Tuesday morning I dug into another 2 Newsroom bread heels with 1 tbsp almond butter/crunchy natural PB combo plus 2 tbsp cherry jelly, fruit, and coffee. This bread is killer and keeps me full way longer than oatmeal or yogurt mess! I wonder what’s in it/nutritional stats? Julia, does Newsroom have these?? Hmmm…anyway, it was awesome as usual.

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Lunch was the other 6-inches of my turkey/veggie subway.  Holding off on the vinegar worked like a charm, and this wasn’t soggy at all!

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Usually I have some kind of popchip or baked Lay’s with this type of meal, but yesterday I made a wonderful discovery — there is a FROYO place in walking distance from my office building!!! I actually walked back into the office and declared to everyone, “This is one of the happiest days of my life.” HAHA. I got a baby-sized chocolate and peanut butter. Best part is, there were probably less calories in this guy then I would have had if I ate the chips instead!

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For the first time in what feels like forever, I finally had a chance to hit up the gym after work, so I snacked on this Kashi bar a little bit before going. It was good enough taste-wise, but honestly wasn’t that filling.  Bummer!  It was a free bar, so no biggie, but I wouldn’t spend the money on them myself.

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I got in a good 60 minutes on the elliptical. It was hard to get into the groove and I kept wanting to quit, but I have a lot going on this week and don’t know how many times I will get to the gym, so I pushed through. I did some grocery shopping afterwards, and by the time I got home I was HUNNNGRY!

I snacked on grapes while I was cooking.

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All day, I was craving a big ole ROAST — veggie roast that is!  I chopped up 1 medium sweet potato, 1/4 red onion, 1 shitake mushroom, 1 green pepper, and 6 brussel sprouts.  The brussel sprouts got tossed in a lemon pepper seasoning, while everything else just went in au natural. Here’s the tray pre-cooking!

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I also was reminded about Kath’s kale chips, which I’ve never made. Since I had a bunch of kale in the fridge, I decided to give them a try as well. Verdict? Surprisingly good! They got very crispy. The only negative was the kosher salt, which was entirely my fault because I used way too much. Next time, less salt and we have a winner!

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To go with the veggie roast, I also broiled a TJ’s cilantro chicken sausage. I tossed everything together and topped with some fresh cilantro and 1 tbsp of Bone Suckin Sauce that I got from Diana in our swap. This was so good!!

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Roasted goodness 🙂

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Sometimes when I eat big dinners like this one, I wonder if I make TOO much food. I mean, that tray was HUGE! But besides the chicken sausage and sweet potato, which I didn’t over-portion, the rest is fresh & healthy veggies, so I have a hard time restraining myself to a set portion size. How important do you all think that is to overall calorie intake? Should veggies be a freebie-type food, or is it good to always measure these out as well?

I enjoyed this very yummy bowl while watching The Biggest Loser. How sweet is Mike?!? What a good kid. Here is a side view of the kitten babies sprawled out on my lap. They love late-night cuddling! They are like kids, angels when sleeping ONLY haha.

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No dessert! Must be a first for me LOL 🙂

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