Happy Saturday, almost Sunday all! Our Northern California weather has been so odd today. We started off with it totally storming ~ windy, heavy rain, then, it cleared up to cloudy and by mid afternoon we had full sunshine as though there was never a rain drop around.
Since it was pouring my Sis and I decided to delay our long run until tomorrow, but, The Husband was determined to not let the rain get in the way of his fence project :) Doesn’t he look cute?!
I started today off with a Grande Dirty Latte since I had to make a Starbuck’s run for the boys working on the fence. (3 pts)
I was running around all morning cleaning house and preparing some AWESOME eats for their lunch ~ Grilled Steak Sandwiches with Homemade Pasta Salad.
Mid morning I was definitely hungry, so I had a 2 point snack ~ LF Colby plus a small banana.
I actually forgot to take pictures of the AWESOME Flat Iron Chaka Steak Sandwiches I made, however, my BAGELwich was pretty darn awesome too!
1 Everything Bagel Thin
2 Tbsp Artichoke Jalapeño Spread
3 oz total Lean Honey Ham and Turkey
Spinach, Tomatoes & Red Onion
I am honestly completely IN LOVE with these 1 point bagel thins! My entire sandwich was 6 points of chewy, crunchy, spicy goodness!
I scooped up a BIG 3 Point (1 heaping cup) serving of my homemade VEGAN Pasta Salad. This is The Husband’s FAVORITE salad that I make and I LOVE that it’s loaded with veggies.
9 points all together and I checked off my healthy oils, plus a serving of veggies and lean protein from my healthy guidelines.
I stopped in at Trader Joe’s this afternoon to pick up a few things for the week. I couldn’t resist picking up some DARK CHOCOLATE PRETZEL THINS!!!
I completely forgot to take a picture before I gave them away to The Husband’s friend, but, I had TWO of these DOUBLE DIPPED thins for ONLY ONE POINT!! The chocolate is pretty dark and it actually reminds me of an OREO cookie.
I think the best part is that you don’t want to eat the entire bag ~ you only need a couple to satisfy your afternoon sweet craving.
When it was storming this morning, I decided that I would use this Black Bean Soup Mix that one of my FAVORITE FRIENDS gave me for Christmas. I kinda LOVE how they say Texas Wrangler, she bought it in Texas, yet, it’s made in Illinois Funny!
The Nutritionals and Ingredient List definitely get KUDOS from me ~ all natural and nothing funky added. I followed the recipe that it comes with but adding onion, green bell pepper, Rotel (diced tomatoes with green chilies) plus some Spicy Poblano Cheese Chicken Sausage.
I didn’t add the sausage until I was done cooking the soup. I “fried” it in nonstick spray then added it so it would be crispy and spicy.
I topped out bowls with 1 Tbsp of Low Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese, a little CREAMY AVOCADO GOODNEES and 2 tortilla chips crumbled.
It was sorta like a cumin taco soup chili all in one :D I wish I added corn ~ maybe tomorrow! Tasty and not too bad for 5 pts ~ I honestly LOVE how SOUPER EASY this Frontier Soup Mix was to make. I will definitely have to check out other soup mixes like this.
There is something about soup that always screams BREAD to me. I had 1/2 of the last flavor of focaccia breads we picked up at Sam’s ~ Jalapeño and Cheese. This might actually be my FAVORITE flavor! (3 pts)
I bet the leftovers will be even better as the flavors blend.
Dessert ~ I traded in the Dark Chocolate Covered Banana from TJ’s I had planned for some of these ~I heart Jelly Bellies! (2 pts)
Tomorrow morning my sis and I head out for hopefully a 9-10 mile run ~ Wish us luck! I am really excited for it and I LOVE catching up with her as the miles add up. I definitely think it helps on longer runs to have someone to chat with.
One more day to enter my PERFECT NIGHT IN GIVEAWAY! A winner will be drawn and announced with my post tomorrow night.
Have a great Sunday!