Happy Friday Eve all! Today was an AWESOME day pack with delicious healthy eats and a new recipe.
I think every day should start off with FREE FRUIT! A little banana, a little apple and a few grapes = 0 POINTS+!
Protein power (2 points+)
Did you all know that Starbuck’s is doing the 12 Days of Sharing? Each day they have a promotion, like today, Buy 1 Get 1 Free Christmas Blend.
Ummm, it totally gave me a “reason” to get a tall ff decaf latte (2 points+)
It was sorta drizzly today and I was CRAVING soup. After Boot Camp, we headed over to Mammarella’s and had the BEST lunch.
I managed to resist their amazing pasta & pizza and come out with only 5 Points Plus for lunch.
Tomato Basil Soup (2 points+)
That came with 2 delicious slices of focaccia bread (1 points+).
Plus a side salad that was tossed with Balsamic Vinaigrette (2 pts+). I LOVED the fresh mixed greens but wish they’d toss some tomatoes, cucumber or something else on there to make it look fancy and worth the $3 they charge. I can buy a whole bag of organic mixed greens at TJ’s for less than this :/ Just sayin’
I LOVE their tables ~ don’t they look so cool?
I think my lunch needed a little protein, especially after working sooo hard at Boot Camp today. I was hungry about 2 hours later.
Snackage ~ 10 Pepperidge Farm Toasted Wheat Crisps (2 pts+), Colby Jack (2 pts+) and a cutie (ZERO!)
This soup is so simple to make, low in Points+ and perfect for a cold rainy day.
You can find the recipe HERE.
It’s loaded with veggie goodness ~ carrots. onions and celery.
Aromatics ~ dried oregano, fresh thyme (because I had it) and crushed red pepper flakes.
Add 6 cups of your favorite broth ~ I used chicken, but, vegetable broth would work great too.
Plus Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes. You could use plain, but, I think the fire roasted have a better smoky flavor.
I started thinking it needed ‘more” so I dropped in 2 cups of cremini mushrooms.
Put on the finishing touches ~ fresh spinach and CHEESE Tortellini. I used the rest of my Schwan’s Six Cheese Tortellini (1 cup = 5 points+)
Sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes and parmesan cheese. I sort of remembered the cheese AFTER I ate it ~ oops
The BEST part of this soup ~ THE STATS! Makes 4 LARGE servings, 2 cups each, 6 Points+!
I think the thing I LOVE the most about this soup is you can really use any vegetables you have on hand. OH and it doesn’t hurt you get a HUGE bowl
I know I have a TON of points left for the day, so I think I may have to add a little Dove Chocolate…..I am such a sucker for chocolate wrappers that talk to me
WEIGHT WATCHER GROUP SITE UPDATE!!
I had hoped to have the site ready today….it’s almost there! I am SO EXCITED to share the site with you all, but, I want it to be perfect – you know, it’s all about first impressions
1. What is your favorite go to snack?
I think my all time favorite snack is anything that includes cheese and nuts or nut butters