Hey all! Thanks for all the nice comments and Chipotle Ideas you shared on my last post. Your comments totally reinforced my commitment to stick with my goals this week. I LOVE that there are so many of you on this journey with me and that we all can relate to, encourage and cheer each other on….so, thanks for that ~ you all help me more than you know each day
When we headed out for the day, I didn’t think I was “really” that hungry. I figured, a Venti Iced Nonfat Decaf Latte with caramel drizzle (3 points+) would be enough.
But, I realized as I stood in line, that I was actually A LOT hungrier than I thought and I needed some protein.
I LOVE getting their Bistro Protein Box because it is mainly comprised of filling foods.
I rarely eat everything in the box in one sitting because it is 10 points+ (still not bad). Instead, I pick and choose what I really want and save the other stuff for a snack another time.
This morning I picked the Egg, Cheese & Fruit for 5 points+ and saved the Bread/Peanut Butter for another time.
The protein fruit combo totally did the trick because I was full for 4 hours!
It’s kind of funny now that I am telling you all that I managed to pack up our lunches, but, bought our breakfasts….eh, at least both were healthy! lol.
Peanut Butter, Apricot Jam-wich on 2 slices Trader Joe’s FF Multi-Grain. (7 points+)
BIGGEST nectarine I could find in the fridge.
Plus Salt & Pepper PopChips! (3 points+)….
SIDE NOTE….each bag contains 18 chips, but, you could actually have up to 23 chips for the same points+ (just sayin’)
Afternoon snack #1 Cherries & a Trader Joe’s Light String Cheese (1 points+)
We were not having dinner until late so I pulled out these Salt n Vinegar Almonds one of my friends sent me.
These might just be my FAVORITE new nut ~ I NEED to find them!
They are 7 points+ if you eat the entire bag. I shared with The Husband and had 17 nuts for 3 points+.
When we arrived back home we pondered putting the grill together or heading out to Monsoon to use our Groupon & have someone else “grill” for us.
I actually dreamt about this dinner all the way home……
I was so excited……
I forgot my camera…..
All of that doesn’t matter though because……..
I went to a Burger place and made my dinner healthy!!!
Oh and I had my phone…it’s not the same but it works
Turkey Burger with Pepper Jack Cheese & Mushrooms…..(7 points+)
Then, I tossed the bun and used the toppings bar to make a burger salad!
* 2 types of lettuce
* Tomato slices
* Pickled onions
* AVOCADO! (3 points+)
I checked out the points+ for “fried” onion rings BEFORE I ate any and decided it was worth “splurging” on 4 of them to make “croutons” on my salad for 7 points+.
I gave the rest to The Husband BEFORE I ate any so I couldn’t change my mind.
SUCCESS! Dinner was so amazingly delicious, I am re-creating it this week complete with the 4 points+ Beer Battered Onion Rings I found at Trader Joe’s!
Have you ever gone to a not so healthy restaurant and made it work for you in a healthy way? If so, what did you order? I LOVE the idea of sharing this so we all can help give each other ideas.
I am all about not being shy and ordering something not on the menu when I want to make something healthy. Most places always have chicken and salads.