Happy Thursday all! Do you ever have a day of really good food that makes you just go YUM when you eat it? Well, that is entirely how my day went, but, I am finding as I recap it all for you all I am like YUM!!! Can I just do it all over again? 😀
I was so undecided this morning for what I wanted for breakfast. I know that I need to have something that has protein, healthy carbs with fiber, a little healthy fat and some fruit to make my breakfast last.
I pulled out my jar of Nut Barn Crunchy Almond Butter and I was sooooo sad when I looked inside. This is my LAST jar from the Farmer’s Market and my last serving 🙁 I NEED to get more ASAP…Farmer’s Market come back!!!
My sadness quickly went away when I added Banana Coconut Oats with a little drizzle of agave…..
Then, a dash of cinnamon!
1/3 c Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
2/3 c water
1 Tbsp ground flax seed
Dashes of cinnamon
Cooked in the microwave for 1 minute 10 seconds in a separate bowl.
1 big banana mixed in after it was cooked. I poured everything in my Almond Butter Jar then added the finishing touches with coconut, agave (drizzle ~ 1/2 tsp) and more cinnamon.
Obviously it was horrible and you all shouldn’t ever try this at home 😀 I LOVED getting the almond butter treat at the bottom and it was a pretty good points bargain of 6 pts.
I had a quick 2 pt egg before I headed out for my lunchtime run so I wouldn’t be famished when I returned.
I ran 3.3 miles today using a 5:1 ratio and it felt FANTASTIC!! I noticed my back a little but it wasn’t painful like it has been the past few days. I took it easy, went slow and when I returned I was so pumped to be running again!
I whipped up the most FANTASTIC SALAD I’ve made in a really long time for lunch.
Caribbean Citrus Chicken salad with Oranges and Fresh Roasted Beets
I roasted up two types of beets this weekend (How-To coming soon along with the other squash How-To I owe you all).
Topped with pistachios, blueberries, shaved parmesan and a homemade Sesame Citrus Vinaigrette ~ AMAZING and only 6 points of all of this!!!
This salad deserves it’s own post so I will be sure to post it this week as well ( my list that I owe you all is forever growing!) My co-worker gave me a HOT YELLOW Chili pepper to go with it. I only managed about 1/4 of it since it was HOT, HOT, HOT!
The afternoon flew but, like clockwork, I was ready for something sweet at 3. I started off with a couple of TJ’s Dark Chocolate Crisps (1 pt) because well, I wanted CHOCOLATE!
Then, I split an Honest Foods Choco Peanut Butter bar with my co-worker.
I LOVE the stats and ingredient listing. 2 pts for half and absolutely delish!
The Husband met me at my Weight Watcher meeting and we headed to dinner at Vazquez for some Chicken Tacos!! I think I could eat these every day – Spicy, crunchy and just AMAZING. I had 2 for 8 pts.
I picked up two super cool NEW books at my meeting today. The first is a cookbook with JUST slow cooker recipes! I am thinking I may need to cook 1 a week to test them all out ~ whatcha think?
The other book I am SO EXCITED about ~ It is the autobiography of Jean, the woman behind Weight Watchers. I have always thought she was a fascinating person so I cannot wait to dig in and read all about her life, her story and her success.
It seriously felt like my birthday when I got home because I had TWO fun packages waiting for me. First, the NEWEST CLEAN EATING Magazine! This is by far one of my FAVORITE all around magazines ~ it has amazing recipes that make me drool (look at the COVER), fantastic meal plans for ideas and of course, great articles and tips for leading a healthy, clean lifestyle. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! I am sure you will see some recipes from here next month too 🙂
The second package was a HUGE box from General Mills to thank me for my Souper Giveaway! I really wanted the Jump Rope that counts calories, but, how cool is it to get a fun new mug (LOVE my dishes!!) and I think just about every Progresso Soup out there. Thanks all ~ I LOVE it and cannot wait to try it for days when I don’t feel like cooking.
OPEN SKY NEWS!!!
*FIRST, I wanted to let you all know that I set up a separate page for My Open Sky Shop to give you all E-Z access for whenever you might wanna check it out. I also did a widget on the right that you can click on too.
*SECOND ~ The always amazing folks at Open Sky are running TWO Promotions for the Super Bowl and Valentine’s day.
TWO SUPER BOWL PACKS
Plus fun things for Valentine’s Day
The BEST part is that if you sign up with Open Sky by entering your email address plus your favorite OpenSky Shopkeeper (ME – Danica’s Daily) you will receive a special coupon of 25% off all of these Valentine’s Day or Super Bowl gifts!
Shoppers who visit the Super Bowl Promo page enter a contest for the chance to win either the Pretzels and Beer or Super Chic Party Package. The winner will be announced this Friday, in time to receive their package by the Super Bowl.
I am off to dive into my new Clean Eating Magazine, Cookbook and AutoBiography.