Happy Easter Everyone! I actually didn’t plan on taking 3 days off, but, it was really nice to get so many things done and checked off our list.
Like shopping, washing both our cars inside and out, seeing our friends and planting our organic garden for the year!
I totally earned my activity points this weekend ~ I rototilled the soil myself by hand then, planted everything with bird netting on top to keep the cats out…fingers crossed they all grow!
- Sweet Corn (The Husband’s pick ~ should be interesting)
- Crook Neck Squash
- Sweet Banana Peppers
- Lemon Cucumbers
- Sweet 100 Cherry Tomatoes
- Roma Tomatoes
- Then, we still had almost all our herbs from last year growing strong still ! cilantro, lemon thyme, rosemary (it’s huge!) and parsley. I will probably grow a basil plant inside ~ it’s the only place that seems to work for me.
I figured it would be too much to summarize everything I’ve eaten for the last 3 days, so I am just going to highlight some of my favorite things.
Venti Iced Dirty Lattes! (Iced Nonfat, Decaf Latte with 1 pump mocha) (4 points+)
Super Sweet Champagne Mangoes ~ they taste nothing like Christmas Trees
Morning Star Maple Veggie Sausage (2 points+) ~ love these as much as the regular.
Chicken Potstickers we picked up at Sam’s Club.
Deal ~ SIX for 7 points+
I LOVE how they get crispy on the outside ~ Potstickers are by far one of my favorite foods whether they are homemade or frozen.
Served up with a BIG Spicy Asian Slaw ~ My broccoli carrot slaw topped with 2 Tbps Trader Joe’s Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette and 1 Tbsp Sun Flower Seeds (3 points+).
Panera Pick TWO times TWO (Dinner and Lunch on two different days).
Garden Veggie Soup with Pesto (2 points+)
1/2 Fuji Apple Chicken Salad without stinky cheese (7 points+)
Served up with a nutty Whole Grain Baguette (5 points+)
And the Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Nachos I mentioned on Thursday! I made up a “nacho cheese sauce” melting 1/2 cup FF milk with 4 oz low-fat cream cheese, 4 oz low-fat sharp cheddar and 1/3 cup salsa.
I topped homemade tortilla chips with 1/4 cup “nacho cheese”, 1/4 cup chili, 1/2 oz Low-Fat sharp cheddar, jalapenos, tomatoes, green onions, guacamole & 0% Greek Yogurt. (10 points+)
So good it’s hard to believe they are not bad!
HERE IS WHAT IS ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
- BBQ Chicken, Mac n Cheese, Green Beans with almonds
- Spaghetti with Meatballs
- Carne Asada Tacos
- Spicy Turkey Lettuce Cups
- Grilled Shrimp and Veggie Skewers, Brown Rice
What is on your menu this week? Are you trying any fun new foods or recipes?