3, Count 'em 3, Topics

Make sure to check out Vani’s awesome granola giveaway!!!

CAUTION: Massive post ahead!  :)  Grab your tea or coffee and get ready for a monster recap!

We had chiropractor after work yesterday, so I knew I wouldn’t get to post lunch/snack/dinner until late. Because of an additional surprise, I decided to just let this post cover 3 topics today:

1. Lunch/snack/dinner yesterday

2. Fun!

3. Breakfast


1. Since the “lunch post” was a heart health one, I waited to post actual lunch until now. I had the last serving of the pork/kale/black eyed pea dish


Plus a not-so-good apple. There were a few mushy spots  :(


Because of the apple disappoinment, I needed a snack in the afternoon.

I had some celery with almond butter – just imagine this picture times about 20  :)


Dinner tonight was light and full o’veggies!


Greek-ish Shrimp Salad

Mine had:

  • 2 cups romaine
  • 1/2 tomato, diced
  • 1 Tbsp diced red onion
  • 4 or so black olives, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp fat free feta
  • 3-4 oz. shrimp, cooked in a little olive oil and tabasco
  • 4-5 croutons
  • some homemade dressing (ff buttermilk, ff yogurt, scallion, oregano, salt, pepper, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, 1/2 Ranch packet)

This tasted like summer – almost made me forget how cold it is outside  :)

I also had some popcorn with a little olive oil.

On to #2!


2. Fun!

So….we got home from work and THIS was in my mailbox!!!


My Q.Bel bars from Joe & Betsy‘s giveaway arrived – and super fast! I wasn’t expecting these until later this week!

Of course, I had to a get a line-up picture:


I can’t wait to try these! Thanks so much!!!

and finally….


3. Breakfast

I’ve been planning this one since we had the mashed sweet potatoes with dinner the other night  :)

I call this….

Sweet Potato Casser-oats


Holy Yum!

This was a mix of:

  • 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water, pinch salt
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup mashed sweet potatoes
  • cinnamon!
  • 2 Tbsp walnuts – I didn’t have any pecans, which would have been great in this.
  • 1 tsp brown sugar (see it melting?)
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened coconut

This is SO good – it definitely needs to be on oatmeal rotation whenever we have leftover sweet potatoes.

Off to work!


  1. SWEET POTATOES!!!!!!!!

    Haha love the holy yum shout-out :-D


  2. Wow that package did get to you fast! I hope none of them got crushed!

    I’m loving that Greek-ish shrimp salad, looks delish. :)

  3. so jealous of all your contest-winning lately!!!

    sweet potatoes in oatmeal mmmmm … it’s on my list of things to try, but my sweet potatoes never last until the next morning, haha

    • you had quite the winning streak for a while, too! I made sure to save some sweet potatoes just for this – otherwise, there wouldn’t have been any leftovers!

  4. What a great bunch of bars!

  5. The Sweet Potato Casseroats look awesome!! I’m a sucker for almost anything with coconut sprinkled on top! Yum!

  6. Definitely my favorite use for leftover sweet potatoes!

  7. Oh and pecans are wonderful with them (but so are the walnuts!)

  8. Oh that salad looks so yummy! Those bars look really good too!

  9. Ooh I love Greek shrimp salads! They are my favorite salads to order off the menu at restaurants. Yours looks awesome.

    So jealous that you won those bars from Joe & Betsy ;) I can’t wait to hear your reviews!

    Sweet potato casseroats?! I love that!! Awesome recipe!

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