Simple Summer Eats

by DanicasDaily on June 6, 2010

I think summer officially arrived yesterday as it was finally HOT and we used our a/c :D  I am so in LOVE with our new central heat & air.  I think one of the BEST things about summer (aside from Farmer’s Markets) is that it makes you want to eat lighter naturally.

Breakfast started off with a big bowl (1 1/3 cup) of melon (1 pt).

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Then, I decided I was still hungry, so I had a slice of Milton’s Multi-Grain Bread with ICBINB spray.  I LOVE this bread, but, don’t love the 2 points a slice :)

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On our way to the Farmer’s Market and do to a little shopping, I stopped and got a Venti Iced FF Decaf Latte with Caramel Drizzle (3 pts).

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Since we still have some stuff left from last week, I limited myself at the Farmer’s Market.  I still can’t believe nobody has corn yet this year :(  There is one vendor there that has you try it raw ~ LOVE that!  Come back soon my favorite “corny guy” LOL!

Here is my loot!

Cilantro & kale

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As soon as I get home I put my herbs into my herb keeper so they last for weeks.

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White & yellow nectarines plus PLUOTS!

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Blueberries!

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Some more Butter Toffee almonds from The Nut Barn!

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Almost all together with Chile Lime & Jalapeño Salsa Tortillas.

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Lunch was simply amazing.  It started off with a little “Asian Slaw” ~ TJ’s Organic Broccoli Slaw + TJ’s LF Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette (1 pt).

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Then came the sandwiches that I think made both The Husband and I make sounds :D LOL  Seriously ~ they were either THAT good or it’s been too long since I’ve made BLTA’s!!!

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AVOCADO makes the world a better place!!!  This HUGE sandwich clocks in at 6 points but tastes like so much more.  No MAYO needed when you have AVOCADO!

* 2 Slices TJ’s FF Multi-Grain Grain Bread

* 1/4 mashed AVOCADO sprinkled with PINK sea salt & black pepper

* 2 slices TJ’s Uncured Applewood Smoked Bacon ~ honestly, the BEST bacon around!

* Organic Romaine and Thick tomato slices

Mid afternoon I snacked on some MORE melon plus a Mini Baby Bel Light Cheese (2 pts).

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I figured I should probably get back to some real cooking since I haven’t been doing too much of that lately.  I didn’t do anything fancy for dinner but, it was super filling and delicious.

Swiss Chard!

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Grilled Corn! (1 pt)

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I whipped up a big batch of Harvest Grain Salad plus cucumber.  This salad has so much flavor and great chewing texture.  If you haven’t tried it, you all need to – it’s so easy and goes great by itself, over salad or off the spoon :D (1/2 c = 4 pts)

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4 oz Grilled Center Cut Pork Loin cut into rib shapes ~ LEAN RIBS! (4 pts).  I topped them with a mix of Gayle’s Chipolte BBQ & our Caribbean BBQ Sauce (to tone down the heat).

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Today is the Weight Watchers Walk It 5K!  My location has 2 5K’s going on – not sure if I will do one or two, but, I am excited The Husband is coming out for one of them to do it with me :D

Have a fantastic Sunday all!

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ryan June 6, 2010 at 8:54 am

Oh my, that BLTA looks amazing, and that asian slaw too, sounds delicious, I think you just gave me another item to add to my “allowed” foods list

2 Melissa S. June 6, 2010 at 11:41 am

oh that avocado sandwich looks great! and how did you cook your chard; i just bought a huge bundle and am trying to decide how to use it!

and i need one of those herb keepers! my basil looks so sad and it’s only been a few days…i even put it in a cup of water after cutting off the tips…

have a great sunday!

3 Amanda June 6, 2010 at 1:23 pm

This makes me want to try out all the new semi-close farmers markets by us even more!! I LOVE pluots! Yay for fresh produce.

4 Emily June 6, 2010 at 5:06 pm

MMM! Delightful summer eats! I just bought some really fresh strawberries today. The joys of summer! :)

Starbucks iced lattes…one of the lovely summer splurges that I enjoy!

5 Jocelyn June 6, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Looks like some fabulous eats! I also like to eat light during the warmer weather :) Hope you had fun on your walk!

6 Sarah June 6, 2010 at 6:12 pm

I, too, love that summer has me eating lighter. Great finds at the farmers market! I keep asking DH if he wants corn when we see it, but he keeps saying he wants to wait until it’s perfect. Which will be soon, I think!

7 liz June 6, 2010 at 8:52 pm

Bacon and avocado go together so perfectly; that sandwich looks fantastic!

8 Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) June 7, 2010 at 5:59 am

Butter toffee almonds? Mmmm… I really need to get back to the farmer’s market around here!

And I love that herb keeper… I really need to get one myself!!

xo
K

9 DanicasDaily June 7, 2010 at 9:12 am

Hi Melissa,

I have only ever steamed or stir fried my chard with a little garlic and olive oil. It’s naturally sweet so the flavor I think stands out great on it’s own with a sprinkle of sea salt and black pepper.

I LOVE my herb keeper – I wish I had more but then our fridge would be overloaded with every herbs LOL. This is why I started growing herbs this year – you can have them all right there. Now, I just need to plant some cilantro.

Danica

10 whitney June 8, 2010 at 5:30 am

your blta looks so goood!!! I can not wait until our garden starts producing tomatoes. my family lives off of those sandwiches and avocado is such a great idea

11 janetha June 8, 2010 at 10:05 am

i am loving all the fresh produce! i cant wait for summer tomatoes.. your produce haul made me think of that.

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