I LOVE Earth Day ~ Not just because we get super cool stuff at work and get a fun catered Whole Foods Lunch, but, because, it’s one day a year that everyone has a chance to think about just ONE THING they can do to be GREENER.
If only we had Earth Month, imagine what we could do to our environment. I have LOVED hearing all the ways you all want to be GREENER this year….For me, it is to NOT USE a single paper or plastic bag but to ALWAYS carry a reusable bag or not buy what’s in my hands if I can’t carry it. I am also trying to used little to NO Ziploc bags.
I carry Chico Bags in my purse for shopping at any store. Do you have one? If not, get one – they ROCK! Or, if you want to have a “fashionable” one, you can check out the Kingdom Magic Bags in My Open Sky Shop.
Both are fun to use whether you are at Target or NY& Co 😀
Since we are a GREEN COMPANY (voted 2010 Best Green Company– cool, huh?!), we do some FUN Earth Day Celebrating.
When I arrived at my desk, I had a super cute Annie’s Bag waiting for me in my chair.
I LOVE the Bookmark ~ it’s made out of SEEDS you plant 😀
We are so LOVED ~ goodies from Annie’s Friends ~ Clif, Stonyfield, R.W. Knudsen, Santa Cruz Organic, Amy’s and EO ~ *free* coupons for some delicious organic and natural food, as well as eco-information, recipes and more.
Along with an AWESOME letter from Annie, herself.
Have I ever told you how much I LOVE everything the company I work for stands for?! It’s seriously the CORE values and the passion for the environment and the people that make each day worth it….It’s hard not to be passionate about these things yourself!
Ok….There, I finally shared a little about where I work 😀 so now you know, if you didn’t know 😉 Moving on……
My day started with another Grande FF, Decaf, “Caramel Marshmallow” latte (2.5 pts)
Plus a Cheesy, Maple Sausage ~ wich. YUM!
Thomas Double Fiber English Muffin (1 pt)
Morning Star Maple Veggie Sausage (2 pts)
1 Melty Slice Cabot Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar (1 pt)
The morning flew by with Earth Day Trivia questions and fun Gardening prizes to be won :D
I actually didn’t mean to miss my morning snack, but, before I knew it, it was time for WHOLE FOODS
FRIDAY THURSDAY (in honor of Earth Day!)
Everything we used was from Seventh Generation & 100% compostable or recyclable – I LOVE that!
I started off with a Turkey Pinwheel ~ it was just ok…so I tossed it after a bite.
Plus a TON of the BEST Broccoli Salad ever ~ it had broccoli, red onions, cashews, sunflower seeds, raisins…..Basically it was worth my 8 pt estimate!
Sesame Noodle Salad ~ sounds and looks good, but, it wasn’t really…I tossed this too after 2 bites…life is just too short to waste your points on food that isn’t amazing.
1/2 a Turkey/Ham/Cheese Wrap that had Spicy Honey Dijon on Whole Wheat…..I LOVE wraps (6 pt estimate).
I had planned on only eating half of this cookie, but, it has EVERYTHING in it ~ oatmeal, raisins, craisins, white chocolate chips. dark chocolate chunks, coconut, WHOLE almonds….Um, ya, I ate it ALL (3 or probably more pts)
I was STUFFED all afternoon, but, at least I was stuffed with Whole Foods goodness :D I knew I needed to lighten up dinner a bit and get in some GREENS.
I decided to clean out our fridge and tossed a bunch of veggies with some frozen potatoes for “O’Brien Hash Browns”.
I used 2 tsp Olive OIl at the start and added 2 tsp more while cooking to make it 1 tsp per serving!
I took the rest of the veggies and sautéed them for my Egg White Scramble….The secret ingredient ~ KALE!
Plus 1/2 cup liquid egg whites, sea salt & black pepper. (1 point per 1/2 cup!)
I turned off the heat and added a small pinch of shaved parmesan and tomatoes.
MMMM….but, do you know what was missing?
SRIRACHA!!! My entire egg mix was only…..1 POINT!
1/2 c of my potato mix cooked in 1 tsp olive oil (2 pts!)
TWO slices of TJ’s turkey bacon for 1 point
Can you believe this entire plate clocked in at ONLY FOUR POINTS (less than 300 calories)?!
Total contentment 😀 ~ The Kale in my eggs was AWESOME – it absorbed all the flavors and added a nice nuttiness.
ONE MORE DAY TO ENTER TO WIN A FUROCHIC ~ check it out because I guarantee you will want one – they are SO FUN and if you are like me and can’t wrap for sh*&, this is the solution 😀
Oh, and for those wondering…..THE HUSBAND picked that title….like the song, I think??
Happy Friday Eve all!!!