Hi all ~ it’s me again, just in case you were wondering 😀 I was up this morning at 4:17 am, not really by my bodies choice, but, my brain decided to be WIDE awake. What’s up with that?! I took FULL advantage of it though and hopped out of bed for a 3.5 mile run/walk using 5:1 ratios (5 minute jogging, 1 minute walking). I honestly wasn’t feeling the run this morning, but, I have to say having those 1 minute walking breaks every 5 minutes actually made it turn into a GREAT run with a faster time 🙂
I probably waited way too many years before breakfast, since I didn’t have it until I got to work. I was STARVING, but, my SMOOTHIE Rocked!
It started out with TWO new products!
Trader Joe’s NOW makes a HUGE 1 lb container of 0% VANILLA Greek Yogurt (My favorite vanilla loving friend ~ I am so going to have to smuggle this one to ya!)
The stats might seem a little scary, but, if you calc it like the usual 6 oz containers (vs 8 oz in 1 cup) they are approximately the same.
Product #2 ~ Sobe YumBerry (anyone know what that is?) Pomegranate Life Water. I only used a splash as the liquid to thin out my smoothie.
YUM BERRY SMOOTHIE!!!
1 c frozen blueberries & strawberries (the ones I froze during the summer!)
1/2 c TJ’s 0% Vanilla Greek Yogurt
1 small banana
1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
a few splashes of YUM BERRY Sobe Life Water
Whipped up into a frothy thickness using my Magic Bullet. My smoothie was so thick I had to spoon it and super tasty for only 4 pts!
The only problem I have with smoothies for breakfast when I am STARVING is that I feel like I haven’t “eaten” anything. I am sure I am just a mental case, but, I had the REST of the TJ’s Pita Puffs (x’s 2) for 2 pts.
I stayed full for my usual 2-3 hours, then, broke out the Kashi Chewy Trailmix bar I received in the mail.
You know what, it totally looks like the picture!
This bar was only 2 pts (score!) but I thought it was only OK. I felt like it needed some saltiness with the WHOLE almonds, bigger pieces of fruit and maybe some dark chocolate chips. Um, maybe, I just need a different bar 😉
I braved the rain at lunch to go to WalGreen’s and pick up the ice pack they talked about on Biggest Loser. Yes, I am a total sucker for the advertisement, but, since I use a towel and ace bandage to ice after every run, I thought an upgrade was needed 😀
When I came back, it was time for another 7 point SAVORY WAFFLEWICH a la Melissa.
2 Kashi Strawberry Flax Waffles (s/b honey flax), toasted
1 Laughing Cow Lite Wedge
1 Morning Star Chick Patty, toasted in the toaster!
Handful of TJ’s Organic Herbed Mixed Greens
Half #1 I LOVED the dill & cilantro in the mixed greens.
Half #2 ~ Spicy Buffalo Crispy Chick Patty!
Plus Triple Crunch on the side ~ Cucumbers, Carrots and…..
BBQ PopChips for 2 pts!
Lunch was SO, SO, SO good and worth every point! I can definitely see making this combination again and getting creative with the toppings. Different veggies, sauces, AVOCADO, etc. Thanks, Melissa ~ you are seriously a genius!
I wasn’t really hungry this afternoon, but, I wanted something sweet. I have been eyeing the Lacey DARK CHOCOLATE ALMOND TOFFEE Cookies ever since my co-worker brought them in AGAIN.
I LOVE that they are only 3 points for that ENTIRE cookie. 120% worth it all the way!
I figured I have been lacking in the recipe development department lately, so tonight’s dinner is all new for you all 😀
We started off with a quick salad……
* 1/2 red & 1/2 green bell peppers, chopped
* 1 cucumber, halved and sliced
* Handful Cherry Tomatoes, halved
* Dashes of Garlic salt & freshly ground pepper
* Drizzles of Extra Virgin Olive Oil & White Balsamic Vinegar (about 1-2 tsp each)
Simple, delish and 0 points!
The main course was AWESOME!!!! It’s an old favorite that I renovated to be healthy ~ BUBBLE UP PIZZA CASSEROLE!!!
Total HEALTHY comfort food and one of the BEST spins ever on Pizza for 9 pts a svg! Should I keep you all guessing or post the recipe ASAP? Hmmmm…..I’ll post it for you all soon 😀
I think we are watching a NETFLIX Movie tonight and they are both chic flicks – lucky Husband 😀 He will probably find something else on I am sure 🙂
So glad tomorrow is FRIDAY….now, if only the sun would come out it would be perfect!