more ยป" />

It's the Weekend!!

by Meghann on May 8, 2009

Woo Hooo… It’s the weekend!!!

Gotta love that Friday evening high. ๐Ÿ˜‰

It was actually a pretty busy day at work, so I apologize for not having time to post my lunch, but I promise it was a good one.

DSCN0416.JPG

I started with 1/2 a Baked Sweet Potato filled with 3/4 cup of Black Beans, Banana Peppers, and Blue Cheese.

DSCN0414.JPG

All the flavors worked so well together and of course Sweet Potato & Black Beans is always a no fail combo.

On the side I was craving some nut butter, today I went with Naturally Nutty’s Toffee Butter Peanut Butter.

DSCN0410.JPG

Forgot how much I love this stuff.

I had Apple Slices and Grapes for some nutty dipping.

DSCN0411.JPG

The Apples and Grapes acted like a great sweet contrast to the warm Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans.

Before lunch I snacked on one of Melissa’s fabulous Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Date Muffins.

DSCN0408.JPG

And while finishing up the day at work I had a Kind Fruit & Nuts in Yogurt Bar.

DSCN0417.JPG

This bar was very similar to the Eat Natural Yoghurt Bar I tried a couple of weeks ago, but also very different. Unlike the Eat Natural Bar this one had more of a nut base with large whole nuts right inside. I loved it!

I love Fridays because I always get to leave a little on the earlier side. I took full advantage of it this afternoon and took Abbie to a park for nice mile walk around the lake. It was HOT outside and Abbie made it about 3/4 around before plopping her butt on the ground and crying no more. She is currently passed out under my bed recovering from her very active afternoon.

Dinner tonight was another Summer inspired meal!

DSCN0447.JPG

I picked up some Sundried Tomato Chicken Sausages at Whole Foods this past weekend that we just calling my name. I grilled the sausage and put it on a Piece of Toast with Spinach then topped with some BBQ Sauce & Deli Mustard.

DSCN0452.JPG

This sausage was yummy! Its wonderful healthy alternative to the summer time classics as these are all natural, organic and made with no nitrates or MSG.

Tonight was also my first attempt at experimenting with Jicama.

DSCN0449.JPG

I ‘julliened’ (well, I did my best) the Jicama with some carrot and made a Jicama Slaw. For the dressing I combined Non-Fat Plain Yogurt, Honey Mustard, Vinegar, Oregano, & Thyme.

The jicama is really crispy, light and refreshing. The slaw was great, but next time I would try for much thinner slices of the jicama. I can’t wait to experiment more with the jicama in salads and in sandwiches and such. Anyone have any great suggestions?

And lastly I had some leftover Mexican Zucchini & Yellow Squash from last night.

DSCN0450.JPG

When my sweet tooth started knocking after I finished my refreshing summer meal I dug into Melissa’s Whole Wheat Oatmeal with Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Cookies and had 2.

DSCN0462.JPG

Yum! Yum!

Thank you everyone for all the wonderful birthday wishes for my Sister! She made it back to my parent’s house from a week in the mountains and I’m sad I’m not there for the dinner and movie they have planned. Instead, I have an early bedtime so I can get up before 5:00am to knock out 20 miles before the temps start to reach the 90s.

After my 20 miles though I will be more then ready to continue the birthday celebration. I think a run like that deserves a nice piece of cookie cake, wouldn’t you say?

Happy Birthday Kelly!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

1 Coley May 8, 2009 at 7:33 pm

haha… I had no idea what Jicama was, I had to google it! Sounds interesting though, I’ll have to give it a try. Your dinner looks great!

Yes, I think you can eat whatever you want if you can push out a 20 mile run! I would!

2 Robin May 8, 2009 at 7:33 pm

Cookie cake is my favorite. Good luck on your run tomorrow, I wish I had a 20 miler scheduled this week, I need the time on the road to clear my head, but I only get 16 on Sunday.

3 Run Sarah May 8, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Good luck on your long run tomorrow – hope the weather stays cool for ya!

4 Lauren May 8, 2009 at 7:48 pm

My husband and I just got done discussing jimica. That’s odd! He mentioned he recently ate a salad that had contained a vegetable he had never seen. Sweet, white, crunchy strips and he actually really liked them. I said I think it was jimica so now I am going to have to buy this beautiful veggie and give it a try.

Good luck tomorrow. I seriously can not beleive how amazingly strong you are to run 20 miles! You are such an inspiration for me. I am doing a long run too, but definitely not 20 miles (maybe more like 9 or 10!) ๐Ÿ™‚

Take care.

5 modhealth May 8, 2009 at 7:49 pm

Good luck with the 20 miler! Wow, I hope to work up to that. After a hard 13 the other day, 20 seems darn near impossible right now!

6 Emily May 8, 2009 at 7:50 pm

Such bright and delicious food! I love it! I have ever had jicama…looks good!

A 20 miler…..you go girl!

7 meg May 8, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Hope your run goes well! I want one of Melissa’s muffins!

8 Kristine May 8, 2009 at 8:51 pm

haha, I had the same chicken sausage for dinner tonight too…but mine was from TJ’s!

9 Rachel May 8, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Try roasting the jicama the same way you’d do carrots or sweet potatoes. I like to give ’em a salty/sweet glaze. Yum!

I love your eats today!

10 Niki May 8, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Yummy eats! Good luck on your 20 miler tomorrow! Can’t wait to hear about it!!

11 Matt May 8, 2009 at 9:35 pm

20 miles = TWO pieces of cake ๐Ÿ™‚

Good luck on the run!

12 Julie May 8, 2009 at 9:45 pm

wow 20 miles! good luck!

13 Mara @ What's For Dinner? May 8, 2009 at 9:52 pm

20 Miles?? OUCH but good luck!!
Oh, and the sweet potato goodness looks unbelievable!

14 Mica May 8, 2009 at 9:59 pm

Love the sweet potato combination! Good luck with twenty miles this weekend.

15 Jennifer May 8, 2009 at 10:16 pm

Good luck on your 20 miles! Cake will definitely be in order after a run like that!

16 Ashley C. May 8, 2009 at 11:20 pm

Have a great run & enjoy your cake! I just bought my first jicama the other day and haven’t tried it yet!

17 runeatrepeat May 8, 2009 at 11:20 pm

Good luck with the 20 miler!

For the jicama…I think it’s a Mexican thing, but my peeps put lemon or lime on it and chile powder.

18 ttfn300 May 8, 2009 at 11:35 pm

love jicama!! i’ve been playing with it alot recently, there are a few posts on my blog if you want to check it out ๐Ÿ™‚

19 Sarah May 8, 2009 at 11:57 pm

I made an awesome jicama mango salsa tonight. I’m just about to post, so you will have to check it.

Good luck with your…20 MILES?!?!? OMG!

20 Melissa May 9, 2009 at 12:02 am

good luck with the 20 miles, it’s no joke, but you will rock it!

21 Leah May 9, 2009 at 5:53 am

Lunch & Dinner both look amazing! Your food is so colourful!

20 miles… eek.. you rocked the 18 tho last weekend so i’m sure 20 will be fine! Can’t wait for a recap, as usual!

22 ksgoodeats May 9, 2009 at 7:12 am

I’ve never had jicama but I’m liking the sounds of it!

GOOD LUCK with the 20!! You’ll be fine! You’re a great runner!

23 Susan May 9, 2009 at 7:49 am

Have fun “knocking out” those 20 miles!! Is she seriously having cookie cake?? Can I come ? ๐Ÿ˜›

24 Sharon May 9, 2009 at 9:46 am

Mmmmmm, everything looks so delicious – especially those sausages!

25 biz319 May 9, 2009 at 10:48 am

Love the banana peppers! Good luck on your run today, I was thinking of you, while I was still laying in bed at 9:30 in the morning!!

26 RK May 9, 2009 at 11:07 am

Everything looks so delicious. I especially love the sweet potato with the black beans – yum! I have so much admiration for you running 20 miles! WOW!!! Good luck and I hope it isn’t too hot for you. Definitely enjoy that cake after such a long run ๐Ÿ™‚

27 Pearl May 9, 2009 at 12:12 pm

that jicama looks great!

28 Liesl May 9, 2009 at 2:52 pm

Congrats on your 20 miler! That’s awesome!!
I saw your post on jicama, and my hubby and I love it! We usually just slice it and squeeze fresh limes juice all over it, and sprinkle with chili powder! Yum!!

29 Vani May 11, 2009 at 9:44 am

Avocado/jicama sandwiches are the best!
awesome job on your 20-miler!!!

30 avalpone May 11, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Wow! Your Jicama Slaw looks wonderful-what a wonderful idea…I’ve gotta try that…thanks so much, Meghann…

Best,

The Healthy Apple
http://www.thehealthyapple.wordpress.com

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: