Happy Sunday all! Thanks for all the nice comments and emails on our Australian Vacation. We really did have a blast, but, it’s always good to come home and get back into our routine. This month kicks off New Year’s Resolution #3 ~ Meatless March. I never in a million years thought that The Husband would join in, but, he is game and plans on going 90% meatless. So far he is doing fantastic – so proud!
I actually pondered for awhile on if I would continue Simply Filling while doing Meatless March or if I’d go back to counting points+. I know myself and know I’d end up a carb-a-terrian if I count points because like all the pastas and breads I love are meatless! So, to keep myself in check, I am staying the course and doing Meatless March Simply Filling style and I am excited for it. I will still continue to show SF + any WPA used along with the points+ values for those counting towards their daily target.
Before heading out to our Weight Watcher meeting (I missed everyone!), I made The Husband and I Healthy Egg Rolls to go.
These spicy, tortilla, egg & cheese rolls are addicting and the best part is they only take a few minutes to make and eat. (SF + 1 WPA) – 4 points+
Since I knew we would be having a late lunch/dinner and walking for about 4 hours at the Alameda Antique Faire, I packed up a few snacks. In just 3 days I’ve learned I need to eat something every 2-3 hours when going meatless versus every 4 hours.
Snack #1 grapes with an apple and Sargento RF Sharp Cheddar Cheese Stick (SF) – 2 points+.
While walking around the fair, we shared 1/4 cup of Honey Comb Sunflower Seeds from this month’s Nature’s Box ~ so addictingly good. (SF + 2 WPA) – 2 points+
I was starving as we headed out around 2 pm, so I grabbed the last of the snacks I packed (just in case) as we sat in traffic. (SF) – 2 points+.
I have been wanting to go back to Yan’s China Bistro every since I first went there with Tracy a little while back. We both ordered off the lunch menu ~ $7.75 for everything!
Chinese Peanut Chicken Salad ~ the peanuts & sweet sesame vinaigrette dressing totally make this salad deliciously refreshing. It’s pretty small so I’d say 0 points+ and SF
I skipped the daily soup since it wasn’t meatless ~ that was so hard but I felt proud! Instead, we each had a veggie egg roll. (SF + 4 WPA) – 4 points+
Hilarious fact ~ The Husband picked up one half and totally dunked in the Chinese Hot Mustard and put it in his mouth before I could tell him ~ “That’s Hot!”
I fell in love with this spicy garlic sauce the last time I was there so I optioned for the Eggplant in Garlic Sauce. In hindsight, I should’ve picked mixed veggies because that’s a lot of egg plant to try to eat.
I had half the eggplant served up with 1 cup brown rice (SF+2 WPA) – 8 points+
I love their soy sauce container ~ I pretty much put soy sauce on everything just so I could use it.
When we got home, we had this beautiful purple flowering plant on our door step. It was a good bye present from our neighbor who just moved away this weekend. So sweet.
I put it right next to our first basil plant of the season that we bought yesterday so it has a friend.
We received a few fun packages while we were away that I will be sharing with you all this week. First up, the folks at Chobani sent us their two newest flavors to try. It was hard to choose which flavor to have first…
And 0% Pear
In the end, I went with the Pear for dessert because it’s 0%, 3 points+ and SF+1 WPA. It honestly tastes just like biting into a pear and will be delicious when topped with cinnamon.
HERE IS WHAT IS ON THE MEATLESS MENU THIS WEEK:
- Baked Cheesy Caprese Pasta, salad
- Russian Chopped Salads
- Southwestern tortilla pizzas or bean & cheese burritos a la The Husband, salad
- Nacho Frittata with Kale Chips
- Fiesta Enchilada Skillet or Vegetable Gyoza with Edamame Soycatash
- Breakfasts ~ Healthy Egg Rolls, Egg White Fluffies, Cheesy “Sausage” Breakfast Burritos, Oatmeal Protein Pancakes
- Lunches ~ Egg salad sandwich, Butternut Squash, Barley & Almond Salad
- Snacks ~ Hard boiled eggs, light cheese sticks, Greek yogurt, fruit, veggies, nuts
QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What is on your menu this week? Any meatless meals or snacks? I am definitely on the search to try as many new ideas as I can – share away!