Happy Hump Day all!! I can’t help it ~ I am completely addicted to Dirty Lattes! I told myself I needed to go back to making them at home after my gift cards ran out, but, there is just something about having someone else make your drink that makes it taste a million times better, dontcha think?
Venti Iced Nonfat Decaf Latte with 1 pump Mocha ~ Dirty Latte ~ 4 points+
I do STILL have my container of Trader Joe’s Cheddar Jalapeno Pub Cheese….I hid it from The Husband When I saw it this morning, I instantly knew a Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Sandwich was in order.
My cheesy sausage breakfast sandwich came up 6 points+!
* Double Fiber Orowheat English Muffin
* 1 Tbsp Trader Joe’s Jalapeno Cheddar Pub Cheese….it literally MELTED on the muffin
Side of Melon! I know I am going to LOVE Points+ in the summer with all the amazing fruit that is FREE…..
Deliciousness! This combo kept me full for 6 hours ~ crazy, cool!
My work day was INSANELY busy, but, I told myself I am sticking to my commitment to get out and enjoy the sunshine with a nice 45 minute walk. It did help that my co-workers had me pick up Mammarella’s on my way back
I am completely IN LOVE with their Citrus Beet Salad and get it just about any chance I can get. I actually even re-created a Caribbean version of it one time, but, like I said, it’s ALWAYS better when someone else makes it for you
* Organic Arugula topped with….
* Organic Roasted Beets
* Orange and Grape Fruit Sections
* PISTACHIOS (1/4 cup estimate = 5 points+)
* Ricotta Salatta ~ CHEESE! (2 points+)
* Citrus Vinaigrette (I didn’t use it because this salad has enough flavor on it’s own)
I usually order grilled chicken on top, but, I passed today because I KNEW I’d be having a little bit of this GIA!!! Honestly one of the BEST creations ever!
* Pizza Dough
* Powdered Sugar & Cocoa Powder
I had 1/3 of it for 8 points+ (estimated by breaking down the components). One day, I am totally going to order this as my meal meal
Mid afternoon meeting snacks! I resisted the cookies and pastries because honestly the fruit looked better!
Since I was hosting the Friends for Weight Loss Facebook Party tonight, The Husband was in charge of dinner (he likes to take credit when it’s leftovers )
2 Crunchy Taco Shells for 3 Points+
Not a fan of ingredients that get abbreviated TBHQ ~ it just sounds like a chemical!
But, The Husband picked these out because they stand up on their own and he thought they would take good pictures.
I decided to venture out and try this Papaya Mango Salsa that I picked up awhile back when someone mentioned they LOVED it.
FREE is ALWAYS good in my book, but, I think it’s just OK. It is super thick and has a funky taste to it ~ not too sweet, but, salty and a little oniony and spicy.
2 Crispy, Crunchy Chipotle Chicken Tacos!
* 3 ounces chopped grilled chipotle chicken
* 1/2 cup Chipotle’s Corn Salsa
* 1/4 cup TJ’s Papaya Mango Salsa
* 1 ounce Reduced fat Sharp Cheddar
2 Taco’s for 10 points+ ~ you know they totally tasted better because he MADE them for me lol
NEW AT FRIENDS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Do you think food tastes better when some place or some one makes it for you? Have you ever tried to re-create it and have it turn out the same or better?
I almost ALWAYS think certain things just taste better when you go out to eat them….I have totally tried re-creating some of my favorite things by buying the EXACT ingredients. Although my versions often are tasty, they just are not quite the same as when someone else makes it for you. I think the SECRET ingredient is not making it yourself