Happy Wednesday all! You all are just AWESOME!!! I LOVE that you played along in my “I LOVE My CROCKPOT Because…..” So fun to read your responses ~ it made today go by fast as I read each comment.
This morning I was up with my usual Protein Power Up 5 am breakfast. I DID manage to take a picture…..don’t worry, tomorrow will be something new because I am out of hard boiled eggs (2 points+)
My train ride this morning was much better than yesterday….I hopped on the treadmill as soon as I got in and pounded out a 30 minute interval walk/jog.
Post workout snack ~ my latest addiction ~ Lemon Meringue Pie (5 points+)
1/2 c TJ’s 0% Greek Yogurt + 2 tsp TJ’s Lemon Curd + 1 crumbled LF Cinnamon Graham Cracker.
I absolutely LOVE the new spoons we have at work?! Am I weird that it makes me smile whenever I see one and I ALWAYS have to grab the circle spoons versus the regular ones now that we have them?
Today my co-worker and I made the Executive Decision that we NEED to get out to explore Berkeley and try all the new places around us at least once a week.
We randomly just started walking and ended up stopping to eat at this super cute Café….it was the outside seating that drew us in.
CAFÉ M ~ Another place after my heart since they use local organic ingredients whenever possible.
They serve breakfast all day as well as salads, sandwiches, soups, quesadillas and just a ton of deliciousness.
Sun Tea only seemed appropriate since we were dining outside.
I LOVE my co-worker because she likes to share like me. Whenever you want to try anything on the menu, ALWAYS share ~ you get to try more that way.
First Up ~ their homemade herbed turkey burger with fries (by choice, you could get salad or soup).
I have never had a turkey burger with so much herb flavor that you really didn’t need anything else. Their bread was fantastic – crispy yet doughy.
I had half with ketchup, mustard, and all the veggies for 4 points+ (estimate)
I am proud of myself for portioning these out and the fact that we left some fries behind! 5 Points+ estimate for my handful
2nd entrée ~ A HUGE Asian Chicken Salad
Shredded romaine hearts, crunchy Asian Veggies, Crispy Rice Noodles, Sweet Sesame Dressing
I had 2 big scoops, about 2 cups ~ 7 Points+
MMMMM ~ I was totally thinking I LOVE our New Digs as I ate this….so many good food places. The one thing I have wanted that we never had in Napa was a GOOD salad place and in two days, I’ve found too! I am definitely coming back to Café M!
I had WAYYYYY too many choices in mind for dinner and none of them sounded good. The Husband decided he wanted Flat Out Amazing Pizzas and built his own.
Sauce + peppers, onions, mushrooms and olives.
Baked until crispy, crunchy and cheesy good.
I had already picked out what I wanted for dinner as he built his pizza, but, when his pizzas were done, I had total pizza envy and had to have a slice.
I miss these and NEED to make them more! (2 points+ for my slice)
So what exactly did I pick?! Totally random and totally not on the menu plan but when I opened the freezer, it just sounded good.
Trader Joe’s Sans Vegetable Fried Rice
I honestly LOVE this Chinese Fake Out Recipe more, but, I can’t beat 4 Points+ per cup and 1 minute to cook.
My all time FAVORITE Orange Chicken ~ in my opinion it’s better than Panda Express and you save 8 points+ per serving by making your own.
Trader Ming’s (aka Trader Joe’s) Mandarin Orange Chicken
5 Points+ per serving ~ I measure 125 grams on my scale because you get more than trying to fit those shapes into a cup.
Topped with sesame seeds to make it look fancy ~ Delicious! Sometimes you just gotta have it….when the craving hits, make a “healthier” version in less than 25 minutes!
Dessert started as this small bowl, but, ended up with The Husband and I taking the big bowl into the living room as we watched TV I was genuinely hungry too!
This picture makes me want to do it all over again.
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