Happy Hump Day everyone! Thanks for all the great salad recipe ideas on my last post. Now, I just have to pick one which might actually be harder than thinking of one on my own. I am pretty excited for the Recipe Renovation that TJ is whipping up on Friday for us so I want my salad to shine
This morning nothing really sounded good for breakfast (except maybe pancakes and bacon)…..when that happens, I usually just stick with the basics. Yes, I could pick more point+ friendly items, but, sometimes you just have to have TOAST!
Trader Joe’s FF Multi-Grain Bread with 1 Tbsp Whipped Butter (5 points+)
Plus a Naner & an Iced Dirty Latte (4 points+) ~ See, I balanced it out ~ dairy ~ check, fruit ~ check!
Since my co-worker and I will not be able to indulge in our FAVORITE tacos in a couple of weeks when we move, we decided we NEEDED to have them one last time.
I started with my 12 Chips & Salsa (portioned out and broken into pieces with like the entire container of salsa) LOL (4 points+)
Then, 2 of the BEST Spicy Shredded Chicken Tacos in the world from TR2! (10 points+)
When I got home, I had an AWESOME package waiting for me from the folks at Weight Watchers.
Weight Watchers recently designed an entire line of Fresh Meals located in the Fridge Section at most grocery stores. They asked if I wanted to give the meals a try ~ after checking out the nutritionals and ingredients, I agreed. I LOVE the idea that they are fresh meals with REAL ingredients. Reviews coming soon!
Dinner tonight was PHENOMENAL!!!! I can honestly say this is one of the BEST recipes I have made in a really long time.
There is sort of a story behind it though. I have had it on our menu for a few weeks as some of you may have noticed, however, The Husband has “vetoed” it several times. He has never been a fan of meatloaf ~ ever.
So, one of my AWESOME readers who made the recipe told me to tell him what she told her husband ~ They are just funny shaped Burgers.
Tonight, I asked the Husband if he wanted to have BURGERS WITHOUT A BUN and he was like YES!
Cheesy Stuffed Mini Meatloaves totally look like “funny” shaped burgers without buns.
This recipe is super simple to make and could definitely be made up in advanced so all you have to do is come home and cook it.
Saute 1 onion and 2 garlic cloves in nonstick spray until softened, about 3 minutes.
Then, mixed everything up in a big bowl….I think the TWO KEY ingredients in this recipe surprisingly are the CHEESE (I used lowfat Sharp Cheddar) and the horseradish.
Form into mini meatloaves. You will want to use parchment paper or a sil-pat because when the cheese ooozes all over, they will stick if you don’t.
Top with Annie’s Organic Ketchup (the best ketchup around!) & bake for 25 minutes at 425 or until done.
O-M-G! 7 Points+ and worth every single bite. I LOVED the little "fried cheese disks” that surrounded each burger without a bun! He even said they look like mini meatloaves and I said ya, that’s the funny “burger” shape Click HERE for the recipe.
I had planned a fancy side salad and my Mock Mashed Potatoes but honestly all I really wanted was my Spicy Asian Peanut Slaw (2 points+)
After dinner I whipped up a batch of Meyer Lemon Seed Chia muffins for my Hair Dresser. She is trading me some of those Homemade Chicken Potstickers for them tomorrow and I cannot wait!!! Although, I wish I made a double batch because these smelled AMAZING!
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Oh, about that giveaway ~ um, I am posting it tomorrow ~ I NEED sleep!
Have you ever “tricked” anyone into eating something because you knew they would LOVE it if they would just try it?
Believe it or not, my friends did that to me with sushi. I used to HATE sushi and would often try it because they would rave about it all the time…yet NEVER liked it. Until, one time I tried a roll that had eel on top of it, they told me it was teriyaki chicken with fried shrimp in the middle. The crazy part, I LOVED it and well, as you all know, I LOVE sushi now, including the RAW and the REAL deal.
As for The Husband, I just don’t tell him what’s in stuff and he LOVES it ~ my mock mashed potatoes and these meatloaves are the perfect example!