Happy Sunday all! We have had an awesome weekend that actually FELT like a weekend. You know where you get in a little bit of everything ~ sleeping in, cleaning, relaxing, catching up on your shows, finishing a book, having a little fun heading out of town, but, more importantly, actually feeling like you have had TWO days off!
I LOVE weekends like that, don’t you? I think the BEST part for me aside from feeling super accomplished, is I managed to stick to my September goals even while being a little lazy “not cooking” and dining out a few times ~ success!
I never realized how hard it can be sometimes to get that 1/2 cup of veggies in to start your day when you are NOT having eggs.
I could’ve done a green smoothie, but, there is something more satisfying for me in the morning about “crunchy” away versus slurping away. Rounded out with 2 slices of Trader Joe’s 97% Fat Free Turkey Bacon (1 pt)
Mid morning I really wanted to snack away on something crunchy ~ so I cut up an entire bell pepper with a TJ’s lite string cheese (1 pt)
MMMM, I finally tasted the Chipotle Chicken & Chickpea Soup I made the night before and I have to say it was absolutely delicious with so many layers of flavor. I can’t wait to have it again (7 pts)
More Crunch ~ Celery stuffed with homemade crunchy almond butter (4 points because I got a little heavy handed with my almond butter) 🙂
Some days you just really know you shouldn’t cook because it might not turn out good….ummm, that was me on Saturday so we headed out for dinner.
10 points and worth every HEAPING point. I <3 Guacamole!
The day ended with 2 unpictured fudgesicles.
We were up early to head to the Sacramento Antique Fair. Before heading out the door, I whipped up a quick cheesy, mushroom scramble (2 pts)
Pit Stop ~ Grande Fat Free, Decaf Iced Latte (2 pts)
Plus some spicy peanuts (2 pts). I am so addicted to these right now…I was a little OCD and counted out 20 as I ate them LOL.
The REAL reason The Husband got me to go to the antique fair ~ the promise of PITA PIT! As you all saw before, I can so easily be bribed with good, healthy food :D I think I probably need to try EVERYTHING on their menu eventually 😉
I really pondered getting a pita, but, realized it wouldn’t fit with my September goals so I had my wrap ~ FORK STYLE!
* Bell Peppers & Onions
* Cheddar Cheese
* Buffalo Chicken with peppers, mushrooms, onions & buffalo sauce
10 points of amazingness! I actually didn’t miss the pita either.
We actually drove all the way down to Benicia on our way back to check out a few more stores. I love walking downtown and seeing the ocean right there.
More car snacks (cherry tomatoes).
Turkey Bacon ~ totally a normal car snack (1 pt)
We met some friends at Monsoon Burger for dinner. I decided to get my California Avocado Burger without a bun so I’d have room for my “2 cups of veggies”. The only problem was having a side salad wasn’t an option.
So, what’s a girl to do???
I totally use the condiment bar to make up a Burger Topping Salad ~ believe it or not, it totally hit the spot! (9 pts)
* Romaine leaves
* Tomato slices
* Olives (ok, who puts these on their burger?! It worked for me though lol)
* Pickled onions
* 4 oz Burger topped with pepperjack and AVOCADO!
You know what is totally crazy is that I don’t feel like I was deprived at all ~ I completely enjoyed my meal and felt so empowered giving The Husband all my fries too :D
I AM SO IN “THE ZONE” AND FOCUSED ON MY GOALS !!!
I am off to drool over the latest Fall Baking Cookbook that showed up in the mail this past week. The fantastic peeps at Betty Crocker sent me a copy for voting on which cover I thought they should use.
I am so excited that Bakerella won the cover and I cannot wait to make like EVERYTHING in here……just, not until October 😉
Just a few of the recipes that have me drooling now are….
* Exclusive recipes like Jack-o´-Lantern Cake Pops from Bakerella, the queen of cupcake pops
* Whoopie Pies in new flavors like Pumpkin Whoopie Pies and Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
* Pecan-Bourbon Crunch Italian Cream Cups
* Pumpkin Swirl Brownies, Peanut Butter Rocky Road Brownies plus lunch box cookies
* Great-tasting apple desserts-Easy Apple-Cranberry Dessert Squares, Cinnamon Apple Berry Crisp and Brown Sugar Spice Cake with Caramelized Apples
* Plus spooktacular treats like Pull-Apart Spiderweb, Candy Corn Roll-Up Cookies, Chocolate Bat Cookies and Peanut Butter Spider Cookies
* All recipes have been thoroughly tested and tasted in the Betty Crocker Test Kitchens and are accompanied by a color photo and complete nutrition information.
See what I mean……L<3VE!!!! Go out and get your copy now so we can bake together :D How fun would that be?!