One of the items I miss the most being banded is bread. I miss a good grilled cheese sandwich, I miss a big juicy burger, but most of all, I miss a PB&J. So, I mentioned the Sandwich Thin Minis last week and just wanted to show you what I did with them...
I toasted my minis and made myself a PB&J. It was SO good!! It totally hit the spot and cured that craving for me!
I LOVE Panera's soup. Broccoli cheddar, loaded baked potato, vegetarian black bean, and my #1 favorite, the creamy tomato!!! MMMM How I love the creamy tomato. The Lemon Chicken Orzo soup, pictured here is somewhat new and for a bowl it's only 160 calories, vs a bowl of my creamy tomato for almost 400 calories. SCORE!! Right!!?? WRONG! This is how Panera describes this soup "A Mediterranean inspired soup with chicken, orzo, spinach, carrots, oregano and basil simmered in a lemon infused chicken broth and topped with a lemon wheel". Chicken... yep! Orzo.... yep! Spinach... too damn much of it.. yep! Carrots, oregano and basil???? Hmmm I didn't see ONE carrot, and couldn't taste any basil or oregano.. it must sink to the bottom. It was quite bland in my opinion, and I only ate half. Lesson learned... I'm sticking to my damn tomato soup.
So that night, I decided to say screw you Panera and went and got my own soup to keep at work. I found this little gem.
Harvest Orange Tomato. Interesting. It was "NEW" and I figured for $1.25, and 220 calories, I'm trying it. SUCCESS!! It was fantastic!! It had a slightly sweeter taste than regular tomato soup, and it was in fact bright orange, but it was delish!
I also made a TJ run this week. I picked up a few new things based on my friend Carolyn's recommendations.
Carolyn told me I needed to try the TJ Indian dishes. I've never had Indian food, so I decided to try something that sounded like I might eat it. The Chicken Tikka Marsala. Looked pretty good to me. Carolyn also told me to try the TJ Pulled Chicken in the smoky bbq sauce. I opted for the pork instead. I love me some pulled pork.
And of course there's no way I can walk into a TJ and walk out without my favorite staples. The Chicken Gorgonzola and the Seafood Stew. YUM!
The hard part is going to be deciding what to have first...
If there's something new that you find, share it with me!
Thanks for reading!