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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? πŸ™‚

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


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.


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.


It was the perfect combo. πŸ™‚

Plus some juicy cantaloupe to complete the meal.


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


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.


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…


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 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!!

1 Kelly (sister) June 24, 2009 at 9:04 pm

I totally just made those for last nights dinner for me and Anthony. They are good! I rolled mine in flax seed like Caiti did. Anthony liked them. He ate them as a side with Chicken and I ate mine as the main dish.

Congrats to the Summit Ticket winner! See you there!

2 runrunjessicarun June 24, 2009 at 9:16 pm

Hmm well I loved Laguna Beach and The Hills.. but is Gossip Girl really that good? I’ve been looking for a new show for the summer and I’ve heard a few people talk about that one but I wasn’t sure if it was worth it….

Yum! Your dinner looks deeelish!

3 Caitlin June 24, 2009 at 9:20 pm

Yay Allie! I’m the sister she’s going to be meeting there (I’ll be online at 8pm tomorrow ready to buy!)

Thanks Meghann for your awesome blog and ideas! See you in August πŸ™‚

4 Matt June 24, 2009 at 9:38 pm

Those balls look good. Lol!

5 Melinda Pollard June 24, 2009 at 9:41 pm

I loved Laguna Beach and Gossip Girl- I will have to check out NYC Prep- sounds great!

Love the combo of icecream and granola! looks delish πŸ˜€

6 Bec June 24, 2009 at 9:49 pm

your ice cream sunday looks fantastic! I cant wait for NYC prep

7 Danielle June 24, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Love the ice cream, I totally had some too tonight.
Congrats to the winner, sounds like she really wants to go!

8 Jennifer @ His N' Her Health June 24, 2009 at 10:25 pm

Nice Balls! πŸ˜‰ I saw NYC Prep and I thought it was very similar to Laguna beach. What is better than rich high school kids?

9 inmytummy June 24, 2009 at 10:31 pm

Oh, that show sounds just up my alley. My fiance totally makes fun of me because I am 31 but love all those teenager shows. I can’t help it!

10 HelpMeghanRun June 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm

Yum! πŸ™‚ I have *got* to try those.

11 Danielle June 24, 2009 at 10:41 pm

Right back atcha πŸ˜‰

12 Menden (Skinny Menny) June 24, 2009 at 10:47 pm

Yay! Congrats to Allie!

I looooove the Bravo reality shows! I saw NYC Prep and am just shocked at how these kids act like they’re 29 years old! Do I sound like a total old fart or what?!

13 bhealthier June 24, 2009 at 11:22 pm

awww that is so sweet!! congrats Allie!

14 MarathonVal June 24, 2009 at 11:34 pm

I’m so glad you had a great run this morning Meghann! Keep it up! πŸ™‚

15 Whit June 24, 2009 at 11:37 pm

Those sweet potato and black bean balls look awesome. Especially with BLUE CHIPS!

16 brandi June 25, 2009 at 9:09 am

congrats to Allie!

that dinner sounds awesome. I love salsa verde

17 Sarah (from See Sarah Eat) June 25, 2009 at 10:20 am

Congrats Allie! I am still bummed I won’t be there, I can’t believe I’m missing this opportunity. I hope you guys do it again next year!

18 Jenny June 25, 2009 at 10:41 am

oh i am watching NYC prep too! one of the girls actually goes to my school (Taylor).

that dessert looks delicious!

19 Jillian June 25, 2009 at 11:58 am

Did you notice that Taylor’s mom was wearing an FSU shirt? πŸ™‚

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