Happy Saturday all! I definitely think breakfast is my favorite meal because for ONLY 6 points+, I can have an insanely delicious and HUGE Meal.
Today, it all started out with an “Eggwich” for 5 points+….
Then, The Husband mentioned bacon on his…..so, I cooked up a few slices of Trader Joe’s Turkey Peppered Turkey Bacon in the microwave.
It’s really easy to make in your microwave. Place 2 paper towels on a plate, top with your slices of turkey bacon, top with another paper towel and cook, about 1 minute per slice, give/take.
GUESS WHAT I learned this morning?! You can actually have THREE pieces for only 1 points+ ~ AWESOME!!! Why have 2 when you can have 3 for the same points+ value
We split an orange for our “juice” to round out breakfast. I like having the actual fruit over the juice because it’s 0 points+, is more filling and it gives me the same satisfaction as juice.
After breakfast we were off to the Home and Garden Show. We stopped for Dirty Lattes for the road ~ Grand, Nonfat, Decaf, 1 Pump Mocha Latte (4 points+).
The Husband LOVES the Home & Garden show because of all the house ideas he gets for things he wants to do for our whole house remodel.
I like going for all the COOL GADGETS and FUN Kitchen Stuff I can get. I definitely scored more fun things last year, but I couldn’t resist getting a few of my fav’s.
And a few new FUN things ~ I actually sampled the Sweet & Smoky Sauce and White Balsamic with Pear Vinegar. I cannot wait to use everything!
Especially this pasta. I LOVE that they actually INFUSED the actual vegetables into their pastas. I was really tempted to buy more pasta (they had sweet potato & wild mushroom), but, The Husband looked at me like I was a little crazy
After walking around for 5 hours, we finally stopped for lunch at 3 pm at Jack’s Urban Eats ~ The BEST SALAD place ever……My salad today rocked and I honestly think that GRAPES might be my favorite new addition to salads. I LOVE their sweet crunch.
My 5 a day in one BOWL, was 11 points+ and included:
* Mixed Greens
* Dried Cranberries
* Candied Walnuts
* Pickled Red Onions
* Cherry Tomatoes
* Kidney/Garbanzo Beans
* Topped with Grilled Chicken Breast & Homemade Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette
I have to admit I stole & savored FIVE (yes, I totally counted) of The Husband’s Urban Fries. These fries are PHENOMENAL ~ I think it’s the spicy chili oil they use. (3 points+)
The Husband declared he was cooking dinner for us when we got home ~ I LOVE it when he does that. But, really, it was because we pretty much were not having a “real” dinner since we had a late lunch.
I have to say, he whips up a pretty mean bowl of buttered noodles though (7 points+)
Tomorrow is weigh in and my week hasn’t been stellar. I know that I have earned whatever the scale says so I am ok with that. I have enjoyed all the dining out and visiting with everyone, but, I am honestly ready to get back in the kitchen.
I have an AWESOME meal plan lined up for this week and will be posting it for you all tomorrow. Oh and there is a fun giveaways I have lined up for you all this week too!
What is your favorite thing to add to salads?
I LOVE adding nuts (sweet or savory) along with sweet fruits (dried or fresh). I ALWAYS add candied walnuts and dried cranberries to my Jack’s salads, but, I have a feeling GRAPES might be my new favorite thing!