Secret Sauce

by DanicasDaily on January 29, 2013

Happy Tuesday all!  I am so glad you all enjoyed the Healthy Super Bowl Recipes and Menu Ideas.  I honestly love hosting or going to parties just so I have a reason to try a new recipe to share.  The best part is you can try a little and not have any leftovers to sit around the house calling your name

I really wanted to stay in bed when the alarm went off this morning, but, I told myself my day would start off better if I got up and got my run/walk on.  You know what it did ~ 30 minutes of bonding with the treadmill will wake you up more than coffee…..

This week for breakfasts, I brought back on of my favorite recipes that I haven’t made in awhile.

Taco Egg Muffins. So delicious ~ I am not even sure why I stopped making them.


Organic Berries


4 points+ for everything including my German Chocolate Coconut Coffee.


We have this crazy, amazing snack mix in our office at the moment from Costco.  I swear every single day when I walk in the kitchen to get my coffee – it’s all I think about.  I HAVE to have it lol.

Sweet, spicy, smoky, salty, mustardy, nutty, crunchy….need I say more.

1 serving is 4 points+ and insanely addicting.  I keep pimping it out to my co-workers so they will gobble it all up and it will stop calling my name every day Open-mouthed smile


Lunch involved another oldie but goodie…..this time instead of broccoli slaw, I used…..

Rainbow Salad (yup, it’s totally called that!), topped 1 Tbsp Sunflower Seeds and 2 Tbsp Trader Joe’s LF Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette (3 points+)


Plus Butternut Squash Lasagna ~ it definitely tastes even better the next day. (8 points+)


My co-workers are awesome in general, but, even more so when they feed my coffee addiction and bring me an afternoon latte Red heart (3 points+)


The Husband was in charge of grilling the steaks up tonight.

My “secret” to get him to cook them was to ask how he made his “secret sauce” and he said he’d take care of grilling the steak.


Normally we have tri tip or sirloin steaks, but, for this go round, I picked out T-Bone steaks because I really wanted to eat my steak off a bone ~ totally carnivorous of me, but, totally true!

I cut off my bone in portion, gnawed away and weighed the bone to determine how many ounces I ate.  To think, I could’ve had more 2 oz = 4 points+.


Alexia Sweet Potato Puffs with 2 of The Husband’s fries. (3 oz = 3 points+)


I have always avoided the red swiss chard because I thought it was bitter…..You know what, it tastes the same as the regular chard if not better.


I ate the tenderloin (filet) side of the T-Bone while The Husband had the skirt steak side.



  • AL – 103%, 3 Activity Points
  • 29 Daily Points+, 0 WPA used, 46 WPA remaining

Night all!

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats January 29, 2013 at 10:31 pm

Boohoo! Just wanted to let you know that my Google Reader hates you again because your Superbowl recipes post totally didn’t show up in it. >.< I will definitely look at it now and see what amazing finds there are!

Go you for not eating all that addicting trail mix!


DanicasDaily February 2, 2013 at 8:56 am

HI Robin,

I think I figured it out. Whenever I post something from the archives, it doesn’t show up in your reader, I think?



Gail H. January 30, 2013 at 4:14 am

OMG that trail mix looks awesome! T-Bone is my favorite cut of steak…rarely buy it tho because you get more for your P+ with sirloin :)I printed out the taco muffins for the week-end! Lookin YUM!!


Biz January 30, 2013 at 8:58 am

Yep, that mix is like crack to me – I think its the mustardy flavor that makes it for me!


Linda January 30, 2013 at 9:03 am

So what is in your husband’s “secret sauce for the steak?” BTW I’m a “bone” girl too when it comes to steak, roast…whatever


linda January 30, 2013 at 9:18 am

I cannot download the recipe for taco egg muffins. Can you help? Thank you.


DanicasDaily February 2, 2013 at 8:55 am

Hi Linda,

Here you go. If you click on the print button, this should print for you.



Dottie January 30, 2013 at 9:25 am

I, too, would love to know what’s in the secret sauce :-)



Barb January 30, 2013 at 9:47 am

The Taco Egg muffins sound good. What size muffn pan did you use? I saw you noted that you thought yours was different from the original.


DanicasDaily February 2, 2013 at 8:54 am

Hi Barb,

I just used a standard 12 muffin cup size pan. I bought mine at Target and I’d say each cup is around a 1/2 cup.



sally January 30, 2013 at 10:09 am

Love all your recipes. What is the Costco snack mix called? PUB?


DanicasDaily February 2, 2013 at 8:53 am

Hi Sally,

It’s called Crunchy Snack Mix.



Connie January 30, 2013 at 10:34 am

Yeah, I thought we were finally going to get the husband’s secret sauce recipe!?! Tell him we are begging. Pleeeeeeeeeease?

The Taco Muffins look yummy, and yesterday’s list was amazing! I was drooling, and printing like crazy. You are amazing Danica!

I just subscribed to Slender Kitchen’s meal plans and I’m so excited to get started! Thanks for directing us there. I’m heading into a long “tax season” and I know the meal plans will help me and my family tremendously.


Jennifer January 30, 2013 at 11:40 am

Wow! I’d love to pick up some of this snack mix next time I go to Costco. Could you tell us the name please? I was excited too when I saw the title of this post was “secret sauce”. I kept reading as fast as I could…hoping,…fingers crossed…that we would actually be so honored as to finally SEE the recipe for this secret sauce. And as I read the last sentence….boo hooo!!!!!!!! No recipe. Funny though, my brother in law is the same way with his spaghetti sauce recipe. I practically begged him for it when he made it on vacation 5 years ago and still…I am recipe-less:(


Rina (Marguerite) Carali January 30, 2013 at 12:18 pm


I basically had the same question. I wanted to know his “secret sauce” recipe.

Tell him we all say “ppplllleeeaaassseee” !

Thank you.


Juju January 31, 2013 at 8:01 am

secret sauce is looking soooo delicious…please share!


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