Happy Meatless Monday all! Just as predicted last night, today I was pretty much hungry allllll day long. Despite never feeling full, I stuck to healthy choices and I am proud to say that today I made it another tasty Simply Filling Meatless Monday.
Breakfast started off in the usual fashion with The Husband whipping up Healthy Egg Rolls for us. He said since today was fall like, he made a Jack ‘O Lantern. I told him it was the grumpy Jay face lol. 5 points+ (SF + 1 WPA)
Normally eggs hold me over, but, not today. 3 hours later I grabbed a banana to snack on.
And a packaged of the new Weight Watchers Kettle Corn Popcorn Crisps we got yesterday. I think these were just ok ~ it’s like having salty/sugary rice cakes. 2 points+ (SF + 2 WPA)
The Husband had the day off and stopped by the office to have lunch with me. We hit up his usual favorite place ~ Buckhorn’s for Yik Yak Salads sans the chicken.
I forgot how much I LOVE sugar peas ~ crunchy, sweet and totally delicious raw.
In the mix: greens, cabbages, crispy pasta, cilantro, green onions, jicama, red peppers, snow peas, and toasted almonds. I had the sesame dressing on the side for fork dipping. I skipped the tortilla too.
6 points+ (SF + 6 WPA)
This salad actually did pretty good holding me over most of the afternoon. I grabbed two pieces of fruit for my commute home so I would avoid eating the kitchen when I walked in the door.
A super sweet green pluot
And a nectarine ~ they both totally hit the spot.
Tonight’s dinner is one of my favorite Meatless Main’s: Baked Cheesy Caprese Pasta.
I sliced up 3 of the big Heirloom tomatoes I picked up at the Farmer’s Market and topped them with a sprinkle of sea salt and black pepper while the broiler preheated and the pasta cooked.
Top with low-fat shredded mozzarella and parmesan.
Broil for 3 minutes until the cheese gets all melty and browned. These tomatoes are so tasty by themselves, even more delicious over the spicy garlic pasta.
After the pasta cooks according to the packaged instructions, I the spicy garlic oil and fresh basil.
Toss and serve!
While I cooked the Baked Caprese Pasta, The Husband took another tomato and made up his version of a fresh caprese salad.
Drizzled with this Balsamic Glaze we picked up at Trader Joe’s.
Normally I’d say make your own (it’s so easy by simply boiling to reduce balsamic). However, this was pretty darn tasty and it doesn’t leave your house smelling like vinegar.
Fast, fresh, delicious and I cannot wait for leftovers! 2 points+ (SF)
1 cup pasta with 2 tomato slices for 10 points+ (SF)
A special thanks to Trevor for the shout out today by including me in his list of the Top 8 Blogs That Have Influenced him ~ it’s a pretty great list to be included in.
- Daily points: 25 points+, 0 WPA used, 49 WPA remaining
- Simply Filing: 9 WPA used, 34 WPA remaining
Get Out Alive and Siberia are starting ~ the two shows we are both totally addicted to and can’t wait to watch every Monday.
QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What shows are you addicted to watching this summer?