I like food…a lot

‘Sup homies?  It’s almost the weekend, baby!

Per usual, I’ve got a lot going on (who doesn’t, right?).  So, I thought I would make this short and sweet by sharing some of my recent meals with y’all.  Everything is fairly easy to prepare, delicious and healthy!  So let’s get to it, shall we?

I lost a bet to my husband not long ago so I had to make him breakfast and do the dishes.  I decided to make veggie-packed eggs and The Lean Green Bean’s French Toast Oat Muffins (I used blueberries and walnuts in the recipe and topped it with light agave syrup)…

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SALADS:

Spinach, garbanzos, red pepper, red onion, basil, walnuts, olive oil (you can add goat cheese, if your little heart desires it)…

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Spinach, dates, slivered almonds, strawberries, olive oil, balsamic vinegar…

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Spinach, dates (again, yes!), pistachios, apples, red onion, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, olive oil…

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This one is a crowd pleaser, promise: Cobb Salad with Spinach (I prefer romaine but I work with what I’ve got people!), hard-boiled egg, chicken (cooked the night before for ease in the morning), red onion, cucumber, tomato and the same dressing mix as the previous salad: dijon mustard, olive oil, apple cider vinegar…

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Dinners:

Loaded sweet potato equipped with: grilled chicken, jalepenos, cilantro, scallions, corn, avocado (I added some salsa after I snapped the picture)…

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My husband found THIS salmon burger recipe and let me tell you!  This thing is the SHIT!  I also made a watermelon salad on the side…

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Let’s talk about the watermelon salad for a minute.  I mixed up some watermelon, goat cheese, tomato, basil, arugula and balsamic vinegar.  Try it, you’ll thank me in the morning…

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Roasted chicken with sweet potatoes and shredded brussels sprouts (I just shred the sprouts, add some olive oil and dried cranberries into a teflon pan and cook until the sprouts are ready)…

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And finally, I made Kath’s Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken, oh my goodness, SO good!…

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If anyone makes one of these concoctions, let me know how it turns out!!!

Any recipes you wish to share?

Super Bowl, shrimp dip and my favorite snacks

Hello everyone!

I haven’t posted on here and a while!  I guess I’ve just felt like life has gotten the better of me these days.

Anyway, last Sunday, we went to our friends house for the big SUPER BOWL.  It was a typical gathering filled with lots of food, beer and JENGA!!!  

FOOD:

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I ended up bringing this wonderfully (and healthy) delicious Hot and Spicy Buffalo Shrimp Dip.  It was a big hit! 

Anyway, back to the Jenga…In case you were wondering, we (naturally) managed to turn Jenga into a drinking game.  You see, each block has instructions to either drink or do something else silly.  Exhibit A:

ImageLeslie pulled the card that required her to keep her head on the table AND have her next turn skipped…tough luck Leslie.

Here are a couple of other pictures from the night:

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ImageIt was a good night 🙂

In terms of my workouts, I haven’t really been feeling like myself so I haven’t doing anything special.  Mostly just running, the elliptical, spinning classes and weights.  I’ve noticed that I do a lot better when I wake up early and get going in the morning so that’s what I’m going to strive for this week.

I have been doing pretty good with eating healthy, low calorie and yummy snacks so I thought I would share some of my favorites…

Cottage cheese with sugar free jelly mixed in
Carrots dipped in hummus
Greek yogurt with blueberries (sometimes I also mix in some granola)
Broccoli with veggie dip
Banana and sunbutter

Do you guys have any delicious go-to snacks?

Mini-goals for the week

Hello!  How are you?  I hope your new year is off to a fabulous start 🙂

Mine has been a little bit rough as I’ve completely somewhat fallen off the wagon in terms of eating right and exercising.  I blame it on all the traveling!

Anyway, this week is my week to get back to it!  So, here is a flavor for the workouts/meals that I’ve got planned for the week:

Workouts:

Monday: I ran 4 miles with varying inclines and speeds, it took me a little over 45 minutes plus abs

Tuesday: I did the elliptical with varying resistances for 30 minutes plus this stability ball workout <– I wasn’t wild about it but it did the trick

Wednesday: Run for 30 minutes in the morning; upper body strength training in the evening

Thursday: Spinning class

Friday: Off

Saturday: 5 mile run

Sunday: Yoga

Dinners:

Monday: My husband made shrimp and grits and I made a salad

Tuesday: Loaded sweet potatoes (avocado, red onion, turkey bacon, greek yogurt, salsa)

Wednesday: Turkey meatballs plus salad

Thursday: Slow Cooker Chicken Black Bean Tacos that I found on Skinnytaste.com (OMG it is SOOOOO good)

Friday: Out

Saturday: Out

*Lunch will be either salad, open faced sammie or leftovers, hooray!

Remember how I said I blame my falling off the wagon on traveling?  Well, here are a couple photos from a couple of my adventures…

The weekend after new years, I went to NYC to celebrate one of my best friend’s marriage (she had a small ceremony with family only) and the party had a photo booth…pure GENIUS!

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THEN, this past weekend I went skiing in northern Michigan.  There was tons of snow and our place was awesome.  The only crappy thing was that on the second day, it was BRUTALLY cold, yikes!

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ImagePS – I am not that good at taking pictures, all my good photos can be attributed to Instagram (you can follow me at @sweethanrahan)

I hope you all tackle your weekly goals!

Question:

When you guys workout, do your toes ever go numb?  What is up with that?

-When I did the elliptical today, my toes went totally numb towards the end!  #NotCool