Healthy Friday

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I am self-declaring today Healthy Friday.  Look, I get it.  Everyday should be Healthy Day in one way or the other.  And Thursday was healthy in many ways (giggles are good for mental health).  But I totally fell off the wagon with healthy eating. 


I laid my head on my pillow and thought, “Poor BabyHTP… I didn’t eat a single vegetable today – unless salsa counts (does it?). I didn’t drink nearly enough water.  And I forgot to take my vitamins.”  So I pulled myself out of bed, took my damn vitamins, chugged a glass of water, and promised to eat something green this morning.


Dear Baby, I hope you like Mmmm Sauce.


Here’s a twist on Eggs Florentine:



Over-easy egg

Steamed spinach

Mmmm sauce


And orange slices.  I had extra (loads extra) from the Practice 5K and predict we will be eating oranges with every meal for at least three days.


Goals for today:  Eat a vegetable and fruit with every meal.  Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.  Take vitamins. Breathe deeply. Make a dent into my orange stash. Smile 


Here’s the winners of the Healthy Tipping Point book giveaway:


  • Alexandra: “My looooooong term fitness goal is to stay active and fit my entire life. I want to be that retired 65 year old lady who still goes to the gym, does fitness classes and does yoga.”
  • Anna: “If I could make up any rule, it would be…. Everyone has to watch Mr. Rogers while they get ready for work/school/life in the mornings.”


Thought of the Day:


“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn



  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat April 20, 2012, 8:02 am

    No one’s perfect – great goals for the day though!

  • Jodi @ Jodi, Fat or Not April 20, 2012, 8:24 am

    Sometimes those days not eating healthy remind you how good healthy eating feels 🙂 Everything serves a purpose!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed April 20, 2012, 8:28 am

    Friday is such a hard day to be healthy! I’m planning a splurge/feast for later, so my goals of the day are to eat a healthy lunch and not completely overindulge/show some self control later.

    Yum, I love orange slices! Happy Friday 😀

  • Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon April 20, 2012, 8:42 am

    That breakfast looks so so good! Note to self: whip up some mmms sauce stat.
    Enjoy your Friday–fruits, veggies and all!

  • Caitlin @ This Bride's Joyride April 20, 2012, 8:52 am

    I love the idea of Healthy Friday! 🙂

    I really need to try Mmm sauce…

  • Britt @ BalancedBritt April 20, 2012, 8:59 am

    Now I am dying for oranges this morning!! Time to go hunt some down to kill this pregnancy craving. Happy Friday!

  • Earthy Nicole April 20, 2012, 9:18 am

    Yay, I will celebrate healthy friday today too! There are days when we have less than healthy eating days here too and mom guilt sets in big-time but I remind myself that it’s the big picture that counts and if one unhealthy meal in a week of healthy eating is the worst thing I’ve done as a parent, I’m okay with that. xx

  • Army Amy* April 20, 2012, 9:19 am

    Those oranges look so good. I never crave oranges, but since I started putting them in my smoothies, I do!*

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 20, 2012, 9:19 am

    Good luck with healthy friday! And salsa totally counts as veggies!!!

  • Catalina @ Cake with Love April 20, 2012, 9:20 am

    I love the quote!! I didn’t eat very healthy yesterday asa well, and I today I started the day with sweet potatoes and a spinach smoothie!

  • Tracy April 20, 2012, 9:31 am

    In my world, salsa counts as a vegetable 🙂

  • Rebecca April 20, 2012, 10:30 am

    I miss Mr. Rogers… Haha.

    I’m eating a bagel for breakfast. I’m gonna say that counts as a healthy start! Never mind that I didn’t start eating it until two hours after I woke up…

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 20, 2012, 10:50 am

    Happy Healthy Friday! I’m flying to Australia tonight but am making it a healthy Friday too by packing lots of healthy plane snacks! 🙂

  • emily April 20, 2012, 11:22 am

    Loved this post! I’m not growing a baby but my healthy living habits have been GONE lately and I’m finally so sick of myself that I’m ready to get back on track. I need to go take my damn vitamins. 🙂

  • Joanna April 20, 2012, 12:17 pm

    I definitely need these healthy Friday posts, BADLY! I am 11 weeks pregnant and my appetite is finally starting to come back. All I have been craving is junk and I know it’s SOOOO bad. Your pregnancy posts have helped me through my first trimester. You are so informative! I really appreciate it!

    Have a great weekend Mommy-to-be!

  • Laura @ She Eats Well April 20, 2012, 12:24 pm

    Every day is a new day! Love that mentality. And I also find it inspiring that you set goals, mini-goals, if you will for the day. I like to follow! Happy healthy eating.

  • Amber K April 20, 2012, 12:41 pm

    Starting out the day with some veggies looks like a yummy way to start fresh.

  • Molly @RDexposed April 20, 2012, 1:28 pm

    Mmmmm sauce might have to go on my to do list for this weekend!

  • Toni April 20, 2012, 7:06 pm

    I was just wondering why your Mmmmm sauce is green and the recipe link pictures of the sauce shows it as yellow/brown. What do you add to yours to make it green?

    • Caitlin April 20, 2012, 7:52 pm

      Ciltrano or parsley!

  • Sandy April 21, 2012, 11:37 am

    @ Alexandra it is so inspiring to see that this is your goal. I totally have the same goal only mine is that I want to be the 80 year old lady who is hiking mountains, going on yoga retreats, trying SUP and maybe even teaching a Jazzercise Body Sculpt class. I am 57 and do pilates, weight lifting, Physique 57 DVDs, lots of core and ab work, power walk 4 miles every single day, take Jazzercise 3X per week, take yoga classes and do yoga at least 6 days a week at home and I’m auditioning to teach Jazzercise. I feel so empowered and want to feel this way at 80. Last summer my husband and I hiked the Swiss Alps to celebrate our 30th anniversary.

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