Happy Tuesday all! Thank you all for the nice comments and welcome back on yesterday’s post. You made my day awesome which was definitely a plus. If you were like me, today was a bit rough goin’ as it was my first day back in the office after a 2 week break. For those wondering, part of that break consisted of a 10 day cruise to the Panama Canal with stops in Aruba, Columbia, Panama x’s 2 and Costa Rica. I am hoping to spend a few Wordless Wednesdays sharing some snap shots from our trip with you all.
Speaking of Snap Shots, I couldn’t just post one picture when I went to share my day with you so you are all getting “all the pictures”.
My morning stated with a little “orange juice”. I find it more satisfying to have a zero point Cutie than to have 4 smartpoints of juice.
Paired with a 5 smartpoint Eggwich. 1 slice of Nature’s Own Honey Oat (2 sp), topped with 1/2 Tbsp Land o Lakes whipped butter (1) and a “fried” egg (2).
Sliced in half, doubled up and delicious. I did grab another Starbuck’s tall nonfat cappucino on my way in for a little liquid motivation to get through my day.
Yesterday I made up a batch of my 3 SmartPoints Butternut Squash, Sausage & Kale Soup for lunches. I froze 3 containers to have for future lunches or dinners when I have zero time to cook.
If you haven’t tried this soup, I highly recommend it as one of my all time favorites. It’s so easy to make and you can make it easier buying precut butternut and kale from Trader Joe’s.
I paired it with a crunchy, tart nectarine.
Plus a 4 smartpoint Red Top 0% Blueberry Greek Yogurt for some protein staying power and a little sweetness for dessert.
Also not pictured was the Nip Caramel Candy I stole from my co-workers desk. If you have these, you might as well go for 2 of them as I learned today 1 is 2 smartpoints but 2 are only 3 smartpoints.
I always pack extra snacks with enough for my day to have a snack after each meal or to have an extra snack if I stay late. I didn’t have my AM snack as I was too busy but I definitely made up for it later in the day.
My afternoon snack was fantastic. 2 oz Columbo Buffalo Chicken (1 sp) with a Trader Joe’s Lite String Cheese (2 sp) and an apple. Would you all believe this only cost me 3 smartpoints?! Deal!
I ended up staying later than planned at work and I finally dove into the Macadamia Nuts I brought back from the Hacienda aka Farm we visited in Costa Rica. 1 Tbsp = 2 smartpoints
To balance this out and make my snack more satisfying and keep me from devouring everything when I walked in the door at 8 pm, I added a zero point banana.
The Husband was in charge of picking a dinner from our Menu Board on the fridge. He decided on pulling out the 3 smartpoints Lentil Soup with Sausage & Kale I had frozen in the freezer.
I am not sure about all of you but I totally eat soup just so I can have a slice of delicious bread with it.
1 toasty, cheesy, garlic slice of Texas Toast for 5 smart points.
Bringing my entire dinner to just 8 smartpoints.
Here is the crazy part and what I kinda love about Weight Watchers Smart Points. Even with all the 28 smartpoints worth of food I had above, I still have 2 smartpoints left in my day for something else. I may dive into more Macadamia nuts or maybe scoop some Biscoff or Nutella and I may not use them.
What I can say is, isn’t it the best feeling when you have a healthy day packed with delicious homemade food, that ticks all your food groups and is within your smartpoints budget?
Definitely a success I’ll build on tomorrow.