Back in The Kitchen with My Weekly Menu

by DanicasDaily on March 18, 2012

Happy Sunday all! I think it’s officially official ~ One sign that I might actually be BEATING this cold is that I am finally back in the kitchen cooking.  I whipped up some Brown Sugar Banana Mini Muffins yesterday just so I could take them to my Weight Watchers Meeting and share today.

We lost a total of 6 LBS together this week!  I am sure eating all that soup probably helped with my 2.2 lb loss, but, I am totally using it at motivation to KEEP that loss this next week.  I am half way to my Easter Goal and have 4 lbs lost towards my Memorial Day goal too!

Breakfast involved 3 Brown Sugar Banana Mini Muffins & a banana with coffee (5 points+)


The Flyers for our Grand Opening Week finally came out too!  I have spent a good part of the weekend getting ready for my presentation on Sunday.

We will be demonstrating all the Weight Watchers Online and Mobile Applications served up with fun items to test out the Scanning App and the breakfast we build in recipe builder too!

Would you all be interested in having me post my presentation on here for you next week?


After discussing all the details with our leader, we headed over to Panera for lunch.

I ordered the Pick Two.

1/2 BBQ Chicken Salad (7 points+)


Then, I decided to join The Husband today in getting the tomato soup in a bread bowl. 

BIG NOTE to self ~ ALWAYS check the stats BEFORE eating it because I probably wouldn’t have got the bowl.

The Soup with croutons alone was 8 points+.


Luckily I was too full to eat the bread, bread top and only ate half my bowl (4 points+)


Before leaving this morning, I put a Trader Joe’s Corned Beef in the slow cooker with broth just so we could have our “Official” Irish Celebration tonight. I totally wanted this meal yesterday but knew the sodium would be BAD right before weigh in.

Are you a corned beef or cabbage person? For me it’s ALL about The Cabbage ~ weird, but, true.

3 oz corned beef (3 points+)


Then again, there are these amazing“Fried” Potatoes, Peppers & Onions

(1 lb red potatoes, 2 bell peppers, 1 onion) Fried up in 2 Tbsp Olive Oil, Garlic Salt and Black Pepper (4 points+)


Plus half a plate of cabbage that is “steamed” in the corned beef broth while the potatoes cooked.




What is one GREEN thing you ate on St. Patrick’s Day?

I really wanted to make a Green Smoothie, but, the only “green” I ate was the mixed greens in my BLTA.

Night all!

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

jaf March 18, 2012 at 9:01 pm

YES. . .I’d love to read your presentation on the apps.
I have an I phone but little knowledge.

SO POST ! ! !
Thanks. Glad you are back up and going. . cold can be nasty for energy.


Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats March 18, 2012 at 10:21 pm

I am also all about the cabbage. ^_^ No Irish fare this St. Patty’s day though. I succeeded in my goal to have green at every meal: green shamrock smoothie, salad, and Red Robin veggie burger wrapped in lettuce!

Now I really want to buy some cabbage..


Karen March 19, 2012 at 4:00 am

I would love to see your presentation too…thank you!


Yvonne March 19, 2012 at 6:01 am

Please post your presentation.


Jessica March 19, 2012 at 6:07 am

Hi Danica. Hope you are feeling better! Can you tell me what kind of bread you buy at TJ’s? I was there yesterday and I couldn’t find any that was 1P+ per slice. Does it exist at Trader Joes? Thanks :)


DanicasDaily March 19, 2012 at 6:57 am

Hi Jessica,

I have found only one type of bread at Trader Joe’s that is 1 points+ per slice and I know that mainly the West Coast locations carry it from what I’ve heard. It’s called Trader Joe’s Fat Free Multi-Grain Bread. You might be able to request your local store order it. Here is a post I did that shows the packaging so you know what to look for.

Good luck,



Frani March 19, 2012 at 7:26 am

Yes, please post your presentation! So glad you are feeling better too!


sally March 19, 2012 at 8:42 am

Yes…would really like to see your presentation. I asked my local TJoes re:the 1+ bread and they won’t try to get it. …located in Tigard Oregon…suburb of Portland! I will try again. Great for your wt loss…I m afraid my metabolism shuts down too when I have a cold. Look forward to you evertday…thx



sally March 19, 2012 at 8:45 am

Do you work for. WW?


DanicasDaily April 7, 2012 at 9:32 am

Hi Sally

Nope, I do not work for Weight Watchers. I am just someone who completely believes in the program and try to work it every day.



Celine March 19, 2012 at 9:10 am

Happy Monday Danica!

I would love for you to post your presentation once you’re done. I’m pretty sure all the Apps won’t be available in France but it’ll be interesting to read what’s coming up ! :-)


Karen March 19, 2012 at 10:35 am

Yes, yes, yes I would love to have your post your presentation.



Life's a Bowl March 19, 2012 at 10:46 am

I had a HUGE salad on St. Patty’s Day, filled with various greens- romaine, spinach, sprouts, broccoli, bell peppers… Good for you for not finishing the whole bowl, even if I’m stuffed to capacity I find room somewhere for it all ;P


Chris March 19, 2012 at 10:54 am

I made Corned Beef and Cabbage from and it was delish. I really like the cabbage best also. Happy for your great loss. Jay’s, also.


Josie March 19, 2012 at 3:51 pm

My green was cabbage!! 😉


Lucia March 19, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Hello Danica congrats on the weight loss to you and husband
Please do post your presentation. Thanks!


Barbara March 20, 2012 at 8:33 am

I made green sausage gravy over biscuits, it looked like slime – but everyone ate!


Martha@ Simple Nourished Living March 20, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Cabbage counts, doesn’t it? It’s pale green. I also had broccoli, green pepper and cucumber with a green veggie dip and a delicious green mint chocolate chip ice box cake.


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