The Sustainability Game…

by DanicasDaily on June 8, 2011

Happy Wednesday all!  I definitely think there are a few New Food Finds that you all shared on yesterday’s post that I NEED to try.  I totally want a bagel now and cheese with crackers LOL Open-mouthed smile  I even eyed Manhattan Bagel on my walk to the train…I did see a sign that they have bagel thins though….I am intrigued!

Pre-workout I gobbled down a banana, then, hopped on the train, walked to work and hit the gym.  Today’s workout was a 30 minute Jog/Walk (think C25K!)  It was tough, but, I rocked it with my running intervals starting at 5.0 and topping out at 6.8 mph.

I was surprisingly NOT hungry after working out so I waited until my body told me I was hungry 3 hours later ~ awesome!

Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Burrito (6 points+)


You all know I “PEEL MY ORANGES LIKE THIS” because I hate having stinky hands all day long…..but, today, I HAD to get stinky hands so we could use the rind for our Sustainability game. 

I shared my orange with my co-worker and probably took a handful of Annie’s Organic Chex Snack Mix too (it’s SO GOOD!) (4 points+)


Today was the day for The Sustainability Game I have been telling you all about and the reason I’ve been “saving my containers”.

We created 4 bags of “clean” trash with gloves.


Lined up all our bins ~ Plastics, Compost/Food Scraps, Recycle & Trash.


Then, we had 4 volunteers “suit up” and pick a bag.  They each had 30 seconds to go through everything in their bags, calling out what it was then putting it in the right bin. 

It was really fun to see everyone in our company get involved and learn all at once.  Oh it doesn’t hurt that the volunteers got Starbuck’s & Peet’s Gift Cards (how I wish I could participate!)


Lunch was just as delicious today.  I am so hooked on this Crockpot Split Pea Soup….I honestly think I could eat it ALL week and not get tired of it.  I am so glad I froze 2 servings too for a day when I don’t want to cook Open-mouthed smile (7 points=)


Crunchy Greens & Apple Salad that I have been sharing with all my co-workers.  They all agree it’s delicious – try it, you’ll like it! (3 points+)


I was actually stuffed after lunch but my mouth wanted something sweet.  When rummaging for a mint, I saw that I still had a Jo’s Dark Chocolate Sea Salted Caramel! (2 points+)


I have found my afternoon snack really helps to keep me from eating everything in the house when I get home before dinner.

Train snacks ~ Mini Babybel & Melon (1 points+)


I honestly cannot decide what part of dinner I LOVED the most because it was all of my FAVORITE things. 

Grilled BBQ Chicken Drumstick (3 points+)

I cook these by grilling them over medium heat plain for 40 minutes, flipping every 10 minutes.  Then, during the last 10 minutes, I brush them with sauce every 3 minutes, rotating them twice.


Harvest Grain GOODNESS!!! Have I ever mentioned The Husband requests this salad….he doesn’t even know it’s healthy for him with all that Israeli Couscous, Quinoa, Baby Lentils and Orzo. (1/2 cup ~ 4 points+)


More Steamed Greens!


Probably the prettiest artichoke I’ve ever seen ~ it doesn’t even look real.


Happiness and one BIG plate of food for only 8 points+ (including my mayo on the side).



* TJ OF TJ’s Test Kitchen shares one deliciously easy 4 points+, 4 Bean Salad!


Do you all recycle or compost at Home or Work?

I have to say it is one FUN part of my job that I get to do even though it’s not technically my job-job.  We participate in probably every program at work (even battery recycling) and this summer will are going to be opening up our own garden/composting on site.  I have to admit, the concept of “feeding your worms” kinda freaks me out.

At home ~ we do the food scrap/compost and recycle programs through our trash company.  I should/would/could compost for our garden, but, see above….worms freak me it.  It totally stems from being little when my brother had me swallow one for $10 then told me it was going to eat me from my stomach out.

On that note……off to work on recipes (over HALF WAY ~ yahoo!)

Night all!

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