Happy Tuesday all! Thanks for all your zucchini suggestions on yesterday’s post. I have so many MORE ideas I want to try now. Who knew zucchini was so versatile?!.I cannot wait to try them out (The Husband on the other hand told me he is not as excited) LOL.
The folks over at Stonyfield asked me awhile back if I wanted to take the Activia Challenge. I LOVE their yogurts so of course I said YES!
I will be trying one of their yogurts each day for the next two weeks. I will also be sharing the love and sending 5 lucky readers the 2 week Activia Challenge ~ details coming soon.
The only problem is EVERY time I see this picture, I have that commercial jingle “Activia” run through my head…like all day lol.
Activia comes in TWO flavors ~ Strawberry
Today I sampled the Organic Strawberry ~ it’s slightly sweet, but, not overly sweet and creamy, but, not as creamy as Greek Yogurt.
I LOVE that it’s organic!
And only 2 points+ a cup.
It pairs well with my 4 points+ Zucchini Banana Nut Muffins.
Rounded out with super sweet organic berries
Freaky mouth berries (in the spoon!) to go with my muffin that looks like brains lol.
Have I ever mentioned I have a “slight” freezer addiction???
As in I FREEZE EVERYTHING! Even if I don’t know if it can be frozen, I freeze it to try it out.
It just sort of happens. I either buy something I can’t wait to try or with all the cooking/experimenting with new recipes, we do not eat it all so it ends up in the freezer..
Well ~ The Husband has banished me from freezing anything else until I “clear” things out.
I kinda sorta see his point ~ I mean, there are only TWO of us and I have TWO freezers packed on the verge of a 3rd one..oh yes, and I am totally pushing things in and closing the doors fast.
Some people do that with the closets, I do that with my fridge & freezer LOL.
That being said ~ Lunch today was FANTASTIC! .Crockpot Split Pea Soup!!! I freeze them in individual portions so it makes it fun when you realize..ohhhh, I have some of THAT soup left (7 points+)
Seeeeee what I mean?! Freezing can be a good thing!
Huge @$$ Salad topped with 1 Tbsp of Sunflower Seeds & 2 Tbsp TJs Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette (3 points+)
Crunchy, slightly spicy, slightly sweet, definitely salty train snacks. I am completely IN LOVE with this Sweet Potato Tortilla Chip & Ranchero Egg White Salad Combo (5 points+)
I am almost sad my egg white salad is all gone but, I’ve been banished from the store so there is no going back except for fresh stuff…um, next week
Dinner tonight involved BLTAs!!! I never get tired of them and I totally pulled the bacon & bread from the freezer LOL. (9 points+)
I did try cooking my bacon in the oven on a cookie sheet covered in foil on top of a cooling rack at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.
The VERDICT ~ Your bacon doesn’t shrink as much, it doesn’t get as crispy, but, it DOES bring out the bacon flavor more and there are no oil splatters to clean up.
Plus “Hash Browns” on the side! Ya, The Husband totally didn’t fall for it.
But, I do have to say ~ zucchini “fried’” in a little olive oil topped with garlic salt, black pepper and pepper jack cheese rocks! (2 points+)
NEW AT FRIENDS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
What is in your freezer? Or better yet ~ do you freeze everything too???
You can get an idea of what mine look like based on the Fridge Makeover I did last year.