Happy Monday all! I took advantage of NOT being able to sleep and finally gave up at sleeping at 5 am to get in a 5K (3.1 mile) run. I forgot how much I LOVE running in the morning ~ it totally wakes you up and starts your day off right. I felt so fast and like I haven’t missed a beat since our HALF!
By the time I got to work, I was STARVING so I whipped up a Quick Banana SUNDAE!
1 small banana cut into “banana chips”
5 large strawberries slices
1 container TJ’s Organic LF Vanilla Yogurt
1 heaping Tbsp Udi’s Banaberry granola
I added a hard boiled egg white for a little protein boost since this yogurt only has 4 g of protein. All together my 4 point breakfast kept me going for 3 hours.
Mid Morning, I had the MOST incredible snack ever!! 6 Black Pepper & Olive Oil Triscuits topped with 2 Tbsp Alouette Savory Vegetable Spreadable Cheese (4 pts). I broke into the 3 Alouette Cheese Pack I bought to serve up with some veggies and crackers for Easter. I couldn’t resist. The Stats are not bad, very similar to Laughing Cow ~ You can check them out HERE, but, I will be sure to snap pictures in my next review..
Lunch was another FUN combo. As I was randomly cutting up my pear, I decided it would be good INSIDE of my sandwich too!
2 slices Orowheat Light Whole Wheat Bread
1.5 oz each Honey Ham & Turkey
1 slice TJs low fat Muenster Cheese
1 Tbsp TJ’s Spicy Hummus
Spinach & PEAR!
I LOVED the sweet, spicy, crunchy combo ~ it was seriously like a party in my mouth :D I am sure my co-workers all thought I was a little cooky, but, I don’t care ~ it was tasty! Try it, you’ll like it! (6 pts)
Plus the rest of my pear on the side (1 pt).
The Easter Bunny stopped by my desk early and left an egg. I’ve never really understood how bunnies leave eggs, but, I am totally not going to complain when they leave DOVE chocolate!
I saved the “beans” and had the Dove Dark Chocolate. I really think they need to have cool Easter messages in the chocolates too 🙂
My afternoon snack was recommended by Sydney! I picked up these mini Lite Kettle Korn Snack Bags at Trader Joe’s.
I LOVE that they have a LITE Kettle Korn that is made with REAL ingredients ~ nothing artificial, just less of the “good” stuff.
2 points for the ENTIRE bag and it’s fully loaded to the top. NO empty air space like chip bags.
They come as a pack of 6 for $2.99 ~ not too bad for built in portion control.
The bags are HUGE and completely delicious. It honestly tastes just like the Kettle Korn you get made at the fair ~ salty, sweet, crunchy and just plain GOOD!
I also received a FUN Package today ~ MORE POM “Soldiers” from the people at POM Wonderful (Thanks!!!). I cannot wait to whip up some more POM recipes like the POM Chicken with Walnuts I made last time….Maybe I should repeat that ~ it was delicious!
I had planned on making Shish Kabobs for dinner tonight, but, at the last minute, I wised up! Why spend a million years threading veggies, when, I can dump them all in my grill basket and go. I seasoned them with some TJ’s Island Soyaki, crush red pepper flakes and freshly ground black pepper.
I did put the chicken on skewers and grilled it up next to the veggies.
While I was grilling The Husband busted out his “boots” and mowed our “super thick” 1/2 inch grass (he’s a little OCD about keeping it short). I told you all ~ he just LOVES to wear those boots (even with his shorts) 😀 He’s so cute!
I measured out 2 oz of grilled Soyaki Chicken (2 pts).
Plus a bunch of veggies. I forgot to drop the sweet potatoes in water so they were totally crunchy like carrots (oops) (1 pt). (Surprise ~ The Husband thought they were carrots the whole time (and liked them!) otherwise he wouldn’t have eaten them at all! :D) Sneaky me 😉
1/2 c TJ’s Organic Frozen Brown Rice (2 pts).
Delicious and I felt so healthy eating it! 🙂
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Off to read and hopefully catch some “zzzz’s”!