Today has been a seriously FUN day ~ wanna know why? Let me list the ways….
* We booked and decided on the METRO for the 1st BAY AREA BLOGGER MEET UP!
* It’s totally sunny and 75 degrees outside & I wore flip flops with my jeans to work :D!!
* I found a new recipe stat site I LOVE! ~ see below!!
* I decided on some fun Open Sky Promos for you all and plan on adding a fun SHOPPING day too!
* In honor of Nutrition Month ~ March ~ I will be completing a FRIDGE MAKEOVER & ONE lucky reader will win a FRIDGE MAKEOVER TOO!
* There are only TWO days left in the week!
* I am down more than 1/2 a lb ~ I lost .6 lbs at WI tonight!!!!
Yup, reading that makes me SMILE ~ life is good even if I am totally congested and can’t breath out of my nose at all. On the brighter side The Husband LOVES my new sick sexy raspy voice and I can STILL taste food….I’d be lost if I couldn’t ~ LOL.
I am completely LOVING my Crock Pot Oats with Peaches and Blueberries, whipped butter and caramely brown sugar. (4 pts)
So ~ speaking of NEW RECIPE CALCULATING sites, I decided to check out CalorieCount.About.Com today based on the recommendation of BIZ! I was kinda curious why she “graded” her daily food logs 🙂 I checked out their site today and I LOVE it. I was able to COPY AND PASTE MY INGREDIENT LIST for the above recipe and hit analyze. In a matter of TWO MINUTES or less I had a complete analysis of this recipe
See, I was having issues with the fact that Spark Recipes said my recipe was 4 points, while Weight Watchers Recipe Builder said 2 points. Usually the two go hand in hand. Since Calorie Count. says it’s 2 points too, I am going with that! I LOVE how they give you a grade on your recipes as well as your food log to and detailed analysis of the breakdown of the good, the bad and they ugly. BAD ~ bourbon vanilla extract 🙂
I highly recommend you check it out ~ you’ll like it :D.
Along with my breakfast, I had a 2 point egg.
My mid-morning snack was a 1 point Cabot Cheese, plus 6 Olive Oil/Rosemary Triscuits and 2 Alexia Waffle Fries ( I am addicted to those too!) (2 pts)
Do you ever have these GREAT SOUNDING FOOD IDEAS IN YOUR HEAD that don’t quite turn out the way you envisioned? That was sort of how my lunch went down. I have been wanting to make an Egg Salad Sandwich ever since I had one on Whole Foods Friday.
But, for some odd reason, I thought adding Low Fat Ranch would be BETTER than using mayo/mustard. I took one egg, plus one egg white, a little celery, bell pepper and 1 Tbsp Low Fat Ranch.
Plus Muenster cheese (since I grabbed a bagel thin instead of a thin bun) to keep it from falling through the hole.
Plus a few pepper slices for crunch.
5 points ~ Looks good, right? Eh, it was intersting ~ not bad, but, it was definitely NOT Egg Salad 🙂
For crunch I had a side of celery and bell peppers.
I decided to eat outside with a cup of soup (2 pts) and my book until a HUGE @$$ spider went running by my feet ~ ewwww I HATE spiders and this one was the size of a quarter, ok, maybe a dime but, does size matter?!
I headed back inside and later consoled myself with a little CHOCOLOVE ~ Dark Chocolate + Sea Salt + Roasted Almonds = LOVE!!! (1.5 pts)
For dinner, I took the night off from cooking and had 2 Vasquez SPICY Chicken Tacos (8 pts).