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Dinner time is my favorite time of the day, it’s when I get to catch up with my husband and see how his day was. I love that we hang out, eat dinner and talk about our day and our schedule for the week. It’s our quality time together after being away all day at work. So when it comes to dinner I always try to make foods that we both enjoy. So tonight I made Jeff’s favorite vegetable, brussels sprouts and my favorite, sweet potato wedges. I love that I can roast them at the same time. Plus who says you can not have two vegetables. Certainly not me.

Wedges.

Seasoned with a Course Sea Salt.

Tossed with Olive Oil.

Garlic Gold for the brussels.

Roasted at 400 degrees for 35 minutes.

Also made a batch of Barley and Quinoa for tonight and enough for some leftovers to eat later.

Love the combination of the grain with the seed.

We grilled up some chicken breasts. Nice simple dinner = quality time together.

After dinner I had some brussels left over so I chopped them up and threw them on the Quinoa mix for tomorrows side dish.

Question of the Day: What’s your favorite Grain? I am loving Barley right now.

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Trying to keep dinner’s fun and healthy is something I enjoy doing. I like to spend time looking at recipes and planning meals. I always try to have balanced meals. One way I balance meals is to always include a vegetable and a grain or bread with a protein. Over the years I have learned how I like to eat and prepare vegetables.  One thing I can not stand is when you go to a restaurant and get a side of vegetables that are limb and soaked in butter, yuck. I love to roast vegetables with a little oil and seasoned with salt and pepper. For me that’s perfection.

Sweet potatoes to me are a root vegetable that is hands down a true winner all by itself. Sweet, hearty and good for you, sign me up for some Wedged Sweet Eats.

I went with a wedge cut on these three beauties.

After I wedged them I put them in a ziplock bag and added salt, pepper and olive oil and shook them up in the bag to coat all the wedges.

I also added another pinch or two of a really coarse sea salt to the top before putting them in the oven. I roasted them on 425 degrees for 30 minutes. The skin and the top of the wedges come out crispy with a salty bite and on the inside they are soft and sweet.

Made an easy side dish of pearled couscous with a basil and herb seasoning. I really liked it you could really taste the basil.

These pearled couscous were huge compared to the standard couscous.

Picked up these Seafood Stuffed Salmon steak’s at Sam’s Club while I was picking up some paper products. I warned myself before I went in that I was only getting paper products, but clearly that did not happen, and I am so glad. These were amazing. My husband ate two of them. I had one and saved one to take to work for lunch.

I was so excited to see how these tasted.

I have seen these in the seafood area of Sam’s Club before but always passed them by. I will be getting these again, for $12.00 it was a great deal on something that we both loved.

This meal reminds me of a post I did a while back about being an Orange Eater. I think color has so much to do with the foods we eat and the foods we find more appealing than others.

I am drawn to Green Foods like: Kale, Spinach, Pea’s, Avocados, Cucumbers, Broccoli, Asparagus. Orange Foods like: Pumpkin, Sweet Potatoes, Salmon, Carrots, Papaya. Red Foods like: Apples, Strawberries, Cherries, Watermelons, Raspberries.  

No let’s get Physical.

BEST BODY BOOTCAMP

Boot Camp Update: During Boot Camp, Tina  included Modified Options for all the exercises in case it was too much of a challenge for your fitness level, and for those who needed more of a challenge she include an Increased Challenge Option, and for those without gym memberships like myself there was an At Home Option. I used all the options at one time or another during these past 6 weeks.

One thing that has been the best aid during the Boot Camp has been the links to each exercise. This has been so helpful. Having it explained so clearly or to have an actual video showing proper movements has made it easy and fun to tackle all the new exercises.

Plank Club Update: I have been holding a 42 second Plank and doing it at least 3 times per day. In addition to the Standard Plank, I started adding the Reverse Plank.

Question of the Day: What’s Color Food are you drawn to?

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