Happy Sunday all! Thanks for all the nice comments and congrats on my loss this week. It is definite motivation to stay on track and keep on workin’ it.
I have never been a fan of the Thin Breads because they still taste like “diet” bread to me. However, when I saw that Thomas had Cinnamon Raisin Bagel Thins, I thought it was worth giving them another try.
The first thing I ALWAYS look at when I pick up a new product, is the ingredient list. I LOVE that they spell this out on their wrapper.
3 points+ a bagel (same as my FAVORITE Trader Joe’s Bread).
Topped with 1 Tbsp Natural Honey Roasted Peanut Butter (6 points+)
Plus a Grape~Orange? Not sure what they call it. I bought these at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday ~ it’s a cross between an orange and a grapefruit.
They are so sweet and juicy and you don’t really taste the grapefruit (yeah!)
Yes, I totally have a thing for making faces with my food ~ what can I say?! I am a kid at heart.
After breakfast, I decided to get to work on our garden. Since we have had funky weather, we have been waiting to plant it this year.
THE LOVE GARDEN! (The Husband made these signs when he built my garden box last year).
I rototilled the soil myself by hand then, planted all of these:
* Crookneck Squash
* Cubano Peppers
* Lemon Thyme
* Roma Tomatoes
* Sweet Basil
* Japanese Cucumbers
THE LOVE CHILD ~ Sweet 100 Cherry Tomato.
Lunch today was sort of random. I started off with a banana and a Mini Babybel light cheese to tied me over while I made up a few new recipes with avocados (1 points+)
I will be posting my recipes for these soon….first up.
Black Bean, AVOCADO, Corn Salsa
Crunchy Guacamole with Pomegranate Seeds (I LOVE the sweet crunch and the color!)
The BEST part of buying a veggie tray for picture presentation is that we now have a ton of veggies to snack on all week.
I actually never portioned out a plate, but, snacked on these veggies and 12 tortilla chips with a little of each dip. (9 points+ for my nibbles)
I also snacked on some pineapple and cantaloupe as I cut them up.
Our dinner plans totally changed today after we kept smelling everyone barbecuing. I am glad we did because dinner totally HIT THE SPOT.
BBQ Chicken Legs (my favorite way to eat grilled chicken!) (3 points+)
I LOVE this salad and could honestly eat an entire bowl of it.
1/2 cup Harvest Grain Salad (4 points+)
Corn that we got for $0.25 each!
Deliciousness (my placemat is a napkin folded out )
I am pretty sure I am going to snack on some more fruit before the night is over.
NEW AT FRIENDS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
HERE IS MY MINI MENU FOR THE WEEK
Did I mention yet that I bought 1 LB of Organic Mixed Greens too ~ lots of salads planned this week
* Carne Asada Taco Salad in tortilla “shells”
* Chef Salads or one of my ideas below
* BLTA’s with Kale Chips
* Shrimp & Chickpea Salad
Other ideas that I STILL want to make Clean Eating Collard Greens with Spicy Shrimp and Turkey Sausage, Sopitas de Tortilla, French Dip Sandwiches, 9 points+ & Made with BEER, Shrimp Cobb Salad
What is on your menu this week? Anything new, fun, or exciting?