Lunch Date with Katie

One of my best friends from college came to my new home for a lunch date with Luciana and me. She wore her beautiful smile, as usual!

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I prepared a lovely lunch for us that we ate in my backyard under our bright yellow umbrella! We enjoyed a yummy spinach salad with watermelon, feta, and candied walnuts, a white bean spread on a fresh french baguette (and some gluten free crackers for Katie), and some raspberry iced tea! I loved making special treats from scratch for such a special friend!

IMG_1343After our lunch we drove over to my favorite local park for a walk! A few waterlilies were peaking out of the water, of which I snapped a photo, as usual!

IMG_1344 IMG_1347I love teaching my daughter how to maintain the friendships that matter, through example! We love you Katie. Thanks for visiting!

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2 Great Salads, 4 Points each!

These 2 easy salads have 3 of the same ingredients and 3 different ingredients; this makes for little waste, easier shopping, and easier points tracking!

The 3 constant ingredients in the salads are Organic Baby Spinach leaves (1 cup), Crumbled Feta (1.5 tbsp), and Honey Roasted Almond Slices (1 tbsp). CLICK HERE FOR COUPON FOR ALMOND ACCENTS!

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Salad #1: Honey Balsamic Watermelon Salad

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To make this salad, place the 3 constant ingredients (listed above) into the bowl. Add 1/2 cup of sliced tomato, 1/2 cup of cubed watermelon, and 2 tbsp of Ken’s Honey Balsamic Dressing!

Salad #2: Sesame Ginger Mandarin Orange Salad

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To make this salad, place the 3 constant ingredients (listed above) into the bowl. Add cucumber slices (about 1/4 cup), 1/4 cup of drained mandarin oranges, and 2 tbsp of Newman’s Own Low Fat Sesame Ginger Dressing!

Weight Watchers Points Plus 2012: 4 points for each salad!!

Enjoy a whole wheat roll and fresh baked cookie alongside of one of these salads to make a great lunch! Wash it down with my Blueberry-Lemon Iced Tea!

The spinach is packed with antioxidants and the protein provided by the almonds and feta will help these salads keep you full until dinner!

Enjoy and let me know what you think!