Happy Tuesday all! I LOVE the days that I wake up before my alarm. I honestly think what gets me going is hearing the sound of the Keurig Coffee Maker kick on….I may or may not have a “slight” addiction to making single cups of coffee for anyone who will let me just so I can use it
I usually sip one cup while I am making both of our lunches then I make an iced coffee for the train ride. No pre-workout snack this morning (no bananas!)….
My goal this week for workouts is to fit in 4 runs. Today was day 1 and another awesome C25K (Couch to 5K) run/walk.
Breakfast this week is going to be all about “The Muffin” ~ Bay’s English Muffins that is.
The folks over at Bay’s were nice enough to send me a couple of packs of English Muffins to try.
I am pretty sure they knew they knew I fell IN LOVE with their muffins at BlogHERFood11 when they were serving them up with that amazing feta/jam/nut spread.
Doughy, crunchy bread, creamy cheese, sweet apricots, nuts, butter….need I say more?!
I may need to re-create that spread….I DREAM about it!
The original is 4 points+ each.
I LOVE how crispy they get in the toaster and how they have tons of little pockets to hold your toppings.
Topped with 1 Tbsp of Natural Honey Roasted Peanut Butter (7 points+).
Plus the last of my watermelon…..I am so sad, but, I can wait two days LOL!
I actually made up lunches for the week yesterday as part of my MISSION TO CLEAR THE FREEZER.
This is one of my favorite FAST and EASY recipes that I tried during my Vegan Adventures.
It is from Vegetarian Times Mag and it only takes like 10-15 minutes from start to finish.
VEGETABLE GYOZA WITH EDAMAME SOYCATASH for 7 points+ a serving!
I also brought back my favorite easy to go “salad” ~ Spicy Asian Peanut Slaw (2 points+)!
Yup, I ALWAYS have this on hand too ~ no trips to the store (day 2 lol)!
* 1 cup organic broccoli slaw
* 1/2 cup organic carrots
* 2 Tbsp Trader Joe’s Spicy Peanut Dressing
* Sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes
I was satisfied after lunch but my mouth wanted something sweet. When rummaging for a mint, I saw that I still had a Jo’s Dark Chocolate Sea Salted Caramel! (2 points+)
Ummmm, the chocolate totally won.
Have you all heard about The Great Fundraising Act?
It is where the BLOGGING WORLD is coming together for one day to help raise funds for Susan of The Great Balancing Act. (one of my great friends, Foodbuzz Roomie and our Personal Trainer over at Friends for Weight Loss) ~ she is on the right in the green jacket.
On JULY 25th, you all will be able to help raise money for Susan (so she can fight cancer!) by bidding on over 100 company sponsored baskets, blogger goodies and baked treats.
I will be making up a Custom Made Baked Goodies pack that is Weight Watcher Friendly and I guarantee will be completely delicious (you might have to outbid The Husband he said LOL).
I also brought Annie’s on board and we made up the coolest Annie’s Loot Bag to donate to the auction today complete with a Bunny Tail Bandana/Placemat
Here is your sneak peak…….
Want to win it??? Go check out all the details over at The Great Fundraising Act Here and be ready to bid away on July 25th!
The Husband and I LOVE Susan and know she is going to beat the cancer she has been diagnosed with!
By the time I walked in the door, I was starving!
We totally snacked on some Blue Corn Chips with Chipotle Guacamole and Pico De Gallo we had in the fridge from yesterday while dinner cooked. (6 points+)
Yup, I totally ate off the counter, but, I did balance it out with a Mini Babybel for, you know protein!
I had been planning out dinner all day long in my head so I am sure that had something to do with my hunger levels.
It involved “sticky” BBQ Chicken ~ 3 points+!
These Garlic Fries I bought way back when at Trader Joe’s that I “found” in the freezer.
5 points+ a serving.
NOTE ~ if you make these, you HAVE to make the entire bag…even the directions say so lol,
I cooked them for 25-30 minutes to make them extra crispy since I didn’t want the garlic sauce to make them soggy.
WOW!!! I think these taste BETTER than the fried Gordon Biersch Garlic Fries you get at Ball Games.
They are super crispy, slightly salty and loaded with garlic.
3 oz measured out = a whole lotta garlic goodness
I ate my grilled asparagus like “fries” too. (1 points+)
NEW AT FRIENDS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
What are your favorite type of fries?
I absolutely LOVE sweet potato fries, but, if I must go with a potato ~ it’s all about curly or criss cut fries. I am pretty sure I’ve NEVER met a “fry” I didn’t like.