Except for the 6+ inches of snow here in MN... I am working from home today to avoid hours of time spent in traffic to try to get to work. I am sitting in my "home office" at my dining room table getting ready to start my work day with CNN on....it's pretty intense.
Yesterday was a weird day, I skipped breakfast...BAD IDEA, I was in a hurry, I drank my coffee and wasn't entirely hungry. My "normal" breakfast didn't sound good so I just didn't eat anything. Before lunch time I had to go stop at my moms house to pick something up and the bonus is that she babysits my 3 year old nephew so I was going to play with him a bit too. Well my mom, love her, had all sorts of candy and snacks at her house, and by 11am I was SO HUNGRY that I ate a couple handfuls of gummy lifesavers, some mini three musketeers bars and some squares of cold leftover thin crust pizza....yeah, not really the best choices right? I already know that. After eating those things and playing with my nephew I headed home. I did not eat lunch and I did not eat anything else until dinner time. Oh man, I bet if I had eaten breakfast I might have been able to control myself a bit better, not that I went super crazy and binged or anything, but just eating candy and cold pizza isn't usually a great option for breakfast.
For dinner since it was blizzarding here in MN I knew I wanted something warm and comforting I decided to bulk up a box of Annie's white cheddar shells.
But I wanted to make it a bit more nutritious and filling so I added a bunch of veggies, some chicken and instead of milk to make the sauce I just used water. I can't really tell the difference so I make it that way.
I cooked up the pasta, sauteed the chicken and veggies in another pan
Took a quick microwave selfie :)
Annnd stirred it all together for a yummy dinner for 10 Points Plus and lunch for tomorrow. I put it on a plate because it all spreads out and makes me feel like I get a lot more than in a bowl lol
Oh and I am the best dog mommy and I took the brown dogs outside to play in the blizzard.
Do you like to bulk up foods with veggies and protein?
Are you watching the live news right now?
Is there snow where you are? If not, can I come over??