Soup or Salad ~ Salad!

by DanicasDaily on June 9, 2011

Happy Friday Eve all!  Thanks for sharing your efforts to be more sustainable ~ I honestly LOVE reading about that type of stuff and how each of you are doing your part to make a difference.

So, I have TWO COOL THINGS to share with you all starting tomorrow:

1) If you LOVE REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER CUPS and the upcoming Green Lantern Movie ~ check out my giveaway coming up tomorrow!

2) I will be making up a HARVEST GRAIN BLEND MIX so you all can make the HARVEST GRAIN SALAD ~ No Trader Joe’s needed…..I hope to post it this weekend.

Breakfast this morning was a banana-wich with coconut coffee (6 points+)


I was really undecided about what I wanted my workout to be….I wasn’t feeling a strength training workout, circuit or the elliptical.  So, I did the next best thing.

Jillian’s 30 Day Shred ~ Level 1 ~ It kicked my bootie in 20 minutes!


What I LOVE the most about this workout is her logic ~ you go through a series 3 minutes strength using multiple muscle groups, 2 minutes cardio, 1 minute abs.

Post workout snacks (1 points+)


I was still hungry so I decided to snack on a serving of Santa Fe Somersaults. (4 points+)


I actually made up my lunch and dragged it in to work today, but, I couldn’t do the Soup & Salad again.  It didn’t really help that I have been thinking about The Pasta Shop  all week long.

BIG SALADS with SIDE SALADS ALWAYS win in my book!  I think was more of a Side Salad Salad LOL.

Sun Dried Tomato Tortellini Salad


TONS of roasted carrots and butternut squash.


Mini Frittata Squares ~ My protein since I wasn’t feeling the chicken or the eggs.


Roasted Beet, Bean & Walnut Salad ~ one day I will just get this salad only over my greens.


All on top of a bed of organic greens with carrots and a few mushrooms in the corner.  I actually did pretty good at eating 90% of it ~ LOVE! (10 points+ estimate)


We are FINALLY having sunny weather in the 70’s-80’s~ I couldn’t resist snapping this picture on the train on my way home.  It’s such a pretty & relaxing rid ~ I <3 the train!


I honestly did NOT want to cook at all tonight (tired!)  But, The Husband convinced me that BLTA’s aren’t “really” cooking and they are super easy.

Even better ~ they are AMAZING every time I eat one!


* 2 slices Trader Joe’s Fat Free Multi-Grain Bread (3 points+)

* 1/4 avocado mashed topped with sea salt & black pepper (3 points+)

* 2 slices Uncured AppleWood Smoked Bacon (4 points+)

* 2 thick tomato slices & organic greens



* PIZZA!!! Shannon’s Kitchen Creations shares a delicious 6 points+ Cheesy Pesto Chicken Pizza Recipe with us!


See you all tomorrow for a chocolately peanut butter movie giveaway!!! Open-mouthed smile

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats June 9, 2011 at 8:50 pm

I too am loving the 30 Day Shred but passed up doing it today. >.< At least one of us did!

Very excited to see your harvest grain mix recipe. =) I sure will be using it!

Here's to Friday!!


Sarah June 10, 2011 at 4:31 am

BLTA’s look soooo good! And I think you mean Green Lantern, not Green Hornet.


DanicasDaily June 10, 2011 at 10:59 am

Hi Sarah,

haha ~ omg, I did it anyway! The Husband kept teasing me saying it’s hornet, I said lantern and somehow I typed hornet LOL. Thanks for letting me know, I fixed it!



Gail H. June 10, 2011 at 5:43 am

I’ve been traveling for busines all week and just got home…so excited that I have a weeks worth of your posts to catch up on!!!


Laura Jane @ Recovering Chocoholic June 10, 2011 at 6:49 am

I have the 30 day shred but have’t done the workout in a while. I’m glad to know I’m not the only person who takes my lunch to work only to decide that I just don’t want it and then buy something else. That happens once or twice a month when I’m just sick of the boring lunch I brought.


Carla Sue June 10, 2011 at 7:32 am

Hi Danica~

Just wanted to share, our town is FINALLY getting a Trader Joes! the closest one is 40 min away……but June 17th is grand opening….I will be in Vegas celebrating my daughters 21st so I will grab my list of your reccomended/favs at Trader Joes and shop away!

~Carla Sue


Latina Barbi June 10, 2011 at 8:14 am

I did the level 2 on Tuesday…still sore then decided to do level 1 yesterday!! I love that it is only 20 minutes!! Yay for us!! MUAH!


Lindy June 10, 2011 at 8:26 am

I loved the post workout snack ~fruit & cheese~ ,that is my fav snack all around . How long is your train ride ?

Looking forward to the giveaway ,nothing like chocolate & a movie!!

Have a great weekend!


Margaret June 10, 2011 at 9:01 am

What wonderful scenery you enjoy on your way to/from work. Thanks for posting. You live such a positive life.


Roz June 10, 2011 at 9:40 am

What beautiful scenery!!! And that salad looks great. Have a wonderful weekend Danica!!!


DanicasDaily June 10, 2011 at 11:06 am

HI Lindy,

It’s about 55 minutes each way.



Sarah June 10, 2011 at 11:37 am

Danica, easy mistake! I’m a comic book nerd so I had to point it out! Live your blog btw :o)


janetha @ meals & moves June 10, 2011 at 2:16 pm

I just used my last bag of harvest grain mix so YAY.


Vanessa June 10, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Looking at all your yummy food made me hungry!! I am so excited about the giveaway….p.b. Is my favorite food in the world!! I go through a jar a week!! :) love reading your blog! :)


Lucia June 10, 2011 at 6:12 pm

I have tried the Amy’s tamal that you had in one of your post, they are delish. I can not wait to make the harvest salad. BTW I have now become obsessed with sea salt chocolate covered caramels. I have only found one chocolatier that makes them in Buffalo… and he was kind to sell me two pieces (one for the husband :)!)
Have a great weekend!

Worked out with my trainer today, he kicked my butt!!!


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