Happy Hump Day all! This morning I actually planned to snack on my banana then eat my pancakes with 3 slices of Trader Joe’s Peppered Turkey Bacon……But, once I was on the train….bacon, bacon, bacon was all I wanted. It actually made a pretty good pre-workout snack for 1 points+….I never took a picture of my bacon so you all will just have to visual.
Even though I was dragging this morning, I still managed to whip up some “fluffy goodness” to take on the road with me ~ Kodiak Flapjacks!
After trudging by foot and train through rain & wind, I spent 30 minutes doing the C25K (Couch to 5K) week 2 workout. I pushed myself by increasing my speed every 30 seconds during my running intervals!
Post workout ~ I was STARVING!
I had TWO pancakes topped with 1 Tbsp PURE Maple Syrup, unsweetened coconut flakes and a banana (5 Points+)
Lunch today involved another Weight Watcher Fresh Meal ~ Baked Ziti!
It makes me smile whenever I see the ingredient lists for the new meals ~ REAL stuff!
5 points+ for the entire thing.
Sprinkled with crushed red pepper flakes. If you are a cheese lover especially a ricotta cheese lover, you will LOVE this dish. It was ok, but, I still like the ravioli’s the best so far.
Can you believe this is the FIRST time all week I’ve had my Spicy Asian Slaw?! 2 points+
Eaten at the “high top” table with an apple.
The only thing ~ I was STILL hungry so I grabbed a lite string cheese for a little protein power (1 points+).
Mid-afternoon my co-worker and I decided we needed something to “warm” us up so we strolled over to Pete’s for Lattes ~ I had a tall nonfat decaf latte with caramel drizzled on top (3 points+)
I sort of planned out tonight’s dinner last night while we were eating the Simple Slow Cooked Pork Loin…..I knew it would involve a little leftover pork tossed with my favorite new salsa.
Plus these La Tortilla Chipotle Corn Tortillas.
Ehhh, too many ingredients for a tortilla…
2 points+ each ~ not as good as a deal as the Mission Corn Tortillas where you get 1 for 1 point+….but, I figured if they tasted amazing, it would be worth it. For the record, they are just ok.
I had 2 of the MOST delicious Shredded Pork Tacos ever ~ I attribute it to the salsa!
* 2 Chipotle Corn Tortillas (4 points+)
* 3 ounces Simple Shredded Slow Cooker Pork Loin, 3 points+
* 4 Tbsp Serrano Salsa Fresca
* 4 Tbsp finely shredded Low-Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese (1 points+)
Plus 2 Wedges of Grilled Romaine ~ I still LOVE it this way even if I burned it this time lol.
She picked BLUEBERRY COFFEE CAKE and I pretty much knew I’d be making it ~ blueberries, walnuts, brown sugar, butter….need I say more?!
You start off by combining cinnamon, sugar and chopped walnuts.
Then, whip together your butter, brown sugar and oil ~ I think it looks like chocolate sorbet
Add in your eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.
The “SECRET” ingredient that makes this coffee cake super moist and delicious ~ 1 cup of FF Greek Yogurt ~ it is a fat replacement in this recipe.
Beating in your flour mixture 1/2 at time until combined.
Layer half of the coffee cake mix and half the of the nutty sugar mix.
Top with blueberries and “smoosh” them into the batter.
Top with remaining batter and nutty sugar mixture.
Bake at 350 for a lot longer than her recipe states. I baked mine for 42 minutes.
Slice into 12 slices and dig in! I have to admit I thought I wouldn’t be happy with the portion because you get 1/12th of an 8×8 pan. However, it was just the perfect ending for dessert tonight enjoyed with some hot tea.
It’s super moist, fruity and the nuts get roasted as it cooks so the flavor really pops with the crunch cinnamon sugar topping. (6 points+)
Great pic, Bri ~ even The Husband LOVED it and already put dibs on it for his coffee in the morning. For the recipe CLICK HERE.
Did you eat coffee cake growing up? How was it made?
I used to LOVE whenever my mom made the Bisquik Coffee Cake….she would serve it to us all hot, sliced in half with butter in the middle. I have only made coffee cake one other time and it was a Strawberry one that I think I NEED to make again.