Happy Memorial Day all! I have to say I really DIG 3 day weekends and totally think that the “standard” work week should be 4 days work, 3 days off. Thanks for the compliments on our LOVE Garden & Garden Child. I LOVE it and can’t wait to see if I can make everything grow this year….fingers crossed!
This morning involved another Cinnamon Raisin Bagel Thin with 1 Tbsp Natural Honey Roasted Peanut Butter (6 points+)
If I had grapes, I would’ve totally put them in the “eye” holes…Blueberries were too small and well cherries just looked funky
I made banana peanut butter sandwiches today.
I spent ALL day getting caught up with emails, comments and entering recipes into the new recipe organizer. I am SO EXCITED for you all to see it..I know I am only on “C”, but, its looking pretty sharp with just what I’ve entered.
I couldn’t wait to dig into lunch today. Do you ever buy products that CALL YOUR NAME until you eat them?! That is EXACTLY what this Puff Pastry Margherita Pizza from Trader Joe’s did to me.
Simple, REAL, ingredients!
10 points+ for the entire pizza (honestly, who eats half and is full?!)
You see, this isn’t your ordinary pizza and the picture does not even begin to do it justice.
It’s the flakey, buttery, crispy, slightly doughy puff pastry crust that literally melts in your mouth with each bite that makes it one of the most decadent pizzas I have ever eaten.
I literally wanted to go out to the store and buy up a whole bunch more as I ate it.
I made up a BIG SALAD today so I could just grab handfuls from it all week. The “key” to keeping it fresh all week is to add the wet ingredients (tomatoes, cucumbers, etc) and the ingredients that can get soggy (nuts, berries, etc) when you serve it.
~ Organic mixed greens, romaine, carrots, broccoli slaw, red cabbage, green onions, snap peas, cherry tomatoes and 1 Tbsp Ranch sliced almonds (1 points+)
I will be the first to admit I am a bit of a ranch snob. I don’t like bottled ranch because it taste NOTHING like the ranch you make or get at a pizza place.
This dressing comes as close to the real deal as I’ve ever found.
If you LOVE RANCH like me, then, you are going the LOVE this dressing.
It’s delicious and it’s only 1 points+ per tablespoon!
My lunch kept me full and away from the kitchen ALL DAY which is a huge success for me. 4 hours later I wasn’t hungry at all but my mouth wanted something sweet.
I decided to have these two mini chocolates I got from Scharffen Berger at BlogHERFood. I LOVE that they are 1 points+ each and you can savor them with each nibble.
I had a fancy dinner planned, but, The Husband actually asked for leftovers and snacks. I LOVE It when that happens and I do not have to cook.
The most delicious GRILLED CHICKEN in the world ~ BBQ Drumstick (3 points+)
1/2 cup Harvest Grain Salad (4 points+) ~ I am sad it’s all gone.
“Snacks”! Veggies dipped in ranch (2 points+)
Plus a Babybel Light for good measure (1 points+)
NEW AT FRIENDS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
* TJ of TJ’s Test Kitchen shares a 3 points+ Crunchy Greens & Apple Salad ~ it’s amazing!
Do you have a favorite dressing that you make or buy? If so, what is it and who makes it?
As you all know I am addicted to Trader Joe’s Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette, Balsamic Vinaigrette and Newman’s Light Lime. When I am not having those, I am usually whipping up my own dressing.