Happy Monday all! Today was completely mind boggling, amazing, awesome and something I cannot even begin to put into words. To say The Great Fundraising Act was a success seems like such an understatement!!!
We all joined forces together raising over $26,432 for Susan to fight cancer!!! Seriously…..I LOVE being part of such an amazing community that at just an emails notice would come together to help each other other.
A HUGE Thanks to everyone who participated, donated, bid, cheered us on and more….it was definitely one huge LOVE FEST that each and everyone of you made possible.
Keep checking back over at Meals & Moves for an update on all the final bids, how to pay and more importantly for your chance to buy more things if you didn’t get the chance to today.
I woke up early to make sure I got in my bid & of course to help out Janetha….Since I was glued to my computer (The Suspense!), I didn’t want to take too much time to make up breakfast.
2 oz Low-Fat Smoked Turkey Sausage (2 points+)
1 oz Low-Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese (2 points+)
Fresh Organic Berries!
Don’t worry, I don’t work at Hillshire Farms ~ promise Ohhhh, but, I wish I had some of that Spicy Cranberry Mustard now lol…..
I continued my FAST theme for lunch with a quick salad topped with protein!
The folks over at Gorton’s asked me awhile back if I wanted to give their new pre-marinated Grilled Shrimp a try.
I LOVE shrimp, I LOVE marinated/grilled things and I LOVE that you get half the bag for only 3 points+ a serving.
The shrimp goes straight from freezer to pan and cooks up in under 15 minutes.
I had visions of making a “Mexican” type salad with toasted pumpkin seeds and this Cilantro Dressing from Trader Joe’s.
2 Tbsp for only 1 Points+…I WISH I LOVED it, but, it’s just ok to me.
I put half the package of shrimp on top of a BIG salad topped with 1 Tbsp toasted pumpkin seeds, 2 Tbsp Cranberries & 2 Tbsp’s Creamy Cilantro Dressing (7 points+)
I knew The Husband was working late so I decided to have a snack that actually turned into dinner.
Have you all seen these NEW Trader Joe’s Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips?!
I couldn’t resist buying them….FUNNY FACT about me ~ I pretty much buy every single corn chip I see that has a “trace of lime” ~ like that’s the selling point or something for me LOL.
4 points+ for 1 ounce (weigh it, don’t’ count it ~ you get more!)
I ALWAYS make sure I measure then, seal the bag BEFORE any go in my mouth. I know that if I sample “just one” it will turn into “just two, three, four” that don’t count because you know they weren’t on the plate.
I find that if I have a tasty dip or salsa to go with my chips, it really satisfies me and I don’t feel the need to go back for more and more….sometimes!
I LOVE this Trader Joe’s Ranchero Egg White Salad because it is only 1 point+ for HALF and 3 Points+ for the entire container!
5 points+ ~ totally satisfying and filling. I LOVE that you can actually taste the sweet potato in the chips and the spice in this salad makes it quite possibly my favorite new snack.
After my snack that turned into dinner, I got to work on a few new recipes using Zucchini that I have been wanting to try.
Both were completely tasty for my first go round….I still think I can make my muffins better.
Recipe & points+ coming up soon! I think both recipes will be less than 4 points+/serving!
I definitely sampled each of my new creations as my post dinner – snack – snack.
1st NEW Zucchini Recipe attempt ~ Zucchini & Corn Fritters!!!
2nd NEW Zucchini Recipe attempt ~ Zucchini Banana Nut Muffins.
For the “Non-Zucchini” lovin’ Husband ~ 5 points+ Brown Sugar Banana Nut Muffins.
NEW AT FRIENDS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
What is your FAVORITE use for Zucchini or favorite zucchini recipe you would like to see made healthier?
We have a ton of Zucchini’s coming out in our garden and I plan to use them to try new things using Zucchini.
I am thinking Zucchini Pineapple Bread, Zucchini Fettuccine and maybe Zucchini Parmesan like Eggplant Parmesan for new to me things.