When In Las Vegas…visit Samurai Sam’s!

by DanicasDaily on June 20, 2012

Happy Wednesday all!  We kicked off our annual Las Vegas trip today and despite being a million degrees of HOT outside, I am really excited for it.  There is definitely going to be a whole lot of deliciousness going on, but, my goal is focus on moderation by only eating half of everything and listening to what my stomach (not taste buds) tell me.  I still want to track my points+ to be aware and I am totally wearing my BM to track my steps/calories burned, but, I do plan on enjoying our vacation.

The Husband is super excited about his Casino Chip show and I will be taking full advantage of a spa day while he geeks out over chips LOL.  We will definitely be doing a lot of walking, visiting some exhibits and may take in a show as well. 

Today, we just spent the day relaxing and getting settled in for our stay.

Breakfast started off at Starbuck’s with a Grande Iced Dirty Coconut Coffee with 1 pump coconut & 1 pump mocha with a splash of half & half (2 points+).


Then, we debated breakfast options before ended up at Dos Coyotes where we shared this customized Salsa Bacon Breakfast Burrito.

It was stuffed with a little cheese, egg, 2 slices of bacon and hot salsa ~ homemade salsa totally made this burrito amazing. (8 points+ for half ~ estimate)


One of the first places we always go when we are in Las Vegas is Samurai Sam’s just so we can Wok The Healthy Path Open-mouthed smile

It’s a simple teriyaki bowl place, but, you have your choice of lean, grilled meats over brown rice, white rice, soba noodles or steamed veggies.


Since I ordered the “Combo” I started off with a Grilled Egg Roll (6 points+) ~ having the grill marks makes it fun to eat.


I picked the small grilled teriyaki chicken bowl with SPICY Teriyaki Sauce over brown rice ~ LOVE! (11 points+) but you could totally save on points+ by getting all veggies.  I was hungry enough I wanted the rice even though I stopped when I was comfortable and didn’t finish it.


We are staying just off the strip at our time share the Wyndham Grand Dessert.  Here is the view from our room ~ I cant’ wait to see how it looks at night.


The Kitchen ~ perfect for whipping up healthy breakfasts, snacks and fruits to keep everything in moderation for all the delicious places I know we will be eating.


The Dining Room although I totally LOVE eating at the bar since I’ve always wanted one.  I am sure it’s the high pub chairs.


Living room


The “Master” Suite….we have a guest bedroom too since they upgraded us for free ~ DEAL!


Even though it’s like 108 degrees here, I have no doubt I will be using our “spa”.


We spent the afternoon getting settled in by stocking up on food and doing a little shopping.  We actually brought Salt Water Taffy from a local candy store.

You get 2 pieces of Taffy for 1 points+ ~ hands down my favorite sweet treat….well, aside from ice cream and shaved ice LOL.


We actually pondered heading out to eat but we were strangely excited to make Chip-Wiches with what we bought today at the store instead.


This was actually my favorite sandwich growing up ~ nothing on it at all but…..bread, meat, cheese and chips.

  • 2 Slices Orowheat Healthful 10 Grain Bread (4 points+)
  • 1 oz Hillshire Farm Honey Ham (1 points+)
  • 1 slice Sargento 2% Swiss (2 points+
  • Sour Cream and Cheddar Baked Ruffles

With more chips on the side. (3 points+ for my Snack Size Bag)


The Husband was in charge of our side ~ had made us simple salads topped with Wishbone Ranch and sunflower seeds (2 points+)


Sometimes the simplest things are the most delicious things.


We are getting ready to head down to the pool or to take a long walk on the strip.  I am going to resist getting ice cream since we have super cute personal watermelons waiting for us when we get back.

STATS: (12am – 8 pm)

  • 2,358 calories burned
  • 5,105 steps taken
  • 37 daily points+

Tomorrow is SPA DAY and I cannot wait!

Night all!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Colleen June 21, 2012 at 8:00 am

Hope you both have a great time!


K June 21, 2012 at 8:32 am

Have fun! Everything looks wonderful!


Kim @ Living, Laughing & Losing June 21, 2012 at 8:33 am

Have fun!! I love Vegas! :)


Yvonne June 21, 2012 at 8:52 am

Have FUN!!!! :)

My Dad lives in Vegas. The next time I’m out there, I going to try Samurai Sam’s.


janetha [meals & moves] June 21, 2012 at 9:04 am

I will be in Vegas Saturday :)


DanicasDaily June 21, 2012 at 9:07 am

Yeah! We are here til Monday morning if you want to meet up!


Wendy June 22, 2012 at 8:53 am

Don’t miss the fountain show at Belliago! I live here and my husband and I are hitting a new place at Planet Hollywood called Lobster Me. I hear they have great lobster sandwiches! Have fun, stay cool!


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