Happy Friday Eve all!!! Have you ever noticed that some days your pictures turn out awesome while others days you wonder what happened to your camera or you just simply forget to take pictures……all of the above seems to be my problem lately.
It was tough getting up this morning again at 5 am, but, I did it! Now if I could only convince my brain to remember to take pictures, that would be good.
On the train I snacked on 3 slices of Trader Joe’s Peppered Turkey with some pineapple (1 points+) I managed to snap a picture of the pineapple but the bacon is no where again lol.
The combination was weird but good at the same time ~ protein + carbs!
When I got to work, I spent 30 minutes on the Elliptical letting my music dictate the beat and increasing the intensity with each song.
Post workout ~ I snacked on the last 2 of my Kodiak Cakes with 1 Tbsp Whipped Butter and 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup….Deliciousness! As I was eating them I was already thinking when I can make them again! (7 points+)
I really think getting up so early in the morning makes me a lot hungrier all day long. I actually pack a morning and an afternoon snack each day but only eat them if I am truly hungry.
Mid morning, I was STARVING so I dug into some Pea Pesto with 5 Trader Joe’s Social Crackers. I honestly LOVE this pesto….I bet it would be awesome with some pasta and sun dried tomatoes. (4 points+)
Having a late morning snack worked out perfectly because I didn’t get a chance to sit down to eat lunch until almost 2 pm.
Super Fast Asian Slaw!
1 cup Organic Broccoli Slaw
1/4 Organic Shredded Carrots
2 Tbsps Trader Joe’s Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette (2 points+)
Pinch of Crushed Red Pepper flakes
I created a little Mexican-Asian Fusion by having some Simple Spicy Shredded Pork Tacos with my slaw. (8 points+)
This afternoon I had the chance to interview Maria Menounos and ask her all your questions about her new book and Yoplait via a Skye Video Call as part of the new Yoplait Greek Yogurt product launch. I will be sharing the video with you all when it’s done!
When I got home The Husband told me he could make dinner since we were having steak…..ummm, NOTE TO SELF ~ Make steak all the time if it means he will cook
We marinated a a London Broil in Spicy Teriyaki Sauce last night. I had 3 ounces for 3 points+. It actually didn’t turn out as spicy as I was hoping so next time I think I’d use Sriracha or crushed red pepper flakes too.
SPICY TERIYAKI BEEF
Adapted from the Weight Watchers Just 5 Cookbook
- 1.25 lbs London Broil
- 1 Orange, juiced
- 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 1 jalapeno, seeds and all, minced (used your food processor or mini chopper)
- 1/3 cup Teriyaki Sauce (I used Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki)
1. Combine the orange juice through teriyaki sauce in a large ziploc bag. Add steak and marinate 2 hours, but, preferably overnight.
2. Preheat grill to medium high heat. Remove steak and discard broth/bag. Grill for 30-35 minutes or until steak reaches desired doneness.
3. To cook in the oven, set the broiler and spray a broiler rack with nonstick spray. Add steak and discard the marinade. Broil 5 inches from the heat, about 5-6 minutes or until desired doneness is achieved.
4. Remove, let rest 10 minutes and slice into 18 strips.
Makes six 3 ounces cooked servings, 3 points+ each
Served with a side of Annie’s Shells & White Cheddar (7 points+)
Plus a simple salad topped with 1 Tbsp Newman’s Lite Lime Vinaigrette (1 Points+)
NEW AT FRIENDS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
* Total Comfort in a Bowl ~ 7 Points+ Potato & Corn Chowder
Do you prefer to cook your food on the grill or in the oven?
As you all may have noticed, I am all about the GRILL for two reasons. One, I think it just tastes better, but, TWO and this is a biggie for me ~ there are NO DISHES/PANS to clean with grilling
Just one more day!!!! Night all!