Happy Wednesday all! Today was just one of those days where you have an awesome workout, delicious food and get a ton of stuff done. I LOVE it when everything lines up like that.
Power up Pre-Workout snack ~ 2 Slices Trader Joe’s Peppered Turkey Bacon (2 points+) and a banana.
I slammed out an AWESOME 30 minute interval run/walk on the treadmill followed up with 40 crunches, 25 push-ups and lots of stretching.
Post workout snack ~ Big Bowl of Watermelon.
Plus a a Hard Boiled Egg and Lite String Cheese ~ Pretty good deal for 3 points+!
I honestly think it made a BIG difference in my satisfaction all day powering up my morning with protein. Usually I am starving on running days, but, today, I was content.
Lunch involved another delicious salad made by my co-worker. This time she topped them with a few cranberries, candied walnuts and Trader Joe’s Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette (3 points+)
Definitely better the next day ~ Chicken Enchilada Casserole (10 points+ because I went back for another 1/2 a piece)
After lunch my mouth wanted something sweet, but, I wasn’t really hungry. I pondered having my nectarine, but, decided to have a Trader Joe’s Organic Pop.
I ALWAYS keep a container of these at my desk because you get 2 for 1 points+ or 4 for 2 points+ (Perfect for when a sugar craving hits). They are awesome too!
I am not sure it’s a good thing having a Pete’s Coffee right down the street from us…..as in we can walk there in MINUTES! I am still impartial to Starbuck’s, but, I have to say, I am kinda LOVING how they add “foam” to your iced lattes.
Medium Iced Dirty Latte (3 points+)
Dinner tonight involved one of my FAVORITE Weight Watchers Recipes ~ it’s super easy to make, can be made in advance and gets better the next day.
I had two shells for 7 points+.
Plus a BIG Nutty Salad ~ I am just really addicted to this combination at the moment. It’s salty, sweet, chewy and crunchy all in one.
* Organic Mixed Greens with a sprinkle of organic shredded carrots
* Mini sweet pepper
* 1 Tbsp BBQ Pistachios (1 points+)
* 1 tsp cranberries (0 points+)
* 1 Tbsp TJ’s LF Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette (1 points+)
I do not usually eat dessert because I am not usually hungry at night after dinner. But, tonight, I really wanted something sweet and crunchy.
I remembered TJ of TJ’s Test Kitchen telling me she loves using her Won Tons as “chips” and thought why not try that.
CINNAMON SUGAR WON TON CRISPS
- 12 Thin Won Ton Wrappers
- 1 tsp Whipped Butter, melted
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Melt butter in a small dish. In a separate dish, combine sugar and cinnamon.
2. Place won ton wrappers on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a sil pat.
3. Brush each wrapper with a little butter and sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mix.
4. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until crunchy.
TIP: Double your pleasure by slicing your won ton wrappers in half before you place them on the cookie sheet. You will end up with 24 “chips” versus 12.
Makes 1 BIG serving, 4 points+
NEW AT FRIENDS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
When you want something sweet, but, you don’t want to blow your points+/calorie budget, what do you do/eat?
I usually drink some water and wait about 15 minutes to see if I “forget” about it. Then, if I know EXACTLY what I am craving, I have it. I have learned that if I try to find a “substitute” I end up eating a ton of other stuff because I am never satisfied. If I don’t know, I have something random like a lolli pop, gum, Nutella straight from the jar!