Happy Friday Eve all! I have been craving bagels for a couple of weeks now so I decided today that I “needed” to have that bagel already.
But first….coffee! I wake up starving every morning and knew I’d have a hard time waiting. I made sure to pick up a Grande Iced Nonfat Latte with caramel on top for my drive in. (3 sp).
I picked up a bagel pack at Panera to share with my coworkers. love this box and being a Bagel Hero 😀So many bagelicious choices. Believe it or not I looked up the points on all the flavors I wanted and went with the one I knew didn’t need cream cheese.
Warm, toasted Asiago Cheese – it tastes just like the crispy cheese pizza crust and oh so worth 10 Smartpoints.
Lunch was a repeat of yesterday. 1/2 the Taylor Farms the Taylor Farms Southwest Salad blend with 1/3 toppings & dressing (5 sp), 4 ham, cheese, cucumber roll ups (4 sp).
I added one extra ham roll because I was still hungry yesterday and that did the trick.
My afternoon snack was an unpictured banana and a tall dirty Americano (1 sp).
I told The Husband this morning I’d make him a proper chicken noodle soup tonight for dinner to help him feel better.
I love this Weight Watchers Spring Orzo Soup and have made it a few times. It’s packed with flavor for only 2 Smartpoints a serving.
Tonight I added 1 lb of chicken breast tenders to make it more of a meal for him.
Can I just saying adding chicken makes this “Spring Chicken” soup and that totally makes me giggle?!
I diced up the chicken, 1/2 onion and 2 Clive’s garlic. I sauteed this in a little olive oil with Sriracha salt & black pepper for about 5 minutes. This helps infuse flavor in the chicken and cook it a bit.
Add 6 cups chicken broth and bring to a boil.
Dice you 1 large carrot and measure 2/3 cup Orzo. Add to the boiling pot and simmer for 7 minutes.
Meanwhile, dice up asparagus and measure 1 cup frozen peas. Add to the soup and simmer 3 minutes.
Last but not least, juice 1/2 a lemon, chop up about 1/3 cup fresh dill and 4 scallions aka green onions.
Turn the heat off and add the above to the soup. Season as needed with salt & pepper.
Tadah – it’s so easy to make this soup. The chicken adds 1 Smartpoints to each 1 cup serving.
I had 2 bowls like this for 6 Smartpoints. The lemon really brightens the flavor while the dill gives it a great herby taste. The peas add a sweet pop and it’s about the only recipe I make he doesn’t complain peas are in it 😀
Side note: You can make this a Began soup by omitting the chicken & using veggie broth.
That brings my total Daily Smartpoints to 29 and that’s with my bagel! I may snack later and I may skip it.
Total steps are 16k+ with my 1 hour lunchtime walk.
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