Two Wrongs = Right?

Exhibit A:

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Sweet potatoes with Brussels sprouts and eggs? Mismatched, definitely.

Exhibit B:

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All different kinds of colors and textured workout gear. Mismatched, definitely.

Back to what I called ‘Exhibit A’. What?!? Mixing SWEET potatoes with salty Brussels sprouts and eggs? Well, last night, after some inspiration from this recipe, my friends and I concocted this sweet potato hash. It was breakfast for dinner, more commonly known as BRINNER!

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2 sweet potatoes
6 cups shredded Brussels
1/4 cup diced white onion
garlic powder
salt
pepper
a bit of olive oil
eggs (depending on how many you’re serving, this was for four people)

All I did was bake the Brussels like I normally do and while that was happening I sautéed the diced onions and cubed sweet potatoes with all the salt, pepper and garlic powder.  In another pan I made the eggs so it could all be served hot! I wish I could be more exact with these instructions, but let’s be real – you’re unlikely to make something healthy off this blog after my candy confession yesterday. 🙂 My credibility is shot!

But, I think I can claim some of it back with this workout I did. On to ‘Exhibit B’ – the totally random, mismatched gym outfit. Oh, please don’t think I care, I just normally have such cute running outfits (that’s part of the reason I run!! Ha!) that when I wear something so unmatched and frumpy, it’s picture worthy. Either that, or I’m still just a big narcissist who loves selfies. You can choose for yourself.

cardio circuit

This sucker took about 46 minutes (yeah, I timed it!) and I did about 3 miles, give or take. I was beat after this.

Why is it that treadmills KICK MY BUTT but pavement does not? I don’t get it.

And finally, to wrap up this lovely Wednesday with some LOVE, I received a wonderful giveaway from Her Happy Balance (I think a lot of you know her, she’s pretty much the most fabulous girl ever!). I’ve never tried this product so when she had a giveaway I was so excited! And I won! And look at how cute she was – including a heartfelt letter and all!

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People like her, and like all you out there reading, have become such an important part of my life over these past few months of blogging and I am so grateful to be a part of such a supportive, happy, REAL community of healthy living/cooking/running/exercising bloggers. 🙂

And for the record, those things are PHENOMENAL. They taste like cookies. I’m almost mad that I have a whole box of these because, as I’ve said before, I have no self control with sweets. YUM.

What’s your favorite ‘mismatched’ meal?

What’s the best kind of ‘brinner’ to you?

Do you prefer treadmills or outdoors when you run?

-Meghan

22 thoughts on “Two Wrongs = Right?

  1. Okay I have to try brussels sprouts!! This recipe was like the last straw- gotta get some asap! And for wearin “frumpy” clothes you look pretty darn good girl!

    • you know, i thought i hated them til i made them like this! post away if you ever try to make them! there are tonssss of good recipes for them!

  2. The sweet potato/egg/brussel sprout concoction has me drooling! Looks amazing. And I love Honey Stinger chews but haven’t tried the waffles. They don’t really fit in my pockets while I run, haha!

    • chews?? i may have to try some! you must try the waffles for taste. dannnnng they’re good!! yes this dinner was much more delicious than i thought it would be. WIN!

      • Yes, chews! I’ve seen them in fruit punch and orange flavors. I’m all about the orange for my long runs.

  3. YOU ARE MY FAVORITE. There, I said it. Geez lord woman, you are so darn sweet! AKA why we’re CLEARLY blog bests 🙂 So glad you got the Honey Stinger Waffles, they are freaking delicious right?!

    Also shredded brussels?! That is a fantastic idea. How exactly do you shred them? Because I’m picturing brussel sprouts on a cheese grater? No?

    • YOU ARE MY FAVORITE too! Hahaha!! Obviously, I tag you in everything!!! Dude, they are SO SO good. I had several before bed last night. I’m going to have NO trouble eating through the whole box.
      I cheat. I buy them pre-shredded at Trader Joe’s but hahaha I’ll withhold my trade secret of the manual labor of shredding them so that I can see a blog post dedicated to Brussels on a cheese grater. Specifically, you trying to do that. 🙂

      Really, ha, put them in a blender or food processor to shred. I caved.

      • Oh god TJ’s to the rescue! I don’t know why I didn’t think that a food processor would do the trick. I am a glutton for punishment haha…I probably would’ve been shredding brussels for HOURS! Ugh! And the blogging love is totally mutual. I love reading your comments on my blog and commenting on yours, I get actual happiness out of it haha I think it may be true love.

      • It is true love. Thank you and good night! Bek said the other day, “Why don’t you just move to PA already?” 🙂 🙂
        Yes yes, I can ship you some shredded ones if you promise to make something yummy!!

  4. Hahaha so many of my running/workout clothes are mismatched it’s not even funny…i rarely have a full, put together outfit on, but I am hoping to slowly start changing that! Brinner is my fav meal to make by far…anything with pancakes or waffles is good in my book 😉

  5. The treadmill is SO MUCH HARDER than running outside. When people tell me that they prefer the treadmill I am always shocked — why would you rather run in place staring at a screen than enjoy fresh air and constantly changing scenery?

    The sweet potato and brussel sprouts hash was excellent!!!!

    • you’re a mean mom! you hated the sprouts!!
      agreed with the treadmill. bleh. though i did get to see kim from real housewives of atlanta on tv for 30 minutes. she’s a gem.

  6. I have sweet potatoes probably every other day (in any way you can think to cook them) and brussel sprouts ALWAYS accompany my sweet potatoes! I LOVE THEM!!! That meal looks positively delicious 🙂

    And I am an out door runner or a track runner… I used to be a big treadmill girl, but I didn’t want to depend on the treadmill– I love doing speed workouts on a treadmill though and obviously If I am on a cruise or something or it is blizzarding, a treadmill works just fine 🙂

    • girl i’m with you on the sweet potatoes! share some ideas because i’m running out but LOVE them so much!!! my thoughts exactly about the treadmill!

    • thanks haha! yea people usually prefer one over the other, which makes sense. the more you practice with one, the better you are. ha!! they are SO good.

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