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Honey Lime Chicken Salad
Oh man.  This salad was awesome.  So awesome, in fact, that I made it twice.  Once for dinner on Friday and then again for lunch on Saturday.  
Let’s start with the chicken.  I have made this recipe before and loved it.  You can check out my original post HERE.  But go HERE for the awesome Honey Lime marinade and original recipe. It is super easy to throw together and so incredibly flavorful.  
Ingredients:
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon oil
juice of one lime (I added two because I wanted more zest and my limes were fairly small)
2 cloves of garlic, minced (I only had a jar of minced garlic so I tossed in large teaspoon…I like my food garlicky!)
1-2 teaspoons Sriracha (I went with two!)
red pepper flakes, to taste 
2 tablespoons cilantro (I left this out because I HATE cilantro, but you can add it if you want!)
I bought chicken tender pieces to cut down on my cutting of raw meat. (Because, EW.) Anyway, I threw the marinade ingredients together and let the chicken chill in the fridge for about an hour.  I wanted to have more time but I totally forgot about it! 
This time I didn’t put the chicken on skewers and grill them.  It was muggy outside and I just wasn’t feeling it.  So I just threw them in a pan and cooked the pieces on the stove. Since the pieces were so small, the chicken cooked up really quickly….just enough time to put together the rest of the salad!
Ok, let’s chat the rest of the salad.  I used a big stainless bowl to mix all the deliciousness together.  So into the big bowl I added: a bunch of arugula, a handful of halved cherry tomatoes, another handful of cucumber, 1 ounce of goat cheese half of the chicken pieces.  For the dressing I sprayed the whole thing with about 2 teaspoons of olive oil, juiced a whole lime over the top, and added salt and pepper.  Then I mixed it all up!
I looooved the addition of the lime juice as salad dressing paired with the honey lime flavors of the chicken. I often use lemon juice as dressing but I had never tried lime before.  Definitely will be doing this more often!
PointsPlus wise, this meal came to 11 PointsPlus.  Marinades are kind of tricky but I estimated 1 PointsPlus for the amount of marinade that was actually absorbed and cooked into the chicken.  I got a few servings of vegetables along with two servings of oil so it definitely helped my GHGs. The best part was that this salad filled me up and really satisfied me!
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Honey Lime Chicken Salad

Oh man.  This salad was awesome.  So awesome, in fact, that I made it twice.  Once for dinner on Friday and then again for lunch on Saturday.  

Let’s start with the chicken.  I have made this recipe before and loved it.  You can check out my original post HERE.  But go HERE for the awesome Honey Lime marinade and original recipe. It is super easy to throw together and so incredibly flavorful.  

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • juice of one lime (I added two because I wanted more zest and my limes were fairly small)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced (I only had a jar of minced garlic so I tossed in large teaspoon…I like my food garlicky!)
  • 1-2 teaspoons Sriracha (I went with two!)
  • red pepper flakes, to taste 
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro (I left this out because I HATE cilantro, but you can add it if you want!)

I bought chicken tender pieces to cut down on my cutting of raw meat. (Because, EW.) Anyway, I threw the marinade ingredients together and let the chicken chill in the fridge for about an hour.  I wanted to have more time but I totally forgot about it! 

This time I didn’t put the chicken on skewers and grill them.  It was muggy outside and I just wasn’t feeling it.  So I just threw them in a pan and cooked the pieces on the stove. Since the pieces were so small, the chicken cooked up really quickly….just enough time to put together the rest of the salad!

Ok, let’s chat the rest of the salad.  I used a big stainless bowl to mix all the deliciousness together.  So into the big bowl I added: a bunch of arugula, a handful of halved cherry tomatoes, another handful of cucumber, 1 ounce of goat cheese half of the chicken pieces.  For the dressing I sprayed the whole thing with about 2 teaspoons of olive oil, juiced a whole lime over the top, and added salt and pepper.  Then I mixed it all up!

I looooved the addition of the lime juice as salad dressing paired with the honey lime flavors of the chicken. I often use lemon juice as dressing but I had never tried lime before.  Definitely will be doing this more often!

PointsPlus wise, this meal came to 11 PointsPlus.  Marinades are kind of tricky but I estimated 1 PointsPlus for the amount of marinade that was actually absorbed and cooked into the chicken.  I got a few servings of vegetables along with two servings of oil so it definitely helped my GHGs. The best part was that this salad filled me up and really satisfied me!

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Epic salad for lunch!!

I thought about this salad all morning and was so pleased when all the flavors came together to create a filling and tasty meal. For real, I’m obsessed. I’m not even hungry and I want another one!

Mega flavorful salad included: baby spinach, chopped hard boiled egg, cubed gala apple, crumbled chile lime chicken burger, goat cheese, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.

The balsamic really paired well with the apple and goat cheese. Man, it was delish! And super filling. The chicken, cheese and egg added some light protein and the apple and spinach bulked it up full of veggies. I was able to get three servings of fruit and veggies along with two servings of healthy oils out of one plate!

PointsPlus wise, it was also awesome. The whole meal came in at 9 PointsPlus. Perfect! Add in some lemon water (and my daily meds) and I’m set for lunch!

Epic salad for lunch!!

I thought about this salad all morning and was so pleased when all the flavors came together to create a filling and tasty meal. For real, I’m obsessed. I’m not even hungry and I want another one!

Mega flavorful salad included: baby spinach, chopped hard boiled egg, cubed gala apple, crumbled chile lime chicken burger, goat cheese, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.

The balsamic really paired well with the apple and goat cheese. Man, it was delish! And super filling. The chicken, cheese and egg added some light protein and the apple and spinach bulked it up full of veggies. I was able to get three servings of fruit and veggies along with two servings of healthy oils out of one plate!

PointsPlus wise, it was also awesome. The whole meal came in at 9 PointsPlus. Perfect! Add in some lemon water (and my daily meds) and I’m set for lunch!

Cucumber Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese!
Guys. YUM! I saw this recipe on Pinterest this week and knew I had to make it ASAP. And I’m sure glad I did!
Ingredients:
Two slices sprouted wheat bread
Two ounces goat cheese
Sliced cucumber
Coconut oil spray
That’s it! I used the coconut oil spray on the bread instead of butter to get a nice grill.
The sandwich was so fresh and delicious. It didn’t feel heavy like a regular grilled cheese sandwich. The cucumber added a great crisp as well. I’m totally hooked!
I served it with a tablespoon of hummus with the leftover cucumber slices and a serving of kettle chips by Pop Chips. Oh, and of course a glass of soda water with lemon!
PointsPlus wise, this was a great meal. The sandwich came in at 7 PointsPlus! Add in the Pop Chips and hummus and the meal came to 11 PointsPlus.
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Cucumber Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese!

Guys. YUM! I saw this recipe on Pinterest this week and knew I had to make it ASAP. And I’m sure glad I did!

Ingredients:

  • Two slices sprouted wheat bread
  • Two ounces goat cheese
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Coconut oil spray

That’s it! I used the coconut oil spray on the bread instead of butter to get a nice grill.

The sandwich was so fresh and delicious. It didn’t feel heavy like a regular grilled cheese sandwich. The cucumber added a great crisp as well. I’m totally hooked!

I served it with a tablespoon of hummus with the leftover cucumber slices and a serving of kettle chips by Pop Chips. Oh, and of course a glass of soda water with lemon!

PointsPlus wise, this was a great meal. The sandwich came in at 7 PointsPlus! Add in the Pop Chips and hummus and the meal came to 11 PointsPlus.

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Easy Avocado Tuna Salad - Take Two!
SO much green!
Remember the sandwich I made last week? Well, I’ve been thinking about it ever since because it was THAT delicious! So last night I needed a light pre weigh in dinner that didn’t break the PointsPlus bank.  And this is what I came up with.  
I eliminated the bread and made a small recipe change (slivered almonds!) and I’m really happy with the results.  Instead of the bread I decided to serve it with crisp and yummy cucumbers.  I sliced a bunch of them for dipping but I also made a couple rolls.  I used a potato peeler and peeled a few thin slices to roll up the salad.  It added a nice variety to the meal. I also threw in a mini brie from Trader Joe’s just because I love it!  
Let’s take another peek at the ingredients:
one 5 ounce can of tuna packed in water (I used the no salt Trader Joe’s version)
1/2 avocado (I weighed mine and it came to 2.5 ounces)
juice of one lime
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons slivered almonds
I really loved the addition of the almonds. They added a nice crunch and subtle flavor to the salad. I will definitely be adding them the next time I make this salad.  
Let’s chat about the PointsPlus.  In my opinion, this was a steal!  The whole meal came to 10 PointsPlus! The salad itself was 8 PointsPlus and the brie was an additional 2 PointPlus.  The delicious cucumber was zero, of course! And I wasn’t hungry afterwards.  I loved all the crunch from the almonds and cucumbers. The cucumbers also forced me to slow down while I was eating which was much needed. It was a great summer dinner (or lunch for that matter) that left me satisfied but was nice and cool and light. I highly recommend it!
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Easy Avocado Tuna Salad - Take Two!

SO much green!

Remember the sandwich I made last week? Well, I’ve been thinking about it ever since because it was THAT delicious! So last night I needed a light pre weigh in dinner that didn’t break the PointsPlus bank.  And this is what I came up with.  

I eliminated the bread and made a small recipe change (slivered almonds!) and I’m really happy with the results.  Instead of the bread I decided to serve it with crisp and yummy cucumbers.  I sliced a bunch of them for dipping but I also made a couple rolls.  I used a potato peeler and peeled a few thin slices to roll up the salad.  It added a nice variety to the meal. I also threw in a mini brie from Trader Joe’s just because I love it!  

Let’s take another peek at the ingredients:

  • one 5 ounce can of tuna packed in water (I used the no salt Trader Joe’s version)
  • 1/2 avocado (I weighed mine and it came to 2.5 ounces)
  • juice of one lime
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds

I really loved the addition of the almonds. They added a nice crunch and subtle flavor to the salad. I will definitely be adding them the next time I make this salad.  

Let’s chat about the PointsPlus.  In my opinion, this was a steal!  The whole meal came to 10 PointsPlus! The salad itself was 8 PointsPlus and the brie was an additional 2 PointPlus.  The delicious cucumber was zero, of course! And I wasn’t hungry afterwards.  I loved all the crunch from the almonds and cucumbers. The cucumbers also forced me to slow down while I was eating which was much needed. It was a great summer dinner (or lunch for that matter) that left me satisfied but was nice and cool and light. I highly recommend it!

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Today’s lunch is 100% courtesy of Trader Joe’s!
School is on break which means we don’t have a cafeteria serving us three meals a day.  Luckily, the library has a fridge and a microwave so I was able to stop at TJs on my way in and grab fixings for lunch this week.  
Let’s take a peek at what I had:
2 slices sprouted wheat bread
1 slice lite cheddar cheese
2 ounces Applegate Smoked turkey breast
4 tablespoons chipotle hummus (1 on the sandwich and 3 for dipping)
Veggies (cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, jicama, sugar snap peas)
1 ounce Reduced Guilt white corn tortilla chips
Fresh salsa
water!
The whole meal came to 11 PointsPlus!  I ended up not liking the salsa, but everything else was delish!  Especially the cheese!  I think I will have a piece of that later for a snack with a banana.  

Today’s lunch is 100% courtesy of Trader Joe’s!

School is on break which means we don’t have a cafeteria serving us three meals a day.  Luckily, the library has a fridge and a microwave so I was able to stop at TJs on my way in and grab fixings for lunch this week.  

Let’s take a peek at what I had:

  • 2 slices sprouted wheat bread
  • 1 slice lite cheddar cheese
  • 2 ounces Applegate Smoked turkey breast
  • 4 tablespoons chipotle hummus (1 on the sandwich and 3 for dipping)
  • Veggies (cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, jicama, sugar snap peas)
  • 1 ounce Reduced Guilt white corn tortilla chips
  • Fresh salsa
  • water!

The whole meal came to 11 PointsPlus!  I ended up not liking the salsa, but everything else was delish!  Especially the cheese!  I think I will have a piece of that later for a snack with a banana.  

Dinner from last night.
I didn’t feel like cooking and I hadn’t gotten enough veggies in during the day, so this is what I threw together.
Two Trader Joe’s vegetable masala burgers served open face on two slices of sprouted wheat bread. I also added two ounces of sliced avocado and some sriracha hot sauce. On the side I had three tablespoons of TJs chipotle hummus and some yummy fresh veggies. Cherry tomatoes, sugar snap peas, baby carrots and jicama. Yum!
If you haven’t tried the vegetable masala burgers, you really should. They are fantastic! One burger is just 3 PointsPlus and two are 7 PointsPlus. I’m a big fan. They can be grilled or pan fried but I find the quickest way to cook them is to pop them in the microwave for a few minutes.
The whole meal came to 14 PointsPlus! And was super filling and colorful to boot!

Dinner from last night.

I didn’t feel like cooking and I hadn’t gotten enough veggies in during the day, so this is what I threw together.

Two Trader Joe’s vegetable masala burgers served open face on two slices of sprouted wheat bread. I also added two ounces of sliced avocado and some sriracha hot sauce. On the side I had three tablespoons of TJs chipotle hummus and some yummy fresh veggies. Cherry tomatoes, sugar snap peas, baby carrots and jicama. Yum!

If you haven’t tried the vegetable masala burgers, you really should. They are fantastic! One burger is just 3 PointsPlus and two are 7 PointsPlus. I’m a big fan. They can be grilled or pan fried but I find the quickest way to cook them is to pop them in the microwave for a few minutes.

The whole meal came to 14 PointsPlus! And was super filling and colorful to boot!

Easy Avocado Tuna Salad Sandwich for One
Oh man, this was yummy! So, Jeremiah is gone for the week and, as per usual, I was struggling with an easy meal idea that is just one serving.  This sandwich definitely fit the bill perfectly!  It took literally about 5 minutes to put together, was really healthy, and very filling.  But most importantly, it tasted awesome!
Ingredients:
one 5 ounce can of tuna packed in water (I used the no salt Trader Joe’s version)
1/2 avocado (I weighed mine and it came to 2.5 ounces)
juice of one lime
pinch of salt
That. Is. It! 
Throw them in a bowl and mix it all up!  The avocado makes it nice and creamy so there is no need for mayo.  And the lime juice adds a nice tangy bite. I started with juice from half the lime but decided I wanted more zest! 
You could eat this plain, add it to a salad, or make a sandwich out of it.  I served mine on two pieces of Trader Joe’s Sprouted Whole Wheat bread and it was great.  I wished I had some cucumbers or lettuce to add a bit of crunch to the sandwich, but it was still tasty. And of course, you can double the recipe really easily if you are feeding more than one! 
PointsPlus wise it was great.  The whole sandwich, bread included, came to 8 PointsPlus.  Without the bread it would have been 6 PointsPlus. I served it with 1/4 cup of hummus and a handful of veggies.  A delicious, healthy and filling meal for just 12 PointsPlus!
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Easy Avocado Tuna Salad Sandwich for One

Oh man, this was yummy! So, Jeremiah is gone for the week and, as per usual, I was struggling with an easy meal idea that is just one serving.  This sandwich definitely fit the bill perfectly!  It took literally about 5 minutes to put together, was really healthy, and very filling.  But most importantly, it tasted awesome!

Ingredients:

  • one 5 ounce can of tuna packed in water (I used the no salt Trader Joe’s version)
  • 1/2 avocado (I weighed mine and it came to 2.5 ounces)
  • juice of one lime
  • pinch of salt

That. Is. It!

Throw them in a bowl and mix it all up!  The avocado makes it nice and creamy so there is no need for mayo.  And the lime juice adds a nice tangy bite. I started with juice from half the lime but decided I wanted more zest! 

You could eat this plain, add it to a salad, or make a sandwich out of it.  I served mine on two pieces of Trader Joe’s Sprouted Whole Wheat bread and it was great.  I wished I had some cucumbers or lettuce to add a bit of crunch to the sandwich, but it was still tasty. And of course, you can double the recipe really easily if you are feeding more than one! 

PointsPlus wise it was great.  The whole sandwich, bread included, came to 8 PointsPlus.  Without the bread it would have been 6 PointsPlus. I served it with 1/4 cup of hummus and a handful of veggies.  A delicious, healthy and filling meal for just 12 PointsPlus!

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Today’s yummy grilled lunch! So fresh and delicious.
A Trader Joe’s chile lime chicken burger with siracha sauce, avocado and tomato. On the side I had the rest of the tomato and avocado and a small zucchini. The zucchini was sprayed with coconut oil and seasoned with salt and pepper and then grilled.
It was so great! And really low in PointsPlus. The whole meal came in at 11 PointsPlus and was incredibly filling.
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Today’s yummy grilled lunch! So fresh and delicious.

A Trader Joe’s chile lime chicken burger with siracha sauce, avocado and tomato. On the side I had the rest of the tomato and avocado and a small zucchini. The zucchini was sprayed with coconut oil and seasoned with salt and pepper and then grilled.

It was so great! And really low in PointsPlus. The whole meal came in at 11 PointsPlus and was incredibly filling.

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Todays lunch courtesy of the quick service restaurant at the culinary school where I work!  Yum!  Quinoa topped with grilled asparagus, tomato, onion, goat cheese and parsley.  Yummy and filling! I also had a cup of delish tomato soup which really rounded out the meal nicely.  
The whole meal came in at 12 PointsPlus and was very filling.  I think I may recreate it at home sometime soon. I want to start using quinoa more often and this was a really great meal.

Todays lunch courtesy of the quick service restaurant at the culinary school where I work!  Yum!  Quinoa topped with grilled asparagus, tomato, onion, goat cheese and parsley.  Yummy and filling! I also had a cup of delish tomato soup which really rounded out the meal nicely.  

The whole meal came in at 12 PointsPlus and was very filling.  I think I may recreate it at home sometime soon. I want to start using quinoa more often and this was a really great meal.

Panera Hidden Menu Review - Hummus Chicken Bowl
Have you heard about the hidden menu yet? I just recently read about it and was very excited to try it.  Click HERE to get the info! All you have to do is tell the cashier you want to order off the hidden menu and tell them what you want to order. So simple and also kind of fun!
Ok, on to the food! Oh. My. Deliciousness.  If this one item is a hint of the rest of the hidden menu, I am hooked!  
The bowl included: all-natural, antibiotic-free chicken, with cilantro jalapeno hummus, baby spinach, cucumbers, diced tomatoes and red onions, finished with fresh squeezed lemon and fresh chopped cilantro. 
There was so many amazing flavors with such simple ingredients in this dish.  Although the hummus looks kind of funky, it was the highlight of the meal for me!  Spicy and flavorful, it blended well with the vegetables and chicken. I loved the lemon zing as well!  And it was only 8 PointsPlus!  Boom!  I did have a baguette as well for an additional 4 PointsPlus, so the whole meal was 12 PointsPlus.  It was super filling, but   in a fresh and healthy way! 
I seriously want to go back every day for this, but next time I will have to try another salad.  Kudos to Panera for offering simple and delicious meal options. It made passing up their new pasta offerings MUCH easier! 

Panera Hidden Menu Review - Hummus Chicken Bowl

Have you heard about the hidden menu yet? I just recently read about it and was very excited to try it.  Click HERE to get the info! All you have to do is tell the cashier you want to order off the hidden menu and tell them what you want to order. So simple and also kind of fun!

Ok, on to the food! Oh. My. Deliciousness.  If this one item is a hint of the rest of the hidden menu, I am hooked!  

The bowl included: all-natural, antibiotic-free chicken, with cilantro jalapeno hummus, baby spinach, cucumbers, diced tomatoes and red onions, finished with fresh squeezed lemon and fresh chopped cilantro. 

There was so many amazing flavors with such simple ingredients in this dish.  Although the hummus looks kind of funky, it was the highlight of the meal for me!  Spicy and flavorful, it blended well with the vegetables and chicken. I loved the lemon zing as well!  And it was only 8 PointsPlus!  Boom!  I did have a baguette as well for an additional 4 PointsPlus, so the whole meal was 12 PointsPlus.  It was super filling, but   in a fresh and healthy way! 

I seriously want to go back every day for this, but next time I will have to try another salad.  Kudos to Panera for offering simple and delicious meal options. It made passing up their new pasta offerings MUCH easier! 

Look at all the colors!
Dinner from last night was just lovely!  Jeremiah was working late and I was doing laundry and cleaning up around the house so I didn’t want to spend all night cooking.  So this is what I came up with. 
A friend of mine pinned a recipe from Roni over at Green Lite Bites for a yummy Cheesy Pizza Panini. It totally fit the bill for a quick and light weeknight meal.  And double bonus because I had everything already at home!  
So the panini was just a sandwich thin, 2 tablespoons of pasta sauce (I had leftover pizza sauce so I used that), 1 light Babybel cheese and a handful of spinach. I cooked it on my George Forman after spraying it with a little olive oil. Super easy!  The sauce made the sandwich flavorful and the cheese made it cozy. 
I also cooked up 1/2 cup frozen sweet corn with 1 teaspoon olive oil and a dash of salt.  Add in some baby carrots and cherry tomatoes with some preportioned Sabra hummus and I had a filling, healthy and colorful meal!
The sandwich comes in at 4 PointsPlus for one sandwich. I ended up going back for seconds so two sandwiches is actually 9 PointsPlus.  2 PointsPlus for the corn, 1 PointsPlus for the olive oil and 4 PointsPlus for the hummus and I had a 16 PointsPlus diner that got in lots of veggies, 1 oil and some dairy.  
Yum yum yum!

Look at all the colors!

Dinner from last night was just lovely!  Jeremiah was working late and I was doing laundry and cleaning up around the house so I didn’t want to spend all night cooking.  So this is what I came up with. 

A friend of mine pinned a recipe from Roni over at Green Lite Bites for a yummy Cheesy Pizza Panini. It totally fit the bill for a quick and light weeknight meal.  And double bonus because I had everything already at home!  

So the panini was just a sandwich thin, 2 tablespoons of pasta sauce (I had leftover pizza sauce so I used that), 1 light Babybel cheese and a handful of spinach. I cooked it on my George Forman after spraying it with a little olive oil. Super easy!  The sauce made the sandwich flavorful and the cheese made it cozy. 

I also cooked up 1/2 cup frozen sweet corn with 1 teaspoon olive oil and a dash of salt.  Add in some baby carrots and cherry tomatoes with some preportioned Sabra hummus and I had a filling, healthy and colorful meal!

The sandwich comes in at 4 PointsPlus for one sandwich. I ended up going back for seconds so two sandwiches is actually 9 PointsPlus.  2 PointsPlus for the corn, 1 PointsPlus for the olive oil and 4 PointsPlus for the hummus and I had a 16 PointsPlus diner that got in lots of veggies, 1 oil and some dairy.  

Yum yum yum!

Easy Egg Salad Sandwich for One!
I usually cook for two but with my husband gone I’ve been trying to cook for just one.  It’s tough people!  I always end up with too much food.  So the other day I had some leftover hard boiled eggs and decided to make a quick egg salad sandwich.  It was incredibly easy and I had zero leftovers.  The perfect combo!  
I cut up two hard boiled eggs, mixed in about a tablespoon of light mayonnaise, a teaspoon of yellow mustard and sprinkled on some salt, pepper and paprika.  Mix it all together annnnnnnd voila! Egg salad!  I served it on two slices of Healthy Life white bread with a slice of 2% provolone cheese.  (In all honesty, the next time I make this I definitely will not use the cheese.  It was a waste of 1PP because I couldn’t even taste it.  Completely unnecessary.)
So, the sandwich comes in at 7PP without the cheese and I served it with a side of sweet potato PopChips for a 10PP meal.  Awesome, huh?  Plus with all that protein from the eggs it kept me full for a long while.  

Easy Egg Salad Sandwich for One!

I usually cook for two but with my husband gone I’ve been trying to cook for just one.  It’s tough people!  I always end up with too much food.  So the other day I had some leftover hard boiled eggs and decided to make a quick egg salad sandwich.  It was incredibly easy and I had zero leftovers.  The perfect combo!  

I cut up two hard boiled eggs, mixed in about a tablespoon of light mayonnaise, a teaspoon of yellow mustard and sprinkled on some salt, pepper and paprika.  Mix it all together annnnnnnd voila! Egg salad!  I served it on two slices of Healthy Life white bread with a slice of 2% provolone cheese.  (In all honesty, the next time I make this I definitely will not use the cheese.  It was a waste of 1PP because I couldn’t even taste it.  Completely unnecessary.)

So, the sandwich comes in at 7PP without the cheese and I served it with a side of sweet potato PopChips for a 10PP meal.  Awesome, huh?  Plus with all that protein from the eggs it kept me full for a long while.  

Bean and Cheese Quesadillas
So, on Saturday afternoon I realized we had no food in the house for lunch!  So I scoured the kitchen and came up the fixings for quesadillas!  Two high fiber, low calorie tortillas, 1/2 cup spicy fat free refried beans, 1/2 reduced fat cheese and some salsa.  On the side I splurged and used one of my 100 calorie packs of Wholly Guacamole. I didn’t realllllly need the extra points, but I realllllly wanted the guacamole.  So worth it! 
The whole meal, which was super filling, easy to throw together and delicious was 16PP.

Bean and Cheese Quesadillas

So, on Saturday afternoon I realized we had no food in the house for lunch!  So I scoured the kitchen and came up the fixings for quesadillas!  Two high fiber, low calorie tortillas, 1/2 cup spicy fat free refried beans, 1/2 reduced fat cheese and some salsa.  On the side I splurged and used one of my 100 calorie packs of Wholly Guacamole. I didn’t realllllly need the extra points, but I realllllly wanted the guacamole.  So worth it! 

The whole meal, which was super filling, easy to throw together and delicious was 16PP.

So, like I mentioned yesterday, my husband and I have turned into grilling machines.  Yesterday, after my weekly grocery trip (fingers crossed at least!) we were able to whip up this quick meal!  Seriously, it took like 20 minutes to pull together.  
My WW leader mentioned these 1PP hot dogs in our meeting a couple weeks back and I knew I had to try them.  They are Hebrew National so the list of ingredients I totally understood! I thoroughly appreciated that they are 100% beef and did not include anything artificial.  Hooray!  They tasted pretty great too.  Even Jeremiah liked them! 
So, we had hot dogs with Healthy Life wheat buns which were delicious as always. I also had one piece of 2% provolone cheese on one of my dogs, plus some ketchup.  Yes, yes, I know I’m from Chicago, but I hate mustard on my hot dogs. Lay off! ;-)  
For a side, we grilled up some veggies!  Ok, the cherry tomatoes look kinda gross, but I promise they were delicious!  I skewered the zucchini and cherry tomatoes, sprayed them with a bit of olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper.  Talk about tasty!  I’m 100% obsessed. 
And guess what?  The whole meal was 11PP!  Hooray!  And if I had only had one hot dog, it would have come down to 8PP.  So good! 

So, like I mentioned yesterday, my husband and I have turned into grilling machines.  Yesterday, after my weekly grocery trip (fingers crossed at least!) we were able to whip up this quick meal!  Seriously, it took like 20 minutes to pull together.  

My WW leader mentioned these 1PP hot dogs in our meeting a couple weeks back and I knew I had to try them.  They are Hebrew National so the list of ingredients I totally understood! I thoroughly appreciated that they are 100% beef and did not include anything artificial.  Hooray!  They tasted pretty great too.  Even Jeremiah liked them! 

So, we had hot dogs with Healthy Life wheat buns which were delicious as always. I also had one piece of 2% provolone cheese on one of my dogs, plus some ketchup.  Yes, yes, I know I’m from Chicago, but I hate mustard on my hot dogs. Lay off! ;-)  

For a side, we grilled up some veggies!  Ok, the cherry tomatoes look kinda gross, but I promise they were delicious!  I skewered the zucchini and cherry tomatoes, sprayed them with a bit of olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper.  Talk about tasty!  I’m 100% obsessed. 

And guess what?  The whole meal was 11PP!  Hooray!  And if I had only had one hot dog, it would have come down to 8PP.  So good!