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One Killer BLT…C

by Courtney on January 17, 2012

Well, it’s 9:00am and I’ve already had about 4-1/2 productive hours so far today. How’s that for a Tuesday?

Oh yes…this morning I was up bright and early at 4:30am to get ready for a couple hours of shadowing at the gym. While I was there, I was even able to get in a pretty good half-hour workout, which was great since it’ll be the only opportunity I’ll get today. I’ve still got a long day of work ahead of me!

But first…let’s backtrack to last night’s dinner.

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Up until last night, I would not have had the slightest idea as to when the last time was that I had a BLT. Growing up, I used to love when my mom made BLT’s – made with thick white bread (sometimes even with three slices of bread, “club” style), lots of mayo, iceberg lettuce, and crispy bacon. Oh man, were they good…but oh man were they not so good for me!

Well last night, after spotting some turkey bacon in the fridge that I bought on Sunday, I got a sudden craving for one and it was awesome. I lightly toasted two slices of whole wheat bread, and topped it with 2 slices of turkey bacon, romaine lettuce, and tomato slices.

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But to “jazz it up” a bit, I also added a slice of provolone and lightly spread each piece of bread with some leftover healthier guacamole from the afternoon.

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Healthier AND totally delicious. This was definitely one killer BLT…C. Winking smile

Shortly after dinner, I ended up indulging my sweet tooth with a small cup of vanilla Chobani, mixed with a crumbled up apple cinnamon rice cake, and about a tbsp of cinnamon apple jelly (which, sadly, is now all gone.)

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I also had a mug of Nutcracker Sweet tea to warm up my chilly hands. Smile

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Perfect for sipping on while watching last night’s How I Met Your Mother episode. Btw, did anyone else watch and get a kick out of Marshall walking around the house with the night cam on? Hilarious!

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Breakfast

This morning, I needed something quick since I didn’t get home from the gym until about 45 minutes AFTER I was expecting to (thank goodness for dry shampoo!) so I went with a cereal combo.

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I realize that I eat a lot more cereal in the warmer months, just because it’s such a cool, refreshing meal. But despite the fact that it’s nowhere near warm right now, sometimes I still get the craving. Especially when I need something on the fly.

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Today’s bowl consisted of 3/4 cup each (yes, I measure my cereal because if I don’t, I’ll end up with about 4 cups in there, easily) of Kashi Go Lean and Special K Protein Plus, with unsweetened almond milk, fresh strawberries, and chia seeds.

I ended up buying the Special K on a whim last week when it was on sale at the grocery store, but I’m pretty impressed with it so far. Not only is it slightly sweet and tasty, but one serving (3/4 cup) has:

  • 10 grams protein
  • 5 grams fiber
  • 2 grams of sugar
  • 100 calories
  • 3 grams of fat

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Not too shabby! Now I’m just hoping that extra protein will help give this bowl a little more staying power.

Along with my cereal combo, there was of course some coffee involved, which had a little swirly action goin’ on today.

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I’ve had some of you asking lately about how my nutrition plan with Jim is going so far and I’m actually planning on giving ya’ll an update later today, so stay tuned!

And hey, if you find yourself getting bored while sitting at your desk today, don’t hesitate to give this a try. Winking smile

Time to head to the salon…it’s my last week there!

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1 Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud! January 17, 2012 at 9:40 am

That is a bea-utiful BLT courtney!! I havent had one in forever!
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2 Mallory @ Have your cake January 17, 2012 at 9:43 am

i swear i could eat cereal for every meal. ahh so good. i love kashi go lean! have a great last week at the salon!
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3 Lindsey January 17, 2012 at 10:14 am

I love turkey bacon BLTs! I use hummus and add spinach to mine too.
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4 chelcie @ chelcie's food files January 17, 2012 at 10:17 am

I love the addition of the cheese and guac in your blt..sounds delicious!
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5 Cat @Breakfast to Bed January 17, 2012 at 10:21 am

you have GOT to try the apple cinnamon chobani. It is sooo good.
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6 Courtney January 17, 2012 at 10:36 am

I actually have one ready and waiting in my fridge. Can’t wait to try it!

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7 Hope January 17, 2012 at 10:25 am

Turkey BLT’s sound delicious! That is a great idea for an easy dinner! :)
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8 raquel January 17, 2012 at 10:28 am

which dry shampoo do you use? i have tried a couple, and haven’t been a fan of any of the ones i’ve tried!

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9 Courtney January 17, 2012 at 10:37 am

I have Oscar Blandi, which is pretty good. I’d really like to try a tinted one though because sometimes the white of the powder can show up a little bit.

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10 Nicole January 17, 2012 at 10:51 am

I was going to ask the same thing about the dry shampoo – I’ve been wanting to try it for a while now… if you ever come across a great one, be sure to share! :)

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11 Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life January 17, 2012 at 11:43 am

I’ve actually used the Tresemme dry shampoo which works pretty good, especially for the price! Also, and this unfortunately only works for lighter hair, but I sprinkle baby powder in my hair and then blow dry for a minute. The powder dries up any grease and makes your hair smell as fresh as a clean baby! :-)
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12 Courtney January 17, 2012 at 11:45 am

Yes! Baby powder is a great trick. My mom taught me that years ago :)

13 Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine January 17, 2012 at 10:59 am

I LOVE BLTs! That looks fabulous with the guac and cheese.

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14 Melissa January 17, 2012 at 11:04 am

Yum! I love a good BLT–or as I call it, a BLAT! when I add avocado. ;) I just bought the apple cinnamon flavor of chobani, and I can’t wait to try it! Dessert tonight??? Might have to look into that Special K, too!

I have the HIMYM episode on my DVR–maybe I’ll have to watch it while I eat lunch today. Love that show!!
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15 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles January 17, 2012 at 11:15 am

That looks like one heck of a meal! I’m wanting to eat that up!!!! ….4:30 shadowing! What fun ;) I bet it is, to be completely honest. Work doesn’t feel like work when it’s what you love!
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16 Michelle @ Blogitness January 17, 2012 at 11:23 am

I love productive mornings!
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17 Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life January 17, 2012 at 11:47 am

I used to get the best club BLT’s at a diner near my first job in high school. I don’t think I’ve had a BLT since then, but yours looks so good. Add guac to anything and it’s delish!
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18 alex January 17, 2012 at 11:57 am

my husband and I like to add a fried egg to our BLTs (BELTs???)
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19 Brandi @ Faith Fitness and Laughter January 17, 2012 at 12:13 pm

I just love your blog! It’s super upbeat and you never disappoint with your topics.
I HEART How I met Your Mother!!! Lol! I thought that was SO funny when Marshal was walking through the house. Lilly’s dad…”I’ll always think of her as 54.” LOL!
Can’t wait to hear how the plan is going for ya!
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20 Courtney January 17, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Awww, thank you Brandi! You just put a huge smile on my face! :-D

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21 Khushboo January 17, 2012 at 12:31 pm

BLTs are even better with an egg added in…man no wonder I was a big kid!
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22 Angela @ Health Happiness & Harmony January 17, 2012 at 12:31 pm

You definitely just brought me back to my childhood with my mom’s BLT’s! I love how your posts are so easy to relate to and being back such happy memories. Thanks Courtney!
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23 Courtney January 17, 2012 at 1:20 pm
24 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries January 17, 2012 at 12:36 pm

you are quite impressive my friend! you seem to be going nonstop these days – way to go! i’m sure it will pay off so keep going strong. ;)

i like those stats on the protein plus special k cereal! i’ve never bought it before, but i might just have to snag a box the next time i’m at the store. hope your day is a great one!
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25 Annette@EnjoyYourHealthyLife January 17, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Awesome looking food!

SO cool that you’re living your dreams–go girl!
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26 Jodi @ Southern Flavored Life January 17, 2012 at 2:01 pm

The BLT…C was an awesome idea, especially with the guac added…

I bet you’re so excited to be working at your dream-job in just a week!
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27 Shelby January 17, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I am all about measuring out your cereal- I always do! I don’t like being unsure of just how much I’m eating- it’s so easy to down like 3 or 4 servings without being aware! Can’t wait to hear about how the nutrition plan is going :) Have a great day!

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28 Melanie January 17, 2012 at 6:03 pm

You are so motivating! Way to go with your productive morning! I LOVE productive mornings–they tend to set a positive pace for the whole day. I love your blog too btw. =) I’m new to the blogging world!

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29 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers January 17, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Your BLT looks amazing! I have been craving one for a while. I need to get some bread so I can make one!
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30 Kerry @ Half Healthy, Half Nuts January 17, 2012 at 8:10 pm

I too HAVE to measure my cereal. Otherwise I will eat (at least) 2 bowls of it – calorie city! Cereal is way too good!!
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31 Nicole January 18, 2012 at 1:01 am

Have you ever tried cereal with warm milk on it? Nothing hot, but if you take some milk and warm it in the microwave for about 30 seconds, it can make a chilly morning dish into something bearable! (This coming from a California girl who complains when it gets below 50! ;) )
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32 Courtney January 18, 2012 at 9:13 am

I’ve never tried adding warm milk, but it definitely sounds interesting!

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