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GOOD MORNING!

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Can we talk about the breakfast that I had yesterday?  Because – dude.  DUDE.

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I had the idea for this omelet when I was in bed, trying desperately to shut off my brain and go to sleep. I’m in the midst of a little project to reset my natural sleep and wake hours so I go to bed earlier and get up earlier.  I figure I should stop fighting pregnancy insomnia and actually make my early morning wake-ups productive.  Anyway – when I was trying to go to bed, I had an idea…

 

MASHED POTATO OMELET.

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I made a spinach omelet ‘wrapper’ (by mixing in some frozen spinach with the beaten eggs), and then after it cooked for a bit, I loaded in some veggie-packed mashed potatoes.  Holy heck.  It was amazing.  I am making this again very soon (like for dinner tonight).

 

Here’s the swim workout that I promised you!

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A few people emailed/commented to say that they appreciated the shorter swim workouts with lots of breaks.  I love to do 1000 yards in the pool – it’s right before I start to get squirrely and bored – so I am oh-so-happy to oblige with another short, beginner-style workout. 

 

You can find more workouts on my Pinterest Boards…

 

Swim Workouts

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  • Abi@AbsofSteel June 10, 2014, 8:16 am

    wow, I love the idea of sticking mashed potatoes inside an omelet! Potatoes and egg is always a delicious combo so I can’t wait to try that out.

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  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun June 10, 2014, 8:44 am

    Mashed potatoes on an omelet?! Sounds like an interesting but delicious idea!

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  • Elizabeth {Positively Healthy} June 10, 2014, 9:20 am

    That omelet looks amazing! LOVE IT! And I love your workout the name is so cute! :)

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  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 10, 2014, 9:28 am

    That omelet looks so good! Why is it that we always think food is better when other people make it?? haha

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  • Amelia June 10, 2014, 9:40 am

    Yum! That looks delicious. My mom makes potato patties for breakfast, except she takes 2 c leftover mashed potatoes, 2 eggs, shredded cheese, spinach, and whatever other veggies you like, mixes it in a bowl, forms into pancake size patties and lightly pan fries them to golden brown. Add some extra cheese and breakfast is served! Same concept but all in one bowl. :)

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  • Kaella (KaellaOnTheRun) June 10, 2014, 10:27 am

    Okay, that omelet looks AMAZING!!! I also have been craving watermelon like crazy now– I think it’s the warmer weather! I ate pounds of it when I was pregnant with my son and I’m surprisingly not sick of it, haha! Have a great day!! :)

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  • Haley June 10, 2014, 11:31 am

    Thank you for the swim workout! I swim on my lunch break so I usually can only squeeze in 900-1100 yards. I will definitely be doing this!

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  • Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork June 10, 2014, 12:53 pm

    Food running through your brain when you can’t sleep is better than a to-do list, I suppose. Unless you’re really hungry. Good idea to just go with the insomnia and try to reset your clock. Did you have the same problem last pregnancy? Did it last long?

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    • Caitlin June 10, 2014, 1:33 pm

      Yes and it lasted almost the entire time!!! BOOO

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  • Kerry June 10, 2014, 1:20 pm

    If you ever want some swim workout ideas, I do that for a living ;)

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    • Caitlin June 10, 2014, 1:32 pm

      Yes!!!

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  • Laura @ RunningJunkie June 10, 2014, 1:21 pm

    That looks yummy! I bet it’d be good with sweet potatoes too.

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  • beth June 10, 2014, 3:55 pm

    I’m so confused on the yards/meters distance conversion. My gym doesn’t have an “Olympic” sized pool, I think it is 25 meters..or yards? So confused! Can you help me with this?

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    • Caitlin June 10, 2014, 4:17 pm

      If it’s not an Olympic pool (50 meters long), it’s probably 25 yards long. And actually, most of the time, Olympic pools are 25 yards wide so if they do a short course, you’re swimming yards.

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  • ksw June 10, 2014, 4:16 pm

    Any chance of an update on Ferguson and how he is fitting in with the household?
    He sure looks like he has found his happy place :)

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    • Caitlin June 10, 2014, 4:18 pm

      He’s doing so great. Thanks for asking!!! He’s fit right in. He’s a really good boy and lets Henry pet him all the time :) It makes me happy.

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  • Alex @ Kenzie Life June 10, 2014, 5:51 pm

    OMG. This looks absolutely amazing! I haven’t had eggs in a while, mostly because I got tired of them and couldn’t find a new recipe to get really excited about. But this just changed that! <3

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  • K June 10, 2014, 8:57 pm

    Caitlin, can you share a rough recipe for those mashed potatoes? I’m roughly as pregnant as you are, and I think that mashed potatoes may conceivably be one vessel for trying to get more veggies into my diet. Ugh, veggies :/ but I have to say, eggs are phenomenal right now, so I’m with ya, sister!

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    • Caitlin June 11, 2014, 8:26 am

      Sure!

      To make the mashed potatoes (a large batch):

      4 cups chopped yukon potatoes, boiled until tender and ready to mash. Add about 1/2 cup shredded carrot into the water 5 minutes before the potatoes are done.
      Mash potatoes and carrots with 1/2 cup spinach and 1/4 cup almond milk or milk. Add salt and pepper.

      To make the omelet:

      Beat 2 eggs. Add in 2 tablespoons or so of frozen spinach.
      Pour into hot skillet. Cook until the top isn’t so liquidy. Add a smear of potatoes to one side, fold over, and cook a little more.

      Salt and eat :) :)

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