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Seasonal Fare

Hellloooo! How is everyone’s week going so far? I’m all screwed up from the holiday. Hell, I’m screwed up all the time :P

I thought my turkey dinner + slice of pie was enough food to replenish me after those 9 miles yesterday, but I woke up at 4:30 am staaaarving. For the first time ever, I actually contemplated getting up in the middle of the night to eat. But I somehow managed to force myself back to sleep for a couple hours. Then I couldn’t take it anymore. At 6:30, I sleepily made a breakfast aimed at getting it in my belly asap.

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Fried egg sandwich (with cheese) and a ginormous honeycrisp. As you can tell from the photo, it was eaten in bed. This is because I promptly fell back asleep until 8am after this. Ahhh, sometimes I love working the evenings!

I skipped the gym today to give my body a full and proper rest after my long run yesterday. This wasn’t my original plan, but I figured I’d be in better shape for more intense workouts this week if I was fully recovered. Glad I did! Instead I stayed home and got a lot of housework done.

I was all excited about eating up a sweet potato for lunch today. Alas, it went wrinkly on me. Don’t you hate it when that happens? So I went with plan B – white potato.

I cooked it in the microwave and added it to a garden salad with cottage cheese.

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It was delicious! The poor white potato has gotten such a bad rep. But it’s quite good for you!! It’s high in vitamin C, which helps absorb its iron content. It’s also high in minerals such as potassium and magnesium. It’s chock full of B vitamins and folate. It’s even a rich source of antioxidants! Of course, you have to eat the skin to get much of this. You can read more about the wonderful tuber here.

During my cleaning fest today, I found a bar I bought in Detroit and forgot about!

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I’ve heard lots of good things about the Kind bars, but I can’t get them around here. So I jumped on this cranberry & almond flavour when I stumbled across it.

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Ingredients: Almonds, Macadamias, Dried Cranberries (Cranberries, Sugar, Sunflower Oil), Honey, Glucose, Puffed Rice, Soluble Dietary Fiber (Maize).

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Oh. My. Gosh. Thiswassogood!!! Whole almonds, macadamia nuts and cranberries held together with sweet honey and some crunchy bits of cereal. I loved every single bite. I didn’t even mind that it left my hands crazy sticky after.

Unfortunately, dinner was not as successful. You’ve heard me complain about canned pumpkin, but I knew I couldn’t fully judge pumpkin until I made it myself.

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I picked up a mini one and considered a million different recipes until I decided on straight up roasting.

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I slathered the slices in peanut butter and a dash of pumpkin spice.

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To be honest, I wasn’t a huge fan. It was still tasteless and mushy!! Actually, it was almost watery. The whole time I was eating it, I was wishing it was butternut squash.

My protein for the meal however was awesome.

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My other Gardein “chicken breast.” It’s official, I love these!

We’re supposed to be getting our first snowfall of the season tonight! When did it all of a sudden become winter? Wasn’t I just complaining about the heat??

Question of the day: What’s your favourite season? I know this has been asked on other blogs, but I’m curious! Personally, I’m a spring gal. I love the melting snow, and being able to wear ballet flats for the first time. Plus, there’s always so much excitement in the air because there’s a full season of warm weather ahead :)

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