Happy Friday all! Thanks for all the nice comments, emails, etc. on my Keurig K-Cup Ambassadorship. It was really interesting to listen to all of your thoughts and I thought I’d share some helpful tips that I’ve learned over the past few years with my Keurig. I honestly have been using Keurig for as long as I have know Tracey of TJ’s Test Kitchen. I totally blame her (in a good way!) for getting me hooked!
I actually drink a lot of coffee (like all day!), but, rarely post it because I drink it straight up, nothing added and all day long (0 points+). My adventures with the Eat Clean Diet actually taught me to drink my coffee black ~ I used to be a total creamer girl.
All of the reviews and comments you will read from me about Keurig will be purely my honest opinion ~ good, not so good or indifferent. I promise you all will not have to listen to me ramble on every day about Keurig and all that, but, I did think it was important enough to share these tips.
K-CUPS ARE INEXPENSIVE WHEN…..
- It is CHEAPER to order your coffee online than it is to buy it at Target. If you sign up for the Keurig Rewards Program, you will receive 10-15% off and emails with discounts and accumulate points for free stuff. The BEST part in my opinion is that you can buy 5 pack samplers to try a flavor and if you spend $45 shipping is free. It’s free to join.
- My other favorite site to buy my k-cups on is CoffeeWiz.Com. They sell the 24 packs (versus the 12 or 18 you get at the store) for the same price as what you buy the smaller packs for. If you sign up for their emails, you get discount codes to use. Order over $65 and shipping is free.
- Costco & Sam’s Club sell HUGE packs of 80 cups for around $35-$40.
- Cool Ambassadors give you coupons and host giveaways!
I do agree with those of you who mentioned the non-recyclability of K-Cups and those who want to use their own coffee flavors. Until the folks are Keurig can find a way to make their cups compostable…..The answer to this is…..The Keurig Coffee Filter!
I bought mine at Target for about $15 and it comes with a re-usable coffee filter. If you are a fan of French Pressed Coffee, use this ~ it’s just like it!
So, there you have it! I LOVE my Keurig Brewer and cannot imagine living without it.
My other love ~ Lattes!!! This morning I wasn’t really hungry so breakfast turned into a Nonfat Decaf Latte with a banana.
I had exactly what I was craving today for lunch. It started off with a Morning Star Spicy Black Bean Burger with all the fixin’s on a Sara Lee Honey Wheat Thin Bun.
Served up with a gigantic mound of Kale Chips sans the parmesan to save my WPA.
Cherry Tomato “salad”
All together with fizzy water and a side of ketchup for dipping my crunchy kale chip “fries” in.
I finished with the last of our watermelon for dessert.
The first thing I do when I get out of bed is make coffee to drink while getting ready. Then, I take or buy coffee. Every afternoon, I make more to have as a snack ~ sometimes it’s decaf and sometimes it is regular.
I really like the Barista Prima Coffee House Italian Roast cups because they are just strong enough without being too strong and tasty hot or over ice.
As I was sipping away on my coffee and staring at the pantry, I saw these Sugar Cones and knew I wanted to have one for snack.
I figured if I ate just a cone, you all might think I am a bit odd….although I’ve totally done that too.
I mean, it’s a 1 points+ cookie.
I whipped up a batch of Homemade Simply Filling Strawberry Banana Ice Cream by putting a spin on my Chocolate Banana Ice Cream Recipe.
I took 1 frozen banana sliced with 5 strawberries and a splash of milk to make one gigantic bowl of creamy ice cream that is 100% Simply Filling
All you have to do is count that WPA for the cone or any toppings.
When The Husband got home from work, we packed up for our weekend trip and headed over to Mary’s Pizza Shack for dinner.
I had to try the Minestrone Soup when the server said if you LOVE spicy foods, try this…..um, ok .
I am totally re-creating this soup in the winter ~ it was smoky, spicy, salty and chunky.
Side Salad with 1 Tbsp ranch, fork dipped (2 WPA for the dressing)
I had a super proud moment in that I ordered soup & salad at a pizza/pasta place. So, I rewarded myself with bread ~ gahhhh! I couldn’t resist today….it was worth it though. (4 WPA)
STATS (12 am – 830pm):
- 2,077 calories burned
- 3,591 steps taken
- 7 WPA used, 10 WPA remaining (26 daily points+)
Let the weekend begin!