I started my day off super early with two AWESOME things. A great informational call with the simply AMAZING Shane from Enviromental Booty and Starbuck’s! I savored my “Dirty Latte” (grande ff decaf latte with 2 pumps mocha) (3 pts) while we chatted it up ~ check out all her sites, I think she will impress you too 🙂
Since I was starving and not wanting to wait until I got to work, I decided to pick up one of their breakfasts. The only thing was I couldn’t exactly eat it in the car since I couldn’t take my pictures ~ oops 🙂
I picked up their recommended High Energy Power Protein Plate.
I LOVE how they show their stats without the Peanut Butter (6 pts)….
And with (8 pts)
I LOVE it when an ingredient list tells you something is added to prevent your food from being “RETARDED” ~ nice 😉
Here is everything you get for 370 calories. I gave away the peanut butter packet to my co-worker to save 2 points. You could also save 2 points by popping the yolk out of the egg or skipping the cheese. I ate everything except the pb for 6 pts.
I really wasn’t feeling my lunch today but I wanted to get out. I have been obsessing over Panda Express vegetables so today is a total repeat of Friday (sorry all ~ sometimes you just gotta have it!)
Mushroom Chicken ~ 3 pts!
Fire Cracker Chicken that was sooooo spicy it made my lips burn! (4 pts)
A bunch of steamed veggies with Dinosaur Trees ~ I heart Dinosaur Trees!
You didn’t really think I could go and pass up the Froyo next door when I have a 10% off pass, did you? I had half vanilla with 1/2 pineapple with sprinkles and mini yogurt chips…4 pts and totally worth it. Someday I WILL get their large container – then again that could be bad since it’s all self serve 🙂
I had planned on skipping my afternoon snack since my lunch kept me full. However, my co-worker wanted to sample some chocolate so I broke out the CHOCOLOVE that Jasmine sent me!
Cherries and Almonds in Dark Chocolate!
Check out the AWESOME stats 3 pts for SIX pieces (1/3 OF THE BAR).
Ok, you all would be totally proud. Since I know I didn’t NEED anything, I only had one little heart square for less than a pt!!! It’s tasty – nutty, crunchy and just a hint of cherry after.
I had printed out this Weight Watchers Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Broccoli Recipe last week to make for dinner tonight. Since I was too lazy to make my own fresh bread crumbs, I decided to use the Panko Bread Crumbs I received at the Foodbuzz Blogger Festival.
Ronzoni sent us this Smart Taste pasta that seems interesting. I like that it is fortified with calcium and Vitamin D.
The Husband likes that it is white pasta, but, has wheat pasta stats.
One reason I LOVE having a food scale is for when recipes call for 12 oz and your package is more. I am not sure how I’d portion out 2.5 oz without my scale.
Bet you all only thought I used my scale to measure portions sizes, huh?!
I thought the cooking instructions were a bit off, however, I followed them exactly boiling the pasta for only 12 minutes to make it a dente.
Total fail! I don’t think I’ve ever seen penne split into spaghetti ~ oops. I really think if you are going to cook with the Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta it should only be cooked for like 10 minutes, not 12 unless you want mush 🙁
I still went with it and made my WW Baked Macaroni and Cheese. I boosted the protein a little by adding some grilled basic chicken breast.
The verdict ~ um, well, it looks about as good as it tastes. We both didn’t really love this recipe ~ it was a bit bland and felt like it was missing something. I cannot even convince The Husband to have leftovers with me tomorrow LOL….bummer. I LOVE days I don’t have to cook. *sigh*…..
I do think this would’ve been better using Annie’s Shells & White Cheddar with grilled chicken and steamed broccoli…am I biased?! 😀
Alright, nothing too exciting for a Monday….sorta bland like my pasta dinner 😀
Do you ever think some days you are not meant to cook? I think that is how my day went down today, partly by choice, partly by a total cooking flop……
Good thing Scandalous Bachelor is on tonight to spice things up a bit.
WHOSE GOING HOME OR NOT???? I cannot wait….