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For lunch I tried something different. I usually make sandwiches, salads or have leftovers for lunch. I was in the mood for pizza, but I did not want to spend the points for actual pizza. So I made a little pizza for myself on light flat-out bread. I took the flatout (2pp) and added about 2 tablespoons of bottled marinara (1pp), 1/2 cup of part skim mozzarella (4pp), turkey sausage (1pp), olives (1pp), mushrooms and tomatoes.
The olives on that pizza are the ones shown in my Costco video from last week. They are so good! If you love garlic, you will love these! Each olive is stuffed with a clove of garlic. My poor husband, God love him. I have been eating so much garlic in those olives! Time to break out the breath mints…LOL!
I am making an effort to eat more greens. Right now I am aiming for one large bowl a day. That gets in my green veggies and usually one or two servings of healthy oil to meet the Weight Watchers Good Health Guidelines (GHG). So to go along with my pizza I also made myself a little side salad with home-made single serving vinaigrette (1pp).
For snack I had my favorite 1 point smoothie. You can see a video here to show you how to make it. I used the same recipe, but instead of blueberries like you see in the video, I used frozen mango.
For dinner, I decided to bring the hubs in on the garlic action. Because if your partner eats garlic, it cancels out your garlic breath! Ha! Anyways, I went for some good old fashioned southern comfort food: scallops baked in garlic butter (4pp) and parmesan cheese grits (6pp) with asparagus (1pp).
If you are not from the southeastern USA, grits are ground up corn, much like polenta. They are mainly a breakfast food, but they also get paired with seafood for lunch or dinner. I prepared mine with chicken broth and low fat milk to enhance the flavor. I also added some parmesan cheese and a small amount of plain Kerrygold grass-fed butter. I finished it off with some salt and pepper.
The scallops are wild-caught. You may not know this, but there is no such thing as “organic” seafood. There is only wild-caught or farmed. If you can, it is better to look for the wild-caught varieties. I simply melted some of this Kerrygold garlic butter and tossed them in it, laid them in a baking dish, added a little paprika, salt and pepper and baked on 425 degrees for 7 minutes. My scallops were very small. If yours are larger, you need to cook them longer. I usually love Kerrygold products, but their garlic butter was…meh. Next time I’ll use the plain butter and season it myself.
The asparagus (0pp) was steamed. Then I put a little garlic herb vinaigrette dressing (1pp) on it. My mom taught me that trick. It is so good!
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