Simply Filling Day 3 ~ Panera Bread

by DanicasDaily on July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day all!  Thanks for sharing what your “Happiness is….” yesterday.  It is always fun for me to see how everyone interprets statements like that.  One question that came up yesterday with respect to Simply Filling was about my chicken.  I really pondered when I looked it up on my Weight Watchers online and it said it was not a Simply Filling Food.  In the past when I did CORE, all chicken without skin or breading was included.  So, I decided to go back to the list that Weight Watchers has for Simply Filling Foods and you know what……

All chicken except the breaded type is included!  So, I am happily taking back my chicken WPA and will just count the WPA for the BBQ Sauce.  Thanks Brandi and Tamara!

Yesterday I was rushing out the door so I went with a quick breakfast ~ Oats, cinnamon, fruit and a sprinkle of unsweetened coconut with Green Mountain Iced Coconut Coffee and water on the go.


We had a working lunch yesterday and I actually ended up sharing a bit of my salad when my co-workers were asking if I made the Chickpea, Asparagus & Corn Salad over salad.


I definitely think the color looks best on day one with the bright green, but, the flavors get better the next day as the Rice Wine Vinegar marinates everything together.


The Husband actually helped me back my lunch in the morning and made up this bowl of watermelon, cantaloupe and blueberries ~ it looks so pretty!


Afternoon snack #1 involved a Pluot and Sargento Lite String Cheese.


I always pack extra snacks for days like yesterday when I know I will be working lately.  I am glad that I had a Pearine (cross between a pear & nectarine!) and a Fage 0% with Raspberry yogurt on hand. I am pretty sure if I didn’t, I would’ve raided the snack machine and had wasted my WPA.

1 WPA for the Raspberry Jam.


I don’t know why but I thought it was really cool when I opened my yogurt and it had this pattern.  I probably need to get out more when things like this make me take a picture Open-mouthed smile


As I was driving home, we were pondering ideas for places we could go to grab dinner and have it be Simply Filling.  We also had to factor in that it was almost 9 pm so what would be open.

The Husband picked Panera and I was all over the You Pick 2!

I started with their low-fat vegetarian black bean soup which totally made me think of tacos for some reason.


Then, ordered the BBQ Chicken Salad with the dressing on the side.  This salad had enough flavor with the BBQ Sauce, corn, red peppers, poblanos and black beans that I didn’t need it.

2 WPA ~ 1 for the tortilla chips and 1 for the BBQ sauce.


I pondered getting an apple or getting the bread.   I really didn’t want another piece of fruit even though the apple would’ve been the Simply Filling Choice.

Since this is my healthy lifestyle, I went with it and got what I wanted it.  Totally worth every single WPA I used with a packet of whipped butter. (6 WPA).


Monday’s stats are now updated.

STATS (this is what happens when I sit at my desk for 12 hours working on a project):

  • 2,341 calories burned
  • 1,929 steps taken
  • 9 WPA used, 25 WPA remaining (27 daily points+)

Today I am hopping on the treadmill first thing to “earn” my BBQ tonight!

Catch ya’all later!

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