Meatless Monday: Make it a Burger Salad

by DanicasDaily on May 20, 2013

Happy Monday all!  I had no idea so many of you were big Sophia Kinsella fans.  I absolutely love her books with my favorite to date being “Can You Keep A Secret?”  I think my “taste” in book reading has evolved over time with it all beginning with Ralph the Mouse!  I was an avid Steven King Fan and John Grisham fan before I moved onto Nora Roberts then, pretty much all the chic lit authors ~ Love Jane Green, May Kae Andrews, Meg Cabot….I could go on and on with who I like and why, but, today was such a tasty day, let’s get on with the food!

This morning I gave The Husband a choice of Flapjacks or Protein Pancakes….any thoughts on what he picked?! LOL…

Kodiak Flapjacks of course!

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Served with a big bowl of berries on the side….

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1 Tbsp. melted whipped butter and a drizzle of 1 Tbsp. Pure Maple Syrup

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Turns into a berry flapjack “mess” that is completely delicious! 10 points+

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The only thing about having all carbs for breakfast for me is that about 2 hours later, it never fails…I am always hungry.  Enter 1/2 oz. of Mixed Nuts (2 points+)

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Served up with a side of watermelon.

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2 hours later, I was ready to dive into lunch ~ nothing fancy, but, it totally hit the spot.

Simple Salad topped with 1 1/2 tsp. sunflower seeds, 1 1/2 tsp. dried cranberries and 1 Tbsp. balsamic. (1 points+)

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Plus an Egg Salad Sandwich on Oatnut Bread.

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  • 1 egg plus 2 egg whites (2 points+)
  • 1 Tbsp. low-fat mayo (1 points+)
  • 1 tsp. mustard
  • sea salt & black pepper to taste
  • 2 slices of your favorite bread (5 points+)

Yes, you could pick light breads and save on points+, but, the real deal is worth it to me.

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I totally invaded my co-workers Starburst Jelly Bean jar today….I made sure I counted out 20 of the flavors I like (no funky green Starburst flavors for me!) 2 points+

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When I walked in the door today, my May K-Cup Ambassador Promotion was waiting for me. 

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This month involved one of my favorite flavors when I need some coffee with a little kick from Barista Prima Coffeehouse.  It comes in 4 flavors and every single one is rich and satisfying.

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This month they are challenging all of us to create our very own unique recipe using the Barista Prima Italian Roast…..for a little motivation, they sent us this amazing Tiramisu Brownie Recipe….

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Plus, everything we need to whip up our own Tiramisu…..must ponder ideas using coffee ~ Ok!

For now, you call can save with this month’s promotion.  You will not only save 15% off everything you order at www.GreenMountainCoffee.com , but, you will get FREE SHIPPING when your order includes at least one of the K-Cup® pack of Barista Prima Coffeehouse® packs.  Just enter “BARISTA8128” when you check out.  This code is good from now until May 31st.

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Dinner tonight came together in under 15 minutes with hardly any dishes to wash ~ just another reason to love your grill!

I started with my Mixed Green Salad base plus 1/2 cup Healthy Potato Salad (SF+ 1 WPA) – 3 points+.

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Wickles ~ the sweet & spicy pickles that I ate like half a jar when I first tried them in South Carolina.  Plus, a new BBQ sauce we tried this week called Rufus Teague which is pretty darn tasty ~ a little smoke, a little sweet, a whole lotta BBQ goodness.

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While I prepped my salad, I grilled up a Vegan Don Lee Farms Veggie Patties ~ they taste like “fried’ egg rolls when you let them get crispy on the grill and they are only 4 points+ each.

Drizzled with BBQ sauce for my “dressing.”

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Finished with Toppers ~ Wickles! and fresh cherry tomatoes.

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My Meatless Monday ~ Burger Salad for 8 points+

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STATS: 31 Daily Points+, 5 WPA used, 22 WPA remaining

QUESTION OF THE DAY:

Have you ever cooked or baked or made anything with coffee?  If so, what? I’d love ideas!

Night all!

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Staci May 20, 2013 at 9:22 pm

I made a trifle once that had instant coffee mixed with some sort of pudding once. It also had pound cake and dark chocolate chunks and shavings in it. Does that count? :) I hated it. LOL

2 Jenny May 21, 2013 at 3:43 am

Not too creative but coffee added to smoothies (like a mock frappe of sorts) is always a wonderful treat!

3 Melanie May 21, 2013 at 7:07 am

My mom always made “black magic cake” for our birthdays – it has brewed coffee in the batter. It’s still my favorite, and I’m in my forties now.

4 Carrie @ Season It Already! May 21, 2013 at 7:14 am

I made these Mocha Almond Fudge Cookies once (when I had people over so I wouldn’t eat them all!) and they were a hit!

5 Leslie May 21, 2013 at 7:17 am

I live in SC. Aren’t Wickles awesome???

6 Carrie @ Season It Already! May 21, 2013 at 7:18 am

Oh. Should have included the link to the recipe, huh?

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2011/04/mocha-almond-fudge-cookies/#

7 Laurie May 21, 2013 at 7:23 am

Staci- had to laugh! I Made that same trifle once & hated it as well! Not one ounce of natural ingredients! Real is always better, even if it means more work!

8 Jennifer May 21, 2013 at 8:04 am

I made tiramisu cupcakes with fresh whipped cream topping. AMAZING!!

9 Josie May 21, 2013 at 7:11 pm

OMG love Wickles my friend gave me a jar so tasty!

10 Lucia May 22, 2013 at 2:28 am

I have made tiramisu, and I have made chocolate mocha cupcakes.

11 Jessica @ Blog-Inspired Cooking May 22, 2013 at 7:21 am

I’m like Jenny and I’ve added coffee (well, instant decaf crystals) to my smoothies, the flavor pairs really well with bananas. I used half of a frozen banana in mine.

I also recently used the instant coffee crystals in the water when making oatmeal, which was awesome! It was the amount of water and coffee crystals you’d use to make a cup of coffee. I put a teaspoon of cocoa powder in it too, so it was actually mocha oatmeal, not straight coffee. I also put non-dairy creamer on top with a little almond milk, which adds the sweetness I’m looking for.

Here’s my blog post about the coffee oatmeal.
http://bloginspiredcooking.blogspot.com/2013/05/morning-joe-in-bowl.html
I loved it. My husband tasted it and said “We have different ideas of what tastes good.”, which means he didn’t like it at all. :)

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