Crock Pot Comfort

Okay,I’m loving my new George Foreman toy, but my all time favorite small appliance is the Crock Pot.  I love coming home after work and smelling the delicious aroma of Pot Roast before I even get inside.  Sooo comforting.

With a side of potatoes and carrots of course.

Breakfast was wonderful as well. Katie has shown me my new favorite way to have oatmeal: Baked oatmeal!

http://www.healthforthewholeself.com/2010/10/baked-oatmeal-with-apples/

Delish.  Then I went to the gym for some weight training and running.  I’m loving how much stronger I’m feeling.  After lunch, I showered and grabbed a great lunch before heading out the door:

Thanks to my meal prepping on Sunday, I had grilled chicken and brown rice in the fridge to form the base of my lunch.  I added some Cholula hot sauce and microwaved.  Then topped with leftover mango salsa and Greek yogurt and more hot sauce.  It hit the spot.  I had some great eats today!  And more to come tomorrow.  Manicures and lunching with my lady friend.  Can’t wait!!

I’m also looking forward to this spooky dessert that I’ve been enjoying all week:

Reeses Pieces and peanut butter filled chocolate eyeballs, yum.  Fun fact.  The man’s nickname for me is “Peepers”.  That’s why he brought me home these chocolate peepers.  The package says “Creepy Peepers”.  Is he trying to tell me something?

Must Have Kale!

Look at the beautiful mix of fruits and veggies for my breakfast smoothie:

I love spinach in my smoothies.

All mix up and a hard-boiled egg.  Then it was off to the gym for 3.5 miles on the treadmill.  Came home, jumped in the shower, and ate some leftovers for lunch before heading off to work.

I have been having the oddest craving lately, for kale.  I never used to eat kale, but I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it for a week.  I know, I’m weird.  Oh well, I got my kale fix today for dinner in the form of  soup.:

I poached some chicken in broth, added andouille sausage (just a touch, for flavor), cannelleni beans, and a whole lotta kale.  Served it with some avocado on top and a dash of Cholula hot sauce.

somewhere in there was a pear for a snack, cobb salad sample at the grocery store, and a square of dark chocolate for dessert.  I’m finally full, good night all!