Happy Friday Eve all! I think that you all LOVE fruit as much as I do and the consensus really was that ANY and ALL summer fruit rocks and we all like to each it by the LB That’s a good thing though you know….Fruit is loaded with anti-oxidants, vitamins, fiber and there is that whole ZERO POINTS+ thing that always has me going back for me.
Aside from bananas, I think WATERMELON might be the 2nd most consumed fruit now that I can eat more than 1 cup.
Pre workout snack was a banana and Cinnamon Roll Coffee.
I figured I might as well take advantage of that and slammed out a sweaty 35 minute interval run/walk.
I am also pretty sure of TWO THINGS:
1. I workout for how I feel AFTER ~ it’s seriously the BEST feeling!
2. I have NEVER laced up my shoes, worked out and though, wow, I should’ve have done that….I NEED to remember that on days when I think the GYM is a bad word.
Breakfast was sort of like yesterday, but, not really…LOL.
I had only TWO Blueberry Kodiak Pancakes with 1 Tbsp PURE Maple Syrup and 1 tsp whipped butter scattered all over (6 points+)
Plus 3 slices Trader Joe’s Peppered Turkey Bacon (3 points+)
After breakfast, I headed out with one of my co-workers for Peet’s. I actually braved an iced coffee…..OMG ~ MUD!
Sorry, I learned I am not a super strong coffee lover…after a splash of half and half and some water, I was much better.
I think Turkey Bacon may have more “staying power” than Morning Star Sausages because I was FULL all morning ~ 5+ hours.
I pondered eating the lunch I lugged into work with me on the train and looked a little something like yesterday or going to Tacubaya.
Ummmm, Chips, Guacamole & Salsa will win me over ANY DAY!
First my ~ my FAVORITE salad in the world lately. I so want the recipe for that dressing!
I am IN LOVE with it! This is only a HALF salad ~ crazy huge (3 points+)
“Ensalada de Primavera– mixed greens, shredded cabbage, carrots, red onion and avocado tossed in a lemon vinaigrette, sprinkled with toasted pumpkin seeds.”
“Taco de Pollo– crispy taco filled with shredded organic chicken, cheese, cucumber-tomato salsa and cilantro.” (5 points+)
I think next time I am ordering a BIG CONTAINER of their spicy pickled veggies too…I “might” eat them over chips…maybe…you never know…..
I was totally “CLASSY” on my train ride. I forgot my fork so I used my hands
I am also pretty sure that I have almost all the fruits you all said you LOVED in the summer in this bowl too.
I know you all are going to be SURPRISED that The Husband wanted more Annie’s Mac tonight.
Enter ~ Spirals with Butter & Parmesan.
7 points+ for HALF OF THE BOX!
I knew EXACTLY how I wanted to serve it up ~ do you all remember the Mac n Cheese Mix In Bar?! Hello Bacon and Peas and……..
I want to know why so many people do not LOVE GREEN PEAS?!
I can admit it ~ I LOVE Green Peas almost as much as I love Peas & Thank You!
They are vibrant, sweet, crunchy and fun to eat…..you get a ton for a serving….
Whether they are fresh or frozen (I agree canned is funky!)
Yes, I totally eat them frozen….You can blame my parents for that ~ they often gave us frozen peas and corn for snack = Healthy Treat!
Funny fact…I used to ask for them whenever I saw them in the freezer lol.
I pondered adding peas to The Husband’s dish but knew he probably wouldn’t eat it if I did…..More for me?!
Peas make your pasta “fancy” and colorful ~ LOVE!
Topped with 2 slices of Trader Joe’s Peppered Turkey Bacon, a little fresh parmesan and black pepper. (10 points+)
….Did I mention dinner took 15 minutes or less to make?
Creamy, salty, sweet, bacon & loaded with tons of flavors and textures = Carbonara!
I LOVE the way the spirals trap all the cheesy goodness in each swirl.
NEW AT FRIENDS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
* Jen of Cooking for 8 & Losing Weight is up with her 1st Recipe ~ it’s Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free and it’s one delicious Weight Watcher Friendly Grilled Steak Dinner!
Are you a Green Pea Lover or Hater? Seriously…how can you like love those crunchy, little green balls that are good for you
One more day!!!