When I first saw one of the WW Ambassadors post a sweet potato breakfast bowl, the thought of it almost made me want to throw up in my mouth a bit. Sweet potatoes? For breakfast?! But then the idea took off, and it seemed every morning for the last few weeks every time I went on Instagram, someone was tagging Kerri (ww_kerri on Instagram) giving her kudos for coming up with this idea.
She’s doing Whole 30 while on Weight Watchers – she’s lost 100 pounds but wanted to switch it up a bit. I am pretty sure my sweet potato bowl is not Whole 30 compliant – I used reduced fat Jif peanut butter (which I believe may have added sugar?) and the honey roasted chick peas probably wouldn’t make the cut.
All I know was that this bowl was delicious and I could definitely eat this a couple times a week. Kept me full for hours.
1/2 cup sweet potato, cooked (3) I just microwaved it on baked potato setting and let it cool on my counter overnight. Two teaspoons reduced fat Jif peanut butter (2) mango, strawberries, blueberries and 1/2 a packet of honey roasted chick peas (2). 7 delicious points! So I apologize Kerri for doubting you. Mom, I think you’d like this breakfast!
These are the chick pea snacks I used. As I was getting off the train yesterday I realized I was missing a “crunch” factor for my sweet potato bowl – 1/2 of this packet was 2 points and was the perfect addition to the bowl. The best part is that it really is customizable with what you have on hand- throw some slivered almonds, I’ve seen people add coconut flakes – the possibilities are endless!
You better believe Jenn and I got our walking shoes on at lunch. 50 degrees and puffy clouds with blue skies – yes! Seems we’ve been waiting so long for this.
We had some company on our walk – these geese looked as if they were just taking a leisurely stroll down the river walk. They make me nervous though – they may look cute, but I think they could rip your face off.
This is a shitty picture, but this my friends, is Jessica’s “our favorite” bolognese that I made (sans the meat) that I turned the leftovers into tomato soup! I just realized I never put my version of her recipe on my blog post last week – I’ll have to take care of that. But I basically took the 3 cups of sauce that was leftover and mixed it with two cups of beef broth and a bit of crushed red pepper. It was delicious! I brought a sandwich to go with it because this soup is basically 3 points, but I wasn’t hungry for it.
I’m still using up stuff from my fridge and freezer. The best part about the Jennie-O tubed chorizo sausage is that the sell by date is pretty long – about 3 weeks after opening. I always buy a rotisserie chicken each week, so used 2 points of the chorizo sausage and mixed that with rotisserie chicken breast and an ounce of Trader Joe’s mozzarella cheese (3) and used 3 corn tortillas (4) and Pam fried them until crisp. I’ll need to add that as a highlight on my Instagram because I get asked all the time after I post crispy tacos – “how do you get them crispy?!”
I cooked them in the same pan that I cooked the chorizo and chicken, so these were extra crispy. I could literally eat tacos every day and not be mad about it.
After dinner, I changed my clothes and went to the gym! I didn’t want to overdo it, since I am literally just getting over my bronchitis. I cannot tell you how awesome it feels not to cough anymore. This picture was taken at 7:40 – and in case you are wondering, I did pull off the side of the road. I don’t drive and take pictures or do stories while driving. It always makes me nervous when I see people doing Instastories while driving. (Tia, I am looking at you!) 😀
Oh hello Planet Fitness . . .
I did two miles on the treadmill on 4% incline and just 3.5 mph pace (before my 5 minute cool down). Then I did 15 minutes of upper body.
I am a Black Card member of Planet Fitness, so I get access to the hydro beds, massage chairs, I can go to any Planet Fitness, unlimited guest passes. I forgot how much I enjoy the hydro bed. It’s basically like a water massage – you can control how hard the water jets are, where you want to target – like you could only do your lower legs or your shoulders the whole time. I prefer from my calves to my shoulders (I found that I didn’t like the massage on my neck). It lasts 8 minutes, and I just put on really calm music on Spotify and close my eyes and relax. Glorious!
Check out those steps!
I had a great day. I didn’t eat anything that I hadn’t planned on, drank about 60 ounces of water (working on it!), no wine or any night time eating at all. Well, it helped that I didn’t get home from the gym until after 9. I went to bed at 10:15 and woke up at 6:45 this morning – nice! I just decided I was in control of what I did yesterday, and it felt good!
This popped up on my timehop – I’ve loved how many IRL meetings I’ve met with other bloggers. I can’t believe this was 3 years ago already! One of my favorite posts of Ally’s is her meal plan for 5 people shopping only at ALDI for $170 for two weeks of meals! Go check it out here.
Happy Tuesday my friends – make it a great day!
Question of the Day: Would you eat sweet potatoes for breakfast?!