Happy Friday Eve all! Ok ~ so , I have to start off by saying I was totally tired when I wrote yesterday’s post last night. I absolutely love the jokes on my “String Cheese” vs. “String Bean” Chicken. Thank you all for calling out my Reese’s Heart too! You know, when I buy the Reese’s eggs in the multi-pack, they are 2 points+ each so I made the assumption that the hearts in the two pack would be the same (translation ~ I was too tired to go look it up after I was already gobbling it down). The correct answer is the two pack of Hearts = 5 points+ per heart.
Today started with my all time favorite breakfast ~ Healthy Egg Roll (SF + 1 WPA) – 5 points+
Berries & 1/2 a banana….
Today I had a working lunch to go to ~ I had my lunch all planned out. I was going to convince my co-workers to share the Fresh Pickled Veggies with me and get the beet salad I love at Grace’s Table.
My co-workers kill me when they order the onion rings ~ they are the best onion rings you will ever eat topped with a little sweet & spicy chili, lemon and parmesan.
After pondering if I should order the veggies, I decided to just go with it and have an onion ring…after all, it’s what I really wanted once that bowl hit the table. (SF + 3 WPA) – 3 points+
I could eat this roasted beet salad probably every day. I really want to know how they get their chicken so tender and perfectly grilled every time. I counted 2 points+ towards my WPA for the real deal cheese. (SS/SF + 2 WPA) – 8 points+
Avocado, super creamy fromage blanc, mache lettuce, meyer lemon juice, olive oil, maldon salt
I opted for a nonfat latte that I didn’t snap a picture of when everyone else was getting dessert. (SF) – 3 points+.
Knowing this….I couldn’t wait for dinner tonight! I made these incredibly tasty Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Avocado Lettuce Wraps. They are crunchy, salty, creamy with bites of sweet tomatoes, green onion and crisp lettuce.
The best part ~ you can have 3 of these for the price of one BLTA sandwich and they are so simple to make! You do not have to use a pan, the stove or the oven which I think would make these pretty darn amazing on a hot summer day.
BLTA LETTUCE WRAPS (print it!)
- 3 iceberg or butter leaf lettuce leaves
- 15 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
- 1/2 avocado, diced
- 1 green onion, diced
- 4 slices Trader Joe’s Turkey Bacon, cooked and crumbled
- sea salt & black pepper to taste
1. Prepare the lettuce leaves by removing the first 2-3 layers along with the core. Rinse, pat dry and set up a plate.
2. Combine the cherry tomatoes with the remaining ingredients. Toss gently to combine, seasoning with sea salt and black pepper to taste. Divide bacon, tomato, avocado mix evenly among the 3 lettuce leaves. Enjoy!
Makes 3 BLTA lettuce cups, Simply Filling + 1 WPA (for the avocado) or 3 points+ each
Nutritional information calculated per lettuce cup at caloriecount.com
STEP – BY – STEP:
I peel the first 2-3 layers off my lettuce head (I use iceberg or butter leaf works too). Then, carefully pull off and rinse 3 lettuce “cups”. You want them big enough to hold the mix, yet, easy enough to fold like a taco to wrap it up and eat.
Next, combine the tomatoes, avocado, green onion, bacon, sea salt and black pepper.
Toss just enough to combine the mix.
Scoop into the prepared lettuce cups and enjoy!
You do not really need a side, but, I wanted some “chips” to go with my wraps. So, I made up a batch of kale chips. The Husband claims he doesn’t like these, but, he goes back to the pan 2-3 times and sneaks them off my plate.
We both loved this and I can honestly say I didn’t miss the bread. I ended up eating 2 and half the kale chips. The Husband asked if he could have one of my wraps after he saw it to go with the BLTA sandwiches I made him.
Here are my stats today:
- Simple Filling (SF): 8 WPA (Weekly Points Allowance) used, 14 WPA remaining
- 26 Daily Points+ 0 WPA used, 32 WPA remaining
- My FitBit Dashboard:
I am super excited for the weekend to begin….just one more day!