Happy Saturday all!!! Thanks for sharing all the ways you balance out your healthy eats and treats. They definitely came in handy this week with working long hours and being off my routine. Sometimes when things get crazy like that, I want to just grab and eat whatever is convenient and easy…..but, I DIDN’T! I stuck with the plan and avoided the junk (chalk one up for consistency!)
Needless to say, I was completely spent last night and could not think of looking at the computer anymore…Here are a few highlights from the last two days to catch you all up on what we have been up to.
Every morning I make The Husband a PB&J sandwich and I RESIST licking the spoons…..This time, I decided to join in.
2 slices Trader Joe’s FF Multi-Grain Bread, 1 Tbsp Natural PB and 1 Tbsp Rasberry Preserves all for 7 points+.
I actually made up my lunch the night before using our leftover taco fixin’s.
My entire salad came in at 7 points+
- Organic romaine, red cabbage & carrots
- 3 oz Turkey Taco Meat
- 2 Tbsp Trader Joe’s Corn Salsa
- Pickled Carrots & Jalapenos (I LOVE these MOM ~ thanks!)
- 1 oz LF Sharp Cheddar
- 7 Tostito’s Bite Size Chips for crunch!
My afternoon snack was pretty darn amazing ~ I had some delicious trail mix from this HUGE bag my co-worker brought for us. (5 points+)
We traded in our plans to have Healthy Nachos and headed out to dinner at Monsoon ~ sometimes nothing is as good as the REAL DEAL…..life really is all about that 20% lol….
A REAL DEAL BACON CHEESEBURGER with caramelized onions and BACON!
When I do not have the nutritionals available, I either find something comparable and/or break down the ingredients to estimate the points+:
- Hamburger bun (toasted without butter) ~ 4 points+
- 4 oz Hamburger Patty, cooked ~ 7 points+
- 1 slice Cheddar Cheese ~ 3 points+
- 2 slices bacon ~ 2 points+
- Grilled onions, lettuce, tomato, ketchup and mustard
My burger was so satisfying, I didn’t NEED any of the fries…..it helped that I put them all on The Husband’s plate BEFORE I ate so I couldn’t just randomly eat them.
This morning I slept in to catch up on some much needed sleep and it was awesome! After we were both up and going, we headed out to Starbuck’s.
Grande FF Decaf Latte with Caramel drizzled on top (3 points+)
Plus a banana that tasted really banana-y.
Breakfast part 1….. 100% Simply Filling (SF)
I added a hard boiled egg for staying power (2 points+) ~ 100% SF
We had a late lunch since The Husband had to work and we spent some time at the hospital visiting with his grandma. I brought an apple and cheese stick to snack on since I knew I’d be hungry (1 points+)
After visiting, we headed over to Mary’s to have a Mary’s Pizza Shack Salad….Doesn’t it look awesome?
Grilled chicken breast over any salad with the dressing on the side is one of my goto staples whether I am doing points+ or Simply Filling. I have noted which parts are Simply Filling with an SF and which you would have to count points+ for.
- Romaine Lettuce (SF)
- Freshly shredded carrots (SF)
- Tomato Slices (SF)
- Homemade Bean Salad (SF) ~ since it is homemade, canned would not be SF
- Sliced Fungus (Mushrooms! ~ SF)
- Beets (SF)
- Egg Slices(SF)
- 3 oz Grilled Chicken Breast (SF)
- The REAL DEAL Ranch on the side used for dipping with my fork. (4 points+ for 2 Tbsp)
10 points+ for the entire thing plus one of his pesto breadsticks (5 points+)
We had actually planned on making Healthy Nachos for dinner but I am still not hungry. I think if I do get hungry, I’ll just make up a Simply Filling 0 points+ Fruit Plate.
See you all tomorrow with my weigh in, Weekly Menu and some more Simply Filling ideas!