I LOVE LONG Weekends especially when we are not running around all over the place. I totally stand by the thought of when they created the work week it should’ve been more “balanced”….lke 4 days work, 3 days off or something like that…..5 days and 2 days is just not the same LOL.
This morning I started my day with a few of my favorite Power Foods that fit Simply Filling.
Eggs!!! They are a go to for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks….2 points+
Fat Free Lattes!!! You can totally have a Starbuck’s Latte EVERY day on Simply Filling…that was totally a motivator and justification for going to Starbuck’s when I did CORE
Today I had a Grande FF Decaf Latte with Caramel Drizzle (3 points+)
All rounded out with banana ~ all Power Foods, all Simply Filling and one super easy 5 points+ breakfast.
Nope, I am not doing Simply Filling just yet, but, my brain is “thinking” that way so I can mentally prepare for it in January…..it really is easier than you think when you put your mind to it.
Today’s lunch was a Free Salad from our Café thanks to my boss. I actually wanted to get a grilled chicken salad, but, they only had Tri Tip (yup, The Husband was wondering why I didn’t bring him one home).
One of the BEST go to meals you could have on Simply Filling when dining out is salad with grilled chicken, steak, shrimp, etc….dressing on the side….then, count the points+ for any dressing & toppings that are not Power Foods (like nuts, croutons, cheese).
Here is what was in my mix today (I LOVE that the Café will weigh my meat too!)
- Romaine, carrots
- Grilled veggies
- Shredded carrots
- 1 Tbsp Sunflower Seeds & 1 1/2 Tbsp dried cranberries (2 points+)
- 10 Croutons (2 points+)
- 3 oz Grilled Tri Tip (3 points+) ~ power food!
- 2 Tbsp FF Sesame Ginger Dressing on the side (2 points+)
There was also a Biscoff Cookie in there for dessert that went unphotographed (1 points+)
When I got home I snacked on an apple with 1 Tbsp Peanut Butter ~ I was too lazy to cut my apple and I totally may or may not have licked my peanut butter container (3 points+).
I LOVE nights when you do NOT have to cook ~ dinner was exactly the same as last night, but, probably even tastier.
My favorite new salad mix topped with 1 Tbsp Newman’s Lite LIme Vinaigrette (1 points+)
Bubble Up Pizza Casserole (10 points+)! I was actually thinking you could easily make this up using spaghetti or maybe even gnocchi……although I do LOVE those biscuit dough balls.
I think I am going to head to weigh in tomorrow so I don’t have to stress over any sodium or what not in the foods we eat and/or drink for New Year’s Eve…..I’ll keep you all posted on how it goes.
What are you all doing to ring in the New Year???
I was actually telling The Husband tonight that I think we are officially getting old because I am SO EXCITED for our Nothingness New Year’s! We usually have friends over or we go to our friends house to celebrate. I am so excited to stay in ~ watch movies, maybe play some board games and there are talks of Chinese Food so there will be NO cooking! We might even celebrate on East Coast time…..LOL…..The funny part…..I can’t wait!
Let the weekend begin!!!!