Happy Tuesday all! I had so much fun reading all your comments on the Winter Brussels Sprouts Salad. Do you know I never even gave eating raw brussels sprouts a second thought until you all mentioned it? I mean, I just figured it was like another form of cabbage or kale and being shaved would be like that. So, today, I decided to put a “warm” spin on my salad to see if I liked the raw or the cooked brussels sprout salad better.
But first, the day started off with my favorite Healthy Egg Roll with a big Sriracha Swirl.
Simple Start/Simply Filling (SS/SF+ 1 WPA) – 5 points+
Mid morning I grabbed a Starbuck’s Non-Fat Latte with caramel drizzle. (SS/SF) – 3 points+
All day long I was excited for lunch because I actually cooked up this Warm Bacon & Brussels Sprout Salad this morning.
It sort of came together based on the flavors that I thought would sound good as well as what I had on hand.
I started off by chopping up 2 slices of Lean Canadian “Bacon”, 1/4 red onion and a few sweet pepper rings.
I sprayed a large nonstick pan with a good coat of nonstick spray and decided to brown the bacon, peppers and onions.
Meanwhile, I prepped the salad ingredients ~ My shaved brussels sprouts, a little red cabbage, a little carrot and about 1 tsp. fresh thyme to give it that fall/wintery flavor.
Once the bacon, onion and peppers were lightly browned, about 4 minutes, I added in the salad mix.
Drizzled with 2 tsp. olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt & black pepper. I “fried” everything for about 5 minutes until the brussels sprouts started to turn slightly browned.
Remove the mix from the heat and finish by adding 1/2 cup steamed edamame
A sprinkle of white balsamic vinegar and a few pomegranate seeds.
I then, packed up my Warm Bacon & Brussels Sprout salad to go with 2 Tbsp. roasted walnuts to sprinkle on just before serving.
I absolutely loved this ~ the salty, smoky bacon, worked so well with the tart, crunchy pomegranate seeds and caramelized sweet veggies. The walnuts added the perfect touch with the thyme making this taste like fall in a bowl.
So cooked may be better than raw as long as you don’t mind being the girl with a stinky lunch in the office (SS/SF + 3 WPA) – 8 points+
Eaten with the spork that The Husband packed in my lunch for me
Late afternoon during the crunch time getting all our reports ready for the big meetings this week, I snacked on a fruit bowl a la The Husband and a Sargento reduced fat colby stick (SS/SF) – 2 points+.
I finally made my Ham, Pepper and Pineapple Flat Out Amazing Pizzas for dinner tonight.
On my pizza I included:
- Canadian Bacon
- Sweet peppers
- Cherry Peppers
- Fresh tomatoes
- 1/3 cup part skim mozzarella
- pizza sauce
- 1 Multi-Grain Flat Out Wrap (the only flavor I think tastes good!)
His is on the right ~ he boycotts any pineapple or jalapenos on his pizza, but, I snuck a few jalapenos in there
You didn’t think I stopped here did you….
I topped my FOUR slices with a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes! We both devoured our pizzas (I skipped the salad). (SS/SF) – 7 points+
Here are my stats today:
- Simple Start Day 16: 3 WPA used, 35 WPA remaining
- 25 Daily Points+ 0 WPA used, 49 WPA remaining
- Here is my FitBit Flex Dashboard!
Would you believe all these steps were racked up today going back and forth in our office today printing and copying reports, etc..
QUESTION OF THE DAY:
How do you top your pizza? Do you have a favorite topping?