A new way to get “Dirty”

by DanicasDaily on May 7, 2011

Happy Saturday all! Today I discovered a way to make my “Dirty Lattes” even BETTER without changing the points+……I have a feeling a new Starbuck’s addiction might be coming on Open-mouthed smile  Before we headed out for our weekend Lattes, I made sure to eat a powered up breakfast.

I woke up craving a One Egg Wonder Eggwich.

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* 2 slices TJ’s FF  Multi-Grain Bread (3 points+)

* 1 “Fried” Egg (2 points+)

* and my new secret sauce.

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I LOVE that the folks over at I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter are now making their spray with an Olive Oil Blend.

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Funny fact about me ~ Oranges are quite possibly one of my FAVORITE fruits around (love the taste, smell & juice), but, I HATE peeling them because your hands smell like oranges all day.  I ALWAYS cut them if I have nobody to peel them for me.

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A few slices usually end up in my water each time too.

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Not too shabby for 5 points+.

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I think I discovered my FAVORITE new drink at Starbuck’s today!

Grande Nonfat Decaf Latte with 1 pump mocha + 1 pump coconut = OMG GOOD!

The BEST part is ~ it’s STILL 4 points+!!

Check it out:

Grande FF Latte = 130 cal, 0g fat, 19g carb, 13g prot, 0g fiber,

1 Pump Mocha = 25 cal, 0g fat, 6g carb, 1g prot, 0g fiber

1 Pump Coconut = 20 cal, 0 g fat, 5g carb, 0g prot, 0 g fiber, 1

TOTAL DRINK = 175 cal, 0g fat, 30g carb, 14g prot, 1g fiber = 4 Points+

LOVVVVVVVEEEEEEE!!!!

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Even though it’s still early in Farmer’s Market Season, we picked up some pretty awesome fruit.

Nectarines!

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Cherries ~ and they taste good too!

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Blueberries (since the guy wasn’t sampling, I asked him if his blueberries were firm.) Totally normal right? I mean, who likes mushy blueberries.

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My FAVORITE tortillas of all time ~ Chipotle/Flour & Green Chili Corn.

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2 types of hummus ~ Roasted Red Pepper and Black Bean with Chipotle & Harissa!

Cheese Jalapeno Almonds that are sort of like smoke house almonds with a kick.

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After the market and doing some shopping for our landscaping, we came home and had leftovers.

We both agreed the Super Cheesy Butternut Squash Mac n Cheese tastes even better the next day (11 points+)

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1/2 a serving Sweet Potato & Cabbage Slaw (1 points+)

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I spent the afternoon shopping for some new spring/summer clothes since BlogHERFood11 is less than 2 weeks away.

I stopped for a quick snack before I headed out to stock up on the rest of our groceries for the week.

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I had 14 Spicy Jalapeno almonds for 2 points+.

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You all sort of know I had a thing for Tracey’s Trail Mix and now that it’s gone, I HAD to make my own.  It’s pretty simple to make……

Start with Trader Joe’s Organic High Fiber O’s (or your favorite “other” brand).

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I can’t believe cereal gets such a ding ~ 5 points+ a serving, but, I LOVE it when I do have cereal.  It fills me up, it’s slightly sweet and it’s crunchy enough it doesn’t get soggy.

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The rest of the mix.

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Combine everything in a bowl and toss it together ~ simple, right?! I guessed on what portion sizes she used (All of the mango & cereal plus 1 cup of everything else).

It’s crunchy, salty, sweet, chewy, nutty and just plain good!

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TJ’s Snack Mix

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INGREDIENTS

  • 10 cups Trader Joe’s Organic O’s
  • 1 cup dried berries
  • 1 cup coconut chips
  • 1 cup dry roasted and salted pistachios
  • 1 cup dried apples/apricots, optional
  • 1 1/4 cups dried mango, sliced
  • 1/2 cup vanilla chips, optional

INSTRUCTIONS

1.  Combine everything in one big bowl and toss. 

2.  Store in an air tight container with your 1/2 cup scooper ready to go or pre-portion into 1/2 cup servings so you can grab a quick snack on the go.

Makes 26, 1/2 cup servings, 3 points+ each

Nutritional information per serving

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The Husband requested steak sandwiches for dinner.  I actually bought everything to make the Weight Watchers Cheesesteak Sandwiches, but, then, decided to do everything on the grill instead.

3 oz Tri Tip steak seasoned with Emeril’s Original Essence & Whiskey Black Pepper Steak Sauce tossed with sautéed mushrooms on hollowed out French Bread (7 points+)

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Plus a little corniness. (2 points+)

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Happy Mom’s Day everyone!!!

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