Burger and Fries: Healthified

I owe the tastiness of tonight’s dinner to my favorite grill master:

Grillin' Machine

After work and an hour-long walk with Sadie, Ryan headed out to the backyard to grill up some chicken breasts for him and a big portobello mushroom cap for me.

That man is a grillin’ machine! He always gets it just right.

The Side

Before we left on our walk with Sadie, I prepared our yummy side.

Preppin' the Side

Turnip fries!

While we were on our walk, we let the fries bake at 350 degrees for approximately 45 minutes, after spraying them with cooking spray and sprinkling them with salt, pepper and chili powder.

Turnip Fries

Of course we enjoyed a squirt of ketchup on the side because fries aren’t complete without it!

Burger ‘n’ Fries

Once my portobello “burger” was ready, I placed it on a honey wheat sandwich thin and topped it with lettuce and light Miracle whip.

Burger 'n' Fries


This was quite the healthy take on a typical burger and fries, huh?

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A Prescription for Margaritas

Lunch today used leftovers from two different dinners!

I threw lots o’ roasted veggies on top of a bed of romaine lettuce before topping the mix with homemade chicken salad.

Romaine + Roasted Veggies

Check Out the Veggies!

I made the chicken salad using leftover pulled chicken, light Miracle Whip, dijon mustard and frozen sweet corn kernels that I let thaw overnight.

Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad + Roasted Veggie Salad

Lunch is Served

Before digging in, I shook everything up so little pieces of chicken would pop up with each yummy bite.

Gotta love a good veggie-overload!

Of Possible Interest

Cinco de Mayo Fun

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, my friend Kristen sent me this email that I just had to share with you! 🙂 Enjoy!

Do you have feelings of inadequacy?

Do you suffer from shyness?

Do you sometimes wish you were more assertive?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist about Margaritas.


Margaritas are the safe, natural way to feel better and more confident about yourself and your actions. Margaritas can help ease you out of your shyness and let you tell the world that you’re ready and willing to do just about anything.

You will notice the benefits of Margaritas almost immediately and with a regimen of regular doses you can overcome any obstacles that prevent you from living the life you want to live.

Shyness and awkwardness will be a thing of the past and you will discover many talents you never knew you had. Stop hiding and start living, with Margaritas.

Margaritas may not be right for everyone. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use Margaritas. However, women who wouldn’t mind nursing or becoming pregnant are encouraged to try it.

Side effects may include:

Dizziness, nausea, vomiting, incarceration

Erotic lustfulness

Loss of motor control

Loss of clothing

Loss of money

Loss of virginity

Table dancing



Dry mouth

And a desire to sing Karaoke


The consumption of Margaritas may make you think you are whispering when you are not.

The consumption of Margaritas may cause you to tell your friends over and over again that you love them.

The consumption of Margaritas may cause you to think you can sing.

Will you be celebrating Cinco de Mayo today? Drinking a margarita? Making Mexican food for dinner?

Paaay-ink Breakfast

Is it just me or do you feel a littler happier when you consume a breakfast that is pink?

I think my love for the color pink goes all the way back to my childhood when, according to my grandma, I used to pronounce the word “paaay-ink,” with a slightly southern accent.

My breakfast this morning was Pepto-pink from to the strawberries I blended up in my strawberry shortcake smoothie.


Into the blender went:

  • 1 c. frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 scoop All the Whey cup cake batter protein powder
  • 1/2 scoop All the Whey strawberry protein powder
  • 5 ice cubes
  • cold water
  • 1 tsp. xanthan gum


This made a whole lotta smoothie and I ended up eating a bunch of the smoothie straight from the blender with a spoon.

The rest was poured into a tumbler and garnished with a neon straw.

Smoothie and a Spoon

Fun Straw!


Pretty ‘n’ pink!


Today’s workout began with a BodyPump class. The chest track on release 73 is killerrrr.

After the ‘Pump, I headed upstairs for a 45 minute power yoga class… my third yoga class within the past eight days! This is crazy for me since I’ve never really been able to get into yoga.

The Wednesday morning power yoga class is right after BodyPump, so the timing is perfect. I enjoyed the class a lot and can’t get enough of the pigeon pose! I love the way it stretches out my hips!

Save the Date Thank You

Thank you all so much for your sweet words about our winning save the date picture!

I feel a bit relieved to have a picture to use that I think looks kind of professional since we didn’t take engagement pictures. Hopefully all of the paper I ordered will come soon so I can get a lil’ crafty this weekend!

Question of the Day

Do you prefer to drink out of a straw or straight out of a cup?

For me it totally depends on the beverage, but I really love straws! I think they’re so fun!