Foodie Friday

A quick 6.5 mile run today after getting home from work.  TGIF!  It couldn’t come soon enough.  Students are itching for Thanksgiving break and I know we all could use it! Choosing to get my haircut instead of a run yesterday was worth it at the time, but I could not wait to put on my running clothes and hit the road tonight.  I just don’t feel like myself if I don’t get out there.

I Would So Win at Chopped

Tonight’s dinner I totally winged it.  I knew some of the ingredients I wanted to use (edamame, quinoa, and sweet potato), I just didn’t know what I was going to make.  Like my own personal episode of Chopped.  It actually came out really tasty so I thought I’d post it so I don’t forget!

  1.  Tri-color quinoa cooked in low-sodium chicken broth.
  2. roasted sweet potato thins with kosher salt
  3. ground turkey and edamame in a light  fresh ginger, peanut, sesame sauce
These are the leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch!

To Make the Ground Turkey and Edamame:

(Sorry I don’t usually measure things!)

  • Brown 1 lb. lean ground turkey , onions, and 3 cloves of garlic in extra virgin olive oil and sesame oil.
  • Season with tumeric.
  • Add frozen shelled edamame.
  • Add fresh shaved ginger, soy sauce, 1 TBS peanut butter, red pepper flakes.
  • Drizzle with a small amount of honey and top with toasted sesame seeds (not in picture).

Food Favorites Friday

I made an Aldi trip earlier this week.   I like that you can get healthy, quality food for a lower price so I try to stock up on our favorite things whenever I can.  Here are some things we love to get from there.


These are SO good and I’m thinking I’ll take some on my next long trail run.  A perfect balance of salt and some protein.
I use the milled flax seed in my plain Greek yogurt every day, but the brown rice is for the family.  I never really cared for rice!
My youngest LOVES couscous but tonight we had the quinoa.  I once made a quinoa chocolate cake….definitely need to do that again!

AND….not from Aldi, but these are my guilty sweet treat this week!  We all need a little Brookside chocolate in our life!


Get out there and make it happen this weekend!  I can’t wait to get my long run on 🙂


(Love this meme because Elf is also one of my favorite Christmas movies. )

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