Vegging Out With Spirit

As the days get a little closer to Christmas, I am getting the spirit.  What I Ate Wednesday was great, thanks to everyone for your comments! I always get confused though with what I’ve shown you in the area of food.  I think I have this straight.

Tuesday night I was very hungry and didn’t feel like waiting for any kind of grain, even bulgur to cook.  I took the Veggie way out.  All veggies, all the time.

Started with garlic in olive oil, zucchini, yellow squash, garbanzo beans, edamame, veggie broth and spinach.  All sautéed up in the skillet.  Looked like this when it was done…

Topped with shredded cheese and sriracha sauce, it was delicious and filling.  I don’t always need to add a grain I guess, just up the veggie factor.  I can certainly save on Points that way, especially with the new Weight Watchers program lowering my daily Points.  Enough veggies and I’m satisfied anyway!

On Wednesday, Ralph and I had to run some errands and he decided we needed to eat as well.  I felt like breakfast and in deference to thrift, I suggested Dunkin’ Donuts.

I had their veggie egg white omelette flat bread and regular coffee.  The sandwich only counts for 7 points which was great.  Since it was basically breakfast and lunch, I thought it was a good use of my Points AND it was good! We both had a breakfast sandwich and medium coffee for under $10…Ok by me!

I had to stop at my sister, Ele’s later in the afternoon.  I went home with these…

Unwrapped because they were hot from the oven.  They smell wonderful and are made with Andes candies instead of chocolate chips.  I am Hugely proud of myself because I did not eat any even when I transferred them to a zip lock bag.  These were for Ralph.  I told her to save me some and I’ll eat them on Saturday after weigh in.  She said she’d save me some!

While out on my errands, I had gotten Ralph a hoagie so he was set for dinner.  I went with a salad…What A Surprise!! 😉

Romaine,  bell pepper, the biggest Roma tomato I’ve ever seen (!), canned black beans, shredded jack cheese and homemade dressing.  Made the same as before with garlic powder for some added zip. 

It was very good and filling too.

I did get a lot of my wrapping done throughout the day.  Only actual wrapping left is Ralph’s artwork, but I have to do that as he finishes it!

I hope to share our Christmas card with you all tomorrow.  Still a few people who haven’t gotten theirs and I don’t want to spoil the surprise. 

I’m feeling pretty Christmas Cheery today…How about you?!?

Happy Thursday!!  Three days to Christmas…Three Days to Christmas…

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24 responses to “Vegging Out With Spirit

  1. We received our card yesterday, in case you are trying to figure out how many are delivered. I still have so much wrapping to do!

  2. I felt bad giving those cookies to you but I knew Ralphie would love them! There is a whole bag of them waiting for the weekend for you! I’m glad you are getting the Christmas spirit. I’ve done my best this year to have it. Some days I’ve had to force it but I’ve made it. Saturday will be the best! And…there will be wassail! I’m picking up the Jack after work today!

  3. I am feeling cheery today too! Although I think I would feel even cheerier if I had you around to whip me up some of these fantastic meals. 🙂

    Happy Thursday Fran! I hope you enjoy. 🙂

  4. Roz@weightingfor50

    Hi, glad you are feeling the holiday spirit. I am too, and will feel it even more around lunch time tomorrow when I finish work for year. Have a wonderful, festive day!!!!

  5. I cannot wait for Christmas to get here.
    Thanks for sharing your Christmas spirit 🙂

  6. That veggie bowl thing looks really good!!

  7. Love all the ways you’ve incorporated veggies into your diet!! 🙂

  8. I’m feeling pretty happy this year. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year

  9. Three days till Christmas. One day til I get a week off! Goodness all around.

  10. That is one HUGE salad! Merry (almost) Christmas.

  11. I’m feeling very Christmassy today, just made my cranberry sauce!

  12. I remember when I was little, going to Dunkin Donuts was SUCH a treat! 🙂

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