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A Meal of Green

by Meghann on November 22, 2009

My Princess has returned to her kingdom.


I need to give a BIG THANKS to my sister, Kelly, for watching Maddie while I was in Tallahassee this weekend. Maddie can be a bit high maintenance, so major kudos to Kelly & Anthony for keeping up with her. I owe you big time!

Maddie was ecstatic to be home and made a few laps around the apartment before passing out due to pure exhaustion from her weekend with her cousin Oliver.


Poor thing can barely lift her head she’s so pooped. πŸ™‚

While Maddie slept I ran a couple Sunday errands and snacked on an Amazing Grass Green SuperFood Bar.


Tonight I had zero energy to cook or prep a big elaborate meal. Instead I made a quick and easy salad.


I started with a bowl of cucumber, tomatoes, broccoli, and raisins.


Then coated the veggies with a dollop of Jalapeno and Cilantro Hummus I found at the Publix deli.



Everything went on top of a bed of Kale that I had massaged with vinegar and olive oil and let stand for 30 minutes



With a serving of Kashi Crackers on the side.



It was a tasty green meal. πŸ™‚


Dessert was 1/2 of one of Amanda’s Peanut Butter Cup Blondies.


The rest of my plans for the evening include snuggling with Maddie and watching Twilight for the millionth time. Since seeing New Moon I can’t get the first movie off my mind.

Good Night!

Oh and I know I have been slacking to remind you this weekend, but please don’t forget to keep the votes coming for the Sam-e Good Mood Gig!

1 legalstyle November 22, 2009 at 8:35 pm

your photos are looking SO good, meghann! i hope you get the canon rebel you’re hoping for for christmas! πŸ™‚

2 MR November 22, 2009 at 9:19 pm

Your dinner looks delicious, but I would be starving if that (+a few pancakes + half a sandwich) was all I ate after a 16mile run!!!!!

Oh well, I guess you’ve just adapted.

3 lora November 22, 2009 at 9:21 pm

hey meghann, jsut wanted to let ya know i voted for ya and I mean to comment more, but life just gets in the way ya know? haha. congrats on the long run today and getting lost in the dark is totally something i would do too.


4 VeggieGirl November 22, 2009 at 9:37 pm

Maddie and Chooey need to meet πŸ™‚

5 biz319 November 22, 2009 at 9:50 pm

You had me at jalapeno hummus – YUM! Off to go vote!

6 greensandjeans November 22, 2009 at 10:05 pm

I made jalapeno edamame hummus a couple of weeks ago. Talk about tasty!

7 Evan Thomas November 22, 2009 at 10:38 pm

That dinner sounds good but that dessert sounds better! And it’s so great when a pet appreciates you coming home. that always makes me smile with my montana πŸ™‚

8 Erin November 22, 2009 at 10:45 pm

Sometimes a big salad is exactly what you want for dinner and perfectly hits the spot. πŸ˜€

9 anon November 22, 2009 at 10:53 pm

Do you think you ate enough to compensate for 16 miles today? How do you make sure you get enough calories? I hope this doesn’t sound rude, I don’t mean it to be! I am just curious as to how you make sure you eat enough after long runs!

10 Marissa November 22, 2009 at 10:59 pm

Love all the green πŸ™‚

11 Jenna November 22, 2009 at 11:02 pm

glad maddie is happy to be home with you~

12 Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) November 22, 2009 at 11:03 pm

I love big salads for Sunday night dinners. I’m always tempted to hit up the Whole Foods salad bar, too bad it’s so expensive! Tonight I made a big green bowl of: romaine, spinach, avocado, and sugar snap peas.

13 Mary :: A Merry Life November 22, 2009 at 11:13 pm

Jalepeno hummus? I’ve never seen that before but it looks delicious. Yummm. Good luck with the good mood gig thing! πŸ™‚

14 Danielle November 22, 2009 at 11:15 pm

Aww. look at Maddie! I love the pictures that you post of her πŸ™‚

I love the new lens that you’ve been using! I think I’m going to ask for it for Christmas because I love how the foreground is sharp and the background is blurry (called depth of focus, right?). I love my new DSLR but feel like there is so much to learn about it! I hope you have your own lovely under the tree this Christmas, too!


15 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now November 22, 2009 at 11:37 pm

Glad you (and Maddie) made it home safe!!! Enjoy your relaxing night!

16 Haleigh November 23, 2009 at 12:11 am

Those peanut butter cup blondies look fantastic.

Aw, cute little Maddie! Glad you made it back safe and sound!

17 One Healthy Apple November 23, 2009 at 12:47 am

Maddie is so cute and looks very happy to be home! I would love to try massaged kale0 it sounds so good!

18 Courtney November 23, 2009 at 2:36 am

Love your massaged kale – is it hard to do? Must it be massaged????? I haven’t seen New Moon yet – GASP – I hate myself.

19 Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama November 23, 2009 at 3:07 am

Jalapeno hummus… awesome

20 Kristen November 23, 2009 at 9:00 am

whoa, publix has hummus?? i’ve never seen it!! gotta keep an eye out πŸ˜€

21 Diana November 23, 2009 at 9:31 am

Looks like some great eats and what an adorable princess you have there! πŸ™‚

22 Jenna November 23, 2009 at 10:06 am

I got hooked on TJ’s cilantro hummus. Soo so good!

23 Tina November 23, 2009 at 10:22 am

Man that bowl of greens look so good. After a weekend of lots of eating that’s definitely what I need before Thanksgiving!

24 Erin November 23, 2009 at 10:47 am

Love the Target bowls! And your kale/green veggies always look so good. Is that raw?

25 Meghann November 23, 2009 at 10:48 am

Yes, its raw. But only because I was too lazy to cook.

26 eaternotarunner November 23, 2009 at 11:02 am

She is so cute!! I’ve been meaning to try kale in a salad but I’ve never eaten it raw and I’m a little nervous!

27 Camille July 20, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Your dog is absolutely adorable.. Her ears are so perky! And the greens in the salad look divine. I’m happy to try this for a dinner salad.. I’m guessing the hummus makes an excellent addition!

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