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Brunch Guests

This weekend we had company for breakfast both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday morning our good friend from college came over for breakfast. It was great to catch up! We hadn’t seen each other since she got engaged and I got pregnant.

I clearly did not dress up for the occasion – but I did go workout after breakfast, so I had an excuse!

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I decided to do something crazy for breakfast and whipped up a veggie frittata and Brady made a turkey bacon (from Honeysuckle, Thanks!) and egg scramble.

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The frittata included:

  • egg whites
  • mushrooms
  • broccoli
  • onions
  • low fat cottage cheese
  • feta

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Our second breakfast party of the weekend included my cousin Emily and Bill. I took a cute picture of them, but it didn’t come up on my camera. Bummer!

Anyways, we had a good time chatting with them over french toast, fruit and hash browns.

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I also made a more healthy french toast but didn’t take a picture of it. It included egg whites, flax, vanilla and organic milk on 100% wheat bread.

Both breakfasts were great because it was so nice to catch up! Can’t wait for the two day work week ahead then lots of time with family and good food!

🙂 Happy Thanksgiving week!

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Fruit Dip to Die For

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1 pack of sugar free vanilla pudding mix

1 tub of fat free cool whip

1 container reduced sour cream – or fat free if you would like!

Mix and enjoy!

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Snow Day Baking

I got my snow day!! I debated on whether or not to workout at home or at the gym. I decided to head to the gym for a 9:00am spinning because we are supposed to get more snow tonight and I may not want to venture tomorrow if there is no school! After spinning, I stopped a Trader Joe’s to pick up a few essentials and I found some whole wheat Naan, Trader Joe’s brand!! I am really enjoying experimenting with the Indian food- so far our favorite is the Madres Lentils (sp?) I then stopped at the regular grocery store to pick some things TJ’s doesn’t carry, like kale and my favorite face lotion. Then I came home and made some protein oatmeal bars for us and Brady’s brother! I just kind of threw things together and gave it a whirl. Overall, they turned out great!!

Oatmeal Protein Bars

  • 1 1/2 c. oats
  • 1/4 c. wheat bran
  • 1/4 c. ground flax
  • 1/2 c. Bob’s Red Mill Museli
  • 1/3 c. Natrually More PB
  • 1/2 c. applesauce (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 c. light vanilla soy milk
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. dried berry mix

Mix all together and bake at 350 for 20 min.

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A Christmas Dehydrator!

For Christmas this year, I got Brady (actually I got it for both of us) a dehydrator!  He wanted one to make beef jerky and I wanted one to make dried fruit and other treats like Gina!

To start, we made dried apples, oranges, kiwis, and bananas.  Brady also tried putting in some fillet, but we cooked it too long!  Then we made fruit roll up with 1 bag of berry medley from TJ’s.  Here is the overview…

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Berry Medley Fruit Leather!!

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Does anyone have any good ideas and recipes for the dehydrator?!  I am so excited to use it!!

🙂

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Super salads

Lunch today consisted of a leftover concoction:

Main Dish:

  • romaine lettuce
  • spring mix greens
  • sweet peppers
  • tomatoes
  • black beans
  • salt and pepper
  • cumin
  • cottage cheese with tons of pepper

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Sunday Mornings…

This morning we all woke up early and decided to go run/walking.  We headed to a park near my parents.  Brady and I ran the 1.5 miles to the park and met everyone else there.  The 8 of us took off walking the 3.6 mile loop through the metroparks.  It was a great walk to wake me up and get rid of my wine head.  🙂

When we got home, it was close to 11 am.  My mom made brunch which was wonderful!  We ate outside on the patio.

The table:

Fresh Peaches

Breakfast Burrito condiments: fresh salsa, sausage and onions/peppers

Toaster on the flower bed….classic. 🙂

We also had tons of fresh fruit!  It was a great mid-day meal.  Who doesn’t love going home??

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Breakfast of Buckeyes

It’s game day!  In Columbus, Ohio that means the world is stopping from noon until the last touchdown is scored by our Ohio State Buckeyes.  It is the first game of the season and it is beautiful outside.  We are heading to campus to watch the game with thousands of other excited fans.  In preparation for what lies ahead, I decided we needed a filling and healthy breakfast.

We decided French toast sounded good and so I got to work making it my own way.

Fit French Toast

This made 8 pieces of toast, John and Ash were here with us!

  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp. Splenda

Mix all of the wet ingredients together and dip TJ’s Sprouted Wheat bread in the mix.  Cook in a fry pan, coated with Pam.

Once the toast was done, I went to the fridge to get the syrup and realized we were out!  Bummer.  So I raided the fridge and took out anything that would make a good topping:  peanut butter, almond butter, spray butter, ff coolwhip, jam, banana, strawberries, and blueberries.

The toppings ended up being really good, but after you have one thing in your mind, it’s hard to get over it.  Luckily, we managed!

We are off to go to the game!  I am hoping for Subway for lunch, we will see!

Happy Long Weekend!

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