Monday, February 9, 2009

Grocery Day and The Quest for Dessert

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had an easy start into the week. It was another nice day today, so I decided to wait until the daughters were off to school and went for a run outside. I really enjoyed it. My pace is picking up a bit, I noticed except for the hilly spots. All in all, a nice 40 minute run. Whew!

When I came in, I had a quick breakfast of 2/3 c. Cinnamon Puffins, 3/4c.v unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze and lots of strawberries for 3 POINTS...



After cleaning up, I went grocery shopping. I got tons of fruit and veggies at the produce market for only $20! This place is such a money saver. I got 1lb. strawberries, half pint of blueberries, 3 lbs. of bananas, 3 dozen eggs, 3 heads of green leaf lettuce, 3 lbs. carrots, 3 large zucchini, 2 lbs. broccoli, 1 lb. asparagus, 3 lbs. plum tomatoes and a seedless cucumber! It's the best!

As I was putting things away, I got some lunch going which was a Health is Wealth Chicken Free Patty on an Arnold Sandwich Thin with lettuce, tomato and a smear of Marie's Lite Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing. I paired it with a serving of Trader Joe's Sour Cream and Onion Rice Chips and sliced apple all for 6 POINTS...

I spent spme time in the kitchen this afternoon prepping some of the vegetables. I cut up 1.5 lbs. of the carrots, cut and washed the lettuce , washed and cut the broccoli and hardboiled a dozen eggs. I keep the produce in the fridge in ziptop storage bags, so they are always there for the taking! No excuses :] And since it was there for the taking, I had some of the carrot sticks and 2 hard boiled eggs with the yolk removed and stuffed with 2 tbsp. hummus! Hummus filled eggs ROCK! Skip the deviled eggs and serve these instead for your next shindig - they are so good! A healthy 3 POINT snack...

I got a great deal on some whole roaster chickens, so I roasted one of the 6 lb. guys for dinner tonight. I also roasted with it some potatoes that I cut into wedges, sprayed with cooking spray and seasoned with just salt and pepper. I had plenty of prepped lettuce, so I made a big salad with tomatoes and Kraft Light Three Cheese Ranch. The husband and daughters love this dinner, so we all ate the same dinner for a change! My portion was 2 oz. chicken breast, 5 oz. potatoes and a serving of salad, all for 7 POINTS...


Now, for dessert. You know I love my Vitatops and I have an arsenal of them in my freezer right now, so I am going to be having them a lot! I can eat them plain, but have gotten in the habit of topping them with something which has most often been the awesome PB2! But, while I was shopping today, I was keeping my eye out for some other creative toppings for these yummy guys. And I came across one in the baking aisle...Lite Cherry Pie Filling!!!! This was just a store brand and 1/3 c. is 60 cal., 0 gr. fat and 1 gr. fiber (1 POINT). I heated a Deep Chocolate Vitatop in the micro for 25 sec. (this is my choice method for defrosting Vitatops, they come out so moist this way), smeared it with 2 tbsp. fat free Cool Whip and topped it with 1/3 c. Lite Cherry Pie Filling for a luscious Black Forest Cake inspired dessert...



Heeeello! Did you see that awesome thing???? Yes, you can have dessert and not break the bank! Unfortunately, if you're an idiot that decided to put a challenge out to everyone to do The Shred everyday in February, you are gonna have to put your sneakers on now and get your sweat on after enjoying this delightful dish!!! Gee, can you guess who that is??? ;)
My body will thank me later....



10 comments:

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh, fresh produce! Love it!

Marissa said...

I need to try the hummus filled eggs! What a great combo!

♥ Dee ♥ said...

We have a farmers market, too. Dramatically cheaper than the grocery store for produce!!

Sarah said...

Great deal on your food! Your food pictures are always sooo delicious looking.

Melissa said...

Your meals always look so awesome. I think I need to come eat at your house!! :)

Madison Song said...

hummus filled eggs...never thought of that!!

MizFit said...

off to netflix the shred...

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Thanks everyone! Yeah, ya gotta try the hummus filled eggs!!!

MizFit - I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Shred! You are so amazingly fit that I'm sure it'll be a lot easier for you, but HOLY COW the thing is brutal for me!

katecooks said...

OMG!! Those hummus filled eggs are genius. I can't wait to try them!!! also the cherry pie filling looks divine. I LOVE cherry pie :)

Katie said...

That vitatop creation is amazing. I'm so jealous of your produce market. That's so cheap for so much stuff!