Happy Sunday all! Thanks for all the great comments on my Bake Sale Cookie Madness Recipes. I think my FAVORITE part about most of the recipes is that you can make up just as many as you want to eat – you don’t have to make up an entire 2 dozen. They all freeze well too so you can always put them straight in the freezer, then, portion them out whenever you want a treat.
In cased you missed the recipes, here are all the links for the recipes with the points+ values – just click a name and it will take you to the recipe.
It was nice taking the weekend off from posting since I had all of my posts ready to go. The only thing is now I am playing catch up with you all.
We had a blast this weekend going to the Davis Farmer’s Market, then, to Sushi at Mikuni’s and buying some fun new things today (more on that tomorrow!)
Since it’s late my goal is to keep this short and sweet – think I can do it?! Hope so!
I wasn’t super hungry before we left but knew if I didn’t eat something I’d be starving in an hour.
A Perfectly Hard Boiled Egg (2 points+)
Road Trip “Bucks” Venti Iced Dirty Latte (nonfat decaf latte with 1 pump mocha) (4 points+
The Davis Farmer’s Market is the first Farmer’s Market I’ve ever been to that was so overwhelming. There were so many people including live bands and a little bit of everything. I honestly wanted to stop and look at it all (translate – take pictures of it all), but, there was just too much.
Here are some highlights.
I am not sure what these are but they looked funky enough for me to take a picture
Did you all know it takes this many olives to make 1 bottle of olive oil?!
I honestly NEVER knew that Endive grew like Palm Trees….
I’ve never heard or thought to make Pistachio butter, but, after trying it, I don’t need to worry about it….it looks cool but tastes just ok.
One of the BEST parts of the new Weight Watchers Points Plus Program ~ FREE FRUIT SAMPLES!!!
New to me Fruit ~ this is like a super sweet grapefruit and it’s called “Oroblanco”.
The Husband got all too excited when he saw this vendor…..
And you totally know he HAD to get a Polish Dog
After spending the morning strolling around the market and downtown Davis looking at all the shops, we headed over to Mikuni’s ~ one of my FAVORITE Sushi places ever.
I ventured out and tried what might be my new all time favorite new roll ~ it was INCREDIBLE
I started with their “small” (not at all) Organic Green Salad ~ I took off most of the crunchies (4 points+)
Did I mention I LOVE this roll?! That would be an entire line of Sriracha on the right that I rolled each piece in. (10 points+ estimate)
I surprisingly didn’t buy a ton of stuff because they didn’t have too much produce out. I did however pick up a few treats.
PUMPKIN SPICE on the left, Green Chili Corn on the right!
SunBlest Orchards Apricot Bar-B-Que Sauce ~ sweet, smoky, spicy ~ I had to buy it!
I also bought a bag of their Apples and Dried Apricots to add as salad toppers, in trail mix, for snack, the options are endless.
Dinner was just indulging on a few of my finds and I didn’t take pictures ~ I had a Pumpkin Spice Tortilla with 2 tsp whipped butter and some strawberries.
I started my day off by heading over to my Weight Watchers meeting and LOSING 2.0 LBS!!! I was so pumped to be back on the losing track and I definitely think I owe it all to my leaders suggestion of having protein to start my early days. It really helped to keep me from starving all day long. Thanks again to all of you for the congrats on Twitter & Facebook ~ it is so fun when we can celebrate together.
After my meeting, I stopped at Starbuck’s and grabbed a banana plus a Venti Iced Dirty Latte for breakfast before doing our shopping for the week (4 points+).
The Husband requested Chipotle for lunch….the SUPER COOL PART was running into TJ and her man as I was walking in ~ I love it when that happens
I got the usual mix:
* Lettuce (0)
* Chicken (5)
* Pico de Gallo (0)
* Corn Salsa (1)
* A little cheese (less than a serving) (2)
* GUACAMOLE! (4)
Dinner involved the new BBQ sauce I couldn’t wait to break into.
I sprinkled our tri tip with a little canola oil, sea salt and black pepper then grilled it for 30 minutes. During the last 7 minutes, I brushed it with this Apricot BBQ Sauce.
It was AMAZING!!! We both totally LOVED it and I LOVE the fact that you don’t have to marinade it the day before. You really can taste hints of all the ingredients in there….slightly smoky, slightly spicy, a little fruity and a little sweet. (4 points+)
I made 3 light sides to go with the dish because I wanted to save room for the pie I made up.
Western Potatoes (2 points+)
Big Salad a la The Husband
In the mix:
* Organic Greens, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, mini peppers
* 3 candied walnuts (2 points+)
* 1 Tbsp Sprinkle of Apple-Cots (so good) (0 Points+)
* 1 Tbsp TJ’s Balsamic Vinaigrette
I honestly cannot wait to make this again ~ we totally LOVED it!
I have been wanting to make THIS WEIGHT WATCHERS CREAMY LEMON PIE ever since I saw the recipe a few weeks back. It’s super easy to make too.
Crumb 6 whole cinnamon graham crackers in the food processor for the crunch.
Add to 2 Tbsp melted butter.
Press into the bottom of a pie pan sprayed with nonstick spray.
Prep the filling ~ whip 2 eggs with 1 can of FF Condensed Milk.
Whisk in 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1 1/2 lemons) and 1 Tbsp Lemon Zest.
Pour into the Pie shell and bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Chill for an hour or more then slice into 10 slices. OMG ~ this pie does not taste healthy at all and I bet you could totally use lime to make it “Key Lime” pie. This is a total keeper for sure! (4 points+ per slice). Click HERE for the recipe.
HERE IS WHAT IS ON THE MENU THIS WEEK
Continuing with the protein theme ~ I will post the recipes below as I make them.
* Chicken Rollatini over Egg Noodles
* Apple Maple Turkey Burgers, Sweet Potato Fries, Salad
* Slow Cooker Southwestern Steak Tacos
* LUNCHES ~ Flat Out Amazing Pizza & Roasted Beet, Cheese & Pistachio Salad!
NEW AT FRIENDS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
* New Tip of the Week & 4 Points+ French Fries Guest Recipe ~ check them out at the bottom of the page!
What is on your menu this week? Are you trying any new recipes, foods or treats?