Happy Monday all! I secretly LOVE that I am NOT the only one who thinks Mangos taste like Christmas Trees….Thanks everyone for sharing your thoughts on my last post. I am definitely someone who LOVES firm fruits (remember my blueberry conversation?! LOL), but, with mangos….I think the desire to not taste Christmas Trees outweighs the firmness issue.
This morning I couldn’t wait to get my crockpot on. I decided this weekend that lunches this week would involve Soup and Salad.
I am not sure I’ve ever been more in love with a GREEN soup….Thank you VickY for creating and sharing this recipe! (7 points+)
My morning was insanely busy at work and I honestly did not plan on missing breakfast or my workout. It is totally RARE for me and I was luckily not starving when lunchtime rolled around.
Yesterday I prepped a few salads that we will be eating all week. I find it really makes my week easier if I make a few grab/go things up at the beginning of the week.
3 Points+ Crunchy Greens & Apple Salad (I kept the nuts/dried berries and the dressing on the side to add right before serving and to keep the salad fresh).
4 points+ Harvest Grain Salad ~ The Husband has asked me to make more already LOL.
I am totally the girl who will turn on the GRILL to cook just one Chicken Sausage
I picked these up at Costco.
I LOVE the short, recognizable ingredient list and that they are ONLY 3 Points+ per link.
Lunch involved a BIG serving of the Crunchy Greens & Apple Salad. I ended up adding my POM Seeds (because I needed to use them up) and I used Trader Joe’s Berry Blend for the golden raisins. Oh and I also doubled the vinegar in the recipe….but everything else is the same.
1/2 cup of Harvest Grain Salad ~ LOVE! I ended up mixing this with my salad above.
Plus my 1 GRILLED sausage ~ I LOVE these sausages!
My afternoon snack didn’t come until after work ~ just in time to sort of ruin my dinner. I made The Husband some Triple Chocolate Walnut Chunk Cookies just because……
Would you believe me if I told you they are only 3 points+ each, even if you have more than one?! Check out the RECIPE over at Friends!
After having 3 cookies (I figured since I unintentionally skipped breakfast, I had the points+!), I got to work on dinner.
BACON Baked Vegetable Tortellini ~ I doubled the mushrooms this time around!
Crunchy, creamy, cheesy, BACON-Y, melt in your mouth good! 1/6th of the pan is 11 points+.
Dessert was an unpictured Mini BabyBel Cheese and a bowl of watermelon (1 points+)
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Some days are just delicious!
Are you a planner or a doer? Do you plan your meals or do you prep your meals, snacks or fruit/veggies for the week?
If so, what are the staples your prepare for success each week?
I am a little of both. I ALWAYS plan out my menu even if I don’t stick to it 100%. I sometimes prep my meals/snacks (think hard boiled eggs, fruit, veggies) on Sunday so I have quick healthy options for the week.