I LOVE Spring ~ I think it’s my favorite time of year aside from Fall. The weather is perfect ~ not too hot, not too cold and well, you just want to be outside ALL the time when it’s 70-80 degrees. My workout was Spring Cleaning ALL day ~ I cleaned everything from top to bottom including our ceiling fans and windows. It’s awesome to look around our house now ~ it sparkles 😀
Breakfast: 2 slices Orowheat Light Whole Wheat Bread topped with 1 Tbsp Kettle Cashew Butter (3 pts)
I took a break after scrubbing 2 rooms to have a banana and Cabot Cheese (3 pts)
Lunch was “REAL SIMPLE”. I saw this recipe for Black-Eyed Peas With Bacon and Escarole when I was reading the March issue and knew I had to make it. I used Chickpeas for the Black Eyed Peas and minced my garlic versus slicing it. I have never had cooked escarole but I have to admit I LOVED it! This recipe took maybe 15 minutes to make and you can have it as a side or main dish. I picked main dish for 4 points. Such a deal!
For some additional protein, I had a TJ’s Organic LF Apple Yogurt. I like this flavor better than blueberry – surprising.
2 points a cup and nothing funky just like the other flavors.
Plus 2 Cuties for 1 point for dessert.
My afternoon snack was a Banana Berry Muffin with 1 tsp of melted Cashew Butter “frosting” (3 pts)
After I was finished cleaning our house, I ran to Trader Joe’s to pick up a few things for dinner. I know we honestly have enough food in our house that we can probably survive a month LOL, but, sometimes you just have to go with what you crave. As I was getting ready to walk out, I saw these Potato Latkes. I’ve never have Latkes and have always wanted to try so I picked some up.
3 points for 2 “fried” potatoes sounds pretty awesome to me.
I had planned on saving them for another time but The Husband saw them and was like let’s try. I ended up taking a bite, then, eating an entire one for 1 pt for an “appetizer” LOL. They are interesting to me – doughy like a pancake, but, potato/hashbrown like too. I like them.
As you all know I LOVE my Grill and BBQ year round even in the rain. But, there is something about spring that makes me feel the need to totally BBQ all the time. I have been craving a good burger, so I whipped up some “Works Burgers” sans mushrooms and with Muenster Cheese.
See, even my burger was happy that I made it 😀
The best sandwich/burger topper ever ~ AVOCADO!
Stacked high for 8 points and worth every bite!
Side salad with more AVOCADO and topped with TJ’s Low Fat Spicy Peanut dressing (1 pt)
I think all my cleaning yesterday definitely earned me a big REWARD today! Today’s goal includes getting a pedicure, doing a little shopping and PLANTING our garden!
Happy Sunday all ~ see you all tonight!