Marvelous in My Monday!

by danielle on November 12, 2012

Happy Monday! Celebrating Marvelous in My Monday thanks to Katie! Today I have Link Love to share, recipes from last week, some groceries, and meal prep! Let’s get started!

First off I wanted to let all of my Boston area readers know about an upcoming boot camp Ultimate Boot Camp is hosting on Thanksgiving! For its 5th year in a row, Ultimate Bootcamp is hosting 90 minute Thanksgiving workouts in three different locations, where 100% of the proceeds are being donated to local charities.  The Thanksgiving Bootcamp Blast focuses on fun challenges and cheering on success, and is designed for all fitness abilities. Here’s all the details:

WHEN: Thursday, November 22, 2012 (times vary; see below).

WHERE: 

  • BOSTON: Boston Common (all proceeds to benefit St. Francis House in Boston) from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. NOTE: Participants in this event will be able to visit St. Francis House after the workout to help deliver their check.
  • PROVIDENCE: Memorial Park Downtown, Providence, RI (all proceeds to benefit Providence Parks & Rec) from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • WATERTOWN: Arsenal Park, 545 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA (all proceeds to benefit the Watertown Boys & Girls Club) from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

WHY: Thanksgiving Day Ultimate Bootcamp gives the opportunity to work out before indulging in Thanksgiving dinner, while also donating 100 percent of their proceeds to a local charity.

HOW: Register online at www.ultimatebootcamp.com. Registration must be done in advance and 100 percent of the $25 registration fee will be donated to the above organizations.

Definitely check it out if you’re able! I’m almost positive I’ll be attending the Watertown Boot Camp so let me know if you’ll be joining me!

Now onto your typical Marvelous in my Monday Post….

The Groceries:
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Baby spinach, unrefined coconut oil, bell pepper, kaboocha squash, cannellini beans (in a box! how neat), goat cheese, potatoes, acai juice, terra veggie chips, almond flour, bananas, lentils, vega packet, gummy d vitamins (best way to remember to take them), apples, organic carrots, and ginger juice.

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Two new finds: Acai juice is great for energy and antioxidants. It has way too many benefits to not take it! Ginger Soother drink with lemon and honey. Not because my stomach bothers me just because it tastes good! I’m also hoping it will mask the taste of apple cider vinegar in my morning drink.

The Meal Prep:

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Diced carrots and bell pepper for stir fries, roasted kaboocha squash, carrot sticks, cooked lentils, bananas to freeze. I also roasted some unpictured potatoes with olive oil, sea salt, and pepper.

The Recipes:

Pepper Jack Quinoa and Cheese

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Spaghetti Squash Veggie Bowl

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Perfect Fit Vanilla Cupcakes

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Homemade Sunshine Burgers

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The Link Love:

Sandy Love: 

Recipe Link Love:

All the Rest I Loved:

Happy Monday! Will you be joining me for bootcamp??? Any pre Thanksgiving workout plans for my readers in the US??? What’s so Marvelous about your Monday?? 

{ 46 comments… read them below or add one }

Lucie November 12, 2012 at 9:22 am

I made the Vanilla Cupcake yesterday with Sunwarrior and in the oven! It was perfect and SO good! Thank you!

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danielle November 12, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Awesome so glad you liked it! How long did it take in the oven??

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Lucie November 13, 2012 at 7:14 am

About 15 minutes, as you said!

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danielle November 13, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Perfect! Glad you liked it!

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Michelle @ Eat Move Balance November 12, 2012 at 10:14 am

Mmmmm….roasted kabocha….I’d look forward to that this week! :)

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danielle November 12, 2012 at 11:02 pm

I know I can’t wait to have it!

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kim@hungryhealthygirl November 12, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I have got to get my hands on a kaboocha squash. I haven’t been able to find them anywhere. Your homemade sunshine burgers look really yummy! Thanks for all of the link love….I will definitely be checking all of these out. Have a great start to your week!

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danielle November 12, 2012 at 11:03 pm

You will love kaboocha squash! It’s so good!

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Katie @wishandwhimsy November 12, 2012 at 12:46 pm

You are amazing. I love that you put “Sandy” Link Love on your post. This shows how amazing you are and how much you truly care. You’re precious!

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danielle November 12, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Aww thanks so much Katie :) Happy Monday!

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Leah @ Chocolate and Wild Air November 12, 2012 at 12:51 pm

That ginger juice looks so interesting! I love ginger – will have to seek it out. My Monday is marvelous so far too, because I’m hosting my very first blog giveaway!!

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danielle November 12, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Yay! How exciting! I’ll have to check it out!

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Katie November 12, 2012 at 12:51 pm

You are awesome at meal planning! I try to be, but some weeks it is a fail!

I want to buy almond flour, but it is so expensive! I might have to one day! Any fun recipes you are going to make with it?

Happy Monday girl! <3

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danielle November 12, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Little tip: The trader joe’s almond flour is pretty inexpensive! No recipes in particular I just ran out and like to have it just in case! Happy Monday!

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Jessie November 12, 2012 at 12:55 pm

As usual, love the link up love. So many awesome recipes to try out this week (hopefully).

Have a Marvelous Monday girl xo xo

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danielle November 12, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Hope you get a chance to try some out too!

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Linz @ Itz Linz November 12, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I wish I lived closer! That boot camp sounds awesome!

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danielle November 12, 2012 at 11:01 pm

I know I think it sounds like so much fun!

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Heather @ For the Love of Kale November 12, 2012 at 1:13 pm

You are AMAZING, Danielle! Thank YOU for spreading so much love and light to this community. <3

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danielle November 12, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Thanks Heather :)

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean November 12, 2012 at 1:16 pm

thanks for the shoutout!!

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danielle November 12, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Of course Lindsay! Happy Monday!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm

That’s really neat that those beans come in a box now – yay for no BPA!

And I’m loving all those links. All those pumpkin recipes are totally calling my name. ;)

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danielle November 12, 2012 at 11:00 pm

I know I thought it was awesome too! It’s the nutritionists in us I think ;)

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 12, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Loving all the link love! And I think it’s awesome that you included some Sandy love too :) I think the thing I’m looking forward to most about my Monday is that the boy comes back today, and I kinda sorta miss him, so it’ll be nice to have him back :)

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danielle November 12, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Ahh very exciting :) Happy Monday!

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Amber @Exsoycise November 12, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Your food looks delicious!! I love kabocha squash so much, I have one sitting on my table ready to cook up this week.

Thank you for sharing the link to my Stella & Dot trunk show to raise money for Sandy victims! Super sweet of you!

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danielle November 12, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Of course Amber it was such a great idea!

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Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots November 12, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I wish I could go to your bootcamp!!!

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danielle November 12, 2012 at 10:59 pm

I know it would be fun!

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Lisa November 12, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Kabocha!!! Got excited just for that! Pumpkin recipes are drawing me in!

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danielle November 12, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Hahaha I love it! Can’t believe it took me so long to try it!

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MassachusEATS November 12, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Love these posts – thanks for sharing! I’ve never had kabocha…I gotta track one down :)

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danielle November 12, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Thank you! You have to try it, it’s so good!

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julie November 12, 2012 at 6:18 pm

i loveeee those big fatty carrots!!!! i’ve got a huge carrot hankering right now hahah i can’t deny

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danielle November 12, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Hahaha I love them! I slice them up for the week and they make the perfect snack!

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectabesl November 12, 2012 at 8:27 pm

I need that ginger soother!! Where did you get it?? I wish I could do that bootcamp! So fun!

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danielle November 12, 2012 at 10:58 pm

I found it at Whole Foods! I always find way too much to try when I shop there ;)

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Kierston November 12, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Great post and links!

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danielle November 12, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Thanks Kierston!

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Kaily November 13, 2012 at 1:07 am

I love seeing other people’s grocery trips haha. I am just nosy like that but I will say that I am on a major squash kick right now – so delicious!

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danielle November 13, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Hahaha I’m on such a squash kick too!

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish November 13, 2012 at 1:56 am

The Thanksgiving Ultimate Boot Camp sounds like a blast, and I love that the proceeds go to a good cause!

I tried Vega One for the first time last week, and loved it! I have a feeling it’s going to be my go-to snack/mini meal of choice for quite awhile; I love that it’s packed with so many nutrients! And even better, they’re from natural sources!

Your Perfect Fit vanilla cupcakes look delicious! Going to check that recipe out right now! xoxo

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danielle November 13, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I got the vega one because I remembered you telling me about all the nutrients it’s filled with! I figured I’d get a pack to try first! Perfect fit is definitely my favorite protein right now though! Tastes really awesome!

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corrie anne November 13, 2012 at 5:47 am

The boot camp sounds fun! I think I’m going to do a burpee challenge between Thanksgiving & Christmas!

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danielle November 13, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Sounds fun! I might have to join you on it :)

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