Happy Weekend all!!! What a whirl wind the past 2 days have been, but, in a good way. One of my great friends bought her very FIRST house ever and we wanted to do a few fun things to help her out. We spent all of Friday night after work there and all today.
Let’s just say, I moved a ton of stuff, painted, and officially mowed 5 lawns today (including 2 lawns with weeds as high as my thighs). I have the blisters on my hands to prove it. No, she doesn’t have 5 lawns LOL, we did 2 of hers, then, I did our front and backyards and figured while I was at having my temporary landscaping business, I’d go over and do The Husband’s Moms too. I might have been a little OCD with the lawn mower, but, hey, at least I burned a TON of calories 😀
I owe you all twos days of recaps so here it goes…..
I have been craving these Parmesan Almond Crisps ever since the first day I made them and The Husband decided he liked them too ;) I whipped up another batch at 6 am ~ they cook fast :D Of course I had to sample one….SO GOOD! (1 pt)
Then, I moved on to my breakfast veggie of the day ~ Yellow Bell Pepper Strips.
I couldn’t really decide what sounded good to eat (probably because I was so tired!) so I took a pack of Trader Joe’s 97% FF turkey bacon to work and cooked up 4 pieces. (2.5 pts)
Mid morning ~ The Usual ~ nectarine & a string cheese! The answer because it lost it’s bark (sad LOL).
Lunch started off with this delicious salad topped with Newman’s Light Lime Vinaigrette. (3 pts)
A HOMEMADE BY ME FROZEN DINNER ~ I froze a few pieces of my Spinach & 4-cheese Lasagna for times like Friday when I had NOTHING ready to eat. It was just as delicious! (7 pts)
Earlier in the week, I whipped up some LEMON SHERBERT for my friend who came over to enjoy the Slow Cooker Taco Casserole with us. I brought the leftovers to work for everyone to share….it’s so easy to make your own sherbet..
This recipe is super light, refreshing and VERY lemony. The buttermilk adds a layer of richness to offset the tang and I LOVE that!
2 cups Low-Fat Buttermilk
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lemon
2/3 cup Agave Nectar
Stir everything together to combine. Freeze according to your ice cream maker & enjoy
Makes 6 1/2 cup servings, 2 points each
Probably the BEST Chipotle Bowl I’ve ever had ~ it could’ve been the fact that we ate dinner so late though.
Fajita Vegetables (Peppers and Onions)
A small sprinkle of cheese ~ I told them must a pinch LOL
GUACAMOLE because it’s totally worth ALL the points to me.
This salad game in at 10 points (not too shabby because it tasted like more). You can save 3 points by skipping the guacamole, but why would you??? I <3 Guacamole!!!
We were up bright and early, but, I made sure to take the time to prepare a filling breakfast that would “stick to me” all day.
I realized my “eggwiches” do not NEED 2 slices of bread so I took one, added my “fried egg” and cut it in half. It was perfect! (3 pts)
Trader Joe’s Maple Chicken Apple Sausage ~ these are my FAVORITE ones from Tj’s! (3 pts)
Side of orange pepper strips.
MMMM, I need to repeat this, maybe tomorrow 🙂
Iced, Nonfat, Decaf Latte that we picked up on the way to our friends (3 pts)
Mid morning ~ with 2 lawns mowed snack ~ delicious Pluot & String Cheese….the answer….anyone???? ROOT BEER ( LOLOL) (2 pts)
We stopped for lunch at Port of Subs which I haven’t been to forever, I am not sure why.
I was so Hangry and really wanted a BIG Ole Sandwich, but, I wasn’t sure how that would fit with my 2 cups of veggies at lunch September goal. Then, as I was drooling over all my options, I got the idea to have my sandwich as a salad!
BEST IDEA EVER ~ it made a HUGE SANDWICH SALAD WITH EVERYTHING! (7 pts)
Lettuce, Tomato, Onion
Olives, Pickles, Pepperoncini’s
Jalepenos ~ why haven’t I ever had these on my salad – they were awesome!
Grilled Chicken & Provolone Cheese
Olive Oil, Red Wine Vinegar and Black Pepper
Believe it or not, my salad kept me full for almost 7 hours ~ AWESOME!
I was pretty much spent by the time we got home so much so I couldn’t even fathom going out to pick up take out LOL. So, what’s a girl to do???
Whip up Vegetable Loaded Spaghetti over Whole Wheat Pasta since it’s so easy to make and honestly faster than getting take out! (1 cup each – 7 pts))
Fresh Green Beans with BUTTER, Sea Salt & Black Pepper (1 pt)
I can tell I was tired & hungry putting my plate together because I pretty much just dumped it all on there, took my pictures and was like “tadah, all done, now I can EAT!” LOL
I am SO glad tomorrow is an easy day even if we have a few things to get done. I have a feeling I am going to be so sore tomorrow ~ yard work and painting always make you use muscles you don’t usually use…don’t you think?!