Think outside the “box”

by DanicasDaily on January 14, 2011

Happy Friday EVE everyone although I have a feeling by the time I finish this post it will be Friday…..soooo HAPPY FRIDAY & 3-Day Weekend if your job is like mine Open-mouthed smile

Today was such an awesome day that started out with and ended with Starbuck’s!

One of my FAVORITE things I LOVE to get for breakfast when I go to Starbuck’s is their Protein Plate with a banana.


Oh and ummm, I can never resist getting in my DAIRY with an Iced Dirty Latte (4 points+)


If you choose to eat the entire plate, it’s 10 points+, but, I ALWAYS think “outside the box” whenever I order out.  Who says you have to eat EVERYTIHING in the package in one sitting ~ why not break it down and each really just what you really.


For me, it’s the EGG (2 points+) and CHEESE (3 Points+)


Then, I take the FREE Fruit ~ apple and grapes and add a banana for 0 points+


I ALWAYS save the Muesli Bread (3 points+ guesstimate) and peanut butter )2 points) for snack another time.


Honestly this breakfast keeps me fuller than any pastry I could ever get and it feels like such a “treat”.  I LOVE having “leftovers” to save for when I get hungry later in the day.


Who says you have to have a BOX for lunch when you can pick a BAG ++ LOL

Lunch involved a NEW TRADER JOE’S FIND ~ Quinoa Duo ~ you can find this in the freezer section.


1/3 of the package is 6 points+!  Make sure you divide the package frozen or cooked into 3 servings to make sure you get the exact measure.


REAL ingredients ~ just another reason I <3 Trader Joe’s!


I originally whipped out my measuring cups from my desk (yes, I have spoons too and ALWAYS use them!), but, realized 1 cup frozen wasn’t 1/3 of the package.  I am all about maximizing my points+ so I divided it into 3 bowls and heated for 3 minutes.


Topped with a sprinkle of cranberries and 3 Trader Joe’s Candied Walnuts broken into pieces (8 points+)


Greens!!!  Topped with cranberries, candied walnuts and 1 Tbsp Trader Joe’s Spicy Peanut Dressing (3 points+)




MMMMM!  Totally random and totally thrown together ~ it’s kinda cool what you can do with a bag of cooked quinoa and a few “extras”.  This kept me full for almost 7 hours.


After lunch, we were off to volunteer to do some sorting at the Food Bank ~ Just another reason I LOVE working at Annie’s!  The Napa Food Bank was the VERY FIRST FOOD BANK I have ever volunteered at and it was awesome…..I learned so much that I couldn’t wait to go back and do it again.


After work, I was off to Reflection Salon & Spa to see my FAVORITE hair dresser ever!  I honestly LOVE that you can have homemade chicken potstickers ordered, delivered and waiting for you when you arrive Open-mouthed smile I totally resisted eating the entire container.  (10 points+)


I always bring her a Starbuck’s and decided it was totally worth it to be “dirty” and have 2 in 1 day Open-mouthed smile

Tall nonfat decaf latte with 1 pump mocha (4 points+)



What do you like best about weekends?

For me, I LOVE being able to sleep in, relax, have fun and get all those “things” done that I never seem to get around to during the week.  OH and I LOVE my Weight Watcher group rocks too Smile

Night all!

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