Friday, April 10, 2009

Catch Up

It's been a day of playing catch-up. I woke up at my 6:30 a.m. "Florida exercise time" -ugh! I spent a few minutes blog reading(still not caught up - you all have been so busy!!), then geared up for a workout. It never happened though because the rations were low, so I needed to head out to grocery shop instead. My shopping list was a mile long with veggies and fruits. I am craving them like crazy and would have bought every fruit and veg in the store! Who knew a week of staring at chicken nuggets, fries and hot dogs would cause such PMS-ish cravings!

Along with my produce desires, I was really missing Ezekiel english muffins. Thankfully, I had one lonely Cinnamon Raisin guy left in the freezer. I did a quick toast and topped with 1 tbsp. lite cream cheese for a yummy 3 POINT breakfast before the grocery shopping marathon...


Another item on my list was greek yogurt. The lovely folks at Stonyfield Farm sent me some coupons to try out their Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt (thanks, Kristina!) and I was really looking forward to tasting it. I was able to find 2 flavors of nonfat - Vanilla and Blueberry. I decided to have the Vanilla for lunch today...


This 5.3 oz. container has 110 calories, 0 fat and hello--15 gr. protein!!!! The ingredients are all natural, organic and contain no artificial sweeteners. As I was scooping it into a bowl, I noticed it had a rich and creamy consistency unlike the nonfat yogurt that I usually buy. I topped it with some beautiful strawberries and 1/4 c. Grape Nuts cereal for an "unusual-for -me "4 POINT lunch...

This was so rich and filling! I loved the consistency of the yogurt; even though it was nonfat, it had a "full fat" feel to it. It wasn't very sweet tasting and I didn't pick up much of the Vanilla flavor, so this was a very different yogurt experience from the artificially flavored type that I have become accustomed to. Overall, I really liked it! I am excited to try the Blueberry flavor to see if there is a bit more sweetness to that. I don't normally think of yogurt as a "meal", but this was so filling that I was good to go until way late in the afternoon! Can't say that about my other yogurts :)
After lunch, I headed to Trader Joe's for the remainder of my list. I also got a million and one things that weren't on my list! That store is just impossible to get out of without finding a bunch of yummy new items. One thing that caught my eye was this...

I love Tabbouli! My mom first introduced me to it; she used to make it and I always enjoyed it, especially with pitas! I had 2/3 c. (3 POINTS) for a snack today with TJ's flax and honey flatbreads (1 POINT). So delish...


I finally got everything put away and prepped some veggies just in time to make dinner! No Friday night pizza; the husband and daughters ordered it last night when we got home from the airport, so I made Philly Cheesesteaks and Fries. I decided to make mine into a wrap using a La Tortilla Factory Smart and Delicious Tortilla, 1 Landis sliced Beef Sirloin Sandwich Steak, slice 2 % cheese, sauteed mushrooms, onions, a squirt of ketchup and a couple pickles. Instead of regular fries, I nuked a 7 oz. sweet potato for a couple of minutes, then diced and pan-fried them in 1 tsp. olive oil. An awesome 8 POINT dinner...



I did have a couple of chocolate covered almonds for dessert but forgot to take a pic - oops! I am out of practice!!!! A week off will do that to ya!
So glad to be back!

8 comments:

theskinnyplate said...

So glad that you are back. Yay for Oikos. Kristina is the Greek yogurt fairy. I need to redeem my coupons as well. Vanilla is my favorite of all the flavors.

Sharon said...

Chocolate covered almonds are my favorite! Along with carob chips, -lol- But mmmm, I love your delicious eats for the day!

Vickie said...
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Vickie said...

Oops...sorry, my first comment had stupid typos in it! Anyway...your food looks so good...especially the wrap! Isn't it great to crave fruits and vegies!?

karen said...

Oh gosh ... that Philly wrap looks and sounds wonderful!!! I'm definitely going to have to try that next time Tom declares it to be Philly night!

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

Welcome back ! Chocolate covered almonds are sooooooo good, but sadly I have to give them up because of the Omega fatty acid ratio thing. I love the La Tortilla Factory tortillas ! I am going to use them to make a hummus/vegguie roll up to bring to my mom's on Sunday. I am supposed to bring some vegan things for a couple of my nieces, and no one else understands what exactly vegan is.

superbecca said...

I'm love to see the food that you are eating. It always looks so good and so real. I'm very jealous of the Trader Joe's stuff especially, we don't have one in Canada. :( The thing that bothers me about some people doing weight watchers is that they eat a lot of gimmic foods, or rather weird stuff. Thanks for setting a positive example!!

thecleanveggie said...

your eats are just fabulous! wow where to start, well I love ezeikel muffins because they rock! love the chocolate covered almonds too :) have a great night!