Weekend Recap: Sweet Potato Hash & Buffalo Chicken Salad + Workout

Happy Monday!

This weekend was relatively simple, yet amazing at the same time.  Here’s a little recap:

Friday night: Matt went to the St. Louis Blues game, so I spent the evening with my DVR (a little Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team and Real Housewives, don’t be jealous) and went to bed at 10pm.  Glorious.

Saturday: Got up early to go shopping with my mom at the new outlet mall in St. Louis.  Also glorious.  Then spent the evening with one of my best friends, Dana, and her two kids because her husband was out of town.  Glorious in a change-5-diapers-in-one-night kind of way.  Her, not me. 🙂  But really, it was great to hang with her and enjoy a big girl drink with her again- finally!  Plus, I’m utterly obsessed with her kids, in a totally non-creepy way.

Sunday: Matt and I went to the gym and the grocery store; typical Sunday afternoon.  Here is the workout I completed, after a 20min warmup:

Full Body Workout

I spent the rest of the afternoon making Peanut Butter Granola and Homemade Protein Bars for the week and got a little relaxing time in too.  For lunch, I made Buffalo Chicken Salad and I ate mine in a lettuce wrap.  I loved the twist on the typical chicken salad.  The recipe is at the end of this post!

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We had to eat lunch outside because the weather was B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L. I’m beyond excited for fall.  I just hope Missouri actually let’s us enjoy the season, instead of skipping straight to winter. It’s kind of our M.O.

For dinner, we made Sweet Potato Hash and enjoyed it on our patio (again) with a tall glass of wine.  My kind of Sunday night. 🙂  Now we also have enough food for dinner the next few nights.  Even better.

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I found the recipe here, at Carrots and Cake, one of the many blogs I follow.  I’ve made it in the past and Matt’s a big fan.  Now that the weather is changing, it felt like a good time to bust it out again.  Feels like comfort food. 🙂  I followed the recipe exactly, but this time I eliminated the cinnamon.  We ended up liking it a little bit better that way, but it depends on your taste!

Turkey & Spinach Sweet Potato Hash

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium-large sweet potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2-4 handfuls of fresh spinach

Directions:

  1. Dice sweet potato into small pieces and then add them to a large sauté pan with olive oil, garlic powder, and cinnamon. Coat sweet potatoes in olive oil and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. While sweet potatoes are cooking, dice onion.
  2. Add ground turkey to the pan with the sweet potatoes. Break it up with a fork as it cooks. Add onion.
  3. Continue to cook sweet potatoes, turkey, and onion until turkey is no longer pink and sweet potatoes begin to soften.
  4. When sweet potatoes are soft, add spinach and cook until it is wilted.
  5. Remove pan from heat and serve immediately.

 

Buffalo Chicken Salad 

(I found the original recipe  for the here.)

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup Franks Red Hot Wings Buffalo sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, shredded
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, minced
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz) crumbled blue cheese

Directions:

In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt, buffalo sauce, garlic powder, and black pepper. Stir in chicken, celery, cilantro, and blue cheese. Refrigerate until serving or up to 5 days in the fridge.

Yield: ~ 4 cups chicken salad (~8 servings, 1/2 cup each)

Nutrition Information (per 1/2 cup): 100 calories; 2.5 g. fat; 34 mg. cholesterol; 381 mg. sodium; 1.6 g. carbohydrate; 0.25g. fiber; 16.3 g. protein; 1.0 g. sugar

 

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Comments

  1. What a great weekend! Chicken salad is my favorite, so I can’t wait to try yours! The workout looks like a good one too! Thanks for sharing girly!

    • Thanks, I hope you like it! FYI, I ended up using a lot more chicken than what the recipe called for. Last time, it was a little too runny for my liking. 🙂

  2. oh that looks delicious! looks like great comfort food! and that workout looks amazing, im going to try this one tomorrow actually. have a great night!

  3. So your WIAW buffalo chicken looked delicious and I had to check out this post… Both recipes look absolutely delicious! And on the plus side, I already have all the ingredients to make both. Thanks for this 🙂

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