Monday – March roars in like a lion

Here in Southern Alberta we had quite the snow storm come in yesterday.  The wind was blowing so hard, the snow was horizontal!!

My 7 year old granddaughter reminded me about the “in a lion” poem about March…she had obviously heard it at school.  So she informed me yesterday afternoon that March had definitely come in like a lion.

March roars in like a lion
So fierce,
The wind so cold,
It seems to pierce.

The month rolls on
And Spring draws near,
And March goes out
Like a lamb so dear.

I am looking forward to the “lamb” part.  Although to be honest looking outside right now the sky is blue, the sun is shining and the show is melting – hurray!!!

BREAKFAST

Turkey Bacon Cheddar Eggwich (7 Points Plus)

Blueberries (0 Points Plus)

Prune Juice (2 Points Plus)

Turkey Bacon Sandwich

Breakfast was a nice easy one, reached into the freezer and pulled out one of the Turkey Bacon Cheddar Egg Sandwiches  I made on Saturday morning.  Wrapped in a paper towel and microwaved for about 90 secs.  Had it with some fresh blueberries.  Very yummy.

LUNCH

Asian Edamame Quinoa Salad Lettuce Wraps (6 Points Plus)

Banana (0 Points Plus)

Asian Edamame Salad

Eventually at about 2pm I was able to have my lunch.  I had some of the Asian Edamame Quinoa Salad leftover from Saturday.  I fully intended to turn into wraps, but I forgot to pack the lettuce.  Oops.  This and a banana were a simple and filling lunch!  I have come to the conclusion that I really like Edamame!

DINNER

Quick Teriyaki Pork Stir Fry (7 Points Plus)

Mini Bag Brookside Dark Chocolate Goji with Raspberry (2 Points Plus)

Teriyaki Pork

I used up the last portion of the Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas that I made on Saturday.  Wow, today has been an easy day!  Although tomorrow I have am having a Blueberry French Toast Bake, so I did need to remember to throw that one together before I go to bed, so it has a chance to soak into the bread the way it should!  I’ll share that one with you in the morning.  This quick Teriyaki was yummy.  It looked so colourful when I was cooking up the vegetables in the skillet.  I always enjoy something that has a lot of colour to it, somehow it just seems to look more nutritional!!

Quick Teriyaki Pork Stir Fry (7 Points Plus)

Serves 2

  • 3 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/8 cup Chicken Broth or Water
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp Freshly Grated Ginger
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Carrot, sliced
  • 1 Green Pepper, diced
  • ½ Onion, diced
  • 1 cup Sugar Snap Peas
  • 1 Green Onion, chopped
  • 1 serving of leftover Carnitas
  • ¾ cup fresh Pineapple

In a bowl whisk together Soy Sauce, Chicken Broth, Brown Sugar, Rice Vinegar, Garlic, Ginger and Sesame Seeds.  This makes a quick homemade Teriyaki sauce.

Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and add cooking spray.  Add the carrots, green pepper, onion and snap peas.  Cook for around 7 mins.

Add the green onions, pork carnitas and teriyaki sauce.  Bring to a simmer and let simmer for about 3-5 mins as the sauce reduces.

Stir in the fresh pineapple.  Stir and cook for 1 min.

 

EXTRAS

Fresh Pineapple (0 Points Plus)

Celery & Peanut Butter (2 Points Plus)

DAILY STATS

26 Points Plus

2 Activity Points Earned (30 mins of low impact exercising)

 

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