Monday, January 17, 2011

Merry Monday!

Well it's Monday and being that I'm not back to work yet I don't dread it!  My daughter had the day off from school so after a quick trip to the grocery store we started in on lunch.  She had Annie's Organic Mac N Cheese.  Her fav part is the groovy box it comes in!

We don't eat organic all the time but definitely make an effort to do so as much as possible.  The regulations as to what is actually considered "Certified Organic" are pretty lax so I'm not neurotic about buying it.  In short, if it isn't specifically labeled "100% Organic" it isn't completely organic.  Still ALMOST organic is better than not organic at all!  Haha. 

My lunch was infinitely better!!  Last night I made a pot of sauce (two large cans of crushed tomatoes, garlic, basil) and turkey meatballs.  I've never made meatballs before because my Mom makes THE BEST EVER!  I simply can't compare in my daughter's eyes so I don't even try.   However, being on WW I decided to tackle turkey meatballs.  The risk was well worth it!  They were spectacular!  Ingredients were simple, ground turkey, garlic (I don't like biting into chunks, might use garlic powder next time), whole wheat breadcrumbs, parm cheese, 1 egg and fresh parsley.  I made 40 mini meatballs.  My daughter and I had it over that blended pasta, the name escapes me.  I really wanted mine over spaghetti squash but I couldn't find any at the store.  The points for the tiny portion weren't worth it but add the sauce and meatballs and YUM!  The meatballs ended up being 1 pt a piece so for lunch I picked up some great Italian rolls (2 pts for 2 oz), topped it with meatballs and sauce and some low fat mozz cheese.  After a few minutes in the oven I had a delish lunch!  I added a salad with some olive oil to get one of my oils in.   It was a great, filling lunch!  If anyone wants the meatball recipe visit and search meatballs.  The ones I made are the "Skinny Italian Meatballs (Turkey)".  Here's a photo!

This was on a large dinner plate so it's a pretty good portion!  Hope all of you had a great Monday!

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