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Had To Have Them

by Courtney on January 7, 2013

Goooooood morning, friends! How was everyone’s weekend? Hopefully it was even an ounce more exciting than mine was. Being sick is certainly no fun, but the best way to cure it (when you can’t take much of anything for it) is to get plenty of rest…so that’s exactly what I did. Here’s what ya may have missed…

Yesterday was on and off with the cold, in sort of a weird way. I started off so-so, then I felt a little better, then I went downhill again, and then it ended with a really awful evening of my asthma acting up. The one thing that seemed to help the most was fresh air, so I sat in front of an open window for a good half hour, breathing in the fresh (and freezing) air.

Thankfully today, the cold seems to be on its way out and my asthma is getting better. I’ll still be taking it easy for the next few days in terms of exercise, etc. just to make sure that I don’t trigger another attack.

Buuuuuut hey. Enough about this damn cold that’s been taking over my life. Let’s talk about something more fun…like food.

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I did manage to snap a few shots of food yesterday, including this amazing grilled sandwich I made for lunch. Tucked inside there was provolone, spinach, turkey bacon, tomatoes, and some avocado slices (added after cooking). It was solid.

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During the afternoon, I did make it out of the house for a bit, which felt great (yes, I did grocery shop, but had Jay take care of getting a majority of the produce). Winking smile

Shortly after we got home, we were both hungry for dinner. Jay had already decided on his meal (he picked up cheese tortellini while we shopped) but I wasn’t in the mood for that. So instead, I put together this delicious creation.

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I first cubed and sautéed a sweet potato in some EVOO, Garlic Gold, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Then I added a cooked and sliced garlic chicken sausage, followed by some steamed broccoli.

Finally, I topped it with a bit of mozzarella cheese because, well, I love cheese these days.

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I used to make dinners like this ALL the time, and it’s actually been a while since I last had one. Seeing as how easy it was, I’m thinking dinner bowls may have to make some more appearances around here.

A couple of hours later, in the midst of my frustrations and sitting in the freezing cold window, I decided I needed dessert. Go figure, I’d want something cold.

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I made a small dish of ice cream with a crumbled cookie bar underneath and rainbow sprinkles. It totally hit the spot and made my mood much brighter. Smile

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Breakfast

Since I had a little bit of extra time here this morning before my appointment, I used it to my advantage and enjoyed a cooked, sit-down breakfast.

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I thought I wanted coffee, so I brewed a cup of decaf, but I probably only had about 5 sips out of it. Whoops.

Breakfast itself was a much better hit though; 1 egg + 1 egg white scrambled with a huge handful of spinach and some ketchup.

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To go with my eggs, I also enjoyed half of a cinnamon Greek yogurt bran muffin <—I know, sounds delicious, right? I happened to find these in the bakery department yesterday afternoon while shopping and decided that I HAD to have them. I snacked on half of one yesterday after shopping, and had another half this morning, and they really are super awesome.

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I’m totally blaming my sweet cravings on that impulse buy. Winking smile

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Odds & Ends…

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Congratulations, Carol! Email me at sweettoothcourtney at gmail dot com so we can get you set up with your goodies!

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Time to head out shortly…I’ll catch you guys later today! Happy Monday, everyone!!

Question for the Morning:

What’s the last real, true craving you caved on?

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1 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles January 7, 2013 at 8:55 am

Clearly, I’m all for the sprinkles addition :-p
And I went out for froyo last night covered in a ridiculous amount of chocolate and candy. Yea, that’s definitely a satisfied craving!
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2 Michelle@Peachy Palate January 7, 2013 at 8:59 am

Dinner looks good! Love a good bowl of sweet potato with a green…good call! Hopefully it’s left you feeling better today…xxx
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3 Danielle January 7, 2013 at 9:00 am

Plain chocolate ice cream(Stewarts) with pb melted on top. Biggest Loser challenge starts toady so I had one last hurrah, and it was worth it!!! :)

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4 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries January 7, 2013 at 9:01 am

Mmm that grilled sandwich sounds amazing! Sprinkles + ice cream never ceases to brighten my mood a bit. Good choice! ;)
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5 Chelsea @ LittleOneRuns January 7, 2013 at 9:02 am

glad to hear your getting better :) you make me want grilled cheeses so bad lol i haven’t had one since 9th grade (5 yrs ago). i don’t like sweet potatoes but that looks good!!
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6 Natalie @ Free Range Human January 7, 2013 at 9:05 am

Glad you’re feeling a bit better. That sandwich looks yummy. I’ve decided I really need to grill more sandwiches. I just never think of it!
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7 Miz January 7, 2013 at 9:07 am

I CAVE too fast on all all all things SALT :-)
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8 cassi January 7, 2013 at 9:11 am

i am glad you are feeling better! btw, i always thought jelly on the egg sandwiches that you eat looked so strange, but i just had to finally try it yesterday… wow, i must say i thoroughly enjoyed it!! I may even be addicted. Too bad during the week I never wake up early enough to cook myself a nice warm breakfast. How did you even think of that combo???
and you look beautiful in your 12 week preg. pic. :)
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9 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 7, 2013 at 9:13 am

So sorry you’re sick but glad you’re starting to feel better!
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10 Nicole January 7, 2013 at 9:14 am

My ONLY pregnancy craving thus far has been strawberry frosted Pop-Tarts. My hubby earned major brownie points for going out one night and grabbing a box during the middle of a freak snow storm! :)

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11 Sara @ fitcupcaker January 7, 2013 at 9:14 am

Gosh I always crave sweets! But I am doing a 30 day challenge of no sweets right now… 7 days strong, 3 more weeks to go! After 30 days I am going to eat a huge carrot cupcake! YUM. I also love dinner bowls :)
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12 Khushboo January 7, 2013 at 9:23 am

Turkey & avocado = best sandwich combo!

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13 Sarah @PickyRunner January 7, 2013 at 9:28 am

Your sandwich looks so good! I’m hungry and I just had breakfast an hour ago! Oh, and the dessert- ice cream and a cookie is my go-to nightly treat :)
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14 Lauren January 7, 2013 at 9:57 am

Yeah, no way I would have been able to pass on those muffins either. Happy Monday hun!
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15 Sarah @ Blonde Bostonian January 7, 2013 at 10:02 am

hmmmm that dinner looks yummy! I love random meals that seem to just come together like that.
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16 My Neon Running Shoes January 7, 2013 at 10:25 am

That sandwich looks amazing! Hope you get to feeling better soon!
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17 kim@hungryhealthygirl January 7, 2013 at 10:43 am

Well my last craving happened about two seconds after I saw that pic of your sandwich! I haven’t had a good sandwhich in awhile. Glad your on the road to recovery!
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18 Kerry @ Totes My Oats January 7, 2013 at 10:44 am

All of your meals looks delicious! I love dinner bowls – all in one. Makes life easy!
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19 Nicole@ livingthesweetlifestl.wordpress.com January 7, 2013 at 11:14 am

I have been craving chocolate like crazy lately!
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20 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 7, 2013 at 11:31 am

My cravings for sweet foods have kind of been off the charts lately as well, and I don’t even have the excuse of being pregnant! They quietened down a bit with chocolate birthday cupcakes from this weekend, though :D
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21 Meghan @ After the Ivy League January 7, 2013 at 11:41 am

I’ve been sick too, and also craving ice cream! I think it’s to soothe our mind and body somehow haha
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22 Madison January 7, 2013 at 11:54 am

Sprinkles make everyone feel better!!!! Keep eating those and you’ll be back at 100% in no time. :)
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23 Jessica @ Prayers and Apples January 7, 2013 at 11:58 am

i’d def be up for seeing more bowl meals – anything quick and easy is my friend! :)
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24 Avery @ Southern Belle Living Well January 7, 2013 at 11:59 am

Girl, I’m ALWAYS craving ice cream :) But I get what you mean. Sometimes those cravings are just CRAZY and you gotta have it! Definitely did your soul some good!
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25 Brittany @ DulceVie January 7, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Don’t worry, my morning was nothing spectacular. I have school today :/ As for cravings, I always crave sushi :)
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26 Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit January 7, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Yum, so many of your eats are calling my name, which means I should probably stop reading blogs and go make me something for breakfast. ;) I’m a big believer in honoring and satisfying my cravings when I can. This weekend I was craving hot pot and so my husband and I went to my new favorite hot pot restaurant to satisfy my craving. :D
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27 Courtney January 7, 2013 at 1:30 pm

I’ve never heard of hot pot before?!

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28 Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit January 8, 2013 at 3:06 pm

OMG! You’ve got to try it!! It’s absolute deliciousness. It’s a huge pot of boiling, tasty broth that you add raw veggies, meats, and noodles to at your table. It’s kind of like Chinese fondue – soup-style. It’s perfect for cold, yucky days. I actually wrote a review about my fave hot pot restaurant if you’re interested: http://www.wholeisticallyfit.com/2012/12/17/marvelous-monday-little-sheep-mongolian-hot-pot/ But, consider yourself warned, it’s delicious and addicting. ;)
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29 Tabs January 7, 2013 at 12:39 pm

That sandwich looked EPIC!!!! Now I need one. Like stat.

Also, I TOTALLY craved cheese while I was pregnant! And the types of cheese you have to be careful of, like goat and blue and feta. Great, now I need to stop at the store on the way home and pick up some cheese and stuff for a blta. :)
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30 krystal@coffeecardiogoddess January 7, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Brownies!! I wanted some chocolately brownies last week, so I bought a box of gharedelli triple fudge brownies. I used applesauce in place of the oil and they tasted sooooo good. Totally hit the spot with some vanilla icecream. Best combo ever!! Gla to hearv your feeling better!!
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31 Angela @ Health's Angel January 7, 2013 at 12:58 pm

I could not get enough chocolate this weekend. I blame hormones. I bought a container of dark chocolate-covered almonds from TJ’s. They’ve been doing it for me. :)
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32 Cait @ Chicago Girl Fitness January 7, 2013 at 12:59 pm

I’ve been craving chocolate nonstop lately – this weekend I ate half a box of sea salt & dark chocolate covered caramels. So good. I took the rest of the box to work this morning to give to my coworkers. Started on a nutrition plan this morning that they are definitely NOT a part of.
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33 Danica @ It's Progression January 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm

I love all of these cravings you have to have–super cute :) The last craving I had was monster cookies, but I haven’t given in to making them…YET.
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34 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl January 7, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Doesn’t it figure that you would crave something cold, like ice cream, when you were already cold? I always seem to do that. I just don’t get how some people say they won’t eat ice cream if it is winter. It is kind of like eating soup when it is hot out…I definitely make chili in the middle of summer! ;)
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35 Sabrina @Work It Ms Jackson January 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Seriously, that potato sausage bowl creation looks amazing! I’m saving this just so I can buy the ingredients later and make this!
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36 Maria @powerpeanutlife January 7, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Try salted caramels…then try to tell me you don’t crave them every day… b/c you can’t. I only give into them at night. :)

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37 chelcie @ chelcie's food files January 7, 2013 at 4:08 pm

those muffins sound delicious..interesting that you found them at the supermarket! I also want that dinner bowl of yours SO badly..sounds like such an amazing combination!
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38 Angela January 7, 2013 at 7:07 pm

That grilled cheese looks amazing!! I want to make one now.
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39 Stephanie Abbott January 7, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Okay so my mom filled me in on this one and I love it: sharp cheddar cheese on bran muffins. Even cinnamon bran muffins! It’s TOO good! It works really well and my mom told me she lived on them when she was pregnant with me! (Well, that and peach yogurt…non greek…they weren’t privvy to the good stuff back then!)

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40 Courtney January 7, 2013 at 10:22 pm

That is so interesting!

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41 ashley@cupcakesncrunches January 7, 2013 at 10:14 pm

Bowl meals are the best! I would say at least 3 of my weeknight meals are eaten in a bowl. It is usually just a random collection of veggies and meat, but it is always delicious.
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42 Bek @ Crave January 7, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Oddly enough- butter. And I don’t know if that is a craving for fats- might need to get some more healthy fats in my diet or due to the lack of calories (different reasonings thanks to google). So I made sure to have it on some toast, totally hit the spot.
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43 Miranda @ Biting Life January 10, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Yummm that sandwich looks delicious!! Now my stomach is grumbling, haha.
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