Happy Hump Day all! You know, I am so tired today that I really pondered just letting my goofy Wordless Wednesday count as today’s post, but MY FOOD was so good, I just had to share it 😀
My day started off with some Super Nutty Granola Topping. But, this isn’t any ole granola topping ~ it’s GLUTEN FREE. DIABETIC FRIENDLY & VEGAN, but, based on the flavor, you would never guess it’s good for you!
I topped 1 c TJ’s FF Greek Yogurt with 2 Tbsp Super Nutty Granola & 1 Tbsp Agave Nectar. (5 pts) As promised last night, here is the recipe as adapted from The South Beach Diet Super Charged Book!
1/2 c Slivered almonds
1/2 c Unsweetened coconut
1/2 c Whole Flaxseed
1/2 c Pecans, chopped
1/2 c Pumpkin seeds
1/2 c Sunflower seeds
1/2 c Walnuts, chopped
2 Tbsp butter
2 tsp Ground cinnamon
2 tsp Vanilla extract
2 tsp Agave Nectar
1. Heat the oven to 325F.
2. In a large bowl, combine first seven ingredients.
3. Melt butter in microwave for 45 seconds. Remove and whisk in the agave, cinnamon and vanilla. Pour over nut mixture and toss to combine.
4. Spread mixture on a baking sheet and bake, tossing every 5 minutes, for 20 to 25 minutes, or until lightly golden. Cool on a rack. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month, or freeze for up to 3 months.
Makes about 2 1/2 cups, 40 1 Tablespoon servings.
Nutritional information per 1 Tablespoon serving, 2 points+.
Part 2 ~ (Veggies) of my breakfast was the leftover Jicama Hash Browns. The Husband thinks I am crazy for eating sweet then salty things, but, it has never bothered me. (1 pt)
My breakfast kept me full all morning so I skipped my mid morning snack. I LOVE It when that happens.
I wasn’t really sure what to call lunch ~ is it a wrap, a burrito, a lettuce cup? Hmmm, I think I’ll call them Tuna Lettuce Wraps.
I really wanted to eat my Mayo-Less Tuna with crackers or on bread, but, I kept thinking, how do I get my 2 cups of veggies at lunch in. I was expecting this to be too tasty, but, as it turns out, I absolutely LOVED it ~ it was light, crispy and refreshing.
Served up with snap peas and the BEST cantaloupe I think I’ve ever had. (1 pt)
1/2 of my Mayo-Less Tuna Salad ~ 3 oz of tuna + 3 Organic Romaine Lettuce Leaves = 3 Tuna Lettuce Wraps (3 pts)
Tonight was Weigh IN and I LOST ANOTHER 1.2 LBs bringing my total for September to 6.8 LBS lost. I am happy, but, definitely see where I can improve on my exercise.
I snacked on a 2 point cheesestick during the meeting….I am totally a sucker for things with riddles….anyone know the anser???
A BUNNY GUY 😀 Yup, I am easily entertained like that.
Have you ever just been cooking away and decide you need to stop and take random pictures of what you are making because it looks “pretty”?
Don’t mind that I am not doing steps for tonight’s recipe….I just looked at everything dumped in the bowl and thought….ohhh, that’s a good picture LOL!
Tonight’s dinner was AWESOME ~ SPINACH & 4 CHEESE LASAGNA!
This recipe comes from the South Beach Diet Super Quick Cookbook. I honestly LOVE this cookbook because it has PICTURES and the recipes are quick/easy to follow with LOTS of veggie ideas!
This is in their make ahead section so it doesn’t count as their Super Quick part I think.
It totally reminds me of Spinach & Cheese Ravioli’s but better! I used Italian Seasoning for the Oregano and omitted the Nutmeg. (7 points for 1/8th of it!)
Served up with a simple garden salad topped with Newman’s Light Lime Vinaigrette (2 pts)