Next time you are at the grocery store, buy Bolthouse Farms dressing to make this bang bang shrimp surf and turf.

I picked up a loaf of the 35 calorie bread from Aldi last weekend.  While I love that each slice is only 1 point, it doesn’t make the best toast – a bit too flimsy for these toppings – note to self, spend the points on better bread!

That being said – this is the perfect combo of sweet and savory – one had 1/3 container of Wholly guacamole, egg, and bacon with EBTB seasoning, the other was 1 teaspoon of peanut butter, sliced strawberries and crushed honey roasted chick peas.  7 points for both and delicious – it just would have been better on sourdough bread šŸ˜€

avocado toast

Jenn and I decided to walk over to Maggie Daley Park and walked past the Bean.  It was 60 degrees and glorious!

Love seeing the green grass – I’ll be taking advantage of some of the free concerts this summer.

Soup and a sammie was on my lunch menu.  I took 2 cups of leftover bolognese (sans the meat) and pureed that with 2 cups beef broth and a pinch of crushed red pepper – instant tomato soup!  I had rotisserie chicken and avocado on a 2 ounce ciabatta bread.  So good – lunch was 8 points.

I love using Wholly guacamole as a spread – the mini 100 calorie packs are 3 points, but it’s usually 2-3 servings for me.

I don’t have a garage, so the three of us park in my long driveway.  If I know I am going out later, or will be the first one out before anyone else, I’ll just park in front of my house.  The benefits of living in the sticks, no one cares if you park in your yard.

I was happy that I did though because I saw that I had a package from Bolthouse Farms!

I already knew I was going to do something with shrimp, but I wasn’t sure what I was going to make yet.  This is the shrimp I buy – it’s $17 for this 2 pound bag, but I don’t think $8.50 a pound for 21-25 count shrimp is too bad.  It thaws in about 5 minutes, and is already peeled and deveined – yes!

Check out my loot from Bolthouse Farms!  A lot of these flavors I haven’t even seen before in my local grocery store.

As soon as I tasted this sriracha dressing, I knew that I was going to make bang bang shrimp – it tasted just like it!!

You guys, this could not have been easier!   I had leftover Certified Angus Beef from grilling on Sunday, so that was the base of my dish.  Just a quick pan fry of the shrimp, I let it cool, and while the shrimp cooled I sauteed some sugar snap peas in a teaspoon of ponzu sauce, then tossed the shrimp in a tablespoon of the sriracha dressing.  OMG, you guys!  This was so good!!  It’s slightly sweet, spicy, a touch of vinegar and the perfect companion to the beef.


I was all set to go to the gym when we had a bit of a plumbing problem.  We only have one bathroom, so that presented a bit of a problem, but after 20 minutes we got it fixed.  But then I looked behind the toiled and was like “shit, when was the last time I cleaned behind there?!”  and spent the next 15 minutes cleaning the bathroom.  By the time I looked up and saw it was already 8:45, I realized it was too late to make it to the gym, so I did the Fitness Marshall on YouTube for 30 minutes.  He has short videos that are fun, but I realize I have no dancing abilities whatsoever.  Still, I ended up with nearly 17,000 steps for the day, so I’ll take it.

Carrie – can you believe it was TWO YEARS ago that we met up?!   That’s insane!  You’ll have to let me know the next time you guys come to Chicago – or I’ll have to do a Minneapolis road trip! šŸ˜€

I had another great day on track.  I avoided leftover food from both breakfast meetings and lunches – have you had a DoRite Donut?!  And cookies the size of my head leftover from Corner Bakery.  Still need to up the water intake – I’m at about 60 ounces – hope to get 80 in today.  

And if I don’t have to work overtime tonight, I’ll be hitting the gym.  And will probably have more tacos for dinner.  Is it weird that I haven’t even had breakfast and I am already thinking about dinner?!

Happy Wednesday friends – make it a great day!

p.s. if you love shrimp, check out my shrimp lettuce cups – perfect for a quick weeknight dinner!