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I love when the weekend starts with a successful trip to the farmer’s market.

I got alllll of this for just under $18. 

-2 kiwi
-bunch of bananas
-yellow squash
-butternut squash
-2 red bell peppers
-2 yellow peppers
-a tomato threesome
-2 HUGE pears

Not to mention, it was all in support of local farmers! 

After an hour & 1/2 at basketball practice, I utilized the goods to cook up a fabulous dinner.

Roasted goodies with some light ragu on the side for dippin’.

And some cinnamonny 100 cal kettle corn.

Thanks, Pop Secret 😉

I chilled out the rest of the night and did my best to get a good night’s sleep.  In the morning, I had a very big day!  It was my first college basketball game since 2006!

 I knew I wanted to have a hearty breakfast, so I whipped up a batch of Janetha’s protein pancakes!

 Super simple!  Just blend together:

  • 1/2 C. old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 C. fat free cottage cheese
  • cinnamon
  • 3 egg whites
  • pinch baking soda
  • sweetener of choice (I used Splenda)

Spray a non-stick skillet with some Pam and voila!

Except, hopefully you’re better at flipping them than I am.  I think I tried to flip too soon.  Regardless, they were still delicious.  And still a little doughy in the middle which was a total score in my book 😉

I added some sugar free maple syrup to mine!  And then I got my game face on while sipping a huge mug of coffee and watching the snowfall.

I was as excited as I was nervous!  The game was to be held at the Philadelphia University gym, which meant we had to leave at about 11 to make it there in time to warm up.

I packed up all my game stuff and then got to work on some lunch & dinner for the bus trip.

Lunch would be 1/3 C. quinoa, 1 baby sweet tater, 1/4 C. black beans, and some baby spinach.

I also packed a juicy sliced pear sprinkled with cinnamon.

The team usually stops for fast food on the way home, but I obviously am not a fan, so I made sure I had stuff that I wanted to eat afterward for dinner.

V8 Butternut Squash soup, cocoa roasted almonds, strawberry Chobani, and two cuties.

We watched “The Blind Side” on the way to the game for some inspiration 😉

The gym was absolutely gorgeous and I was practically drooling when I saw their fitness center.

Mannnnn.  It was stacked

 Our game didn’t go quite the way we were hoping.  We all played hard and did well, but it wasn’t quite enough to win.  It was a super close game the entire way, and I ended up with four fouls.  I played almost the whole game.  All but 4ish minutes, in fact.  When it was over, I felt like I could go for another half.

After the game, our punishment for losing was to stand out in the freezing cold while the bus heated up.  Haha.  Juuuust kidding 🙂

As I said, we stopped at McDonald’s on the way home and I got some apple slices and a water to accompany my packed foods.  The girls were cracking up when I whipped out my purple lunch box 😀

As a consolation prize for a good effort at our game, I made myself a chocolate cherry bomb oatcake.

  • 1/3 C. old fashioned oats
  • 1.5 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 c. frozen sliced cherries
  • sugar free torani syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 pinch baking powder

Then, my girl, Lyndsie who is home from college right now, went to check out my lil’ seester’s indoor soccer game.  We chatted most of the time about how creeped out we were by the old referee who kept flirting with us.

Oh yeah, andd the fact that she’s studying abroad over in Denmark this Spring!  I’ve got big plans already to visit her there!!  Any readers from Denmark out there?! 🙂

 Sunday morning, my body hated me.  My body was achy and sore from being shoved around at the game…still, I got up and did insane abs, biking, and a quick 2.5 mile run before church.

3/4 C. unsweet vanilla almond breeze, 1/2 banana, some frozen pineapple chunks, unsweetened coconut flakes, 3 ice cubes, and 1 scant scoop vanilla whey protein powder

I had a boring unpictured breakfast beforehand (just some toast with fat free strawberry cream cheese) and then a pina colada protein shake  on the way to church.

As I mentioned last week, CLA is doing a new series called “Live Well“.  This week, the sermon was all about relationships.  It was about the fact that next to our relationship with God, our relationship with people is what matters most in this life

  I arrived home to my treasures (Momma, Poppa, and seester FF), and told each one of them how much I loved them.  It’s so important.  You never know when it might be the last chance you get to say it!

Sweet as they are, they picked me up some lunch.

They know just what I like.  Steamed shrimp and mixed vegetables with lite garlic sauce.  I think I actually eat this about once a week…if not more.  Haha.  What can I say?! There aren’t many options in my area when I don’t feel like cooking!  It’s either that or Subway!

The rest of the weekend was unpictured, but I went to see Tangled with a friend and my middle sister!  It was super cute and I was impressed, since I had been disappointed by the recent Disney makings.  This was an exceptional one, though.

Eventually, I had some Shiritaki noodles with light ragu and a light parmesan peppercorn sonoma jack’s cheese wedge for dinner along with zucchini chips.  I’m not quite sure I remember what was next, other than a strawberry chobani dessert induced coma.  I bet I got about 10 hours of sleep last night.  Gloriiiiiiious.

What was the hilight of your weekend?


8 responses »

  1. that’s a great deal on the produce!!!

    i need to make those protein pancakes asap. i am loving quinoa! finally made it and added apples, raisins, chickpeas, nooch…my mom HATED it though lol. she added Garlic Salt b/c she said it was bland.. then i tried hers and almost vomited yuck.

    sorry about the loss… at least you gave it your all, that’s what matters! i am super competitive though and used to play lax/field hockey so I know how disappointing losses can be ;/

  2. What a deal! All of that for under $18!! That’s such a steal!

    I’m sorry about your loss, but at least you gave it your best. 🙂

    I’ve been wanting ot see Tangled, but I haven’t gotten the chance to yet. Maybe once it comes out on Netflix….

  3. movesnmunchies

    WOW seriously i have loved looking at all this food porn beyond belief!! sounds like a good game even though the result wasn’t as expected!

  4. haha so funny that you made them tooooo! we were on the same pancake wavelength ❤

  5. im curious… do your teammates react when you bring your healthy food? ive done things similar to this ( bring my own healthly food instead of eating the crap everyone else does) and often feel that people arent very welcoming to it haha i dont know they just always have to make a rude comment or snide remark

  6. Buying a ton of produce for cheap is so satisfying! I totally want to make those protein pancakes!!

    Congrats on getting back in the game, i’m sure you guys will kick some serious booty next time!

  7. wow, you are so lucky to have a farmers market this time of year! ours ended in october 😦

  8. This Italian Family

    Aww, I still want to see Tangled! We almost want to see it in December, but ended up seeing something else instead. So looking forward to it coming to Netflix! 🙂


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