Healthy Sloppy Joes

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Good afternoon!  I am very happy to say that I won’t be working this afternoon, so I can actually enjoy the sunshine!


This morning, I drove downtown and strolled around beautiful Lake Eola for some exercise.


I did a 1.0 mile loop while yakking to my mother on the phone. 


I love Lake Eola… it’s so pretty and there are so many white and black swans (Orlando’s mascot!).  They even have swan paddle boats you can rent.


I drank a "sweet" tea while strolling….


It wasn’t bad for a Splenda drink, actually.


Afterwards, I got a GREAT haircut and eyebrow wax at an excellent salon called Alta Moda.  Haircuts tend to stress me out because I like my hair LONG and getting it chopped is the worst.  But my girl was really good!  She tried to talk me into dying my hair like Bella from Twilight, and I almost caved…. until I saw the price! 🙂


I was ravenous by the time I got back home.  Craving something warm, I made a Healthy Sloppy Joe wrap:


I used a Flat Out wrap, organic pasta sauce, sharp cheddar cheese, bella mushrooms, and MorningStar Faux Meat.  It was delish!  But very sloppy…. I ended up eating it with a fork!


Plus a side of broc.


I’m going to head over to the dog park for a little bit now, so I’m packing a snack to munch on:


And then I’m hitting the road for the BIG RACE!


See you again tonight for my pre-race carb-loading session. 🙂 Have a wonderful Friday!



  • VeggieGirl April 10, 2009, 8:57 am

    Gorgeous weather!! It’s raining here 🙁

    Great wrap!!

  • Bec April 10, 2009, 8:57 am

    bah I love what a twilight fan you are! did you see the pocket edward site yet? definitely check it out 🙂

  • Sara April 10, 2009, 8:57 am

    Healthy sloppy joes…yum! They look delicious.

  • Run Sarah April 10, 2009, 9:01 am

    sounds like a great day! I made the mistake of ordering “iced tea” in the US and realized it’s not the same as our “iced tea” which is your sweetened tea. One of my fav drinks!

  • Olga April 10, 2009, 9:01 am

    that park looks so beautiful!

    Love your lunch too! Have fun with the doggies =)

  • redheadedjournal April 10, 2009, 9:07 am

    Looks like a great weather day!

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog April 10, 2009, 9:07 am

    love sloppy joes! VeganDad has an AMAZING recipe for them. I highly reccomend it. He uses crumbled up tempeh (cheaper then faux meat!) I did an entry on my blog about it a while back

  • itsawrapteacher April 10, 2009, 9:23 am

    I love your sloppy joes idea! Is that really all the ingredients it took to make it?

  • healthy ashley April 10, 2009, 9:27 am

    I just love Lake Eola. It is definitely one of the things I’m looking forward to more of when I move to Orlando!

    Sloppy joes are my favorite!! I have all the ingredients in my fridge and am totally considering staying in with Joe instead of going out to dinner!

    Good luck on your race tomorrow!!

  • Thinspired April 10, 2009, 9:34 am

    I’m sending good vibes to you for the race tomorrow! Just read your pre-race post, too. I like your outfit 🙂 You’re going to do great, Caitlin!

  • Meghann April 10, 2009, 10:05 am

    I can’t wait to see your face!!! Don’t talk about me behind my back too bad with my sister 😉

  • katecooks April 10, 2009, 10:05 am

    good luck on your race!!! you look very prepared and raring to go 🙂

  • nibblesandwiggles April 10, 2009, 10:07 am

    OK – time to head home for lunch. Your sloppy joes have officially made me hungry. 😉

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) April 10, 2009, 10:08 am

    Hmmm…I wonder if we will be carbo loading with a beer again? 😉

  • Alison April 10, 2009, 10:10 am

    Love the swan boats. It reminds me of something you’d see at the Disney resorts. Do most Orlando residents stay away from Disney? I imagine it’s a hassle to get over there, but the resorts are so pretty…let alone the parks.

  • Matt April 10, 2009, 10:27 am

    Make sure you get some pasta tonight!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point April 10, 2009, 10:35 am

    itsawrap – well, and pepper! i just let everything (except the cheese) cook in a wok on low for about five minutes and then wrapped it all with the cheese. 🙂

    alison – i think most orlando residents have a love or hate relationship with disney. personally i love disney, but i do hate tourists. 🙂

  • Nicole ( April 10, 2009, 10:51 am

    That wrap looks so so so good! The park also looks very beautiful.

  • K from ksgoodeats April 10, 2009, 10:52 am

    Love the sound of those sloppy joes! I haven’t had one of those in years now!! Have fun carboloading tonight 😀

  • megan April 10, 2009, 11:46 am

    mmm I love publix! We don’t have any here though and I’d desperately like one right now!

    Good luck at your race.

  • erin April 10, 2009, 1:39 pm

    i wanna see pics of your hair 🙂

  • Oh She Glows April 10, 2009, 2:25 pm

    Delicious! I made a healthy slippy joe earlier this week too! So good. Cant wait for your carbo loading! 🙂

  • Kristi @ Sweet Cheeks April 10, 2009, 2:52 pm

    I have some of thaose Morningstar crumbles in the freezer and still need to try it. You just gave me an great lunch idea for tomorrow! 😀

    Yay for pre-race carb loading!! I have a race tomorrow as well, but definitely not as long as yours! GOOD LUCK!!!

  • Nutritious is Delicious April 10, 2009, 3:29 pm

    Oh my!! Your healthy sloppy joe wrap made my mouth water! 😀

  • livelovelaugheatlearn April 10, 2009, 4:24 pm

    Those sloppy joes look delish!!!

    Good luck on the race tomorrow!

  • Susan April 10, 2009, 4:28 pm

    I’ve never tried peanut butter on carrots…I’ll have to give it a whirl!

    It looks like it’d be fun to rent a swan boat!

  • charlie54933 April 10, 2009, 6:07 pm

    Sarah from lovinmytummy said to check you out…I’m so glad she did! I’ve been reading your blog for like 15minutes. I can’t wait to try the sloppy joes! Love the blog!

  • Meg April 10, 2009, 7:00 pm

    Thanks for sharing all the fun! Good luck to you all!

  • thechiclife April 11, 2009, 6:40 am

    I think I’ve been there before…as a kid! I used to live in Orlando FL. 🙂

  • rachel April 11, 2009, 11:06 am

    I was on holiday in orlando last year (i’m from england) and walked round that lake and remember those swan boats! aww brings back good holiday memories 🙂 you’re so lucky to live in florida! 🙂

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