Happy Monday all! I had no idea so many of you were big Sophia Kinsella fans. I absolutely love her books with my favorite to date being “Can You Keep A Secret?” I think my “taste” in book reading has evolved over time with it all beginning with Ralph the Mouse! I was an avid Steven King Fan and John Grisham fan before I moved onto Nora Roberts then, pretty much all the chic lit authors ~ Love Jane Green, May Kae Andrews, Meg Cabot….I could go on and on with who I like and why, but, today was such a tasty day, let’s get on with the food!
This morning I gave The Husband a choice of Flapjacks or Protein Pancakes….any thoughts on what he picked?! LOL…
Kodiak Flapjacks of course!
Served with a big bowl of berries on the side….
1 Tbsp. melted whipped butter and a drizzle of 1 Tbsp. Pure Maple Syrup
Turns into a berry flapjack “mess” that is completely delicious! 10 points+
The only thing about having all carbs for breakfast for me is that about 2 hours later, it never fails…I am always hungry. Enter 1/2 oz. of Mixed Nuts (2 points+)
Served up with a side of watermelon.
2 hours later, I was ready to dive into lunch ~ nothing fancy, but, it totally hit the spot.
Simple Salad topped with 1 1/2 tsp. sunflower seeds, 1 1/2 tsp. dried cranberries and 1 Tbsp. balsamic. (1 points+)
Plus an Egg Salad Sandwich on Oatnut Bread.
- 1 egg plus 2 egg whites (2 points+)
- 1 Tbsp. low-fat mayo (1 points+)
- 1 tsp. mustard
- sea salt & black pepper to taste
- 2 slices of your favorite bread (5 points+)
Yes, you could pick light breads and save on points+, but, the real deal is worth it to me.
I totally invaded my co-workers Starburst Jelly Bean jar today….I made sure I counted out 20 of the flavors I like (no funky green Starburst flavors for me!) 2 points+
When I walked in the door today, my May K-Cup Ambassador Promotion was waiting for me.
This month involved one of my favorite flavors when I need some coffee with a little kick from Barista Prima Coffeehouse. It comes in 4 flavors and every single one is rich and satisfying.
This month they are challenging all of us to create our very own unique recipe using the Barista Prima Italian Roast…..for a little motivation, they sent us this amazing Tiramisu Brownie Recipe….
Plus, everything we need to whip up our own Tiramisu…..must ponder ideas using coffee ~ Ok!
For now, you call can save with this month’s promotion. You will not only save 15% off everything you order at www.GreenMountainCoffee.com , but, you will get FREE SHIPPING when your order includes at least one of the K-Cup® pack of Barista Prima Coffeehouse® packs. Just enter “BARISTA8128” when you check out. This code is good from now until May 31st.
Dinner tonight came together in under 15 minutes with hardly any dishes to wash ~ just another reason to love your grill!
I started with my Mixed Green Salad base plus 1/2 cup Healthy Potato Salad (SF+ 1 WPA) – 3 points+.
Wickles ~ the sweet & spicy pickles that I ate like half a jar when I first tried them in South Carolina. Plus, a new BBQ sauce we tried this week called Rufus Teague which is pretty darn tasty ~ a little smoke, a little sweet, a whole lotta BBQ goodness.
While I prepped my salad, I grilled up a Vegan Don Lee Farms Veggie Patties ~ they taste like “fried’ egg rolls when you let them get crispy on the grill and they are only 4 points+ each.
Drizzled with BBQ sauce for my “dressing.”
Finished with Toppers ~ Wickles! and fresh cherry tomatoes.
My Meatless Monday ~ Burger Salad for 8 points+
STATS: 31 Daily Points+, 5 WPA used, 22 WPA remaining
QUESTION OF THE DAY:
Have you ever cooked or baked or made anything with coffee? If so, what? I’d love ideas!
I made a trifle once that had instant coffee mixed with some sort of pudding once. It also had pound cake and dark chocolate chunks and shavings in it. Does that count? 🙂 I hated it. LOL
Staci- had to laugh! I Made that same trifle once & hated it as well! Not one ounce of natural ingredients! Real is always better, even if it means more work!
Not too creative but coffee added to smoothies (like a mock frappe of sorts) is always a wonderful treat!
My mom always made “black magic cake” for our birthdays – it has brewed coffee in the batter. It’s still my favorite, and I’m in my forties now.
Carrie @ Season It Already! says
I made these Mocha Almond Fudge Cookies once (when I had people over so I wouldn’t eat them all!) and they were a hit!
I live in SC. Aren’t Wickles awesome???
Carrie @ Season It Already! says
Oh. Should have included the link to the recipe, huh?
I made tiramisu cupcakes with fresh whipped cream topping. AMAZING!!
OMG love Wickles my friend gave me a jar so tasty!
I have made tiramisu, and I have made chocolate mocha cupcakes.
Jessica @ Blog-Inspired Cooking says
I’m like Jenny and I’ve added coffee (well, instant decaf crystals) to my smoothies, the flavor pairs really well with bananas. I used half of a frozen banana in mine.
I also recently used the instant coffee crystals in the water when making oatmeal, which was awesome! It was the amount of water and coffee crystals you’d use to make a cup of coffee. I put a teaspoon of cocoa powder in it too, so it was actually mocha oatmeal, not straight coffee. I also put non-dairy creamer on top with a little almond milk, which adds the sweetness I’m looking for.
Here’s my blog post about the coffee oatmeal.
I loved it. My husband tasted it and said “We have different ideas of what tastes good.”, which means he didn’t like it at all. 🙂