I hope you all had a fantastic day and know that I LOVE you all for all the motivation, support and friendship you provide each day. I honestly do read every comment and always look forward to hearing about your journeys. I have to admit, I am kinda digging the random questions too ~ your answers ALWAYS make me smile and The Husband is always asking what you all said too
I was up probably too early today to make a run to Panera Bread for our work Valentine’s Day celebration.
I am pretty sure I bought like everything in the store because it all sounded so good.
Bagels & Smears, Assorted Pastries, Muffins, Scones….
Plus a BIG bowl of berries for in Valentine’s Day colors
Juice & Freshly Brewed Pete’s & Starbuck’s Coffee to wash it all down.
I figured the “reward” for being the gopher at 6 am was getting first dibs on my all time FAVORITE BAGEL at Panera…..it’s not just any bagel……
It’s the Cinnamon Crunch Bagel! That top you see is a buttery, crunchy, brown sugar cinnamon topping….
It has cinnamon and vanilla chips inside too!
Topped with the BEST spread ever made & it’s low fat too! (2 points+ for 2 Tbsp – DEAL!)
MMM…13 Points+ and worth every single bite. If you are going to get a bagel, I say ~ Go BIG or GO HOME! Seriously….this is the highest calorie bagel in the pack, but, once you have one bite, you will totally see WHY you NEED to pick it
We made up big bowls of Candy for everyone too ~ I totally resisted it all, but, did save some hearts for later. (For those wondering, they are 3 points+ for the entire box, not bad!)
Lunch today was determined while rummaging through the freezer this morning. I pondered Crockpot Split Pea Soup, but, changed my mind when I saw this.
Thai Chicken & Rice Noodles are my FAVORITE Weight Watcher Frozen Dinner out there. WW is getting better about their ingredient lists too – mostly recognizable (not perfect) but definitely better.
It’s now 7 Points+ which isn’t too bad. Most frozen meals went up about 2 points+
I think it even looks pretty before you cook it and I LOVE the mass amounts of carrots even though I have a WW friend who picks all of hers off
Sticky, peanutty rice noodles ~ You know I dumped Sriracha all over this
Spicy Asian Slaw on the Side (1 Tbsp Trader Joe’s Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette with 1 1/2 cups Organic Broccoli Slaw) (1 point+)
I didn’t have a snack this afternoon, instead I tried a new tea that I LOVED….if you are a tea person, try this. It’s slightly sweet, but, not too sweet and still 0 points+
When I walked in the door, I found this card from The Husband sitting on the counter….I actually resisted opening it because ummm, I still had to write mine out
I pretty much followed the recipe with the following exceptions":
* Added 2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes to the filling
* 1/2 tsp sea salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper to the filling
* Topped with 2 oz finely shredded part skim mozzarella
* I used the entire jar of marinara over the top so all noodles were covered and didn’t get dried out.
9 points+ for 2 stuffed shells….This was pretty tasty and fairly simple to make. The longest part is stuffing the shells and making sure that they don’t break. I make up extra shells in case some break ~ The Husband eats the extra with butter. I bet it will be even better tomorrow.
Simple salad with 1 Tbsp Fat Free Italian (0 points+)
Just a few more hours to ENTER TO WIN ANNIE’S NEW LITE 1 POINT+ DRESSINGS!
NEW AT FRIENDS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
What is your favorite Bagel or bagel combination to have?
I usually LOVE Noah’s Blueberry Bagels, but, I will always grab something with cinnamon or cinnamon chips if given the option. As far as smears go ~ I tend to go for the honey or raisin walnut or fruit spreads over plain.