Since I didn’t meal plan this week, I needed to accessorize my breakfast by picking up a cup of steel cut oats at Pret in my building. It’s only 4 points per their website, and so creamy. Although paying $3 for that cup of oats when I can buy a whole container of dried oats, well, I need to get back to meal prep! I brought the fruit from home and added the Caramel and Coffee granola from Trader Joe’s – I puffy heart this granola, but it’s addicting. I found myself snacking on it later in the afternoon just because the package was in my desk drawer. Breakfast comes in at 5 smart points.
I signed up to be the night secretary at my office. It’s actually a great idea, because it keeps down overtime for support staff. If I can’t finish work that has a priority, I’ll sign my attorney up for night secretary and then leave on time. Well, that hasn’t happened quite yet for me, but in a perfect world it works. I don’t mind because it’s automatically two hours of overtime a week, and because I can work for any attorney, it can be any type of work – estate planning, medical malpractice, etc.
So I staggered my lunch and didn’t eat until nearly 2:30. Um, pretty sure I could eat this bowl every day. Roti is across the street from my office, and it’s kind of like a Meditteranean version of Chipotle. You pick your protein (chicken roti, chicken kabab, steak, salmon or falafel) then have that over seasoned rice, in a wrap, or in a salad. I got the chicken roti salad.
I love websites that have the nutrional label builder. After I got back to my office I put in my eats and this whole salad comes in at 16 points. I am not sure why it’s so high, but I have hummus, Israeli couscous, and roasted red pepper sauce for the dressing. And I have no idea what they do to their pickles, but they are amazing.
I forgot to tell the kadults that I was working late, so thought I’d send them a snap chat filter pic to tell them not to expect me until 9. Shelley, hopefully this one doesn’t freak you out 😀
Since I didn’t get home until 9, I decided to do a low carb dinner. Over the weekend I picked up beef shank:
If you haven’t tried beef shank, try it out! Only $2.49 a pound, which is super economical. Normally I would braise it low and slow in the oven, and serve it over mashed potatoes or polenta. But I decided to make a quick beef shank, mushroom and zucchini stir fry. There is a fine line – for this cut of meat you have to cook it either fast and furious, or low and slow.
Do you see that silver skin around the beef? You need to trim that off, like you would on baby back ribs. I sliced it super thin, seasoned it with Hardcore Carnivore and literally cooked the beef a total of about a minute because it was so thin.
I have to thank my sister Jenn for giving me a light box for my (our) birthday. It came in the mail last night and Hannah set it up for me.
Here are some pics she took:
I had to laugh at this picture because I didn’t see it until I downloaded it – Hannah has an OBSESSION with any cleaning product that has Gain scent.
We had an old t.v. that we weren’t using and gave to Jacob’s grandparents, so this dusty table will be my new photo studio. All the pictures above were taken with my iPhone 7, and this one was with my DSLR.
And in case you were wondering, Hannah was the one that added the green onions on top – that girl loves her onions! I really have no idea how she spit out of me.
I’m on my way to WW now to weigh in before work. I think I’ll be able to go to the meeting at lunch, but just in case thought I’d get it out of the way. I am sure it’s a gain, but it’s all good. April is around the corner, warmer days and hopefully work calms down a bit and I can refocus. Still trying to figure out my workout schedule that makes sense. Next week I am going to try working out before work – we’ll see how that goes.
Another overcast and rainy day in Chicago, but at least its 40 degrees, so I’ll take it. Make it a great day!