Simple Start Day 15: Winter Brussels Sprout Salad

by DanicasDaily on January 21, 2014

Happy Tuesday all!  I am back this morning with my Weekly Menu and yesterday’s daily.  Yesterday ended up being a pretty long working day and to add to it I started coughing all over again on Sunday night.  I have never had a could where I am still coughing almost a month later. I keep telling myself the one benefit ~ I am getting a great ab workout all day long!  I pretty much ended up coming straight home from work, eating dinner and zonking out.

Nothing really sounded good for breakfast to me so I asked The Husband what sounded good to him….any guesses on his response???

Scrambled eggs LOL….2 eggs with a little milk, hot sauce, sea salt & black pepper.

(SS/SF) – 4 points+


My “side” was a nonfat latte with caramel drizzle. (SS/SF + 0 WPA) – 3 points+


I was so excited when I found these shaved brussels spouts at the store this week (yep, I have issues when brussels sprouts get me excited – ha!)  I had all these ideas for them ~ the challenge was deciding what I wanted to use them for.


I decided to start by making one crunchy and totally filling salad.

about 1.5 cups of shaved brussels sprouts


I added a little color for flavor and eye appeal ~ carrots, red cabbage…


A little crunchy sweetness with pomegranate seeds, a small honey crisp apple and a sprinkle of green onions.


A little protein with 1/2 cup steamed edamame (yep, it’s 100% Simple Start/Simply Filling)


Then, I drizzled with 2 tsp. olive oil, 1 1/2 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar, sea salt and black pepper before adding the lid and shaking it. 

The goal of adding the “dressing” in the AM was to allow the brussels sprouts to soften by lunchtime.


Right before eating, I added a “treat” to my salad with 2 Tbsp. roasted and chopped walnuts.


Shaken, not stirred Open-mouthed smile  I loved all the different textures ~ this salad has so much fun chew power with the crunch from the nuts, apples and pomegranate seeds to the creaminess from the edamame. (SS/SF + 3 WPA for the walnuts) – 7 points+


I added a lite string cheese for a little more protein (SS/SF) – 1 points+


Late afternoon, I was totally craving crunchy, salty chips!  Of course I had none in my desk and I really pondered walking to the store down the street to buy some.  After chatting about it with my co-worker, she recommended this Orville SmartPop Kettle Korn!


Popcorn is Simple Start & Simply Filling ~ the stats looked good. (SS/SF) – 3 points+


Honestly, I usually only eat popcorn from my popcorn popper and avoid bags because the ingredient lists freak me out a bit.  For the most part, it’s pretty normal…other than the potassium chloride and TBHQ.  (a metal salt & a preservative for coloring).


After completely examining the box and pondering, I decided it was a better option than grabbing the bag of BBQ chips I wanted.  I love that it comes with its own pop up bowl.


I had Flat Out Pizzas planned for dinner, but, I was pretty much done by the time I walked in the door at 8:20 pm.  The Husband said let’s go get you some “sick” person food and we headed to Panera for chicken noodle soup and tea.

On Simple Start you would count the points+ for the noodles, but, everything else in the soup is Simple Start.  I actually just wanted the broth so I had just that with the carrots. (SS/SF) – 3 points+


Here are my stats today:

  • Simple Start Day 15: 3 WPA used, 38 WPA remaining
  • 21 Daily Points+ 0 WPA used, 49 WPA remaining
  • Here is my FitBit Flex Dashboard!




What is on your menu this week?  Are you trying any new recipes or foods?

Night all!

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