Vibrant For Friday

April 13, 2012

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Feeling vibrant today? My lunch was. I am now that I have showered after Body Pump : ) Fun class today (with good music!) I felt particularly rounded when I looked down (you know you’re pregnant when you hit your stomach with the bar on a clean + press!). Katherine said I was looking rounder too! Must be the big 2-0 weeks!

Back at the fort, I made a salad for lunch. I’m liking this cheese + beans + lemon hummus + lemon juice combo this week! The greens are actually a new Earthbound kind – I believe it’s called Mighty Greens mix? It’s a mix of baby greens that are still tender but also chewy and flavorful. Only good with lemon juice!

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On the side, I felt adventurous and microwaved a sweet potato. This is only half because it was a giant one! Topped with cinnamon, a sprinkle of brown sugar and a few dabs of butter. ‘Twas dessert!

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I have a chiropractic appt this afternoon and then am preparing for another nutrition talk I’m giving tomorrow first thing.

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Happy Friday!

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1 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope April 13, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Your lunch is very vibrant! I love the mashed sweet potatoes. They look yummy :) Good luck with the talk!

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2 j3nn April 13, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Your lunch sounds good!! I made sweet potatoes last night and plans to have them as leftovers. They’re so delish.

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3 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 13, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Mm the sweet potato looks tasty! Good luck preparing for your nutrition talk – I’m sure it will go well!

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4 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance April 13, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I’ve never actually tried microwaving sweet potato but you make it look good!

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5 Kathryn April 13, 2012 at 12:51 pm

My 2 yr old son and I love having sweet potatoes as a side dish….so yummy and so easy :)

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6 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 13, 2012 at 12:53 pm

again, that cheese looks so good! And sweet potatoes are one of my favorites! I’ve had them twice this week with a fried egg on top! A new combo I made up!

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7 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio April 13, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Happy Friday Kath!! I hope you’re having a wonderful and bright day!

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8 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat April 13, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I love beans and sweet potatoes together. Great balanced meal!

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9 Nicole April 13, 2012 at 12:56 pm

What kind of beans are they? I keep thinking they’re peanuts when I look at them LOL

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10 KathEats April 13, 2012 at 1:03 pm

They’re Rancho Guido beans I made in the rice cooker last week. Really good!

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11 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning April 13, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Every time you post a photo of those beans and that cheese, my mouth waters a little bit.
Have they launched the latest release for BP at your gym yet? I’m teaching it in one week for our big launch! I’m nervous, but excited (it will be my first time teaching for the launch!).
Oh- and it’s awesome. The biceps are KILLER. And the abs.

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12 KathEats April 13, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Saturday!

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13 Khushboo April 13, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Dessert sounds right up my alley! I bet a handful of toasted oats would have been a great topper!

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14 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 13, 2012 at 1:32 pm

The cheese ‘n bean salad looks mighty tasty. Have a great kickoff to your weekend, Kath!

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15 Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 13, 2012 at 1:36 pm

ive been loving sweet portato too this week!

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16 Jen April 13, 2012 at 1:54 pm

I thought they were pinto beans. I must say – you’re eating a lot better than Jessica Simpson says she is! :)

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17 Vivi @My.Beautiful.Air April 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm

yummm this looks so good and healthy!! have you ever tried juice fasting? I’ve been considering it, and was wondering what your nutritionists perspective was. Thanks for any insights!

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18 KathEats April 13, 2012 at 3:26 pm

I would never, ever do a fast. Your body needs all of the essential nutrients, and juice can’t provide them all. And your liver is excellent at detoxification!

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19 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama April 13, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I was thinking the same thing – I thought the beans were nuts!

Sweet potatoes are so yummy! I like to bring a potato to work for a quick lunch that I can cook in the microwave in 5 minutes. With a just a touch of cinnamon it’s perfect!

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20 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 13, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Love all the colors in that lunch! And the salad look incredible… I always love salads when someone else makes them for me, but can never seem to make them look appealing on my own haha.

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21 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles April 13, 2012 at 2:29 pm

My son actually prefers sweet potato over regular potato in his homemade chicken soup…my other son, who despises all veggies, loves the broth…he made a surprising comment yesterday by stating that the broth tastes better the next day…’yes, dear…that would be the yummy flavours of the veggies!’

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22 Andrea April 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm

When you put lemon juice, or a mixture of lemon juice + olive oil, or what have you, how much do you put on or how do you measure it out? I really do not like salad dressings at all, I don’t know why! But I’ve been thinking that something simple like you do would be much better so was wondering what exactly it IS that you do? :)

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23 KathEats April 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I pour about 1-2 tsp on from a bottle of pure lemon juice

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24 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles April 13, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Oooh, I wish I could go listen to your nutrition talks! What topics are you going to be covering tomorrow?

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25 KathEats April 13, 2012 at 3:12 pm

It’s the same presentation on real food vs supplements tweaked for the audience

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26 Noora April 13, 2012 at 2:46 pm

You got me interested in trying the microwaved sweet potato! How exactly did you prepare it? Whats the amount of time needed in the microwave?

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27 KathEats April 13, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I just put it on a plate, poked with a fork and miced for 7 minutes. It dries out a little but is still good!

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28 jackie April 13, 2012 at 3:00 pm

how long did you cook the sweet potato for? i worry it might explode in my microwave!

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29 KathEats April 13, 2012 at 3:09 pm

7 mins… Poke it with a fork first!

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30 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count April 13, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Your sweet potato looks delicious! I really need to get some and have them in the house. They are so good microwaved and it’s so much easier than baking.

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31 Jasper Naomi {crunchylittlebites} April 13, 2012 at 3:56 pm

I am totally impressed with your strength/will to not go crazy in ikea{land} as I would. …did you used to frequent the Charlotte one?

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32 KathEats April 13, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I only went once or twice. It opened not long before we left

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33 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 13, 2012 at 5:54 pm

You’re still doing Body Pump at 20 weeks? You’re my hero.

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34 KathEats April 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm

I hope to make it to term! Maybe with lighter weights :)

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35 Kim @ Spoonful of Sass April 13, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Sweet potatoes are a great dessert! I once used them to make a cobbler. It was fabulous!

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36 Angel7 April 14, 2012 at 7:16 pm

I need to make an appointment for a chiropractic adjustment. I am either sleeping wrong at night, or the baby is in a position that is putting me out of alignment or something, which is making me feel like I need adjusted.

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