Updates Coupons and Food, Oh My!

Please pardon the lame-o post title. The creativity is apparently running on empty over here today.

I’m glad to see you guys are enjoying the resort review. I’ll be posting another one tomorrow, but I still have to decide which one to do next. Hmm, decisions decisions!

So how’s everyone’s Monday going so far? Mine has actually been pretty productive, which is awesome, because I was starting to feel like a bit of a slug. I squeezed my workout in at while at work this morning, which ended up being a pretty killer circuit workout; oh and you know I’ll be sharing it later this week!

Once I got home, I put away some more stuff from vacation, paid some bills, took down the rest of our “winter” decorations (I’m so over it), and even made a few blog updates. I updated my Workouts Page and my Recipes Pages, to include some of the latest and greatest, so feel free to give ‘em a peek!

In between all of that, I was also able to fit in a couple of pretty delicious meals too…starting with breakfast.


Today’s craving was for oatmeal, so I made a batch of Peanut Butter & Banana French Toast Oatmeal, complete with Honey Cinnamon Peanut Butter. Gosh, I had missed my PB2 (<—speaking of which, make sure to check out the bottom of this post – DEAL ALERT!).


But even more exciting…how awesome is my new bowl? I actually bought this down in Mexico for $10.00 from one of the vendors that was set up by the pool (I had to bargain with them a bit to get the price down).


As soon as I saw the vendor cart, I knew that I needed something, but then I saw this bowl and immediately loved how bright and colorful it is!


I realized that it would be just perfect for cereal and oatmeal, and so far I’m happy to say that it’s doing a pretty good job of holding up its end of the bargain. Winking smile


Fast-forward a few productive hours later, and it was time for lunch. I had actually been moving around so much that I didn’t even think to have a mid-morning snack. Luckily, breakfast held me over really well, so it wasn’t even missed.


Lunch today came together quick and easy, thanks to my prep work from yesterday.


I heated up a big bowl of spaghetti squash (to see how I cook my spaghetti squash, you can check out this post) and topped it with some of my roasted veggies, diced tomatoes, a wedge of The Laughing Cow Light Swiss Cheese, and a drizzle of Italian dressing.


On the side, I had a Cara Cara orange for something sweet.


It was good…but it was no lunchtime dessert buffet. Winking smile


**iHerb.com Limited Time Coupon Code Offer**

For a limited time, until Wednesday, February 29th, iHerb.com (<—affiliate link) is offering $8.00 OFF your first order! All you have to do is enter SAZ564 in the shopping cart, before checkout, for your instant $8.00 savings.

So basically, you could get two jars of PB2 for about $2.60 + shipping. OR, if you spend $20.00, you get FREE shipping! Either way, it’s a great deal!


*I still have yet to hear from the winners of my Fudgy Chocolate VitaCakes Giveaway AND my BodyMedia FIT CORE Armband Giveaway. Please be sure to check out this post to see whether or not it was you! If I don’t hear from the winners within 48 hours, I will choose two new winners.

And one more side note…

I picked up two boneless pork chops yesterday and am planning to cook them up for dinner tonight, but I have no idea on a recipe. If anyone has any to share, feel free to link ‘em up! Smile


  1. Helen says

    A great go to recipe for pork chops that we often cook would simply be to marinate them in italian dressing and either cook them on the grill or sear them in a pan :)

  2. says

    I saute them in a very hot pan with a neutral oil like canola. Just get the pan and oil very hot, put the pork chops in, turn the heat down a little, and let each side get a nice and crispy crust. I like to whip up a dijon sauce to go along with them–some dijon mustard, heavy cream (or Chobani!), chicken broth, and optional white wine is all you need.
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  3. Traci says

    Pretty bowl! Mexico sounds like fun and just what I could use right now. I actually had pork chops for dinner last night marinaded in a bbq sauce with chopped mango. My exact recipe is at home right now, but shouldn’t be too hard to recreate with just bbq sauce and chopped mango.

  4. Kristin says

    Ok i am a bit new to your blog so don’t give me the “are u kiddig me” look when i ask this question.
    PB2? is it powdered peanut butter : /


  5. Kayla says

    Thanks for the heads up on the discounts at iherb.com. Just ordered two jars of PB2 – very excited about saving $8.00!

  6. Lynn says

    Do you ever get local peanut butters? I have tried Saratoga Peanut Butter company and they’re good, but my mother recently got me a jar of Peanut Principle’s creamy banana peanut butter and OH MY GOODNESS it is heavenly!! Dangerously so, the jar didn’t last long and I was unfortunately the only one who ate any of it, my husband is always too slow 😉 Give it a try sometime, I think you’ll love it.

    • Courtney says

      Oh my gosh, YES! I love both Saratoga Peanut Butter (hello, blizzard butter!!) and Peanut Principle’s cinnamon raisin. They are both AMAZING! I tend to buy them more when I hit up the Troy Farmer’s Market, which doesn’t happen as much as winter as it will in the spring. :)

  7. says

    I love the bowl! I have been to Mexico several times, and you can find the best pottery there. I came back with tons of stuff!

    Um, LOVE IHerb! It’s the best place ever! Online that is..:)

  8. says

    Pork chops – sear in a pan after rubbing with a little dijon mustard, then after cooking, add a little olive oil to the pan and sautee diced apple and onion then top the chops with that! – it’s so goooooood!
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  9. says

    Thanks for the code!

    I love spaghetti squash… It’s one of Bonefish’s seasonal veggies so it’s served up next to almost everything. So many people scrape it to the side and pass on it. They are missing out!

    • Courtney says

      I usually just coat them in a little EVOO, salt, pepper, and garlic, and roast them on a baking sheet at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes. Sometimes I’ll increase the temp and decrease the time if I’m in a rush.

  10. Emmah says

    could you please write a post or make a video showing how you get your pb2 so thick and yummy looking? Mine always looks like thin gravy…Yuck! -thanks

    • Courtney says

      Hmmm, I’ll have to see what I can do. But when I do make it, I start with very little water/milk. If I’m doing 2 tbsp PB2, then I usually start with a little less than 1 tbsp liquid. Then I add from there depending on the consistency I’m looking for. How much liquid are you usually using?


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