Lots of Color and Variety

Hello! Good morning! How’s everyone doing this morning?

Thank goodness, I’m feeling much more like myself today. I got a better night’s sleep, which helped a ton. Perhaps we’ll just call yesterday a moody, hormonal day?

So even though I wasn’t feeling much like myself, I did still manage to eat some pretty delicious meals…and wouldn’t ya know, I actually took some photos of them all. How ’bout that?!

I kept things simple and easy for breakfast, which included a vanilla Chobani, strawberries, blueberries (on sale at Price Chopper for only $1.50 a container this weekend!), and a mix of Honey Nut Cheerios and Quaker Oatmeal Squares.


I was so excited about blueberries finally being on sale. I feel like I haven’t bought them in forever because they’ve just been too darn expensive. Let’s hope the trend sticks for a while.

For lunch, I was more than ready to dig in to the sweet chicken salad that I had made for myself on Sunday night. I mixed up my usuals – can of chicken, little mayo & Dijon mustard, celery, carrots, onion, cucumber, dried cranberries, and grapes – and served it on top of a big ol’ bed of spinach.


Of course, since I always eat the base of my salads first and save all of the toppings for the end, I made sure to pack up some Wheat Thins so I could scoop up the rest of the chicken salad. SO good!


A few hours later I started getting hungry, but since I wasn’t (and still am not) in the mood for peanut butter (my usual snack), I wasn’t quite sure what to have. I started rummaging around in my desk and came across this bag of Smartfood Selects hummus popped chips that I had bought from our kitchen a month or two ago.


Okay, have you guys ever tried these?!?! They were seriously delicious. I’m definitely grabbing them from the company kitchen again ASAP.

Shortly after I got home from work, I decided to start putting together dinner. Jay was out working in the yard, so I figured I’d keep things simple…and colorful!


We had a couple of leftover chicken sausages from my parents’ house on Sunday, so I reheated those and sauteed some peppers and onions to go along with them (I also topped mine with some shredded Colby Jack cheese because I love me some cheese these days).

I also cooked up a couple of small sweet potatoes (in the microwave first, then the toaster oven, to get nice and crispy on the outside, of course!) and put together some fresh veggies to dip in ranch dressing (also a favorite these days).


For having just thrown this together quickly, I was super pleased with how everything turned out. Lots of color, flavors, and variety.

A couple of hours later, the two of us settled in for the evening to watch HIMYM (ahhhh, we see the mom!!) and The Voice, while enjoying a couple of small dishes of Edy’s Light caramel swirl ice cream. <– Totally one of our favorites. Later this morning, I have another prenatal appointment, which I think is just a quick one, but I honestly don’t remember! Speaking of which…

*The Baby Tooth page was updated this morning!!

Gotta jet, my friends. Have a great Tuesday! :)


  1. says

    Oh my gosh, I can’t believe you’re at 30 weeks already!! I can’t believe how close you’re getting – I’m so excited for you!! :)

  2. says

    Oh yum, all the colors look amazing. I’m always pretty happy if my meals end up looking colorful.
    Haha, I totally eat my salads the same way!
    Oh man and HIMYM!!!! I was pretty excited about that episode!
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  3. says

    I remember my home ec teacher in high school would always say, “you eat with your eyes” and I totally find this true especially when it comes to colorful plates like your dinner plate. It makes you want to dive right in because it’s so beautiful. And it’s healthy to boot! Nice job! Nummy!

  4. says

    I have never had hummus chips, but I know I would love them! I need to try to find me some of those!

    I never thought to put my sweet potato in a toaster oven after microwaving it. I don’t have a toaster oven right now, but I am hoping to get one as a wedding gift, and if I do, I will definitely try putting my sweet potato in there!

  5. Jessica Z says

    I am not a mom yet, so I am just wondering if you do anything special to keep stretch marks away.

    • Courtney says

      I think a good part of it is genetics, but I still do what I can! Every morning after I shower I use baby oil, and when I go to bed at night I slather on Vitamin E lotion and aloe lotion on top of that.

    • Courtney says

      Tough call…there’s so many good ones so far! I’d say my favorites right now are Sasha, Amber, and definitely Danielle. I cannot believe she’s only 16 with that voice?!? It’s incredible!

  6. says

    I need a toaster oven because I love the idea of crisping up my sweet potato but the over takes so darn long, not to mention heats up the house so quickly!!

    I haven’t seen those chips before but will be on the look out now!!

  7. says

    OMG OMG OMG HIMYM! Such a good episode. But now we have to wait so long for the next season… :( my theory is that that lady they showed is the surrogate and Ted really married Robin and they use her because she can’t have children.
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