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by Courtney on February 4, 2012

Last night was definitely exactly what I needed…I’m feeling so much better today! Still got the whole sinus pressure thing goin’ on, but I’ll take it.

As soon as I got home from work last night, I changed into my PJ’s, and poured myself a beer. I know…that sounds like a super odd craving for being sick, right? Somebody had mentioned something about beer at work which sparked the craving, and then when I saw that we had one of my favorite varieties in the fridge, I decided to go for it.

I actually had the house to myself last night, since Jay was out with a couple of our friends, so I relaxed with my beer, reheated some leftovers from Wednesday, and just totally vegged out. I even ended up falling asleep on the couch…talk about a roarin’ Friday night, right? Hey, no biggie. I’d be willing to bet I wasn’t the only one??

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I have another short shift at work later this morning/afternoon, so I made sure to give myself enough time to get up, get ready, and have breakfast. On the menu for today?

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Pumpkin Oats with homemade Honey Cinnamon Peanut Butter & Love Grown Foods Granola.

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They were extra creamy today, which = extra awesome.

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Next up on the agenda is work…after that, Jay and I are *hopefully* going out to try and get me some new sneakers, doing a little planning for Super Bowl Snacks for tomorrow (NO idea what to make), and then we have some dinner plans for later this evening. Thank goodness I’m feeling better for that!

Question for the Morning:

Do you have any good recipes for Super Bowl Snacks (healthy or not-so-much)? Feel free to link up and share…I’m looking for ideas!

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1 Kristen @ notsodomesticated February 4, 2012 at 9:43 am

Your breakfast looks awesome!!

My favorite football-watching food: http://notsodomesticated.com/buffalo-chicken-dip-the-ultimate-football-food/

Not healthy, but incredibly delicious, and easy to make! ;)
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2 Olivia February 4, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Buffalo chicken dip looks sooooooo good. I might be having Buffalo chicken pizza at a party tomorrow :)
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3 Jolynn February 4, 2012 at 9:52 am

Try out my healthy whole grain peanut butter butterscotch bars!! :)http://www.jolynntoma.com/recipes/8-recipes/9-whole-grain-peanut-butter-butterscotch-bars

Have a great weekend!

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4 Lindsey February 4, 2012 at 9:55 am

I am making mini corn dog muffins from Iowa Girl Eats but with turkey pepperoni! Then just veggies and hummus and my favorite quinoa salad – http://www.arunningtale.com/p/recipes.html?recipe_id=6004731.
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5 Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine February 4, 2012 at 9:56 am

Loaded Potato Bites – they are a fantastic take on potato skins and bite sized.

http://chocolate-cheese-and-wine.com/2011/03/31/loaded-potato-bites/
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6 Courtney February 4, 2012 at 2:24 pm

These look AWESOME, Lauren! I think my hubby would totally go for these, too. Thanks for sharing!

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7 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake February 4, 2012 at 10:08 am

I just posted a compilation of some yummy ideas I found on Pinterest: http://4thesakeofcake.com/?p=3954
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8 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries February 4, 2012 at 10:13 am

glad you’re feeling better courtney! it sounds like last night was just what the doctor ordered. ;) my husband was also out with friends last night, and i felt tired and wanted to just veg, so i did just that too! it was glorious.
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9 Nicole February 4, 2012 at 10:13 am

If you’re feeling up to it, you should head up to Saratoga for Chowderfest! Its my favorite day of the winter, and over the last few years, my hubby and I even drive up from Long Island for it!

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10 Courtney February 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm

We actually thought about going to that but ultimately decided we didn’t feel like spending the money. I’ve heard it’s a blast though and the weather is pretty decent for it today, too!

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11 Evan Thomas February 4, 2012 at 10:14 am

I made my own nachos from tortillas a few weeks ago and they couldn’t have been easier. http://www.thewannabechef.net/2012/01/18/homemade-lime-tortilla-chips/
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12 Amanda February 4, 2012 at 10:16 am

Healthy french onion dip—

Greek Faye yogurt
Tons of chopped shallots
Tons of dried onions
Salt
Pepper
Leave in fridge at least an hour (overnight is best!) and top with paprika before serving. So so so delish and healthy

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13 Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 4, 2012 at 11:07 am

Hey, that sounds like a perfect Friday night to me! I mean…you did have some beer involved there! lol
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14 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers February 4, 2012 at 11:11 am

Glad your feeling better! Here is my post from yesterday, 21 of my favorite mostly healthy Super Bowl recipes.

http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2012/02/03/mostly-healthy-super-bowl-picks/
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15 Ann February 4, 2012 at 11:26 am

I will be making apple bacon brownies for tomorrow!

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16 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance February 4, 2012 at 11:27 am

I’ve got a mean cilantro-lime guacamole recipe ;) http://ittybitsofbalance.com/2012/01/20/holy-guacamole/
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17 Shana February 4, 2012 at 11:35 am

I don’t have an idea for food…but I do have an idea for the sinus pressure. I’m sure suggesting this makes me about 100 years old but it seems to be working for me so I hope it works for you! A neti-pot! It sounds gross and feels weird but it really helped relieve the pressure in my face. You can pick one up at any drugstore. Just make sure Jay isn’t home when you do it because it’s insanely embarrassing. Hope you feel better soon and enjoy the game tomorrow!
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18 Courtney February 4, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Hahaha, I actually HAVE one of those!! I’m thinking I might use it tonight…it always makes my eyes water like crazy and I don’t feel like having to re-apply my eye makeup ;)

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19 Kate February 4, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Hi there Courtney (this is totally random) but you’ve converted me! I’m about to order PB2 on iHerb right now :)
I’m torn between ordering 2 plain PB2 or 1 of the plain and 1 of the chocolate…? Have you tried the chocolate one yet? I’ve read some reviews but I feel like I trust your opinion more. Glad you are feeling better! Enjoy your weekend :)

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20 Courtney February 4, 2012 at 2:18 pm

You know, I actually haven’t opened up my chocolate one yet! I was trying to get rid of a little more of my regular before I opened another jar. I’d say, maybe go with 2 jars of plain for now, then you can always add in some cocoa powder into the mix?

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21 kristen @ livinlifeinlouie February 4, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I was in bed reading around 8:30- so I completely understand having a low key friday haha. Glad you are feeing better!

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22 Khushboo February 4, 2012 at 12:53 pm

You can’t go wrong with a 7-layer dip…replace the sour cream with plain Greek yogurt!
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23 Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life February 4, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I don’t have a recipe offhand but spinach and artichoke dip is awesome for any and every party!
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24 Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health February 4, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Glad you’re feeling better!! I just posted a recipe for a chicken and quinoa casserole…and if you wanted to make it easier you could use pre-bought cheese sauce! It’s delicious http://insweetnessandinhealth.com/2012/02/04/healthy-chicken-and-quinoa-casserole/.

Also, the other day I made cookie dough dip from Chocolate Covered Katie that is healthy but it doesn’t taste like it at all! http://insweetnessandinhealth.com/2012/02/02/reminder/
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25 Bess @ Bess Be Fit February 4, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I just posted some of these ideas on my blog yesterday, plus a fitness game to play during the Super Bowl!

http://bessbefit.com/2012/02/03/healthy-super-bowl-food-a-fitness-game/
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26 Lauren February 4, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I copied your idea the other day and made honey cinnamon and maple cinnamon peanut butter with PB2. It was so delicious! Definitely going to have to remember that idea in the future. As far as Super Bowl recipes, how about my mint chocolate chip dough balls? Really easy to make, easy to eat with one hand or on the go, and absolutely delicious!

http://teeneatlive.wordpress.com/2012/01/29/mint-chocolate-chip-dough-balls/
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27 Katie @ OhShineOn February 4, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I just posted a new recipe that’s absolutely PERFECT for watching Tom Brady strut his stuff all over the television screen!
Apple Chicken Sausage Casserole: http://ohshineon.com/2012/02/02/for-tom/

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28 Laura @ Backstage Balance February 4, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Beer makes everything better!
Here’s an idea for a dip to make for your Super Bowl party – beer cheese dip. Very simple to make:
-2 blocks neufachatel (reduced fat) cream cheese
-1 packet of ranch dressing mix
- 1/3 bottle or 1/2 can of beer (I used New Belgium Ranger IPA last time I made this)
- 8 oz shredded Mexican mix cheese (1 bag or about 2 cups total)
You mix the cream cheese with the ranch dressing mix and beer, then stir in about 1 1/2 cups of the shredded cheese, saving the rest for a garnish on the top of your bowl or platter. Refrigerate for at least one hour, then serve with pretzels, veggie sticks or firm crackers.
Warning – it’s highly addictive!
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29 jeralyn February 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Today I made apple nachos for the kids…they would make a super yummy super-bowl snack. Just core and slice apples (my fave are pink lady) and toss with lemon juice (so they don’t go brown). Microwave peanut butter and drizzle over apple slices, next I drizzled SF Hersey chocolate syrup and then sprinkled granola on top. WALA!
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30 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat February 4, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Two of my recent favorites (both pretty healthy):
Buffalo chickpea dip: http://clairetherd.com/2011/12/15/lightened-up-buffalo-chicken-chickpea-dip
and baked mozzarella sticks: http://clairetherd.com/2012/01/20/lightened-up-mozzarella-sticks/
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31 Michelle (Better with Berries) February 4, 2012 at 6:24 pm

We’re making fresh guacamole, shrimp cocktails, and queso dip. Yum!
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32 alex February 4, 2012 at 7:01 pm

i am gonna make those chocolate covered strawberry footballs; i saw someone else posted them. and ny stuff like soft pretzels (obviously too lazy to actually MAKE these, buying them frozen) and mini pizzas or pizza bagels! wooooo

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