Happy Friday all!!! This morning was definitely a Starbuck’s morning.
THREE of my FAVORITE WAYS to lighten up My Starbuck’s Drink include….
1. Get Fat Free Milk ~ saves 1+ points+
2. Get it iced ~ saves 2-3 points+
3. Reduce your # of pumps…each pump of Mocha is 1 Points+, so you could save several points+ not having the usual 5 pumps added to a grande
But, really, when you walk in….just order a DIRTY LATTE like this
Grande Fat Free Decaf, Nonfat Latte with 1 Pump Mocha (4 points+)
Can someone tell me why my Starbuck’s STILL uses the Christmas Cups? They are fun, but, I am wondering if they are now just ahead of the game for Valentine’s day
I didn’t really want anything for breakfast but I knew I NEEDED to eat something.
Orowheat Double Fiber English Muffin with 1 Tbsp Whipped Butter (5 points+)
We had a working lunch today at work and we ordered TR2 (again!) I pretty much can NEVER pass up their delicious shredded chicken. I decided to venture out and order their Chicken Burrito for a change and it was AMAZING. There honestly is just something to be said about a REAL flour tortilla, REAL CHEESE, rice and chicken ~ LOVE!
They do not have nutritional information so I went on the high side and estimated all the ingredients in the burrito (tortilla, rice, beans, cheese, chicken, salsa) ~ 14 points+ estimate.
I actually cut it in half with “thoughts” I’d only eat half…but, I ate every delicious bite and I’d do it all over again….AMAZING even though the picture doesn’t show it.
Dinner tonight was a NEW TO ME WEIGHT WATCHER RECIPE!!! I have been wanting to make THIS COCONUT SHRIMP RECIPE ever since I saw it in the Weight Watchers Weekly Meeting handout.
I pretty much followed the recipe, but, made a few changes (click HERE to get the recipe):
* I used half coconut & half panko bread crumbs to make it crunchier & less sweet
* I added crushed red pepper flakes to add some heat to the sweet
I was really intrigued by this recipe because the “batter” includes flour, baking soda, BEER, and sea salt (I added black pepper too).
Make sure pat your shrimp dry with paper towels to help them get crispy, not soggy when they cook.
After prepping all my ingredients, I set up a “dipping” station assemble line.
Dip it & shake it in flour.
Dunk it and shake the excess “beer batter” mix off.
Roll it and press it in the coconut mix.
Place on a cookie sheet and spray with nonstick cooking spray to help it get crispy.
Repeat a bazillion times then, bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes or until the shrimp are cooked through & crispy like.
I totally pick the BIGGEST SHRIMP on the tray to make sure I got the most for my 6 points+ (4 shrimp are in a serving.)
Served over mixed greens and drizzle with the BEST DRESSING EVER ~ 2 Tbsp Trader Joe’s Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette (8 points+ for my entire Spicy Peanut Coconut Shrimp Salad)
These might just be better than the REAL DEAL…..you definitely need a good dressing or a sweet & spicy chili dipping sauce to bring make out the flavor of the shrimp.
What is your FAVORITE drink order at Starbuck’s or Pete’s coffee?
I have 3 favorites ~ a Dirty Latte (above, hot or iced ~ it’s just like chocolate milk), a regular latte with caramel sauce drizzled on top (it makes it like a marshmallow) and occasionally a Chai Tea Latte (hot only, iced is weird to me).
Let the weekend begin!!