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What I’ve Been Eating This Week Wednesday

Hi, thanks for the support on the Marsala Challenge competition. Remember, you can vote again on Thursday and leave another comment for another chance to win. Again, thank you!

Okay, back to the regular stuff. I’m cuddled up on the couch with a fire and a sweet golden retriever laying (on the floor) next to me. I’ve taught/trained 9 classes/clients in the last two days and I’m wiped out! Let me catch you up on what I’ve been eating the last couple of days.



Plain yogurt with granola, banana, sunflower seed butter and cranberry sauce.


Overnight oats made with coconut milk eggnog.



Carrot ginger soup and chicken sandwich with orange slices.


Chicken sandwich with a side salad. (These sandwiches had mayo, avocado, Boar’s Head chicken, pepper jack, tomatoes and cranberry sauce on them.)


Salad with mixed super greens, roasted beets, avocado, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, Trader Joe’s blueberry goat cheese and leftover roasted acorn squash with a drizzle of aged balsamic and olive oil. I also had a bowl of tomato basil soup on the side.



Filet with marsala mushroom sauce cooked in a cast iron skillet, lobster tail and asparagus. Quite a Sunday night dinner I cooked up, huh? SO GOOD!


Spiced chicken with roasted acorn squash, brussels sprouts with shredded manchego and balsamic and cranberry sauce. I highly recommend that you top your roasted brussels sprouts with manchego. It was an excellent last minute decision.


Takeout sushi.

Just for fun


MUCH NEEDED cut and color. The grays were poking through my ponytail something serious! 🙂

What’s been your staple breakfast or lunch lately? This week I have been on a Greek yogurt kick for breakfast and continuing the soup/sandwich/salad trend at home. I don’t think I’ve eaten this many sandwiches for lunch in years. Craving them!!!

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  • 1
    Jordan Lynn // Life Between Lattes December 11, 2013, 11:12 pm

    I have gotten into a habit of eating leftovers for breakfast – usually some form of grains and vegetables with TJ’s sriracha (I’m obsessed). And lunch is usually some version of a tofu or tempeh sandwich. Although, overnight oats with coconut milk eggnog sounds really good. It has been way too long since I’ve made some overnight oats!

  • 2
    Annie @ herightfit.com December 11, 2013, 11:16 pm

    I’ve been eating a whole grapefruit with almost every breakfast. I figure I’ve got to eat them when they are in season!

  • 3
    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun December 11, 2013, 11:35 pm

    Love your hair! It reminds me that I REALLY need to dye my hair again and I could use a haircut too!! 🙂

  • 4
    courtney @ fitness with a fork December 11, 2013, 11:38 pm

    I have been a slacker with my meals lately due to it being the end of the semester and we are trying to close on our house…but, I pretty much eat a salad every day because I LOVE lettuce…a lot..haha!

  • 5
    Danielle @ LabelsAreForTinCans December 12, 2013, 12:33 am

    Yum to all that delicious looking food! Staples lately: millet breakfast porridge with homemade cranberry sauce.

  • 6
    Kiki December 12, 2013, 6:37 am

    I’m still on a green smoothie kick for breakfast even though the weather here has been in the 20’s! Yikes!

  • 7
    Elise @ 9toFit.com December 12, 2013, 7:34 am

    My go to breakfast lately has definitely been my pumpkin and peanut butter oatmeal

  • 8
    Stephanie December 12, 2013, 8:30 am

    My go to breakfast is a yogurt parfait with blueberries and granola.
    Also, you have my vote for the Marsala challenge. All of the recipes look fabulous!

  • 9
    Stephanie December 12, 2013, 8:30 am

    My go to breakfast is a yogurt parfait with blueberries and granola.

    Also, you have my vote for the Marsala challenge. All of the recipes look fabulous!

    • 10
      Jen December 12, 2013, 8:54 am

      thank you!!!!

  • 11
    Alice December 12, 2013, 8:31 am

    Voted again! And man, that soup & sandwich look yummy!

  • 12
    Becky @ Life Outside The BOX December 12, 2013, 8:40 am

    Your hair looks super cute, I love this time of year for hair..humidity free = no frizzies!

    • 13
      Jen December 12, 2013, 8:54 am

      ME TOO! it’s one of the only things i like about the cold weather!

  • 14
    Tara | Treble in the Kitchen December 12, 2013, 9:05 am

    I have been loving hot pumpkin oats lately! 🙂 What brand of coconut milk egg nog do you use? I love silk soy nog, but would love to try the coconut milk kind!! 🙂

  • 16
    Jenny December 12, 2013, 9:37 am

    Thanks to your recipes, I’ve started to really enjoy oatmeal! I never liked it before, but adding peanut butter and jam to the mix is genius. I have it almost every day!

    • 17
      Jen December 12, 2013, 9:56 am

      yes! it’s game changing and so much better than those instant packages!

  • 18
    Kelsey December 12, 2013, 9:37 am

    Voted…again! I am making your recipe this weekend 😀

  • 19
    Kim December 12, 2013, 10:05 am

    I just voted and I am a new reader to your blog and I love the balance you have in your life!

    • 20
      Jen December 12, 2013, 10:13 am

      thanks for voting and reading kim! 🙂

  • 21
    JennyS December 12, 2013, 10:21 am

    I just voted again. Thanks for being my inspiration to leave long distance running behind (for now) and to try something new (yoga and CrossFit). 😀

    • 22
      Jen December 12, 2013, 10:25 am

      aw, thanks! 🙂

  • 23
    Taryn December 12, 2013, 10:23 am

    I voted for your chicken marsala mac and cheese recipe! MMM mmm GOOD!

  • 24
    Lauren December 12, 2013, 10:55 am

    Voted again- good luck! And…is the egg nog cupcake recipe blog worthy? Looking for something to bake for a party this Sunday!

  • 25
    Ashleigh December 12, 2013, 11:44 am

    I have been in a granola, fruit and yogurt rut, but you have given me a renewed interest in overnight oats with the coconut milk eggnog. I have made oatmeal and substituted the water for eggnog (yum) but like something cold in the morning..

    I voted!!!

  • 26
    Julia December 12, 2013, 8:35 pm

    voted again! good luck!

  • 27
    Hillary December 12, 2013, 9:48 pm

    Voted again! Good luck!

  • 28
    Julie December 12, 2013, 10:27 pm

    Voted again! Didn’t know you could do it more than once, will vote each day for you, looks great!

  • 29
    heidi December 12, 2013, 10:55 pm

    Voted again!!

  • 30
    Amy December 12, 2013, 11:25 pm

    You just motivated me to make cranberry sauce then turkey sandwiches with cranberry…yum !

  • 31
    Lauren December 13, 2013, 7:55 am

    I voted!

  • 32
    Eve December 16, 2013, 5:38 pm

    Hi Jen! What brand of carrot ginger and tomato basil soup do you use?

  • 33
    Stacey December 21, 2013, 5:03 pm

    Do you ever crave sweets at night – do you have healthy go to options or do you avoid sweets? Love your blog!

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