Wrap it up!

by DanicasDaily on May 5, 2012

Happy Weekend all!  Today is the day I have been waiting for ALL winter long….It was the first day of the Farmer’s Market that I love visiting more than any other.  I totally scored with some delicious summer produce already.

We picked up organic strawberries, blueberries, cherries and more.  As soon as we returned home, we shared an entire basket of the most delicious strawberries we have had this year.

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Rounded out with a little “protein” ~ 3 slices Trader Joe’s Peppered Turkey Bacon (3 points+)

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We also ended up eating almost all the blueberries too ~ I am so glad the “fruit drought” is over LOL.

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After spending the morning doing laundry, cleaning house, planning our meals and stocking up for the week, we headed out to Panera for lunch before shopping.

Pick 2 ~ I went for everything I have been craving.

Classic Salad sans the raw red onions topped with reduced fat Balsamic Vinaigrette (2 points+)

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Whole Grain Baguette (5 points+)

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All together with the BEST Mac & Cheese you will ever eat.  It comes in at 12 points+ but it’s so cheesy and creamy ~ it’s like every noodle is filled with a “bucket” of cheese.  I balance it out with a lighter salad by going with the 80 Calorie Classic Salad.

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I have yet to find cute black and brown sandals to wear for work that are comfortable.  I feel like all the styles that are cute are wayyyy uncomfortable and all the ones that are comfortable are not cute.  Does that make sense?

After unsuccessful searching 5 stores, I gave up and we headed over to Starbuck’s for a pick me up.  I actually thought I’d get one of the half price frappucino’s, but, really all I wanted was an iced coffee with 2 pumps mocha & a splash of half & half (2 points+).

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The Husband picked out dinner by asking if there was any way I could take that BBQ Buffalo Chicken Salad and put it in a wrap.  I have to say, he is pretty darn smart ~ this BBQ Buffalo Chicken Wrap is crunchy, spicy, sweet and just plain delicious.

While I cooked a few pieces of Trader Joe’s Crispy Chicken (you could totally use Morning Star Chick Patties for a vegetarian version of this)……

I drizzled a real deal flour tortilla with Bolt House Light Ranch & BBQ Sauce.

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Then, I added a layer of cabbage mixed with carrots, celery and green onios.

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When the chicken was cooked, I sliced it and tossed it in Frank’s Hot Sauce and layered it on top.  Feel free to add stinky cheese at this point if you like.

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Wrap it up and crunch away for only 8 points+!

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I have had a really good Weight Watchers week this week fitting in 4 “planned” workouts and 2 days where I was on the go the entire time.  I am also leaving WPA on the table and cannot wait to weigh in.  Fingers crossed the scale shows it tomorrow!

STATS for today (12 am – 700 pm)

  • 2,544 calories burned
  • 8, 940 steps taken
  • 33 daily points+

I will be back tomorrow with my weigh in and weekly menu.  We are heading out to the House of Prime for the first time ever tomorrow night so I will give the details of that on Monday.

Night all!

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Cheryl May 6, 2012 at 5:13 am

Have you ever tried sandals made by Crocs? They have a great variety of styles, and they are very, very comfortable. Check out their site….you might be surprised to see what they have to offer. I have 5 different pair, and love them! (And, I love the looks of the strawberries on your site, too….can’t wait until they are available on the other side of the country!)

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sarah@spinachandspice May 6, 2012 at 7:38 am

Those strawberries look great! and as for sandals, I’ve heard birkenstock sandals are super comfortable and they came out with some cuter styles. i can’t speak from personal experience, but my aunt loves them! they are expensive, but hold up well and have good support (unlike most sandals)
http://www.birkenstockusa.com/products/women/sandals
there’s the link to their site, but you might be able to find cheaper if you surf around the web :)

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sarah@spinachandspice May 6, 2012 at 7:41 am

or, maybe this site for some different styles!
http://www.hushpuppies.com/US/en/Womens-Sandals

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Michelle May 6, 2012 at 7:58 am

I love Birki’s by Birkenstock! This sounds crazy, but the best place/price I have found them is QVC. They have a really good selection and some are on clearance. Also, try Payless. I was there a few weeks ago and found some pretty cute, comfortable sandals. Have a wonderful week!

Michelle

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etain May 6, 2012 at 8:25 am

Your food always looks so fresh and delicious!
For comfortable sandals check out Clarks. They come in many styles, some quite stylish and attractive for shoes you could walk ten miles in. :)

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christine May 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Have you tried DSW (designer shoe warehouse) There is one in Sacramento and one in Brentwood, if they don’t have it, it might not exist! Go to the sale section first, there will be many many many choices at unbelievable prices before you look at the other hundreds of shoes available in one place.

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Arlene May 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm

What is WPA? Thanks!

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Staci May 7, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Weekly Points Allowance…. in other words, a fancy name that WW sometimes uses for the extra 49 points. :) Hope this helps!

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terry May 6, 2012 at 7:21 pm

I enjoy reading your blog – I’ve been following WW Points+ since January and am enjoying the journey – I don’t have alot of weight to lose but no matter the number you have to follow the plan and stick with it to maintain – you inspire me to do that :)

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Christi May 13, 2012 at 2:14 pm

We just got home from 2 weeks in Kauai. I’ve missed you. I was so nervous about my diet while traveling, and have followed how you do it. It wasn’t so bad, only a gain of 1.5 lbs. I’m happy with that. It was really hard to count points since I wasn’t doing the cooking. And of course, we had to try the Mango Bread we found some grandma selling in her yard. But we did go to a couple of Farmers Markets over there. It was great, the best pineapple I have ever had, and it was fun seeing the different things grown there than at home. Thanks for all you do…….

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DanicasDaily May 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Awwww, thanks Christi! Welcome back and I am glad you enjoyed yourself while on vacation. I would’ve definitely tried the mango bread and I think pineapple does not get any better than it does when in Hawaii.

Danica

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