Happy Wednesday all! This morning at 5 AM I was actually craving something (versus usually just trying to find something to eat when I am half asleep).
* I knew I wanted a mango! (funny fact ~ I used to NEVER like them because I thought they tasted like Christmas Trees ~ not that I’ve ever eaten a Christmas Tree).
* Then, I thought, ohhh, a banana mango bowl….
* I ended up turning that into a fantastic smoothie!
1 tsp Coconut+ Banana + Mango + Orange + ice & water all together with a Morning Star Veggie Sausage for some protein (2 points+) because I CHOOSE to not count my fruit when it’s blended.
I ROCKED My workout this morning and I am super proud to report that I did a 27 minute run/walk maxing out at 7.1 MPH! I followed that up with crunches and push-ups until my muscles fatigued.
Post Work Snack involved this Trader Joe’s Mango Butter that I picked up awhile back.
1 Points+ per Tablespoon!
The Verdict ~ I don’t like it. I mean, it’s ok, but, it sorta reminded me of baby food, but, the flavor isn’t bad.
1 Tbsp Mango Butter with 1 c 0% Greek yogurt & 1 crumbled cinnamon graham (6 points+)
I actually brought TWO lunches today because I couldn’t decide which one I wanted.
Option 1 ~ Leftover Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes & Almond Pesto
Option 2 ~ Taco Salad from our Nacho Night.
The SALAD won because I LOVE Mexican-Asian Fusion & I CANNOT get enough greens and fruit lately which is a good thing!
* Organic Mixed Greens
* Organic Carrots & Broccoli Slaw
* 2 oz Turkey Taco Meat (2 points+)
* 1/4 cup Organic Corn (1 points+)
* 1 oz RF Sharp Cheddar cut into cubes (2 points+
All topped with 2 Tbsp of the BEST DRESSING in the world!
I didn’t think I’d need an afternoon snack but on my train ride home I was suddenly really hungry. I snacked on a light string cheese and would’ve snacked on my watermelon if I had a fork. I figured people on the train might find me a little odd using my fingers to eat watermelon….I did totally consider that!
The Husband surprised me at the train stop by showing up, telling me he took my car home and we were biking home!
Built in EXERCISE ~ Love it!
I had two choices that I could use for my pairing.
1. The Easy Way Out Chicken & Mushroom Ravioli’s in a Marsala Mushroom Sauce
2. The Long Way Out ~ Baked Turkey Ziti or Raviol’s
We pondered while sharing a glass of wine (I had 4 oz for 3 points+)
I picked EASY and because I sorta have a thing for stuffed pasta.
Their boxed scanned with my Droid at 14 points+ ~ it’s a higher points+ meal, but, honestly, I do not need to eat half a box of ravioli’s.
SUPER SIMPLE ~ you boil everything!
I had 1/3 of the ravioli’s with sauce for 9 points+. Tasty ~ the marsala sauce would be awesome over steak, the chicken, mushroom and cheese in the ravioli’s made them seem really decadent.
Mainly because I wanted my two slices of Alexia Garlic Bread (3 Points+)
MORE GREENS! The Husband prepped our salad while I cooked dinner. I topped mine with 1 Tbsp TJ’s Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette (2 points+, includes 1 pp for 6 olives, sliced).
NEW AT FRIENDS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
* Put this recipe for Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas in the Crock Pot for your Cinco de Mayo Fiesta tomorrow night!
What is your favorite type of ravioli? No ravioli choice, tell me your favorite wine
I actually LOVE circles over squares, but, hands down, these Homemaid Butternut Squash Ravioli’s are my FAVORITE!
Wine ~ umm, I learned today I should start using it for more than just cooking
OHHHHH ~ The FARMER’S MARKET SEASON starts tomorrow!!!! I cannot wait and will probably buy everything at the market!