Happy Monday all!! I was up bright and early at 5 AM this morning since today was the BIG day for us all to officially be moved into our new building. I will be the first to admit at first I wasn’t super excited about it because I LOVE Napa, but, after seeing our new “digs” I LOVE it!
Can I just tell you all The Husband is so freakin’ cute?? He wanted to know if I wanted him to get up early and take me to the train like a parent would take their kids to wait for the school bus ~ LOVE him!
Since I was short on time but knew I NEEDED protein to last me 7 hours, I whipped up an Eggwich ~ 6 points+.
Plus a Venti Iced Dirty Latte for the road (iced, nonfat decaf latte with 1 pump mocha) ~ 4 points+
I brought a few snacks in my bag because I had a feeling I wouldn’t make it 7 hours without eating again. I snacked on a banana and counted out 7 cashews for 2 points+.
I snapped a few pictures to show you all how cool our new building is ~ I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the artwork and the fun layout. The new building is VERY GREEN complete with sky lights for nature light (this is AWESOME for my pictures!)
The one added bonus is that my office is on the opposite side of the bathrooms so I will be getting in a ton of steps
The phrases all over the office just make me smile whenever I see them and the planters throughout are awesome.
I took this pic for The Husband ~ the floors are bamboo for those wondering.
Bernie is all over the walls ~ I know some of you love this cotton tail
Fun artwork and amazing murals are throughout the office.
The new kitchen you all will see me whipping up my meals in.
We now have a full on GYM in our building complete with a personal trainer!
We all received super cool bags and goodies at our desk. My FAVORITE thing about my desk is the dry erase board you see on the right ~ fun!
After we were all settled our catered lunch arrived from Picante.
When lunch rolled around, I was “slightly” starving and made a HUGE Taco Salad with everything on it. (10 points+ and worth every bite!) I think I may have found my favorite new Taco place
* 2 cups Tossed Salad, 0 pp
* Handful of tortilla strips, 1 pp
* 1/4 cup pinto beans, 1 pp
* 1/4 cup rice, 2 pp
* 1/4 cup pico de gallo, 0 pp
* 1/4 cup guacamole, 2 pp
* 4 oz Chicken, 4 pp
* 3 jicama Sticks, 0 pp
I grabbed a vegetable tamale too when someone told me it had butternut squash in it ~ looks good, huh?
It was actually not good at all ~ I tossed it figuring it wasn’t worth wasting the points+ on a food I didn’t enjoy.
I snacked on a nectarine and Trader Joe’s Lite string cheese on my drive home (1 point+)
I honestly had NO energy by the time I got home, but, I remembered my Exercise Week with Marisa last week and knew I’d feel better if I got in my workout.
I spent 30 minutes doing the C25K (Couch to 5k) 2.1 plus lots of yoga stretching before whipping up a quick “stir fry” dinner that only took minutes to make.
I “fried” 1 lb of chicken breast in 2 tsp of Dark Sesame Oil until browned.
Set the chicken aside.
Add 2 more tsp dark sesame oil along with 1 Tbsp of ginger and 2 garlic cloves minced. Cook for 30 seconds.
Add broccoli plus 1/4 cup water. Cover and let steam for 3 minutes.
Return chicken to the pan with 2 Tbsp Black Bean Sauce, 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce and 2 tsp Sriracha. Heat through and serve. Makes 4 1 1/4 cup servings ~ 4 points+ each!
I served mine over 1/2 cup Trader Joe’s Organic Brown Rice for 6 points+ total.
CHICKEN & BROCCOLI WITH BLACK BEAN SAUCE
- 1 lb chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 4 tsp dark sesame oil, divided
- 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 10 oz fresh organic broccoli florets
- 2 Tbsp Black Bean Sauce with Garlic
- 1 Tbsp Teriyaki Sauce
- 2 tsp Sriracha
1. Heat a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add 2 tsp sesame oil and fry the chicken breast until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside.
2. Add remaining 2 tsp of sesame oil with the garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds. Add broccoli and water. Cover and steam for 3 minutes.
3. Return chicken and add black bean sauce, teriyaki and sriracha cooking for 1 minute until heated through.
Makes 4 servings, 4 points+ each
The perfect ending to a Monday ~ DOVE LOVE (4 points+)
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Do you make Stir Fries? If so, what do you put in them?
I LOVE stir fried vegetables with Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki and any stir fry with black bean or oyster sauce for a quick, low point meal. Must haves for my stir fries include fresh garlic and/or ginger along with a good sauce.