Happy Sunday all! I noticed something that is funny about me this morning ~ I make “simple” breakfasts on the weekend when I have all the time in the world and “complicated” time consuming breakfasts during the week. Why is that?! I bet it’s that whole principle of if you tell yourself you “can’t” have something, you automatically want it even if you don’t like it. Totally makes sense, right?
Breakfast today was a Double Fiber Thomas English Muffin with 1 Tbsp Whipped Butter (3 pts).
Plus a huge banana that I shared with The Husband (1 pt).
I was pretty proud of myself for making my breakfast BEFORE we left for the donut shop. The Husband had FOUR donuts and I had NONE ~ go me!
I lounged around for a bit and decided to have a small snack before I did a little shopping and went for my pedicure which was FANTASTIC. I actually think my feet thanked for me it since I’ve neglected them all winter. I LOVE my new pedicurist (is that what they are called) ~ she is so fun and we mixed two blue colors on my toes to make a new color. Next time I might pick a different color for each toe – why not?! 😀
Olive Oil & Rosemary Triscuits plus a Cabot RF Cheese (3 pts)
I wasn’t really hungry before I left but was starving when I got home at 2 pm. I had bought these “Vegetable Chips” for The Husband to try to get him away from regular chips.
The stats are the same as regular chips (3 pts for 1 serving)
But, I figure if you are going to eat chips, why not have them be “VEGETABLES”…I know, a chip is a chip and it’s still fried…it sounded like good logic though, right?
Being my OCD self, I had one of each color ~ Red and polka dot are my favorite ~ I think beet and taro, but, that is just a guess (counting 1 pt for my sampling). These were just ok to me, I’d rather have PopChips!
I have been craving Chow Mein now for a few weeks, so I figured it was time to whip out some YakiSoba Noodles for a healthier version. I LOVE these noodles and the fact that 1/2 the bag is only 4 points. You can see the type and nutritionals HERE.
Today’s Mix for 4 points per serving included:
1/2 red and 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1/4 c chopped red onion
1/2 c shredded carrots (didn’t have sprouts)
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
Handful of spinach
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 bag yakisoba noodles
1/2 c water
All topped with toasted sesame seeds and sriracha sauce. It’s super easy and fast to make (maybe 10 minutes). I cook the veggies in the oil for about 3-4 minutes, add the noodles plus water and sauce – cook for 2-3 minutes.
I spent the afternoon relaxing with The Food Network feeling no so bueno. I am not sure if it is my allergies or a cold, but, I hope it’s allergies and they go away soon. The Husband managed to talk me into beef (two nights in a row this morning when I was half asleep).
Dinner tonight was a 6 point Fancy Grilled Tri Tip Salad with Sweet Potato Croutons.
TJ’s Organic Herbed Mix Greens mixed with organic romaine
Sliced mini peppers
1/8 diced AVOCADO
1/4 c Sweet Potato “Croutons” ~ Roasted Sweet Potatoes
3 oz Grilled Tri Tip Marinated in CHAKA Sauce.
Annie’s Lite Herbed Balsamic Dressing
My FAVORITE two parts of the salad were the AVOCADO (obviously!) and the Sweet Potato Croutons. I have never added sweet potato to my salads before but it might be my favorite new thing.
I will catch up with your emails and comments tomorrow. For now, my Amazing Adventures of Diet Girl book is calling my name after I put my Blueberry Peach Steel Cut Oats in the crockpot.