Monday, February 28, 2011

February Fav's

Good evening!

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.

A whole wheat flat bun with 1 tablespoon of natural PB and sugar free jelly, along side some veggie soup and a cup of grapes for dessert. Light but delicious!

Speaking of that veggie soup-that's the FAMOUS Weight Watchers 0 Points soup! Super easy and filling!

0 Point Veggie Soup
Serves 4
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;)


  1. Oh - those chips look fantastic, I'll have to try them. Favorite people in past month: My grandpa - he's also going through a difficult time with his health. There's SO much I'm looking forward to but it's a secret until I get it all organized, then I'll let you know!

  2. I love the moccasins! I bought a pair when I was training for a marathon- my feet were so swollen and hurting all the time, moccasins were the perfect shoes :) I wore them for really casual things, like grocery shopping.

  3. I tried the Special K cracker chips too (plain) and like the little salty snack but they do have a little after taste....better than me eating a big bag of greasy chips so I will sacrifice it lol. I LOVE LOVE LOVE anything granola...or granola barish. I have tried many and haven't found too many that I won't go back to, except the special K 90 calorie ones that are VERY hard and dry.

  4. I have tried those cracker chips, they didn't do it for me. I have recently found Popchips at the grocery store here. The chips Jillian Michaels raves about and they are Fabulous. They are all natural and delicious!!! I have been stalking your blog for a while now..haha and love the tips and recipes you have provided. Sorry to hear about your grandmother, cherish the time you have with her. I lost my grandmother three years ago and I miss her still, she was a wonderful lady and I learned so much from her.

  5. Those shoes/slippers are lovely, and I have been looking for something similar. Thanks! (Also, you so did not get married in 2010, my darling:-))

  6. Oh Carrie! Thanks for keeping me in check!

  7. Those moccasins are so cute! I think they're generally worn with bare feet and it kinda depends on how casual your workplace is.
    I've been loving all the super-sweet-yet-nutritional bars and snacks I've been having lately. I have such a sweet tooth, and I think I might be eating even more sweet things now, hehe.

  8. I wear my moc's at home only, but you know me- not fashion forward at ALL!!

    I've been having soup & sandwiches for lunch at work for like the last 5 meals there... boring but filling!