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by Courtney on January 3, 2012

Good evening, friends! How’s Tuesday treatin’ ya’ll today?

Despite a few hiccups at work today, my day has been pretty kosher. Nothing out of the norm, and nothing overly exciting. Hey, we can’t have outrageous excitement everyday, right?

I will say, however, that I am getting a kick out of reading all of your excuses for not wanting to workout out from this afternoon’s post. One reoccurring excuse I’ve seen that I can absolutely, 100% relate to?

Not wanting to wash my hair/shower twice in one day. Yeah…why else would I drag my rear outta bed at 5:30am??

Anyway…don’t forget to get your entries in for the giveaway. The book really is awesome.


I already shared my mid-morning snack with you guys this morning, so let me fill ya in on the rest of today’s goodies. Lunch included a majorly delicious salad.


Complete with:

  • romaine lettuce
  • cucumbers
  • grape tomatoes
  • baby carrots
  • onions
  • spaghetti squash
  • corn
  • leftover diced ham
  • 2 slices deli turkey
  • balsamic vinaigrette dressing


For a mid-afternoon snack, I noshed on a couple Wasa crackers and a wedge of The Laughing Cow Light Swiss Cheese. Remember when I was on a Wasa kick this past summer? Man, I don’t know why I stopped!


All of today’s work food. Quite a colorful, tasty spread if I do say so myself. Winking smile



The other day at the store, I picked up a bag of mini sweet potatoes for $2.00. The things really are mini compared to what you usually find in bulk, but they’re the perfect size to pair with a dinner of protein and veggies.


I paired my mini baked sweet potato with half a piece of sautéed chicken chunks and a box of frozen asparagus. This was my first time attempting frozen asparagus and I’m happy to say I’m a fan.


A big fan, indeed!

I’m thinking dessert tonight may have to be some hot chocolate…yeah, definitely some form of chocolate.

Catch you guys in the morning – I have some news to fill ya in on! Winking smile

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1 chelcie @ chelcie's food files January 3, 2012 at 8:07 pm

I have never tried frozen asparagus..I’ll have to give them a try now!


2 Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine January 3, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Your sweet potatoes always look so delicious. I definitely need to buy some stat!
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3 Lauren January 3, 2012 at 8:35 pm

I hear frozen asparagus is one of the few frozen veggies that is just as good as fresh. THe canned asparagus freaks me out but I could definitely give frozen a try. Can’t wait to hear the news!
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4 StoriesAndSweetPotatoes January 3, 2012 at 8:35 pm

I have not seen these mini sweet potatoes…will keep my eyes peeled, hehe :)
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5 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake January 3, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I love meals with lots of color! Can’t wait to hear the news!
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6 Brandi @ Faith Fitness and Laughter January 3, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Dinner looks amazing! I love to pair a sweet potato with anything…:) Can’t wait for the news!
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7 Lena @Fit on the Rocks January 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm

I know food is not supposed to be cute, but those sweet potatoes are so cute lol


8 jana @ newly wife healthy life January 3, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Your dinner is the epitome of nutritious! I agree about the washing your hair/getting ready excuse. If I don’t get my booty up to work out in the morning, I will almost never do it at night simply because it’s a pain to get all cleaned up! If I get up and do it in the morning, I only have to take one shower, put on make up one time, put on clothes one time, etc, etc. It’s easy to justify, but bad if you sleep through that alarm clock more than a couple times a week since I won’t get my exercise in that day.
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9 Meg January 3, 2012 at 9:26 pm

that dinner looks so yummy! Im obsessed with sweet potatoes!! Also hot chocolate has been my night snack of choice lately!!!!
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10 Dusty @ Running to Healthy January 3, 2012 at 9:32 pm

I have never tried frozen asparagus, but I am thinking I may try it. Your dinner looked delicious.


11 Jenny January 3, 2012 at 9:40 pm

mini sweet potatoes could easily become a staple in my diet. I have some sort of growing addiction to them that is quickly becoming out of control!
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12 Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 3, 2012 at 10:23 pm

That sweet potato looks so cute! I swear one day I may turn orange from how many I eat..
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13 Elizabeth M January 3, 2012 at 10:27 pm

do you just cook your sweet potatoes in the microwave?


14 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 3, 2012 at 10:34 pm

ooo I love news!


15 Elizabeth M January 3, 2012 at 10:43 pm

new job?


16 Khushboo January 3, 2012 at 11:41 pm

I love sweet potatoes but the bulk ones are too big even for me! Is it weird that I actually think my hair looks better with a little sweat in it?
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17 Hope January 3, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Your salad looks delicious! I love sweet potatoes and I don’t eat them nearly enough. I definitely need to start baking them in the oven. :) Can’t wait to hear the news!!
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18 Tee @ She Writes, Bites, and Window Shops January 4, 2012 at 12:00 am

Can’t wait to hear the news!
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19 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn January 4, 2012 at 12:27 am

Seriously. Do NOT make homegirl shower twice in one day! #nono
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20 Melissa @ Will Work for Veggies January 4, 2012 at 1:26 am

Yum, I like the idea of adding spaghetti squash to a salad. I always wonder what to do with my random spaghetti squash leftovers… thanks!


21 Melissa @ Will Work for Veggies January 4, 2012 at 1:26 am

Ohh, I like the idea of adding spaghetti squash to salad! I always wondered what to do with my leftovers… yum!
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22 Miz January 4, 2012 at 6:12 am

ooooh news?
Ill be baaaaaaaack :)
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23 JN January 4, 2012 at 11:26 am

Did you find the sweet potatoes at Hannaford or Price Chopper? I was looking at sweet potatoes last night, but they are all ginormous right now! Too much for one person. :)


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