Marvelous in My Monday

by danielle on October 1, 2012

Happy Monday!!! Happy October too! I can’t believe September is already gone! It flew by! Today I’m celebrating all things Marvelous thanks to Katie over at Healthy Diva Eats


Before I get to my link love I wanted to share some of the new products and meals I’m loving lately!

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A quick mid week trip to Whole Foods: Apple Chips, Coconut Butter, Raw Crackers, Cappuccino Lara bars (my favorite!) and my first buttercup squash!

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There is one ingredient in this bag: Fuji apples! Can’t wait to try them out! Perfect for on the go snacking!

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When I did my first ever strict Paleo challenge I used to get these a lot to tame my sweet tooth! I finally picked them up again and am so glad I did! Take a look at the ingredient list! Simple and everything I can pronounce!

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Coconut butter is back! I’ve been out for awhile and was so happy to finally restock!

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Got my Sunday meal prep done! Lean ground meat, butternut squash, and a quinoa mix I will be sharing soon!

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All together and ready for the week!

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And the thing I love most!!! Sophie says Happy Monday! She needs a haircut!

Onto Link Love! 

Recipes:

All the Rest:

Some Fun October Challenges: 

What’s Marvelous in your Monday??? Share with me your favorite recipe from the week!! 

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Lucy October 1, 2012 at 9:27 am

Wow, the boxes with your meal preps look great. I always do that the evening before, it’s a bit more stressful but ok. Looking forward to the Quinoa recipe! The cookies and all that stuff I need to order from the U.S. which is always a bit expensive. but here in Switzerland we are soooo old-fashioned when it comes to food…(not only food though ;-) )
Thank you for that great Monday post! xxx Lucie

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danielle October 1, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Glad you liked it Lucie! The quinoa recipe will be up soon!

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Miz October 1, 2012 at 10:21 am

DANG. I gots no recipes but am loving yer link love….

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danielle October 1, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Thanks Miz!

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Tina @ Best Body Fitness October 1, 2012 at 10:53 am

I love that you include link love with your MIMM posts! Thanks for the love!

And food prep on Sundays helps sooo much, doesn’t it?!

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danielle October 1, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Thanks so much Tina! yes Food prep is a lifesaver for me during the week!

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purelytwins October 1, 2012 at 12:40 pm

thanks for the link love!! great job with the food prep! we need to start doing that again, we go through periods where we do really well then lack off a little ;)

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danielle October 1, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I do too! Some weeks I’m really on top of food prep and others I just fall behind! It does make the week so much easier though!

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Kim@hungryhealthygirl October 1, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Thanks so much for the shout out, Danielle! I can’t wait to check out all of these links, they all sound yummy. Let us know how the buttercup squash is. It looks like an acorn squash, which I had this weekend. Have a great week!

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danielle October 1, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Of course Kim! I always love your recipes! I really like the buttercup squash it’s a little sweeter than an acorn squash! Have a great week too :)

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Kat October 1, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I try to do food prep throughout the week so that I always have SOMETHING to grab for work. SOme days its leftovers, others its something Ive actually made for myself. I grabbed a butternut and spaghetti squash this weekend and have been dying to use it, but the weather is still 98 over here! Turning on my oven is NOT fun right now!

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danielle October 1, 2012 at 9:54 pm

I’m loving squash lately but I don’t blame for not wanting to turn on the oven! I’m kind of jealous it’s still 98 where you are!

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Jessie October 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Love your food prep for the week. I’ve never though to prep lean ground beef before. Such a brilliant idea.. but honestly, would I expect anything else from you?? :)

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danielle October 1, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Hahaha aww well thank you! To be honest I just don’t really like to cook much during the week so I’d rather get it all done at once!

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Lisa October 1, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Thanks for the love!
Awesome job with your prep for the week! I am usually good about it, but this week I totally slacked! I’ll probably be relying on quick meals this week a little too much oopsy.
And yay for coconut butter!:)

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danielle October 1, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I totally have my weeks when I prep absolutely nothing! It happens and sometimes some quick meals are just what you need or want anyway!

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Eva @ committed2nutrition October 1, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I love your grocery lists.. look forward to them every monday! Don’t you just love tupperware too?! hehe. I also love your linklove – Tina’s post on the 80/20 rule was just awesome, and I just read it thanks to you :) Hope you are off to a good start of the week!

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danielle October 1, 2012 at 9:56 pm

I loved the 80/20 post! I will totally be referring back to that one all the time! Tupperware is kind of my lifesaver! I’m all about the meal prep!

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Katie @wishandwhimsy October 1, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I LOVE Sunday prep. I know a lot of people get annoyed by it, but I find it relaxing and I love knowing I’m starting my week right. Also, looking forward to your quinoa recipe!

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danielle October 1, 2012 at 10:10 pm

I know it just makes the week so much easier!

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Rachel October 1, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Your meals look great! I just bought a butternut squash this weekend, can’t wait to cut into it :)

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danielle October 1, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Love butternut squash! It’s one of my fall favorites!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 1, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Ohh coconut butter is seriously the best thing ever. Have you ever tried it on top of butternut squash with a sprinkle of cinnamon? To.die.for. And I’m going to have to say that my favorite recipe from the past week has definitely been chocolate chip pumpkin bread… I think it was the chocolate and pumpkin that did me in :D

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danielle October 1, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I love it on butternut squash! I actually tried it for the first time the other night!

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Paige @ Your Trainer Paige October 1, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I always admire your meal prep, Danielle :)
Thank you for including me in your link love!!

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danielle October 1, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Thanks Paige!

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Kammie @ Sensual Appeal October 1, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Thanks for showing my recipe some love, darling :)
Loving the coconut butter although it did take me a while to get used to it

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danielle October 1, 2012 at 10:12 pm

It took me a while to get used to too! but now I love it!

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lindsay October 1, 2012 at 3:46 pm

you literally just posted all my favorite foods! that’s marvelous. Now i need to restock on some.

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danielle October 1, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Great minds think alike :)

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Chelsa October 1, 2012 at 4:08 pm

wow you are incredibly organized. I need to possess that skill someday. You dog is so cute!

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danielle October 1, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Thanks Chelsa! She gets away with a lot because she is so cute!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 1, 2012 at 4:26 pm

I have those Go Raw cookies in the chocolate flavour and I love them! And yay for finally restocking on coconut butter. That stuff is too good to go a long time without it!

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danielle October 1, 2012 at 10:13 pm

I love the chocolate too! That’s my favorite flavor!

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Rachel @ cuttingoutcarbs October 1, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Oh those cookies look fun! Will have to see if I can find them here.

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danielle October 1, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Yes they’re perfect cause they’re Paleo too!

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Maren October 1, 2012 at 6:46 pm

I haven’t had a buttercup squash before, but I’m pretty sure I’ll have to find one now simply for the name.

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danielle October 1, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Hahaha I know I just love the name!

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Brad Gouthro Fitness October 1, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Thanks for the reminder to pick up coconut butter. It’s not found in my regular store so I have to make an extra trip…but so worth it!

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danielle October 1, 2012 at 10:14 pm

It’s totally worth it! I love it!

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Heather @ For the Love of Kale October 1, 2012 at 8:02 pm

GIRL, that quinoa mix looks sooo good! Can’t wait to see the recipe, babe. Thank you so much for sharing the love and joining #plantPOWER! Kasey and I are so excited to have you onboard!

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danielle October 1, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Can’t wait to share the recipe! It was inspired by the #plantPOWER challenge!

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables October 2, 2012 at 12:48 am

I need to prep on Sundays!! Thanks for all the links! I am so behind in my blog readings!!

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danielle October 2, 2012 at 1:33 pm

No problem Brittany! Enjoy reading them!

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset October 2, 2012 at 1:01 am

Let me tell you something, get excited for that buttercup squash, it will blow your socks off ;) Pair it with the coconut butter! I have that combination at one point almost EVERY DAY that’ show much I love it! #obsession.

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danielle October 2, 2012 at 1:33 pm

I am in love! I just tried it the other night and it is amazing! Can’t wait to try it with coconut butter!

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Chelsea @ahintofhealthy October 2, 2012 at 2:11 am

Thanks for all of the links! I am excited for lots of new things to try out :) I love butternut squash, Do you just make that up for snacks or prepare it to add to meals for the week?

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danielle October 2, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I usually use the butternut squash as part of a meal so for example dinner last night was spinach, butternut squash, and some extra lean ground meat!

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Anne@ LoveMintChocolateChip October 2, 2012 at 2:40 am

great links as always :) thanks for sharing!!

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danielle October 2, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Thanks Anne :)

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish October 2, 2012 at 3:08 am

Danielle! Can I hire you to do meal prep for me for the week? You’re a master! I actually bought a buttercup squash for the first time a few days ago. I roasted it like I do a butternut squash, and it was fabulous (although I think I like Butternut better…but kabocha is the one that really has my heart).

Artisana coconut butter is truly amazing. But why WHY WHY does it have to be so darn expensive?! I say we create a budget-friendly line of coconut butter! ;)

Happy Monday!!

p.s. so sorry I’ve been MIA…school is kind of killing my life right now! xoxo

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danielle October 2, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I still need to find kabocha squash! I can’t find it near me and I’m dying to try it since everyone loves it! I’m with you on budget friendly coconut butter! I’ll have to experiment!

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Julie October 2, 2012 at 6:45 am

Great links! I can’t wait to make some of those fall recipes!

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danielle October 2, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Thanks Julie! Glad you enjoyed them!

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Meredith @ DareYouTo October 2, 2012 at 7:52 pm

I made butternut squash soup for this week! Love B-squash. <3fall. I need to try coconut butter. I love the oil, haven't ventured to butter yet.

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danielle October 3, 2012 at 1:27 am

You will love coconut butter if you like the oil! I promise!

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