Simple Start Day 9: Door Steps & Kale Chips

by DanicasDaily on January 13, 2014

Happy Monday all!  Today started out on a pretty awesome note (and not just because the cool looking Healthy Egg Roll below).  I finally got my groove back on and headed out for a 30 minute walk with The Husband to start our day.

When we got back, he was in charge of our Simple Start Breakfasts.  He whipped up Healthy Egg Rolls for us and decided to make a Sriracha Birthday cake on my with 1-18 on it (my actual birthday day).  (SS/SF + 1 WPA) or 5 points+


Don’t worry, he totally decorates his too ~ today, he put a smiley face with a “go-tee” on it…he’s such a funny guy LOL Open-mouthed smile


Served up with a side of super crunchy, sweet blueberries.


My first meeting of the day was at Starbuck’s.  I ordered a Grande Non-fat Latte with caramel drizzled on top.(SS/SF) – 3 points+


One of my favorite things to get when we go to Australia is called a Door Step.  It’s this huge piece of bread topped with fresh veggies/fruit, meats, cheeses and toasted under the salamander to get all crispy.  I honestly have no idea why it’s called a door step other than the bread is super thick like a step?

They serve them at just about every café ~ I usually pick the one with tomato, pineapple, ham and mozzarella and it looks like this.


I decided that this week’s lunches were going to be Door Steps Open-mouthed smile 

I took 1 ounce of 98% Honey Turkey Breast and Ham, then topped it with fresh tomato slices, pineapple and salt + pepper.


I finished it with a slice of Jarlsberg Lite Swiss (my favorite light Swiss).


We do not have a super cool salamander or even a toaster oven at work so I improvised.

I microwaved this for 45 seconds.


While I toasted a slide of 12 Grain Bread.


Then, I topped my toast with my cheesy, pineapple, tomato, ham & turkey topper to make my own version of a Simple Start Door Step! (SS/SF + 2 WPA for the bread) 5 points+


Served up with a side of cucumber chips.


Plus a simple side salad with fat free Italian dressing. (SS/SF) – 0 points+


I always dump my salad dressing on top of the mix, then, put the lid on and shake to distribute the dressing.  I do this with every container you see my salads it and it yields the perfect amount on every lettuce leaf.


Mid afternoon I snacked on an un-pictured Lite String Cheese and a Fantale Chocolate Covered Caramel Candy (they are from New Zealand & so good!) – (SS/SF+ 1 WPA) 2 points+


Dinner tonight was eaten in two parts because we couldn’t decide what sounded good.  I knew I wanted kale chips because I have been craving them. (SS/SF+ 1 WPA) – 1 points+

I ate half the pan while chatting away with The Husband before he said I should have some steak before I turn into a kale chip! Open-mouthed smile


The Husband knew he wanted to grill the steaks we picked up this weekend.  I cut, measured and ate 3 oz. of this steak that was simply grilled with sea salt & black pepper. (SS/SF) – 4 points+


I honestly had planned on making everything in a complete meal on a plate with a side of roasted potatoes, but, it just never happened. 

I am content for now but will probably end the day with a Fage yogurt or maybe some peanut butter cup ice cream The Husband picked out.

Here are my stats today:

  • Simple Start Day 9: 5 WPA used, 37 WPA remaining
  • 20 Daily Points+ 0 WPA used, 49 WPA remaining
  • Here is my FitBit Flex Dashboard!



How do you use kale? Steam it, eat it raw in salads, at chips or ?

Night all!

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