love hummus, and I have some in the fridge left over from a chicken and hummus recipe I found on Pinterest (hummus crusted chicken, you should definitely look it up, it was amazing!) so might have to give that a go! Glad to see you aren’t too disheartened by your weight gain and even happier to see that you managed to shred four pounds of it is a couple of days! Great job :)

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