Happy Monday all! Thanks for all your comments on creating your own Harvest Grain Blend on my last post. I am all about trying to re-create something from Trader Joe’s so that you all can try it even if you don’t have a TJ’s near you. I have their Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette on my list still….one day I will attempt it.
This morning started with a Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter Bagel Thin (6 points+)
Then, The Husband had a good laugh at how it took me 15 minutes to cut up 1 Mango and get just this much. But, it was actually delicious ~ No Christmas Tree taste!
I spent my morning getting so many things checked off my list and feeling ultra productive. The Husband gets major kudos for stopping by to bring me this delicious Iced Decaf Americano with 2 pumps coconut and a splash of half & half (LOVE!_
I have actually been really excited to make THIS Ruby Kale Salad with Citrus and Berries ever since I picked the flyer up at the Farmer’s Market.
I pretty much followed the recipe, but, I added 1/4 cup Trader Joe’s Dried Golden Berries and toasted sesame seeds.
I added a Trader Joe’s pre-cooked marinated chicken breast for some protein making this BIG salad 8 points+.
I LOVED the crunch of the kale, the nuttiness of the walnuts along with the sweet chewy dried fruit and juicy oranges/berries.
Delicious and it only took 10 minutes to make.
Mid afternoon I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to snack on ~ Super Sweet Melon!
2 Tbsp Trader Joe’s Jalapeno Pub Cheese and 8 Social Crackers! I LOVE this stuff and it is totally worth the occasional 5 points+ treat.
Dinner tonight involved MORE “PUB” Food. I picked up two types of sausages (for $6) on Friday when I stopped at Fresh & Easy.
I mean check out out the ingredients and the fact that EACH sausage is only 3 points+ ~ DEAL!
Of course this is the ONE I was the MOST excited to try ~ I puffy heart Spicy CHEESE anything!
Still just 3 points+ per link!
I cooked them on the grill until they were crispy and their internal temperature reached 160 degrees (about 25 minutes).
I started with the Jalapeno one (but it was SO HOT, I couldn’t eat it so I switched to the Sun Dried Tomato Sausage). Topped with all the fixin’s (organic ketchup, mustard, relish, cucumber chips and cherry tomatoes) with corn on the side.
Delicious ~ 6 points+ for my sausage with the works & 2 points+ for the corn.
I see some Caramel Sea Salted Milk Chocolate in my future for dessert!
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What is your favorite “Pub Grub” and have you found (or want!) a “healtified” version of it?