I knew it was going to be a busy day yesterday since I was off two days last week, but what I forgot to factor in is the short work week this week – I was so busy as usual – all three of my bosses had work piled up and I feel like I barely made a dent in my work load.
I did stop to heat up my omelet. I used to suck at making omelets, and would almost always turn them into scrambled eggs. Now I just put Pam spray in a non-stick pan, put my omelet ingredients and a cup of egg whites and seasonings (I used everything but the bagel seasoning) and put a lid on it and cook it that way. Never flip at all. I let it cool in the pan and then flip it in my container to take to work. When I got to work, I added 1/2 ounce Cabot cheese in the middle before microwaving. Perfect every time. The omelet was 3 points, the potatoes 3 points, so breakfast was 6 points.
I didn’t officially take a lunch, but while making copies I munched on my steak salad. OMG, you guys have to buy this Bolthouse Farms signature blue cheese dressing – the perfect dressing for a steak salad. It’s so rich and delicious and only 2 points for 2 tablespoons (a mere 50 calories) and feels like you are eating full fat dressing. Gotta love a dressing that the first two ingredients are buttermilk and blue cheese and no added sugars. Lunch was beef (3) more Cabot cheese (2) and the dressing (2) for 7 points.
I managed to leave in time to take the 6 p.m. express train home – I was shocked that it was 50 degrees! I love Chicago at night – so pretty.
One of my long time blog readers and Instagram followers Carol messaged me last week asking for my address. Turns out a “little elf” wanted to send me something for Christmas. I thought it would be a snowman ornament or something like that, but as soon as I walked into the door and saw Boos Block on the box I nearly wet my pants. We sold these at The Chopping Block and I could never pull the trigger on buying one. Let’s just say they are on the expensive side!
As soon as I opened it, and explained what a deluxe cutting board this was, Hannah literally took my old wooden one out of the sink and threw it in the trash. THANK YOU SO MUCH CAROL! I will definitely pay this forward. #sothankful
Since I ate such a late lunch, I didn’t make dinner until about 8:30. The kadults ordered Chinese food, and they bought veggie lo mein – and Hannah wasn’t much of a fan. I used a cup of that (6) and pan fried it with shredded zucchini and carrots in a bit of coconut oil (1) and General Tso stirfry sauce (1). It was just okay – the texture of the noodles was a bit weird, but it hit the spot.
But the real star of the day were these banana muffins. ONLY THREE POINTS! Yes, I am shouting because they are that good. I’ll be posting the recipe for these tomorrow – but I used no calorie sweetener for the sugar and Bolthouse Farms plant milk. So light, so fluffy. I may have had two of these last night. 😀 There is no oil or butter in these muffins – just Chobani coconut yogurt and 1/4 cup of light coconut milk – the liquid part of these muffins looked like banana pudding. Yum.
Only two days left until another long weekend! Let’s keep our heads down and power through – we’ve got this!
Make it a great day!