Happy Wednesday all! My day started out in the usual way….coffee, train and then, I rocked run #2 of 4 this week. After my 33 minute run/walk, I couldn’t wait to dig into breakfast.
I never really thought about how I feel about Jelly/Jam until my co-worker asked me the other day if I ever use it.
I think when you have really good natural peanut butter on delicious bread, like Bay Muffins, you need nothing else (other than maybe banana “chips” on top!) (7 points+)
Or super sweet pineapple.
I think that I should’ve maybe had a pre-workout snack because I was hungry ALL DAY long. Only ONE more day and I get to hit up the Farmer’s Market to restock ~ yes!
I snacked on these Weight Watchers Cinnamon Pops about an hour later (2 points+) I LOVE these ~ it’s the “frosting” on top that makes them just melt in your mouth.
Lunch involved more Sucotash & Potstickers (7 points+). I think this actually tastes even better the next day because all the flavors blend in.
Spicy Asian Peanut Slaw (2 points+)
All week LONG I have been dreaming of my Iced Coconut Dirty Latte, but, there are 0 Starbuck’s near work. I pondered riding the bikes to get one, but, couldn’t figure out how to carry my drink back
Instead, I settled for a medium Peet’s Iced Dirty Latte ~ it’s ok, but, not the same (4 points+)
What made it worth it was they had MORE of Jo’s Dark Chocolate Sea Salted Caramels. They go so well with coffee (2 points+)
This afternoon we were all invited to the “Lemonade” stand at work.
Pink Lemonade, Grapes Galore…..made with REAL FRUIT JUICE!
Plus Organic Fruits from the Orchard….
That were used to make up the new Annie’s Organic Orchard Fruit Snacks!
The NEW Orchard Fruits are made with REAL FRUIT & each package contains 1 serving of fruit.
The perfect healthy 2 points+ treat whenever a sugar craving hits.
Which fruit would you pick?
Strawberry, Cherry, Apple or Grape?
Can you believe we had a Fruit Snack Party and I haven’t tasted any?!
I saved mine to try them with The Husband because they are his favorite and I wanted to share them with him…
Now that, my friends, is LOVE!
Just a few of the many reasons why I LOVE Annie’s!
Speaking of things I LOVE…..
I didn’t have to cook at all tonight ~ I just pulled out our delicious Grilled “Sticky” BBQ Chicken that I made last night.
This is the EASIEST chicken you will ever make for only 3 points+ a drumstick!
All I do is grill our drumsticks for 35 minutes, then, cover them in BBQ sauce every 3-4 minutes coating them twice.
If you are firing up the grill, make extra so you don’t have to cook the next night!
Trader Joe’s Baked Onion Rings (2 points+)
Crunchy, colorful salads…..
Start with 0 Points+ options to “build” in the crunch…..
* Organic Romaine
* Organic Red Cabbage (I LOVE the color & texture!)
* Organic Broccoli Slaw + Organic Shredded Carrots
* Organic Yellow Bell Pepper
* A few Organic Cherry Tomatoes
Add in a few treats that make your salad something you want to eat
* 1 Tbsp Dry Roasted Sun Flower Seeds (1 points+)
* 1/8 Avocado (1 points+)
* I had 1 oz LF Sharp Cheddar, but, ummm, I ate it before it was on the salad (2 points+)
Flavor it up with your favorite low-fat dressing
* Topped with 2 Tbsp Newman’s Light Lime Vinaigrette (2 points+)
The secret to a great tasting salad in my book is adding a few “fun” things to eat like sunflower seeds and creamy AVOCADO to go with all that crunch!
I made The Husband’s into a BBQ Chicken Salad with Baked Onion “Croutons” to make it easier for him to eat…..both versions are awesome and take 10 minutes or less to make!
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Name one thing you are absolutely LOVING right now!