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Simple Dinner

by Meghann on April 20, 2009

Sometimes simple dinners are the best.


I was pretty busy at work this afternoon and didn’t realize I was hungry until 4:00, which is a little later then my normal afternoon snack time. I had packed a rather large snack of Peach Chobani and Oatmeal Quaker Squares.


The snack was perfect and left me pretty full. So full in fact that I did not have my normal large appetite for dinner. I stood in front of the fridge for a good 10 minutes trying to decide what to eat, but all I wanted was something simple and easy, so I grabbed a few fresh items and got to work.

I steamed some fresh Broccoli and Carrots and covered them with pasta sauce.


I know it sounds strange but I LOVE pasta sauce on top of steamed veggies. Yum!

I had inspiration from Sarah for this wrap.


The ‘Crack’ wrap contained WildWood Indian Spice Hummus, Swiss Cheese & Jalapenos. Very gooey and yummy!

Like I said simple always makes the best dinner and this is exactly what I needed.

For dessert I had the last two mini tarts Derek had brought me from Greenwise.


Derek knows me very well showing up at my door on Friday with Mini Tarts and half a Pretzel. Food is so much better then flowers. ๐Ÿ™‚

Now I’m officially all packed and ready to go!


I tried really hard to pack as light as possible. I limited the number of pants I packed, am only bringing two pairs of shoes and one purse. Honestly the thing that took up the most room in the suitcase was my running gear. LOL

I also made sure to pack a lot of healthy snacks.


In the bags are premixes of cereal and I put little notes in with what is in each bag for blogging purposes. ๐Ÿ™‚


I think that’s it. I’m staying at Caitlin’s tonight as she lives minutes form the airport and has kindly offered to drop me off for my early flight. Thanks Caitlin!!!

Stay tuned for tomorrow morning’s post, I have a little surprise up my sleeves for you all while I am flying across the country. ๐Ÿ˜‰

1 VeggieGirl April 20, 2009 at 6:47 pm

Vegetables smothered in pasta sauce = comfort food for me.


2 Krista April 20, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Happy travels, Meghann!

3 Amanda April 20, 2009 at 6:55 pm

Travel safely!

I went on my first business trip last month and honestly, most of what I packed was fitness/nutrition related haha! I packed 2 of my Jillian DVDs and 5 lb weights! Needless to say, my bag was pretty heavy! It was worth it, though!

4 Sally April 20, 2009 at 6:56 pm

I agreed, simple dinners are nice ๐Ÿ™‚

5 runsarah April 20, 2009 at 7:11 pm

I had a similar wrap for lunch (jalapeno hummus and mozzarella soy cheese) and it was so good and filling! Have a safe trip tomorrow!

6 katie s April 20, 2009 at 7:18 pm

Ohhhh can’t wait! Have a safe flight!!!

7 coco April 20, 2009 at 7:21 pm

nice simple dinner~~ And great packing on healthy snacks! ๐Ÿ™‚

8 meg April 20, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Hope you have safe travels!

9 Maggie April 20, 2009 at 7:28 pm

I totally feel for you on running gear taking up the most space in the suitcase.

Have safe flight tomorrow!

10 Bec April 20, 2009 at 7:31 pm

safe flying, love pasta sauce on veggies!

11 Melissa S. April 20, 2009 at 7:43 pm

i’m jealousss…closer to my home than i’ll be for many more monthsss…

remember…tj’s stuff…..:D:D:D:D I’d love you FOREVER! (not that i already wouldn’t…;D)

12 ksgoodeats April 20, 2009 at 7:45 pm

The crack wrap strikes again!! Delish ๐Ÿ™‚

Have safe travels!!

13 iowagirleats April 20, 2009 at 7:45 pm

Mmmm awesome snacks!! Have fun!

14 Brandi April 20, 2009 at 7:49 pm

i love pasta sauce on veggies!

have a safe trip and can’t wait to see your surprise post!

15 Derek April 20, 2009 at 8:06 pm

a surprise up your sleeve and you didn’t let me in on it? goshhhh! Have a fun, marley and me, flight. =)

16 Lindsey (Mrs. LC) April 20, 2009 at 8:08 pm

Love the Vera luggage! And you and Caitlin are quite the teases with your “announcements” and “surprises” for tomorrow. Have a safe trip!

17 Michelle April 20, 2009 at 8:10 pm

Have a great trip!! ๐Ÿ™‚

18 Sharon April 20, 2009 at 8:18 pm

Love your stash, and dessert too!!! Have an awesome time!

19 Marissa April 20, 2009 at 8:22 pm

That wrap sounds awesome!

20 amanda April 20, 2009 at 8:25 pm

hey does anyone know meghann’s recipe for breakfast cookie? I can’t find it on her site and I wanna try to make it! Any help is appreciated! Oh and P.S. I live in northern san diego so close enough to long beach and it was freakin 97 degrees today!!!!!! It’s supposed to get cooler though so hopefully it wont be too hot for u to enjoy your runs! =)

21 Mica April 20, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Have a safe trip!

And I love pasta sauce on veggies too!

22 Pearl April 20, 2009 at 8:29 pm

Have a safe flight, Meghann! It was absolutely scorching in San Diego today (I was in La Jolla and it was 96 degrees), but I hear that it should start to cool down tomorrow. I can’t wait to see more photos!

23 Briana April 20, 2009 at 8:43 pm

MMMMM look at all those snacks! Hope your travels go smoothly ๐Ÿ™‚

24 Matt April 20, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Nice! Did you find any cool running routes near your hotel? It’s always fun to run somewhere new and explore!

25 Holly April 20, 2009 at 9:09 pm

pasta sauce over broc is one of my favs :o)

I know you haven’t been a fan of the justin’s nut butters in the past, but I think the maple almond is by far the best. I think you’ll enjoy it…can’t wait to hear your review!

Bon voyage!

26 MaryBe April 20, 2009 at 9:15 pm

Have a safe trip and good luck!

27 Amandaa April 20, 2009 at 9:23 pm

I love Oatmeal Quaker Squares. And you just
gave me such a craving for them!

Those little tarts looks so good-and adorable.

Isn’t Vera luggage the best? So durable. I adoreeee it!
Have a fun (and safe) plane ride.

Ohh…and enjoy your slumber party.

28 helpmeghanrun April 20, 2009 at 9:36 pm

You’re not the only one…I love pasta sauce on veggies! ๐Ÿ™‚

Check out my blog as I run with Team in Training and raise money for blood cancers!
www. HelpMeghanRun .com

29 Sarah April 20, 2009 at 9:55 pm

Great crack wrap! Thanks for the shouts!

Have a great trip, Meghann!

30 Michelle April 20, 2009 at 11:02 pm

Veggies with marinara sauce are wonderful together!!

Have a safe trip!

31 Hallie April 20, 2009 at 11:08 pm

I was hoping you’d post your healthy snack stash. I’m going to a conference at the end of this week and I’m a little nervous about the food situation but I haven’t had time to shop yet so I needed some inspiration. Thanks!

Yeah it’s supposed to not be so deathly hot in So Cal starting tomorrow so you’ll be fine…just lovely CA weather. Welcome ๐Ÿ™‚

32 Ashley C. April 21, 2009 at 1:06 am

That is such a good idea about the pasta sauce on steamed veggies- I’m going to try that for sure

33 redheadyellowdog April 21, 2009 at 7:28 am

totally have the same vera bradley pattern as you ๐Ÿ˜‰ those totes are a life saver!

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