Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tasty Dinner & A Winner!

by Meghann on June 24, 2009

For all the Gossip Girl and former Laguna Beach fans out there I have a new show for you: NYC Prep. It premiered last night on Bravo and is a reality show that follows around several well off NYC Prep Kids. Hormone driven kids with lots of money let lose on NYC, what’s not to love? 🙂

While discovering my new guilty pleasure I put together a tasty dinner thanks to Caitlin’s idea for Sweet Potato & Black Bean Balls.

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These were so yummy and easy to make.

My version were made up of

  • 1/2 cup Black Beans
  • 1/2 baked Sweet Potato
  • Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs
  • Onion
  • Flax Seed
  • Spoonful of Tomato Chutney

I combined all the ingredients in my food processor, formed three balls then baked in the oven at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.

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I plated the balls on a bed of spinach and topped them with verde salsa.

I had blue corn tortilla chips on the side that acted as my utensil for eating the balls.

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It was the perfect combo. 🙂

Plus some juicy cantaloupe to complete the meal.

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After finishing my meal and taking Abbie for a nice walk around a local park, I dug in the freezer for a sweet treat.

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This is a serving of Coconut Milk Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream topped with a tablespoon of Chocolate is for Lovers Granola Mix. This was perfect after walking in the heat.

And just as I broke into my snack a tad earlier this morning, I did the same this afternoon. Boy have I been hungry today! Luckily the almond butter & carrots I had brought were a great hefty snack that managed to fill the missing void.

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Giveaway WInner…

WIth nearly 200 commenters today hoping for a chance to win the FREE registration to the Healthy Living Summit, I am on pins and needles to how registration is going to go when we officially open it tomorrow.

I can not express enough that if you are planning to attend the summit to PLEASE register as soon as we open it at 8:00 pm EST tomorrow evening. We have a very limited number of spaces and after the response the committee has received today we know it is not going to take long for registration to fill up.

Fortunately one lucky commenter out there has just won a guaranteed spot in spot in Boston. Please remember this is for registration only, not travel or lodging.

Drumroll Please…

And the winner is…

I WANT TO GO TO BOSTON!

And I really do–after 6 months of living in Argentina I want to go home to Boston and share a weekend of healthy living with my sister who I haven’t seen in 6 months!

Congrats Allie!! Please send me an e-mail at graduatemeghann@gmail.com and I will give you the proper links for registration.

Thanks everyone for all your interest! I hope to meet the majority of you in August! I can’t wait!!

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