Monday, July 6, 2009

An All Day Affair

Shopping was an all day affair today. I had lots to do to prep for little daughter's birthday tomorrow, so I was up and out of the house by 9 a.m. The cupboards were pretty bare, so I grabbed a bowl of Puffins with unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze and Trader Joe's Freeze Dried Strawberries for 3 POINTS...


I hit the produce store, regular grocery store and Trader Joe's before rushing back for lunch. I was really hungry. I've been noticing that I get "the shakes" if I go too long and I hate that feeling. So strange since I remember those old days when I used to go the whole day without eating anything and then, eat a big meal at night. It never bothered me then, but what a great way to screw up your metabolism! I wouldn't even think of going that long without food now! Anyway, lunch had to be quick since I was starving, so I went with a hummus and cucumber sammie on an Arnold Sandwich Thin, a serving of Trader Joe's Sea Salt and Pepper Rice Chips and 1 c. of.... can you guess what those yellow cubes are? If you said, yellow watermelon, you're right! I have never seen yellow watermelon before coming across it at Trader Joe's today. Looks like a regular watermelon on the outside, but it has a lemon yellow color on the inside. Interesting! I thought the flavor was sweet, but mild. Almost a honey-like flavor. I liked it, but red watermelon remains my favorite, especially when it's super sweet like candy ;P
Altogether, a yummy 6 POINT lunch...


I barely finished my last bite before I was out the door again. Do you believe, I had to hit 2 more supermarkets (each one carries something that I needed that the other didn't - Pfft!)? Then, a final trip to Target and Five Below. I felt my stomach rumbling, but it was getting too close to dinner for a snack, so I decided to give myself an afternoon jolt to get me through....

I heart Mocha Light Frappuccinos! (2 POINTS)
I planned a light dinner for the husband and daughters tonight : Annie's Shells and White Cheddar with some mixed veggies ( on the side - of course! No way would they allow those two things to TOUCH ;)) I picked up a new single serving frozen meal at Trader Joe's today and thought it would be a good opportunity to try it....


This Filet of Sole with Butter Beans and Fresh Spinach looks delicious, doesn't it??? And the nutritional facts are phenomenal - only 3 POINTS!

Unfortunately, this was not as tasty of a meal as I was hoping. The flavor was very bland with just a bit of heat here and there from the poblano and chili seasoning. There were about 2 strands of spinach and the butter beans were very mushy. Boo! TJ's needs to go back to the drawing board on that one. I plated my meal and ended up adding 1/2 c. Annie's Shells and White Cheddar on the side. It was the best part of my meal! That is seriously the greatest boxed mac and cheese I have ever tasted! Love it!
My sad 6 POINT dinner...

After dinner, I prepped a bit for tomorrow night's meal, cleaned up and settled down for some dessert. I wanted something really fantastic, but decided I should finish up these Weight Watchers Chocolate Sundae Cones (2 POINTS) before breaking out some other dessert...



Whew, that's enough shopping for one day! At least I kept moving the whole day, which is about all the exercise I was able to fit in today. I think before I sit for too long, I'll get in my C&K 10 Minute Strength Training Workout, too! I'm determined to do it for the month long challenge. Okay, I'm getting up now....
Have a great night =)

11 comments:

theskinnyplate said...

Yellow watermelon. I thought they were pineapples. Things that people come up with these days. Sorry the TJ meal was a disappointment. The box looked very promising.

lk (Healthy Delicious) said...

I LOVE annie's mac and cheese! Have you tried the whole wheat shells? super yum, and less points because of the additional fiber. I *think* it works out to 5 per serving.

Danica's Daily said...

I LOVE yellow watermelon too!

Thanks for the review on the frozen meal - I was eyeing that.

I couldn't agree more ~ Annies Mac n Cheese seriously rocks - especially the white shells and cheddar. It's one of my favorites :) Glad you enjoyed!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Sounds like a lot of shopping! But I totally understand; sometimes you just need to stock up on things from different stores, and it turns into an all day affair...

I also saw yellow watermelon for the first time today! It looked pretty on a platter with regular watermelon. The toddler and hubby seemed to like it, but I didn't have any.

Melissa said...

I am so sad those Frappuccinos are so expensive. I could drink one everyday!!

Happy Birthday to your daughter!!

Reen said...

Marisa, sounds like a busy day. Happy Birthday Day!

I get the shakes if I wait too long to eat, and also, if I don't have any protein, I get the shakes. That's why I eat eggbeaters almost every morning.

That ice cream cone looks delish too.

I need to get to Trader Joe's. It's been YEARS since I've been there. Not very local for me. It's like a half hour drive. Have to make a plan though 'cause I'd really like to get back there!

Jenn said...

Whoa, that's a whirlwind shopping day!
I'm in love with those WW cones, they are da bomb!

Kelly said...

I LOVE yellow watermelon. They're usually only available late in the watermelon season as they tend to ripen last. They have always been my favorite. :)

You had a busy day! And good for you doing the challenge. Looks like a good one. I just might join you. :)

A Daunting Tale of Scale Warfare said...

Thanks so much for the comment! Fireman and I are very excited for the adventure that we are about to embark on, plus the fun of planning a wedding hehe!

I really need to hit up the freeze dried fruit at TJ's. I'm trying to wait until we get back from NYC to do any real shopping!

katecooks said...

whew! that's a lot of shopping! i am a big store hopper myself and usually go between 4 to get the best deals/favorite foods. i hate that feeling of the shakes as you call it. i usually just feel like my blood pressure is dropping and must eat immediately!!! luckily you were able to do lunch and not ruin your meal with snacks :)

biz319 said...

I am totally going to get that drink from Starbuck's - 2 points?!!

LOVE the new banner by the way! :D