I LOVE it when you get everything done for the weekend that you planned by noon and have the rest of the day left to relax and enjoy. I spent the morning finishing our whole house organization and had the afternoon to relax, watch movies and do well….pretty much nothing 😀
I cannot seem to get enough almond butter and TJ’s bread so it made an appearance for breakfast again (4 pts).
With a 1 cup side of cantaloupe (1 pt).
The Husband actually asked for me to grilled up steak for lunch (he’s funny huh?!) Lucky for him, I had it marinating for dinner. The cold weather has finally caught up with California because it was COLD yesterday. I wanted something to warm me up so I decided to check out one of the Muir Glen Organic Soups I had in the pantry.
I bulked up my soup with some additional Edamame/Black Bean Protein and veggies with this Green Giant Healthy Weight mix.
I took 1/2 the box of veggies steamed for 3 minutes in the microwave.
And added 1/2 the soup.
Plus toppings. A little spicy guacamole and some crunchy. I think next time I’d add fresh tomatoes and salsa too. The soup was pretty tasty for being canned and I LOVED coming across the sweet carrots and crunchy snap peas. Not a bad bowl for 3.5 pts.
I bought the Trader Joe’s Nacho Cheese tortilla chips for The Husband because he is a total chip freak.
I figure if he is going to eat them, they might as well be somewhat good for him and I LOVED what they are made of.
They are 3 pts a serving and I made sure to share in a serving dipping more in my soup 😀
Along with a 1 pt colby cheese on the side. It was honestly the perfect lunch to warm me up and it’s always fun when you can crunch your way through it.
I sipped some Vitamin 10 water during lunch. I was intrigued by this because it only has 10 calories and it doesn’t use artificial sweeteners (just a little stevia that you don’t taste).
It wasn’t bad – it reminded me of being a kid and having a glass of Kook Aid that had been sitting around in some ice…..It was like watered down Kool Aid 🙂 I’d probably get it again for something different to have other than water.
My stocking came with a little chocolate from Trader Joe’s in it and I have been waiting to try it. Dessert involved a little WHOLE HAZELNUT Swiss Milk Chocolate.
I LOVE the little flowers…..
I know it says WHOLE HAZELNUT, but, wow! I had a 3 pt square for dessert and you know – it was just ok. I think I might like Belgian Chocolate over Swiss Chocolate…it’s creamier and richer.
I took a break from our movie watching to whip up a batch of Dark and White Chocolate Chip cookies for The Husband. I used this recipe minus the wlanuts because I didn’t have any. I sampled one for my afternoon snack 😀 ( 3 pts)
The days workout agenda involved stretching and/or strength training. I opted for some light stretching in the morning and thought I “might” do some weights in the afternoon. I think it was the gloomy cold weather , but, I just wasn’t feeling it. So, I took a break and relaxed watching movies. We ended up watching Volcano, All About Steve and Shooter. It was awesome and totally what I needed.
I did break to whip up a Simple Dinner. I had been marinating a Beef Tri Tip in Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki all day ( I freeze it with the sauce so it marinates as it thaws). I had 4 oz (4 pts).
I whipped up a batch of my FAVORITE Annie’s Mac n Cheese. I honestly think I could eat an entire box of their M&C and be totally content 😀 I had a 5 pt serving.
Plus a side of mixed frozen veggies (o pts).
Nom, Nom, Nom……Easy, simple, delish.
Ok now that I am all caught up I suppose I should get my bootie going and get into work! I am PUMPED for todays’ 3 mile run and for THE BACHELOR tonight. This is the episode where the SCANDLE comes out 😀
Have a good Monday all ~ as good as a Monday can get 🙂