Evening! I’m not sure what’s up with me — I am positively POOPED!  I guess I did do a lot today!

 

After my run with the Orlando Women Runners club and lunch, I got dressed to meet Meghann at the mall.  Before walking out the door, I realized I needed to eat more and scarfed down Chobani Vanilla yogurt + Sunflower Seed and Pumpkin Seed Granola.

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Meghann totally out-shopped me! I was going more as an "observer" because we’re kind of broke and I need to watch my spending.  I convinced myself to buy 1 top for $12.  :) 

 

Before leaving the mall, I grabbed a Skinny Vanilla Latte, of which I drank 1/2.

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Then, I was kind of a bad food blogger.  I was too lazy to photograph my mid-afternoon snacks!

 

  • Another orange
  • A pickle
  • Almonds
  • 3 slices of chocolate orange

 

And then the Husband came home!!! He’s been away for two days on business, I was so happy to see him again. šŸ™‚

 

I made us a yummy Chinese-food inspired dinner utilizing some raw honey that he brought home as a gift.

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I can’t really give out a recipe for this because I kind of just threw ingredients in the wok as I went!  šŸ™  It was soooo good!

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Sauce ingredients:

 

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 glugs BBQ sauce
  • 1 dash red wine vinegar
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 glug EVOO
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/8 cup red onion, chopped and browned in skillet
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Loads of pepper
  • Dash of salt

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I added cooked green beans to the sauce and chicken mixture towards the end and then let the sauce reduce.  I topped everything with some chopped almonds and served brown rice on the side.

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It was like healthy Chinese food! šŸ™‚ Loved it.

 

OK – time to curl up on the couch.  I’m meeting Meghann at 8 AM for a 12.0 mile run (groan).

 

Have a great night!

{ 21 comments }

 

  • Krista February 21, 2009, 6:42 pm

    Sometimes the best dinner happen when things just get thrown in the pot! Yours looks wonderful!

    Have a fun run tomorrow! šŸ™‚

  • ksgoodeats February 21, 2009, 6:44 pm

    Love your healthy Chinese food!! Looks delish šŸ™‚

    Enjoy your run tomorrow!

  • just me February 21, 2009, 6:50 pm

    yay for healthy chinese food!

    and meghann totally out-shopped you. too bad i hadn’t been there; i would have smoked both of you!

  • Tyler February 21, 2009, 6:51 pm

    the almonds look great in that dish!! good luck on your run!

  • Ivet Writer February 21, 2009, 6:58 pm

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  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 21, 2009, 7:00 pm

    Delish eats!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  • redheadyellowdog February 21, 2009, 7:01 pm

    that looks so good!

    yea I definitely did not want to do my long run this morning…once you get out there and you and meghann get chatting, though, the time will flyyy by!

  • Mica February 21, 2009, 7:15 pm

    Good luck with your run tomorrow! With Meghann there, it will be great, I’m sure.

  • Brandi February 21, 2009, 7:17 pm

    sounds like a fun day and hooray for the husband being home!

    you girls will have fun on your run tomorrow – at least you have a running buddy!

  • Meg February 21, 2009, 7:19 pm

    Love your healthy Chinese food. That sauce sounds delicious!

  • Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) February 21, 2009, 7:29 pm

    Great looking dinner! You’re so creative. šŸ™‚

    Good luck with that run!

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner? February 21, 2009, 8:13 pm

    Have a blast with Meghann, even though what you’re doing sounds absolutely miserable!

  • Marian's eats February 21, 2009, 9:00 pm

    I know those days when you can only look at all the stuff you wanna buy but can’t get it! At least you got a top:) Sounds like a fun day!

  • Sharon February 21, 2009, 10:15 pm

    Good luck with the 12 miler tomorrow (I’m so jealous!)
    Your new running club sounds awesome and like lots of fun. What a great way to meet new people who are like-minded šŸ™‚

    Your dinner looks so tasty! Sleep tight =)

  • Emily February 21, 2009, 10:31 pm

    dinner looks great! have a great run with meghann tomorrow!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) February 21, 2009, 11:11 pm

    Have a great run! You and Meghann will just cackle the whole time and it will go by super fast!

  • foodsthatfit February 21, 2009, 11:29 pm

    Wow that looks like a great dinner! I think that is so great that you have such an awesome group and a friend to run with! It makes the time go by so much faster when you have someone to chat with! Have a good run tomorrow!

  • Love, Fitness, Money, More February 22, 2009, 12:14 am

    I wanted to let you know that I just found your blog today and have already devoured all of 2009’s posts.

    I also started running to get in shape and race a little over a year ago and along the way found myself completely revamping my lifestyle down to self-perception and eating habits.

    I have yet to reach my final goal weight (just 7lbs to go!) and I have no doubt that your blog is going to be that extra nudge that will get me there and keep me there.

    Just wanted to thank you!

    ps. Have a great run! And I am totally trying that dinner of yours.

  • Thinspired February 22, 2009, 5:05 am

    That dinner looks right up my alley! Very creative and it looks delicious šŸ™‚

  • greendogwine February 22, 2009, 6:44 am

    Skinny vanilla and skinny hazelnut are my two very most fav Starbucks drinks!

    Hope the 12 mile run went well!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point February 22, 2009, 5:17 pm

    ivet- im kind of scared to click on your blog because its adult content only!

    love fitness and money – thanks so much for readin šŸ™‚

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