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What I’ve Been Eating

by Meghann on May 6, 2013

I know. I owe you guys a race report. I promise I’m working on it. This may be the first race report in Meals and Miles history where I’m waiting for the official photos to write the full report. The truth is that I’m not sure I can tell the full story without them. There were photographers on all the “right” spots along the course and I’m crossing my fingers they caught a couple of good shots. If they did, I bet my mouth is wide open in complete awe of how close we were to the vehicle assembly building or launch pads – the course was that cool.

The race director just sent an email promising photos by Wednesday. My fingers are crossed will have them before then!

In the mean time, here’s a little look at what I’ve been eating lately:

I’ve sorted of fallen out of the habit of taking photos of everything I eat (even after 4 years of constant food-photo taking, it’s crazy how easy that habit was to drop), but I have captured a few things lately.

Like this crazy delicious lunch I had last week.

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Featuring a baked sweet potato stuffed with deli chicken and swiss cheese (reheated in the office kitchen microwave). So, so, so good!

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I made this random concoction for dinner last night.

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I know, it’s not pretty, but it was good. Roasted vegetables topped with two runny eggs, goat cheese, and roast beef. So much flavor right there!

Here’s a homemade turkey burger from Thursday.

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And my dinner from Panera Bread on Friday.

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The new thai chicken salad gets two thumbs up from me!

I had a free drink reward for Starbucks that I’d been saving for after my race on Sunday. Lucky for me, I accidentally stumbled upon Starbucks happy hour for half off Frappuccinos. Since my drink was only $2, I ended up saving the free reward for another, pricier Starbucks adventure.

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The promotion is 3-5 everyday until May 12th. AND the new Mocha Cookie Cumble flavor is back. It comes with CHOCOLATE whipped cream covered in cookie crumbles, do I really need to say more? πŸ˜‰

Luna sent me their new Carrot Cake Luna bar to try last week.

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I loved the rich spices present in the bar. It definitely had a carrot cake bite to it. I’d eat it again.

Tried any good recipes lately? I’m always looking for good ones!

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1 Tiffany May 6, 2013 at 10:21 pm

I love taking food pics! Especially when I know I really put my foot in a dish…yesterday I was at a Japanese restaurant called Kabuki and they had the BEST spicy tuna salad ever. I have to find a way to replicate it at home. I really wanna try your chicken cheese sweet potato…it sounds yum!
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2 Maddy May 6, 2013 at 10:30 pm

I love roasted sweet potatoes! Can you eat that cheese in the pool?

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3 Jane @ Not Plain So Jane May 7, 2013 at 1:28 am

I love Luna bars! Have you tried Panera’s secret menu? I had a salad off it last week, it’s good!
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4 Jan @ Sprouts n Squats May 7, 2013 at 4:18 am

Yum your eats look good! I love the idea of taking a sweet potato to work like that and heating it in the microwave.
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5 Frances May 7, 2013 at 4:24 am

Haven’t had a Luna bar in ages, but the carrot cake one looks good! No new recipes here, but one of my go-to recipes is a bag of boneless skinless chicken breasts thrown in a crockpot with a can of rotel and a package of taco seasoning. It literally falls apart after being on low all day. We either eat it on a tostada or wrap it up like a soft taco.

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6 Sara @ Fitcupcaker May 7, 2013 at 6:52 am

Yum I need that carrot cake Luna bar in my life asap!
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7 Meghan @ After the Ivy League May 7, 2013 at 7:44 am

Chocolate whipped cream? YUM. Sounds like something I need in my life. Guess I need to make it over to frappy hour!
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8 Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed May 7, 2013 at 8:23 am

Yeahhhh so this post totally just reminded me that I left a sweet potato in the microwave last night. I was cooking it to have with my lunch today… and I’m pretty sure it’s still sitting there now. FAIL lol!

Anyway, looks like lots of tasty eats! I was taking pictures of everything I ate for the entire month of April and I don’t miss it one bit! I love sitting down to a meal and not worrying if I “got the shot” πŸ™‚

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9 Heather @ HeatherRunsFast.com May 7, 2013 at 8:34 am

That Mocha cookie crumble from SB looks and sounds delicious! I’m not a huge bar eater, but I tend to choose flavors like carrot cake, anything with spice… or chocolate of course πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to read your recap!
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10 Katie May 7, 2013 at 8:39 am

That potato looks great, what is swim cheese?

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11 Anne Weber-Falk May 7, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Crack me up! I know what you were thinking about when you were typing this up. “Swim” cheese! HA!

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12 ct cupcake May 7, 2013 at 8:44 am

I was wondering the same thing, what on earth is swim cheese? Is that a typo of some sort?
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13 Alyse May 7, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Pretty sure that was just a triathlete thinking about “swiss” but typing “swim”. haha.

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14 lorie May 7, 2013 at 3:51 pm

I was thinking on that for awhile,too!!! “Is this some new cheese I need to try?!?”… perhaps Swiss?
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15 Elizabeth @ Positive Change May 7, 2013 at 9:09 am

That sweet potato looks yummy! The other night for dinner I took brown rice pasta, chicken and spinach and made a really good pasta dish. I added a sprinkle of parmesan cheese at the end. It was GOOD!
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16 Natalie @ Free Range Human May 7, 2013 at 10:00 am

I love Luna Bars and I’m on the look out for that new flavor. I’m in love with all of Skinnytaste’s recipes, and I tried her Cheesy Jalapeno Stuffed Chicken last week. Oh my gosh!! So good! It tasted just like a jalapeno popper!
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17 Jessica May 7, 2013 at 10:57 am

Finally a food post! Thank god

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18 Molly May 7, 2013 at 11:07 am

Ooo is swim cheese available at Whole Foods? Please say yes!

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19 Jojo May 7, 2013 at 11:53 am

Your meals looks yummy πŸ™‚ I love sweet potatoes!

I haven’t been cooking lately. I’ve been going to Panera way too much to study this past week.
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20 Annette @FitnessPerks May 7, 2013 at 11:55 am

MMmmmm Panera! I love that place so so much!

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21 Logan @ Mountains and Miles May 7, 2013 at 12:01 pm

I love carrot cake and I love luna bars…so I will probably love their new bar.

I actually have plans to head out to Starbucks this afternoon with some coworkers. I got a gift card for my birthday, but I’m so stingy I never use them..but half off???…sounds like a perfect way to splurge!
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22 Allison Schnake May 7, 2013 at 12:36 pm

I have got to try the Luna Carrot Cake. I”ve got White Chocolate Macadamia in my purse today. πŸ™‚
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23 Emily N May 7, 2013 at 12:50 pm

I am also in LOVE with that thai salad from panera. however, I am still, and always will be, loyal to the asian sesame chicken. πŸ™‚
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24 dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt May 7, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Yummy looking meals!
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25 Emily May 7, 2013 at 2:22 pm

I think I’m late to the Luna bar party, but I’ve been LOVING them all of a sudden for an afternoon snack! I just ate a Peanut Honey Pretzel one actually. lol Can’t wait to try the Carrot Cake!
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26 Erica May 7, 2013 at 2:49 pm

YUM! I always love seeing lots of meals (gives me ideas). I made asparagus guacamole recently: http://www.itzyskitchen.com/2013/05/strawberry-picking-asparagus-guacamole.html
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27 Jamie at Sometimes Healthy Living Blog May 7, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Looks like some good eats! If you like runny eggs, then I’m pretty sure you would love my huevos rancheros recipe πŸ™‚ http://sometimeshealthylivingblog.com/2013/05/06/huevos-rancheros-with-a-side-of-cupcakes-and-romance/
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28 Katie @ Balanced RD May 7, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Those meals all look great! One of my favorite recipes lately is the buffalo chicken lettuce wraps from http://www.skinnytaste.com! The homemade blue cheese dressing is amazing!!!

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29 Karen @ Runner Girl Eats May 7, 2013 at 6:05 pm

I never get the big drinks at Starbucks (just stick with iced chai) but that frap looks incredible!
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30 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 7, 2013 at 6:28 pm

I love sweet potatoes and random “concoctions” for dinner! No judgements here! πŸ˜‰

Last week I made a new banana bread recipe that was heavy on the cinnamon and full of deliciousness!!
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31 Allie May 7, 2013 at 7:30 pm

I still need to hit up the Starbucks happy hour! That Luna bar looks good! I love carrot cake so I know I’d love that bar!
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32 Ja @Ja on the RUN May 7, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Everything looks yummy! I love Luna Bars and Lara bars! πŸ™‚ MY top two faves so far! πŸ™‚
Looking forward to read your recap! πŸ™‚
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33 Matt G May 7, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Quality over quantity when it comes to posts. Just don’t leave us hanging too long in between posts.

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34 [email protected] May 7, 2013 at 9:59 pm

My second favorite Panera Salad! πŸ™‚
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35 [email protected] May 8, 2013 at 8:38 pm

PS- That egg/goat cheese combo is making me hungry!
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36 BroccoliHut May 7, 2013 at 10:01 pm

mmm. That sweet potato with chicken + cheese sounds SO good!
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37 Courtney May 8, 2013 at 8:49 am

I love your sweet potato concoctions. I’ve recently gotten into the habit of doing random concoctions on top of the sweet potatoes and really enjoy it!
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38 Ashley May 8, 2013 at 11:42 am

Half off frappuccinos?!? I need to get myself to a Starbucks and take advantage of this!

Looking forward to your race report. I ran a half over the weekend and the photo company sent out official word that pictures were posted and there are NONE of me! How does that even happen? I feel like I wasn’t there πŸ™
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39 joelle (on a pink typewriter) May 8, 2013 at 12:43 pm

That sweet potato looks crazy good!

And I’m sorry, chocolate whipped cream? That’s a thing? Yum.

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40 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner May 8, 2013 at 4:08 pm

I almost exclusively eat sweet potatoes in the form of baked ‘fries,’ but that stuffed sweet potato looks delicious! The best recipe I’ve made recently is Rachael Ray’s Drunken risotto. Ohmygoshsogood, with or without the sausage.
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41 Beth @ Running with the Sunrise May 8, 2013 at 5:41 pm

I make so many meals that look awful but taste wonderful, but I’m too embarrassed of how terrible they look to photograph them and put them on my blog because unfortunately we haven’t figured out how to send tastes through the Internets. I am loving Frappuccino happy hour and I will be very sad on May 13th when I can’t get my afternoon 1/2 price drink. Looking forward to reading the race recap!
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