Veggie Burger Salad w/ Strawberries
So I headed back to my faithful veggie burger on a salad! This time I even added a pickle on the side… ahh the good life! So this salad had everything on it… lettuce (which I need to eat A LOT of us because I bought a massive things from Sam’s Club), olives, fat free shredded mozzarella cheese, Morning Star Veggie Burger, and a hardboiled egg. It didn’t seem right to put salad dressing on a burger that day so I actually topped it off with a teaspoon of Breakstone Fat Free Sour Cream! DELICIOUS! Seriously, the best fat free sour cream I have ever had.
Then I ate my masterpiece. I didn’t finish the entire thing but needed something sweet afterward… so I ate a few big and delicious strawberries!
Chicken Sausage and saladI had a soccer game this past Sunday that my parents attended! It is so nice to have my parents there to support me just like they did when I was a tiny little thing. They placed themselves perfectly in the spectator section so my dad was able to offer up helpful words of advice while I was on the field. I remember getting frustrated by this in high school but I found it VERY helpful! It is amazing what other people can see on the field from a different view point.After the game we headed back to our house for dinner! Tim and I cooked up some chicken sausage from Sam’s Club (which we are OBSESSED with) and had peppers and onions on the side. The boys made sandwiches and the girls had them “naked”. My mom had brought over a tasty salad that we enjoyed with the sausage and I made some guacamole as an appetizer. That disappeared too quickly and I didn’t even get to snap a picture but you can just take my word for it that it was delicious!Chicken sausage makes for a great family meal!
100% Steel Oats for Breakfast
So clearly we had a very successful trip to Sam’s club based on my other meals! While we were there I also spotted these 100% steel oats (less than 200 calories) breakfast treat in the frozen section. A girl at work has been eating these for a few weeks and I eye it up every time I see her coming out of the kitchen so I bought them to give them a try. They are “Good Food Made Simple” and they have all natural ingredients. They come in a box of 8 individual wrapped servings on the oats and all you go in unwrap and pop in the microwave for 3 minutes.
Now I will say that they are not as sweet as the tasty instant oatmeal that comes in all sorts of flavors now but they are good and very filling. Any time I can find a breakfast that will keep me full is a win for me. Plus, it’s an easy thing to travel to work with which is more than an added bonus.
What I love most is that the box of 8 comes in 2 different flavors. 4 with honey and 4 with berries… which is perfect for me because sometimes I am feeling a sweet honey flavor and other times I just want come fruit. I may even put some extra fruit in it next time I have it!
Tim loves egg salad! We don’t eat it often but anytime I start to hard-boil an egg I hear a little voice from the living room saying… “are you making egg salad with that” usually it wasn’t my plan but it is delicious and it makes him happy so we almost always do!
While Tim loves to EAT egg salad I should mention here he is not a huge fan of making it… he claims that I make it better which I guess I do make it with love because I know how much he likes to eat it and I don’t mind at all!
So this time around we made the egg salad with this mayo that the lady at the Asian market recommended. She recommended it for potato salad but Tim said go for it and I’m glad we did… just delicious! I have no idea what brand of mayo or anything because it just came in an unlabeled bottle with a red cap. If I find out exactly what it is- I will let you know!
So in our egg salad we put about 5 hard-boiled eggs, mayo, a little blast of regular mustard (we use Frischs yellow mustard), a small amount of vinegar and a little bit of sugar! Let it sit and get cold overnight and it makes a heck of a lunch! One time I did make this was Greek yogurt instead of mayo and I think I may have used a little bit of that delicious Breakstone Sour Cream but this new mayo was a nice treat!
A Special Drink
I should mention here that I don’t really have any drinking habits… well I mean besides my love obsession with red wine. I don’t drink coffee on a daily basis, I’m not a big tea fan, and I try not to drink pop/soda if I can help it… but every now and then I do like a taste (especially Fresca)! But when I travel to Miami for work I always get spoiled with a delicious espresso beverage… oh the joys of working on an espresso business.
Now I can’t go crazy and do a serious straight up espresso. I get it with milk and well
a little bit ok I lied.. A LOT of sugar. In Spanish they are called a “cortadito” and this lovely woman makes the most delicious ones! She knows I can’t really speak a lick of They are some serious business and can keep you up all night long but oooo I love them. I have no idea how she makes them so delicious but if I wanna give it a try google it and see what happens!
And I managed to sneak in a 3 mile run yesterday before I headed to the airport! I did 2 miles outside and 1 mile on the treadmill (in the opposite order haha). It was great to meet my mom and see her before I headed out of the cold and into the sunshine!!