Happy Friday Eve all!! Gahhh, I cannot wait for the long weekend to begin…not that I am counting the days, minutes, seconds or anything I actually made breakfast this morning in less than 2 minutes.
Ok, I really didn’t make it, but, it was everything I could grab as I literally ran out the door to catch the train (I made it with 2 minutes to spare!)
I WISH they would just sell these Quaker Oatmeal Square boxes just like this because they are in the perfect 4 points+ serving package.
Perfect for people like me who could easily eat the ENTIRE box and wonder where it went when I only portioned out 1 or 2 servings It’s another reason I don’t buy ice cream too…it disappears (by the spoonful) when I haven’t even had a serving LOL.
Today was a rest day since I am walking like an old lady after yesterday’s TRAVEL BOOTCAMP!
Instead, I skipped straight to my mid morning snack. I thought about doing my step-by-step mango cutting shots that I learned at BlogHERFOOD, but, I resisted so my co-workers wouldn’t think I was picture crazy
Instead, you all will have to settle for my Mango Monster! (2 points+)
Work has been insanely busy this week so lunch was eaten at my desk. More Spicy Peanut Noodles with Chicken (10 points+). I think this gets better each day as the flavors meld together.
Dessert ~ two Biscoff Cookies! (2 points+) As I was eating these today, I decided I want to try to re-create them and maybe attempt to make their spread too.
I traded in my Mid-Afternoon snack for PopChips! when my co-worker hit the jack pot getting two bags for the price of 1
3 points+ for the entire bag….
I have been waiting to make this Weight Watchers Kale with Bacon & Cannellini Beans recipe ever since I saw it last week. I resisted making a special trip to the store since we were out of town.
But, tonight….I couldn’t wait!
Start off by cooking up 3 slices of bacon!
Remove the bacon, leaving the bacon “juices” (it just sounds better!) and add onion, garlic and crushed red pepper flakes.
Resist eating the bacon bits while the onions cook!
You want to cook it until the onions are softened, about 10 minutes.
I skipped the saute the kale step and went straight to the add kale and broth step because I didn’t want my onions/garlic to burn.
After steaming for 10 minutes, add the beans and simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove from the heat and top with sea salt, raw sugar and balsamic vinegar.
You get 1/4 of the pan topped with 1/4 of the bacon for 5 points+ (I made 4 bacon piles and resisted eating it!)
Completely and totally delicious! You can really taste the bacon in the kale and beans followed up with the sweet caramelized onions. I am definitely making this again,
I served up HUGE artichokes on the side with 1 Tbsp Light Mayo (is it weird this is the ONLY way I like mayo?!) Funny….(1 points+)
The perfect filling low points+ dinner for 6 points+! Click HERE for the recipe.
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My Memorial Day Recipe ideas will be going up tonight or tomorrow!
What is your FAVORITE way to eat Kale?