Happy Monday all! I think I reminded myself today that sometimes the MOST SIMPLE EATS have the MOST FLAVOR and are truly delicious. I totally want to repeat my day all over again tomorrow it was THAT good 😀
However, BEFORE I get started, I have to tell you that The Husband corrected me on yesterday’s post! He said he coaxed me into walking to Starbuck’s, not the other way around….sooo, um, it was his decision, k? 😉
I decided to get my Latte Fix this morning by creating my very own Iced Decaf Cafe Misto in my RE-USABLE Starbuck’s cup (Thanks for the reminder to pull it out Pam :))
1 c fat free milk
1 c cold decaf coffee
Drizzle of Caramel
Delicious and I saved a point ~ 2 points for my big cup – Woohoo!
Breakfast was simple, clean eats! A perfectly hard boiled egg (2 pts)
Instant Grits because you don’t have to be Southern to eat them! 😀 (2 pts)
Plus a cup of organic berries ~ this is one food you DEFINITELY want to get organic or grown without pesticides as they absorb everything put on them (1 pt)
Mid morning snackage ~ Cabot and a banana (3 pts)
My lunch today was AMAZING!!!! It started off with an AWESOME pedicure and girl chat with my friend. I think my feet actually thanked me 😉
Then, I RESISITED the urge to get Panda Express and whipped up my own healthy lunch with an Asian Inspired Flair.
Crunchy Broccoli Slaw ~ Trader Joe’s Organic Broccoli Slaw topped with Trader Joe’s Spicy LF Peanut Dressing (1 pt)
Trader Joe’s Spicy Soba Noodles with steamed broccoli slaw and Sriracha (5 pts) ~ some like it H-O-T!
I LOVED adding 1 1/2 cups of the steamed slaw because it made a HUGE BOWL of pasta….nom, nom, nom….I was sad when it was all gone.
I wasn’t really hungry this afternoon, but, I wanted something sweet. I busted out another Golden Moon Tea Sample ~ Sugar Caramel Oolong.
It smells SO GOOD – like caramel flavored cotton candy.
I honestly think this is MY FAVORITE Golden Moon Tea so far ~ it tastes just like caramel or maybe creme brulee…it is a lighter tea tea which was perfect because I am not a fan of dark, strong teas.
I spent a little quality time with Barefoot Contessa drooling over what she was making today before I headed into the kitchen to whip up dinner.
BEST PART OF TONIGHT’S DINNER ~ I picked all the herbs from our GARDEN!!! 😀 😀
Basil, Rosemary & Lemon Thyme (you can totally smell the lemon in it too)
I have been totally wanting to make the sandwiches on the cover of this month’s Clean Eating Magazine ever since it arrived.
ROASTED CHICKEN & PORTABELLO FOCACCIA
I pretty much followed the recipe, but, I made a few additions and I doubled the filling.
1. Preheat your oven to 400 and line your cookie sheet with foil & non stick spray.
2. Meanwhile, slice up 1 lb organic chicken breast into 1/2 inch strips and 2 portabello mushrooms into 1/4 inch strips.
3. Add 1 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Rosemary, 2 tsp fresh thyme, a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
4. Toss your chicken/mushroom mix with 1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar and 2 tsp Olive Oil. Place on your cookie sheet(s) and roast for 15 minutes, turning half way through.
5. While you chicken/mushrooms cook, chop up your sandwich toppers. Basil, tomato, scallions and fresh mozzarella.
6. Layer it up! I used Trader Joe’s Wheat Focaccia and cut it into 8 squares. I took one square and cut it in half. Top with a slice of mozzarella (1/2 oz), a little chicken (2 oz) and a few mushrooms.
7. Plus a slice of tomato and few scallions.
8, Fresh basil!
9. Put your focaccia hat on, SMOOSH and enjoy! (5 pts)
The Husband put in his request for my Healthier Potato Salad. I had 1/2 cup (2 pts)
MMMMM…These were so simple to make and totally LOADED with flavor, You really could taste all the layers of flavor, including each herb. I’d definitely make them again.
I found a new way to satisfy my CHOCOLATE craving tonight with a HEALTHY BANANA CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM SUNDAE!!!
I seriously LOVE my MINI CHOPPER because it makes my thick, creamy ICE CREAM like no blender can! 😀
1 frozen banana
1- 2 Tbsp CHOCOLATE Almond Breeze
Organic Midnight MOO Drizzle!
Did you all know that TRADER JOE’S Makes Chocolate Syrup?!
It’s organic, it has REAL ingredients, it has GREAT STATS!
2 POINTS for my 1 cup bowl!!! This seriously tastes just like a creamy, rich, banana sundae with chocolate syrup.
The Husband stole half of it but told me he didn’t like it because he didn’t want me to stop buying ice cream for him and giving him this instead LMAO….he’s funny!
LOVE!!! Such a GOOD, HEALTHY food day! It’s the little things 😀
Have a great night all ~ I cannot wait for BIGGEST LOSER tomorrow…whose going home?!