Thursday, March 19, 2015

TGI...Almost Friday!

heyyyyyyy! happy almost friday! i'm in a pretty good mood today, because husband arrives home tonight!!! we haven't seen him in a month, and last time he was here, i left to go to wine country for my little sister's big 30th birthday bash so we didn't get to spend a whole lotta quality time together. so i'm super excited for his arrival.

so last night drinking a hot drink totally worked! i made myself a cup of this yummy trader joes peppermint hot cocoa and it hit the spot! only downside is this bad boy had a few more calories in it than i hoped for, so i'm going to have to pick up one of this low cal hot cocoa packets to have around for those late night munchie cures.

breakfast this morning was simple and sweet. some yoplait 100 calorie greek yogurt, 1/3 cup of granola and some green tea.

little man and i had a playdate this morning and met up with an old friend from high school and her little one. before we left to walk up to our local coffee shop/bakery to meet her, i had a morning snack of yummy homemade banana bread topped with a little bit of butter. i wanted to make sure to eat a tasty snack before we met up, because this particular coffee shop and bakery has my favorite cupcake on the planet, and i didn't want to be tempted to buy one.

lunch was awesome. i prepped it last night by making a sweet potato, brussel sprout and onion breakfast hash and then re-heated it in the microwave and topped it with two over easy eggs. super filling and so good (the recipe was a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but i've posted it down below for you!)

my afternoon snack was a reeses peanut butter easter egg (not pictured).....easter candy is the DEVIL!!!

husband comes home tonight (YAH!!!!) so my mama came over this evening, so i could do a mini clean session. our house was pretty nasty and it felt good to clean up a little. by the time i was done, it was bedtime for little man, so we did our normal routine, bath, bottle, book and bedtime! and then dinnertime!

dinner was quick and easy. a turkey and monterey jack cheese sandwich with a little mayo and mustard with a side salad of peas,corn and black beans. it hit the spot! i also sipped on half a glass of champagne my mom left me before she left.

Calories came in at 1,588.

off to ward off the late night munchies! don't forget to check out the sweet potato hash recipe below :0)

Sweet Potato Brussel Sprout Hash

1 large sweet potato, rinsed and diced
1 bag brussel sprouts, stems removed and cut in half
1 sweet onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
red pepper flakes
garlic powder

first of all, if you don't like garlic, this recipe is not for you....but i love it and put loads into it!

preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

while the oven is preheating, bring a pot of water to boil and toss in the diced sweet potato for about 10-15 minutes. you want them fork tender but not mushy. drain the potatoes and set aside.

in a medium size bowl, toss the brussel sprouts, 1 tbsp olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder together till the brussel sprouts are evenly coated. lay out on a cookie sheet and roast in the oven for about 20 minutes, flipping half way through.

in a large saute pan, put remaining 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp butter. toss in the onions and garlic and cook 2-3 minutes before adding the sweet potatoes. season with salt, pepper, oregano and red pepper flakes. (when it comes to these seasonings, just eyeball and taste and get it till the flavor is right for you!)

sauté the onions and potatoes for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally until the potatoes start to brown and crisp up. once they're done, toss in the roasted brussel sprouts and stir together.

serve up with some breakfast eggs or ham or both!

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