Happy Friday Eve all! Thanks for all the great comments on my Harvest Grain Salad. It is a salad that we make all the time so I figured it was time to finally put it in my Recipe “Book”. It’s so fun knowing that you all make it over and over again too!
Yesterday morning I was up bright and early because I needed to take Scooter to visit all his friends at the Dealership.
On my way over, I stopped by Starbuck’s for a Grande FF Decaf Latte with Caramel Drizzle on top. (3 points+). I COMPLETELY FELL IN-LOVE with the fact that they have Valentine’s Day LOVE Cups!!!
How fun is that?! Totally a reason to justify buying Starbuck’s more often this month LOL.
By the time I got into work, I was STARVING and couldn’t wait to dig into the last two Taco Egg Muffins. (4 points+)
Since I knew my day would be busy, I made sure I packed up a delicious lunch that I couldn’t wait to dig into. The Husband helped me cut up the chicken for my BBQ Chicken Salad ~ he is totally professional!!!
Smoky, slight sweet, slightly spicy, crunchy with a lot of fun chewing power! In the mix:
- Organic mixed greens, red cabbage, carrots & cherry tomatoes
- 2 Tbsp Trader Joe’s Fire Roasted Corn (1 points+)
- 2 Tbsp pickled jalapenos!
- 4 oz BBQ chicken breast (4 points+)
- 1 Tbsp “fried onions” & 1 Tbsp tortilla strips (2 points+)
- 2 Tbsp Trader Joe’s Low-Fat Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette (2 points+)
I rounded out my delicious salad with a big bowl of berries……
And a Cabot Cheese Square. For those wondering about these, I buy them in the BIG BAG at Sam’s Club ~ they are 1/2 pepper jack & 1/2 sharp ~ both flavors are 1 points+ each.
At the beginning of each week, I “stock” up the fruit pile on my desk just for days like yesterday. It gives me something to grab/go when I want to devour the candy dish and it’s gives me something I can take to meetings when I am working late.
Yesterday…..I snacked on these two cuties to tied me over.
On my way home, The Husband and I were debating what sounded good for dinner. He mentioned heading out to Monsoon and we both were like ~ ohhhhh that sounds so good!
I actually dreamt about this dinner all the way home……
I was so excited……
I forgot my camera…..
All of that doesn’t matter though because……..
I went to a Burger place and made my dinner healthy!!!
Oh and I had my phone…it’s not the same but it works
Turkey Burger with Pepper Jack Cheese & Mushrooms…..(7 points+)
Then, I tossed the bun and used the toppings bar to make a burger salad!
* 2 types of lettuce
* Tomato slices
* Pickled onions
* AVOCADO! (3 points+)
I checked out the points+ for “fried” onion rings BEFORE I ate any and decided it was worth “splurging” on 4 of them to make “croutons” on my salad for 7 points+.
I gave the rest to The Husband BEFORE I ate any so I couldn’t change my mind.
SUCCESS! Dinner was so amazingly delicious, I am re-creating it this next week complete with the 4 points+ Beer Battered Onion Rings I found at Trader Joe’s!
I am really behind on all your emails, comments, etc. this week, but, I am hoping to catch up with you all this weekend. I just wanted to let you all know I didn’t forget about you!
On that note, I am off to get ready for another fun filled day!
Only 2 more days!!!