How was your Monday? Mine was not too bad. Again, glad to get back to a routine!
I started my day with a faboosh chiro appt! It's a wonderful little massage and crack to start my week off right;) I worked through my lunch hour because of my crazy schedule last week, so I brought a little lunch with me.
Speaking of that veggie soup-that's the FAMOUS Weight Watchers 0 Points soup! Super easy and filling!
0 Point Veggie Soup
4 cups of fat free chicken broth (1 big box)
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp each of dried basil and oregano
1 cup of chopped zucchini
1 cup of green beans
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1 T. tomato paste
salt and pepper to taste
Put it all in a crock pot and cook on high for 4 hours. I made this last night and will have it with my lunches throughout the week! Easy peasy! Of course you can add or subtract any type of veggies you want. Same goes with spices! You can really make this your own!
In the afternoon I tried a new snack: Special K Cracker Chips in sour cream and onion.
They are made with potatoes AND rice for kind of a light, crispy cracker or a thick chip, hence cracker chip! Couldn't they come with a catchier name like Chicker or Crap....oh, now I see.....
You get a hardy serving of these (pictured above) for 3 PointsPlus. They are OK, but not fantastic. The rice gives it kind of a funny after taste. But they are good if you need a crunchy, salty fix!
After work, I got in a Bodyrock workout! Short and sweet but harder than hell! Love it!
Since this is the last day of the month, I thought I would share a few of my fav's from the month.
Because February has been such a crazy and short month, I've been LIVING on these protein bars! I LOVE them and really couldn't live without them! If I'm traveling for work, running from a workout to a meeting, or sitting in a basketball game at the high school, these things save me! Pair with an apple or banana and you have a filling meal! Some of the bars I've been noshing on recently are:
Slim Fast Chewy Chocolate Crisp, Clif Crunch White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, Clif Crunchy Peanut Butter, Apple Pie Larabar and Peanut Butter Cookie Larabar.
My next love of the month are my new slip on moccasins by Airwalk!
I'm not even 100% sure how to wear these? With socks or without? Are they meant for the house or can I wear them outside? Are they dressy enough for work? Who knows these questions? If you do, leave me the answers in the comment section below! But I adore them! Do yourself a favor and go out and get some of these bad boys (I got mine at Payless). They have a comfy fur lining that just makes me so happy when I slip into them! I would live in these if I could!
And last but certainly not least, I LOVE my Grandma Hansen!
Me sitting on her lap (of course with a beer in my hand) at my wedding, May 30, 2009.
She's been having health ailments now for a few years, but after the scare and lingering bad news from last week, I appreciate and LOVE her even more! We were the only grandkids that lived outside of Iowa, yet they always made us feel special and came to visit us as often as they could. When I made it to honor band or my brother made it state wrestling, they were there cheering us on! It's so sad to see her withering away in a hospital bed, but I will ALWAYS remember those good times and how awesome they always made us feel!
What are your favorite finds/items/people from the past month? Have you tried any new snacks lately that you've liked or disliked? What are you looking forward to in March?
If you'll excuse me, I'm off to clean a bathroom or two;)